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I need a new iron

Majick | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I do a lot of ironing, I like it! Help advise me about the best. I’m thinking one of the Rowenta steam generator types. I am a good to excellent seamstress who sews just for me or close family members, but I really iron a lot. Advice? Thanks M

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  1. Ckbklady | | #1

    Hi ho!

    Lucky you! I hope you find an iron you enjoy. I love ironing.

    I suggest that you go to a bed/bath housewares shop and lift all of the irons on display. The Rowentas vary greatly in weight. I have little weak wrists and couldn't use one of their whoppers for very long without a little wrist pain.

    Also, I bought their travel iron and found that the water reservoir leaks. I ordered a new little reservoir (which they sent for free when I called about the problem) and replaced it because I'm sorta handy like that. Others would probably send the iron back for a replacement. At a quilting bee, two other ladies told me that they'd had the same problem. I know you're not looking for a little iron, but I mention it in case it's a problem with all Rowenta irons. I don't know - my big one's a Sunbeam.

    Happy shopping! Ckbklady

  2. ohiostar | | #2

    If you do a lot of ironing, you might consider getting a commercial gravity feed iron such as Sussman or Namoto. They also have replaceable parts. They are also heavy, weighing anywhere from 3.5 to 5 lbs. Also, Reliable Corp makes both a steam generator iron as well as a gravity feed iron.

    Good luck,

  3. ohiostar | | #3

    If you do a lot of ironing, you might consider getting a commercial gravity feed iron such as Sussman or Namoto. They also have replaceable parts. They are also heavy, weighing anywhere from 3.5 to 5 lbs. Also, Reliable Corp makes both a steam generator iron as well as a gravity feed iron.

    Good luck,

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