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My Rowenta iron just dumped all of the water on my ironing board.

My Rowenta iron just dumped all of the water on my ironing board.

Old 01-03-2019, 06:07 PM
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I had a Rowenta for years and it started leaking. Then I was at the Outlets and bought a refurbished Rowenta for $25. I’ve used it a lot for about 10 years. I only use distilled water in it as we have very hard water. I also emptied it after every used. I love the steam and how hot it gets. Recently,it started leaking. Last year we broke up my mother-in-laws home and she had 3 Rowentas (product of the Depression so she always had spares). Luckily, I don’t have to go out to buy one.
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:46 PM
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I have something that was only about $14. I do not put water in irons anymore. I have a little spray bottle in reach and it is wonderful.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:05 PM
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I've always bought cheap irons and just consider them a consumable that will have to be replaced every couple of years. My hubby bought me a Rowenta once, it leaked after just a couple of months and I never like it. I'm using a B&D Digital Advantage at the moment. I like it because it holds a LOT of water. I do use the steam function since I don't like having to use a separate spritz bottle all the time. But it's the third one I've bought and its thermostat is already starting to die.

My next iron is going to be a gravity feed. I vaguely remember someone here recommending one a year or two ago, but can't remember the brand. I plan to do my homework before I make my investment. I don't need an industrial version, but I don't want a cheapo either. I already have the perfect place for the tank to sit on a shelf right next to my ironing station.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:56 PM
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Thanks for all of your help. I am not buying another expensive iron. I will buy a cheap steam iron an if it leaks throw it away. I will probably be money ahead. It seem that they have had the same problem for years and do nothing about it. I have had three Rowenta irons and the same happened to all. I called the factory and they told me I should use spring water which I did. Didn't help. Seems like mine have lasted about one or little over is all. Poor company for standing behind their products.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jothesewer2 View Post
I called the factory and they told me I should use spring water which I did.
What does that even mean?? You need to grab a bucket and hike on down to the spring and fill it? Pet the bunnies, baby deer, and squirrels along the way??

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Old 01-04-2019, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
What does that even mean?? You need to grab a bucket and hike on down to the spring and fill it? Pet the bunnies, baby deer, and squirrels along the way??

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You kill me, lol. I can't believe they mean spring water, because it has just as many minerals in it as tap water. I understand that you can use tap water in Rowentas because they have self cleaning built in, but in areas with hard water, I don't see why they have a prohibition on distilled water.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:47 AM
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I have a couple of Black and Decker Classic found at thrift stores. They are heavy, solid, and get HOT and stay that way for 15 minutes after I turn them off. Half my ironing is done with the iron turned off. I just have to remember to turn down the heat with poly thread.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:01 AM
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Like Peckish, I have had a Reliable Digital Velocity for almost 2 years now. I have a “leaky” Rowenta up on a shelf in our laundry room but hang on to it for a back up and use a spray bottle if I need steam/water.

Intereresting that no one has mentioned an Olioso iron which I see quite often on quilt shows and videos.???
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:33 AM
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Presently I’m using a $1.00 travel iron from a garage sale. Gets hot but no automatic shut off.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
I use a cheap Black and Decker that I bought at Walmart at least 15, maybe 20 years ago. It gets good and hot. I don't put water in it, instead I use a spray bottle like Christine mentioned. If it ever dies, I'll buy another cheap one like it.

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Same for me, except I did have to replace mine last week! (It quit heating ... and when I picked it up, I could hear something rattling inside ... )

I got another from Amazon. Never put water in it. It's nice and heavy, which makes it better for pressing seams.
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