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Steam Iron

wazzu1 | Posted in Fashion & Design on

Looking for a recommendation for a new steam iron.

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    BoWrinkleFluff | | #1

    I love my Laura Star iron and ironing board. The ironing board contains the water tank for the high pressure steam generation. It also has a motor to blow air up the ironing board surface when ironing silky materials and clothing and also can switch to suction to pull the high pressure steam through the fabric or garmet. I will use no other iron as this system performs well. I have head it over 16 years. I had only one issue with the tank leaking but Ray the service guy for the u.s made it easy and efficient to repair. It's pricey but having high pressure steam with no water marks is well worth it.

  2. Susansj | | #2

    The Laura Star and other vacuum board systems such as Reliable are great and I considered one when I renovated my sewing room. However, you need to make sure that you have sufficient electrical capacity to handle both the board and the iron. I had only a single 15 amp circuit in my space and Reliable thoughtfully advised me that it might not be enough.

    For years I used regular domestic steam irons for sewing and laundry. Now I have a Rowenta ironing system with a separate water tank. I am happy with it and ironing the laundry goes much faster because of the amount of steam available. There are other brands of these systems.

    You might check out Consumer Reports as they test irons periodically.

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    beth_silva | | #3

    Twice that reviewers might be helpful, if you're still choosing, but I'd like to mention - pay attention to the feedback. I found this one helpful as well:

    https://wisepick.org/best-steam-iron/

    As for me - I'm pretty happy with Rowenta perfect steam now, at least it works for me comparing to other models I owned (domestic irons that lasted for a year or two at max). Unfortunately they are not that great as they were in the past. I overheard somewhere, that's because they're not German made anymore. Since I've changed three different models over the past years, I tend to believe this. Still, as I said, station works much better and with no issues or leakages.

    1. MariaKy | | #4

      I also agree that Rowenta seems to the be the brand to go when it's about steam irons. Been following the recommendation in this list https://steamcleanermaster.com/steam-irons/ and so we're using the DW5080 but I was also thinking about getting the Perfect Steam that Beth uses, as it is the runner up in the list I've consulted. Either option is good, I'm sure.
      Maria <3

    2. user-830355 | | #7

      I have had two gravity feed irons but swithched to the rowenta perfect Steamer. I'm on my 3rd one and highly recommend the Rowenta. I like not have to deal with the issue of the getting the demineralizer. ( I have been sewing for a very long time)

  4. calm1inc | | #5

    I love my Olisio iron, steams great and the self raising & lowering of iron as you touch handle is terrific once you get used to it. Easier on my wrists than any irons as I do not need to bend wrist to stand in between presses.

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    Rober_Sanford | | #6

    You can try Hilife fabric and cloth steamer for your favorite dresses. Although this is not a brand new steamer but Hilife upgrade their products day by day. The recent upgrade of the steamer have ability to impress you. Besides, for your curtains and drapes you can checkout the list https://pickthevacuum.com/best-steamers-for-curtains-drapes/

  6. Liindas | | #8

    All recommendations are good, sometimes it is better to immediately buy an expensive, but high-quality iron and not overpay later. The Laura Star iron is a good choice, you can buy it on credit. In this matter, the best thing you can do is consult the professionals at https://maybeloan.com They helped me to do this very quickly, without checking credit history and additional fees.

  7. evelynpiper | | #9

    I love my Olisio iron, steams great and the self raising & lowering of iron as you touch handle is terrific once you get used to it. Easier on my wrists than any irons as I do not need to bend wrist to stand in between presses. Here URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=invo8.meezan.mb

  8. user-7923437 | | #10

    I also agree that Rowenta seems to the be the brand to go when it's about steam irons. Been following the recommendation in this list here: https://www.greenxor.com/agriculture-solar-solution/

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    AndrewCrowley | | #11

    BEST OVERALL STEAM IRON
    Electronic Retractable Iron

    This CHI model smoothed tough-to-iron fabrics like linen and heavy cotton superbly. It also had the most powerful steam burst of any iron in our test. The water chamber is large and easy to fill, and the retractable cord means it takes up less storage space. This iron is such a lab favorite that whenever someone comes in to borrow an iron, we hide this one away!

