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post #16 of 45
I like my Rowenta iron, and I've had no troubles with it, good heat and steam, but I bought it at Costco. Any troubles, take it back and get a new one. Good place to get your steamer too. less worry about longevity.
post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
I have a Rowenta Steam Generator, and I will never buy a standard iron again. The steam generator makes ironing so much easier.


I have it too. its the best of the best!! got mine off QVC one night
post #18 of 45
We went through two Costco Rowentas. After the second gave out, we switched to a Jiffy steamer which my wife
post #19 of 45
there was never problems before home steam irons. you have a 50/50 chance of getting a lemon.
the only good steam irons are the ones the pros use.
i still use a dry iron with a press cloth. it never fails. but you have to learn to use it.
i can get a knife crease on my trousers sharp enough to cut your fingers on.
post #20 of 45
I use a Black & Decker iron, and a commercial grade steamer that I got from a clothing store that was going out of business. I'm anal about the shape of my clothes, and I haven't had any issues with either unit so far.
post #21 of 45
I've had the DG5030 model for Rowenta for more than two years now.
Couldn't be happier with the purchase.
Good luck.
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post
there was never problems before home steam irons. you have a 50/50 chance of getting a lemon.
the only good steam irons are the ones the pros use.
i still use a dry iron with a press cloth. it never fails. but you have to learn to use it.
i can get a knife crease on my trousers sharp enough to cut your fingers on.

Where does one get a good dry iron? At a reasonable price? For a couple of years, I've been using a home steam iron as a dry iron, but I'd like something heavier.
post #23 of 45
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
I have a Rowenta Steam Generator, and I will never buy a standard iron again. The steam generator makes ironing so much easier.

+1
post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by DrZRM View Post
I like my Rowenta iron, and I've had no troubles with it, good heat and steam, but I bought it at Costco. Any troubles, take it back and get a new one. Good place to get your steamer too. less worry about longevity.

I did the exact same thing. I love mine and have no issues with it. I usually wait until there's nearly 8 shirts or more to iron, so I end up filling the built in resevoir about 3 times, but I like the weight of it, especially full of water. Seems to help me get better results.

Also picked up my ironing board there. Big, wide and tall. Works perfectly!
post #25 of 45
I don't understand how anybody could have any problem using an iron. It's too simple to mess up. I've been using a Black & Decker "Classic" for years. I think I got it for $11.99 at a local drug store. Only one thing: can't use tap water cuz it's too hard and starts leaving white flecks on the clothing. Leave water in it too long--the rust cleans out by running it with vinegar. Simple.
post #26 of 45
Never used steam before. What's wrong with a water spray bottle?
post #27 of 45
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We ended up not liking it and gave it to the mother in law.

Nice.
post #28 of 45
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Never used steam before. What's wrong with a water spray bottle?

I'm still a newbie to the world of ironing but my understanding is that if you're spraying water, then you're having to remove all that moisture with heat. Steam imparts less moisture+heat at the same time - which means less heat necessary to remove the just-added moisture. Less heat = less wear and tear on the material. Plus, the steam is less than dense than liquid and will actually permeate - if not pass entirely through - the material at hand.

Again, I'm still learning - but I'll tell you this: 1 shirt with the dg5030 steam generator, and I'm at least a believer in steam generators (even if that model isn't the best one at the job out there). The steam it produces literally melts wrinkles - it makes the whole job just so much easier, heck almost enjoyable.
post #29 of 45
Rowenta iron. My ex-wife bought an expensive Rowenta. My cats swatted the cord. Rowenta fell on carpeted floor and broke irrevocably. Rowenta is poor quality and over-priced.
post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by Token View Post
We went through two Costco Rowentas. After the second gave out, we switched to a Jiffy steamer which my wife

So, what's the best store to buy a Rowenta from, assuming that the Rowenta is going to break down? Is there a limit as to how many times you can return one?

Two things I've noticed when reading about Rowenta irons- there's a good chance that it will be a lemon, and that Rowenta customer service is not very good either. If your Rowenta breaks down, your best bet is to return it to the store instead of dealing with Rowenta themselves.
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