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susanlou | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Has anyone had experience with the Reliable (brand name) steam generator irons? I just dropped my 10 year old EuroPro800 for the last time and figure it is time to invest again. I’d like to keep it under/around $300 and there are two Reliable models that look pretty good. need lot of steam for blocking knits and for garment and home dec sewing – the steam is a real issue for me. I’d love to have some feedback before I write out this check! Thanks –


  1. twoimps | | #1

    Check out several other postings regarding irons and steam generators.  We've been comparing notes on models.

    I bought the Rowenta DG980 steam generator and it quit putting out steam in 3 months and it's replacement model is a step down in features so I'm returning it.  I just ordered the Reliable J450A steam generator from http://www.kitchensource.com for $199, no tax and free shipping and can't wait to get it.  The Reliable website is http://www.reliablecorporation.com and they show all the models and have a list of retailers. Strangely enough many of the listed retailers charge more than the MSRP on the Reliable website.

    There's a posting from Miss Joanie who bought the Reliable i300 and is very happy.  I think I'll be happy with the Reliable, too.  I've read about too many problems with the Rowenta irons and had hoped the steam generators would be better but apparently not.

    Hope this helps!


    1. susanlou | | #2

      Thanks, Nancy - I haven't heard much that I liked about Rowenta recently and have pretty much decided that with irons it pays to buy the best. I'll be buying one of the Reliable units - will have to decide when I see them in the "flesh" tomorrow in NYC. Had hoped by now that Sussman would have a lower priced model too.
      I'll let you know what I end up doing!

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