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      tinylittlestitches | | #24

      I second the CHI iron. I have one and love it. It gives wonderful steam.

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    Embdigits | | #12

    The T-fal FV4495 iron provides some serious heat.

  11. evelynpiper | | #13

    I also agree that Rowenta seems to the be the brand to go when it's about steam irons. Been following the recommendation in this list here: https://dreamspakistan.com/product-category/watches/nato-strap-watches/

  12. user-7852764 | | #14

    Has anyone tried the Reliable Velocity irons? I've been looking at them, and they seem good & well reviewed, but are pricey. They also have some with separate water tanks which are even more pricey!

    1. Twiggles | | #16

      I LOVE my Reliable Velocity V50 iron. It is heavy enough to get a good press on all types of fabric and the steam is the best I've ever experienced in an iron. This iron has never leaked or spit and I have probably had it for 10 years. Unfortunately, this iron is no longer made and the newer models always seem to be out of stock. If I ever need to replace it, I will be looking for a Reliable. I have had a Rowenta and it could not match the steam that my Reliable generates. Plus the Rowenta leaked occasionally.

      1. user-7852764 | | #17

        Thanks, this is good to know! It does seem that they're out of stock all the time. I'll wait - I have a functional iron although it spits, leaks and makes weird noises. :D

  13. evelynpiper | | #15

    I love my Olisio iron, steams great and the self raising & lowering of iron as you touch handle is terrific once you get used to it. Easier on my wrists than any irons as I do not need to bend wrist to stand in between presses. Here URL: https://apkarctic.com/snaptube/

  14. user-7923437 | | #18

    I have had two gravity feed irons but swithched to the rowenta perfect Steamer. I'm on my 3rd one and highly recommend the Rowenta. I like not have to deal with the issue of the getting the demineralizer. Here Check out: https://homewardroofing.com/commercial-roofing/

  15. evelynpiper | | #19

    Has anyone tried the Reliable Velocity irons? I've been looking at them, and they seem good & well reviewed, but are pricey. They also have some with separate water tanks which are even more pricey!

  16. zararose | | #20

    I love my Olisio iron, steams great and the self raising & lowering of iron as you touch handle is terrific once you get used to it. Easier on my wrists than any irons as I do not need to bend wrist to stand in between presses. https://apkrevise.com/bumble-mod-apk/

  17. CGinColorado | | #21

    I purchased a Sapporo SP527 gravity feed iron in 9/19 and just now had to replace the demineralizer. But then my water supply is Rocky Mountain rain/snow melt, so it's relatively free from minerals. I also noticed the price has since more than doubled! But I still love it. I'm thinking of buying a Panasonic cordless iron for steaming/ironing curtains and other items I don't want to bring downstairs to the sewing room. One of our ASG members enlisted advice from our chapter regarding irons and she settled on the Panasonic cordless.

  18. johnbracket | | #22

    I also agree that Rowenta seems to the be the brand to go when it's about steam irons. Been following the recommendation in this list here: https://paintballzoo.com/best-paintball-tanks/

  19. FitMyMoney | | #23

    Thank you all for sharing

  20. lina525 | | #25

    Cloth steamers are excellent alternatives to irons because they are simple and easy to use. Personally I love to use J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer due to its excellent features. https://houseandbeyond.org/best-clothes-steamer/
    This might help you find morr ideas about cloth steamers.

  21. user-982443 | | #26

    Need a new steam iron that does not turn off automatically

  22. simplypat | | #27

    I purchase a Black and Decker. Does not fully turn off. Just idles. It takes less than a minute for full function to return. Great stream. Costs less than $30. My last one was only $19.99, I added for inflation. Adjustment for steam and type of fabric easy. Why spend over $100.

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