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Thread: My $20 Rowenta iron

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    My $20 Rowenta iron

    I just happened to see this in a local store. It was not priced. I asked the clerk and she checked on it and told me it was $20.00. So, of course I bought it. I have never had a Rowenta before. I have had other irons which I paid around this price for. They have done the job but I am hoping this one does much better. What do you think? Good Deal??
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    I know a lot of people do like these, but I have one, and I LOVE it...hope you will too.
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    I have the same one except I bought mine at Joanns on Black Friday 2012 for $40 ea. so you got an excellent deal! Good iron!

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    Great deal! My daughter was lucky to get one at a yard sale for 10.00.

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    I have the same one. Love it! Paid $79 in local hardware store when I needed one in a hurry one day. That was a couple years ago and it still works wonderfully.

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    It's a great deal as long as it doesn't have the auto shut-off feature. I have gotten probably three Rowenta's with the auto shut off and they all haven't worked for long. Search the web about them, they are known for having problems.

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    Nice! I paid 3-4 times that at LOWES for mine. I love it. I read somewhere, I think here on the QB, not to put water in your iron and it would last longer. Since I was weary of my iron dying I decides to try it. It's been over a year now and my hot baby is still pressing strong!!
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    ladies and gentleman keeping checking at sams club ,over the years working there i've gotten two different ones the first one i paid $9.00 for , and then later in the years i got the other one for $20.00, they're worth the money , have a great day , p.s. as items are canceled the prices drop quite a bit.. happy sewing .

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    You got a great deal and a good iron!
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    Mine was a leaker, but it worked great as a dry iron, which was just fine for my purposes. It lasted for about five years. I dropped it too many times ;-)
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    Nice iron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlsfour View Post
    It's a great deal as long as it doesn't have the auto shut-off feature. I have gotten probably three Rowenta's with the auto shut off and they all haven't worked for long. Search the web about them, they are known for having problems.
    Mine has auto shut off and I have had it for 7 years now, no problems, got mine from target, don't think they sell my model anymore
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    I have had 2 of them and I loved them. The last one I had I accidently put lemon flavored bottled water in it. Black steam came out of it. Hope I can get it cleaned out.

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    You got a good deal!
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    Great deal for sure...I have a Rowenta and it was $99! I have had it for 3 years and I still love it!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I had mine for years and loved it. but began reading about them catching fire and such. i ignored it. then one day i plugged it into a power cord outside my sewing room where i iron fusible batting. it blew out my power cord. i had to toss the cord and the iron. Never again will i buy Rowenta.
    if you continue to use it, just be careful. never leave it plugged in and beware. why they keep selling them is beyond me.

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    Nice find!! Rowenta is the only brand I buy........they work great
    Grama Laura

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    I'm a Rowenta owner for life with one caveat....I never put water in them...I only spray my ironing pieces...for some that defeats the purpose, I know...but Rowentas have a tendency to spit and sputter and leak...sad...so sad...but love them so much I keep buying...and spraying...heehee...enjoy!
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    I really wish you well with this iron, and hope your experience is better than mine. (And if not, well, it's just an iron, and you got a great deal on it.) I had one for about 6 months, loved it, then it quit working - and I had the most horrible experience with the ONLY Rowenta repair shop on the west coast. Finally got my iron back, and it quit working again just after it went out of warranty. That time I threw it out and vowed never again - no more Rowentas. My iron's problem wasn't with the steam, though I have heard that is the source of most Rowenta problems. If the repair shop hadn't been rude and incompetent, or if Rowenta had at least acknowledged my letter of complaint, then I might have considered getting another one. As it is, I decided to go with another brand.

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    I've heard that they are made in two different places, Germany and China. The German ones are said to be excellent and the China ones not so much. I'm not sure how much authenticity there is to that but it makes sense to me. That said, I think $20 is a grat price no matter where its made!!
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    WOW did not know all that about these irons. Glad I didn't invest more. Thanks everyone

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    I have the same one and I love it ..much lighter then my old one rowenta my old one was 15 yrs old got my money wroth

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    Great deal and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlsfour View Post
    Search the web about them, they are known for having problems.
    I NEVER leave my Rowenta plugged in when I'm not in the room. But I do like my Rowenta.

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    I have a Rowenta I have had for about 10 years and it has been a great iron. It has auto shut off, sometimes it shuts off too soon. The only time it sputters is when I add water AFTER it is hot, so try not to do that any more.

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