Saturday, January 16, 2010

Soooo frustrated!

I have such bad luck with irons! I've tried all kinds of irons...from all price ranges. Something always seems to go wrong. The steam quits, the heating element goes out...or like this Rowenta (which is around 6 months old!), they begin to leak from the bottom. Seems like I go through irons about every 6-12 months. This one is not only leaking, I found it last night and my ironing board was soaked. I picked it up and it was just pouring out of the bottom. I really liked this iron too! It was nice and "heavy" and had good steam.

I'm at my wits end! And I guess I'm in the market for yet another new iron. What kind do you use? I NEED one with lots of steam...I'm a steam freak! LOL

11 comments:

  1. Boy, this has been my recent dilemma, too! My Rowenta is stuck on self clean!! I dropped my previous Rowenta and broke the handle, and it was starting to leak. And the lesser brands I had before that just didn't "iron" well! I know lots of people who bought the Oliso iron, only to have them stop working within a few months, so that brand is out for me! I'd be interested in what you learn!!

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  2. It seems everyone is having iron problems, unfortunately. We need to stage a revolution, I think, against the manufacturers!!!

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  3. I feel your pain too Michelle. I know this comment is not helpful for you because I too have a Rowenta and I NEED an iron that delivers steam and will press fabric and clothes the first pass over, not having to go over the item 5-6 times. I have the Maytag cordless and don't love that either. This is a dilemma I know is out there with a lot of girls.
    Peg

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  4. I have a brand new Rowenta, and so far it's OK. I bought water for it because the instruction said not to use household water that has gone through a water softener (which we have). It read softened water can cause the iron to leak or spit (distilled water is not to be used either). I didn't give anything a chance to happen, just got cheap spring water as recommended. After doing everything I'm supposed to do, I'll be interested to see if this iron lasts for awhile. On my shelf I have two less pricey older irons that both stopped steaming like so many others in the past.
    This is a good thread, I'm going to check off "Email followup comments" so I can follow it easily.

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  5. I have an inexpensive Sunbeam. It works very well. It does steam, although I'm not a big "steamer". But when I need the steam, its' there. Good luck!

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  6. Mine all seem to leak after 6 to 12 months so I quit buying good ones and now buy cheap ones. I don't feel so bad throwing them away so often.

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  7. I've had the same issues with Row*enta irons. I finally bought myself a cheap Sun*beam and it has been good for over two years now. I shouldn't jinx myself.

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  8. I've stopped buying Rowentas because I went through three of them and they all leaked. It drives me crazy that small appliances are considered "disposable" and made cheaply. I bought a Black & Decker Digital Advantage and so far so good. Lots of steam and has some heft to it. Best of luck on your search!

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  9. I've had leaking irons too and then when I stopped using distilled water and instead used just plain tap water it did improve. One of my favorite irons was a Panasonic I bought at WalMart. It would get nice and hot and produced ample steam. Right now I'm using it and have a second one which is a Rowenta that I picked up on a good sale at JoAnn, it has a retractable cord. That feature is nice but it makes the iron feel so much larger which I don't like. Good luck with your iron problems. :)

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  10. I purchased a Rowetta at Big Lots for about $30. and have had it over a year. It cuts off after a few minutes which I like as I don't have to unplug it to please DH. I had a Black & Decker and discovered when I returned from the store with the new iron that it had a cracked plate but I have in on the self in the wash room just IN CASE. I am thinking about the Shark that Walmart now carries as it has good weigh and I like the feel of it but I will not be getting it before its time as DH has me on a fabric budget for 2010.

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