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Sonja G
Posted 2010-08-15 5:28 PM (#64435)
Subject: Irons


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Finally (3 years later!) getting my sewing room set up. (It took me that long to figure out HOW) My iron is broken. I need to buy a new one. Anyone have a good recommendation? Price is, as always, and object. I have a stand by rowenta . . . It shuts off. Hate that. Just do not know what out there is worth getting. I would like a gravity steam iron . . . there are so many. Are the less expensive ones cheap? Or are they cost effective.

Any guidance thoroughly appreciated!
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2010-08-15 8:14 PM (#64439 - in reply to #64435)
Subject: RE: Irons



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I have a Rowenta older tank style iron.  I think Kathy is still using my still older 50 model.

But when I was teaching at G street Connie and I grumbled about the home dec teachers "mucking" up the irons.  One day we came in and there were 6 new irons, 3 each with our names on them.  They were Walmart irons.  I found if I turned them on 15 minutes, before class, and if they stayed on they had really good steam.

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Sonja G
Posted 2010-08-15 9:19 PM (#64441 - in reply to #64435)
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Grumble, grumble, eh? Works wonder?

Good to know . . . I just get so frustrated that they shut off. I have no patience . . .
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Susan in Miami
Posted 2010-08-16 8:14 AM (#64455 - in reply to #64435)
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I adore my Rowenta Master tank iron. It never shuts off and holds enough water to be turned on in the morning and stay on with tons of steam until I go to bed. That is what I do regularly on a sewing day.

Susan

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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2010-08-16 8:24 AM (#64456 - in reply to #64435)
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I dislike the shut off irons.  Onces I was teaching a class with a shut off iron - kept walking over to it and picking it up to keep it on - a real pain.

I have found with the tank style I always give the steam a squirt before I put it on my fabric in case there is cool water in the tube.

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cindysews
Posted 2010-08-16 4:01 PM (#64465 - in reply to #64435)
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I have an old Euro Pro steam generator iron that I have had for over 10 years. It gets plenty of action, as I turn it on when I enter the sewing room and turn it off when I finish (whenever that is), but many days it is on all day. Never has given me a bit of trouble. I have seen lots of my friends irons bite the dust, but this is like the Energizer Bunny. Longest I have EVER had an iron. I don't even know if they make them any more??
Cindy

PS I want to get my daughter a good iron for her birthday so I am interested in what all of you have to say. Anyone out there have one of those that lifts up after you use it?
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Kathy Seidel
Posted 2010-08-17 9:39 AM (#64479 - in reply to #64435)
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Alas, Karen's iron finally went up to the Great Spray Starch Cloud in the sky. I replaced it instantly with the new model.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2010-08-17 9:47 AM (#64480 - in reply to #64435)
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I purchased a Rowenta Tank for Susan at Bed Bath and Beyond - you all must get those % off cards from them every month.
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Sonja G
Posted 2010-08-17 12:36 PM (#64482 - in reply to #64439)
Subject: RE: Irons


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Karen,

Does she like her rowenta? Has she used it bunches?

I found a delonghi at costco that gets rave reviews on amazon. Tried to post a link, but, alas, I cannot remember how! (Teach me to be gone for years . . . )

Thanks bunches!
Sonja

PS y'all know that even tho those coupons have an expiration date, BB&B honors them whenever? I have a whole stack . . . I don't have one close.

Edited by Sonja G 2010-08-17 12:37 PM
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2010-08-17 1:05 PM (#64483 - in reply to #64435)
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Actually she doesn't use it much, but her husband and cleaning lady do.  Carolina is very fond of it and looks for things to iron.  She does mainly cotton table linens.

I have had only Rowentas for the last 15 years. 

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