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Steam Irons

Bloss1996 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi Listers,

I know that I am probably opening Pandora’s Box asking this question as there are probably as many different preferences as there are people on the list but here goes. 

My second White Westinghouse steam generator has decided that it will no longer supply me with any steam although it still gets hot there is no steam.  I have enjoyed the steam generators but don’t know if I will continue with them or just go back to a regular steam iron.  I have a Rowenta professional but I took that to FL and left it last year as I had no need for two irons at home.

As a result I am in the market for a new iron or steam generator and have come to this forum to see what and why everyone prefers.

What say you all??????????

Bloss1996

 

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  1. Tnuctip | | #1

    Hi. I'm in the UK and have a Tefal steam generator for household ironing, and an ordinary steam iron in my sewing room.

    I thought the steam generator was the best household appliance ever BUT I just got an amazing Industrial Heated Vacuum Ironing Table. Its heavy but folds easily (when cool!!) and stands folded without leaning against the wall like my vintage family ironing board.

    I'm getting brilliant results at all iron temps, and as well as for fast smoothing, I use the vacuum to quickly cool fabric, which stays pristine on its way to the hanger better. Its great for pressing seams etc as there's not so much waiting for pieces to cool before moving them.  I also use it to flat dry garments as it is cooling down.

    Perhaps you could get the best of both worlds and consider an versatile ironing system instead of a compromise?

    1. Bloss1996 | | #2

      Thanks so much for the info ... I will file that away in my "little" memory folder along with the other pros and cons.

       

  2. DONNAKAYE | | #3

    I've recently been considering the digital Velocity.  It is a pressure steam iron with a built-in generator.  I also like the idea of the previous post-er and would sure like to have an industrial one, especially for the vacuum feature....d.

    1. Bloss1996 | | #4

      Well I may be sorry, but if it doesn't work I am not out a whole bunch of money and seeing that I can't decide this may do the trick.  I have purchased a used White Westinghouse steam generator on Ebay ... I am on my second one and this will make the third of the same brand.  I think this one may be older than the ones I had but I won't know until I get it.  My White still works as a dry iron but I have no steam and that is a necessity in my book.

      We are snowbirds so I will only need this for about seven months ... on the other hand, if it doesn't work I am really at a loss.  I have taken my Rowenta that is about 10 years old to FL and it is still working just fine so if the White doesn't work out I may just go back to a regular steam iron.

      Thanks for you input ... I do appreciate it. 

  3. Jaytee | | #5

    May I call you 'Blossum"? Try an iron cleaner, as you would use in your hand iron.  I found that a tiny spider built his web affair in my steam vents, and I had to use a toothpick to clean them out.  I had good results.  It works.  Jane

    1. Bloss1996 | | #6

      Actually the Bloss is short for Blossom.  So to answer your question, yes you may call me Blossom.

      My husband and I have tried everything on this steam station.  He is sort of a fix-it person and usually can fix whatever we have that is not working plus his background is in electrical ... he thinks the pump that pumps the water from the station to the iron has quit but we will keep trying various things.

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