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PostSubject: New Roweta Iron by tlcquiltnut   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:29 pm

Title: New Rowenta iron
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 23, 2008, 02:53:57 PM
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Just last week I bought a new Rowenta iron....went to use it and it barely steamed...there was no burst of steam like it said it had no verticle steam like it was supposed to have :cry: ....so before taking it back I went to the web site www.rowentausa.com and asked the question why it didn't steam properly....the answer was to prime it by pumping the burst of steam button about 30 times...so when I refilled it and turned it on...it started to work....I had pumped before but nothing guess it (iron) had to think about it for a couple days.... :huh: so guess I will keep it now....it is smaller , lighter and no auto shut off. :afro:


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: finisher on March 23, 2008, 03:14:33 PM
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I've gone through a couple of irons recently. Two had the teflon bottom and every once in a while some blackish residue would come off onto my fabrics. It seemed like it would always happen to DH's white shirts or some appique I had just done. The dark whatever it was..would scratch off with my thumbnail but it was a bother! I got fed up and got an iron called the Shark. I got it at Lowe's of all places and it has the shiny bottom. I had to prime it like you did yours at first. I was very disappointed when the burst of steam didn't work and I pumped that darned thing out of despiration I think? Anyways..it works great now..and I'm not getting that dark gunk on my things so that's nice too.
I'm glad you brought this up Tammy...because others may run into the same problem. Maybe the thought to pump that button will stick in the back of someone's mind and they'll know to try it.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: quiltbrain on March 23, 2008, 03:19:29 PM
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I have a rowenta iron too, but I have never used the steam. Will have to remember to "prime the pump"!


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Texasmusicmom on March 23, 2008, 07:20:19 PM
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I just bought one day before yesterday.....a Rowenta. Mine steams fine...like it. My other iron fell and broke. The Rowenta I bought has a cool really narrow tip for precision ironing. Think I'm gonna like it. It's a big heavier than the other tho. Bought it at Bed Bath and Beyond....with coupon, thank goodness....a bit "dear".


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 24, 2008, 08:01:12 AM
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TMM, sounds like the Rowenta Professional....I have had 2 of them. My first one lasted 15 years still works but leaks...so no steam usage there...the on I have now is a couple years old and leaks...I am disappointed in it...the new on so far works fine...
Now on a Rowenta they recommend tap water unless you have softened water(we do), so I use bottled water (NOT distilled) On other thing I did before I turned on the new iron is to wipe off the bottom....they put a sticker on the bottom and it does leave a residue...so I washed that off first....no brown stuff on it now it is turned on.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Luv2sew on March 24, 2008, 08:12:23 AM
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This is great information for me, as my present iron is leaking and drives me nuts, although it does have a great shot of steam. I was thinking about a Rowenta, but they are sure expensive here and I was wondering if they are really as good as they say.

I'd appreciate any other info anyone has on them.




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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Texasmusicmom on March 25, 2008, 04:51:35 AM
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After a MAJOR ironing session yesterday....I still do like my new Rowenta.....it's the Rowenta "Focus". Really like the precision tip. It does suck the water on steam....had to refill it several times, but I was doing two weeks worth of ironing for the four men in the household...sigh. It's is now "cool" for the teen boys to wear long sleeved shirts (all 100% cotton) with the sleeves rolled up and color coordinated t shirts underneath. My oldest is taking a semester off to coop work as an engineer, so I've got two with "'office" attire (DH too) and two "cool" teens. Need to teach those boys to do their OWN ironing. :knuppel2: I'm too cheap to send them out....so....it'll pay for this new iron, right?


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Snaggs55 on March 25, 2008, 04:59:17 AM
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You should teach them boys how to do their own ironing.... Evil or Very Mad they should help out! My brother and I have been doing our own wash and ironing since we were teens! It never hurts to learn...makes them more responsible and respect you for it!! :smiley:


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Texasmusicmom on March 25, 2008, 11:33:05 AM
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I know, I know.....I really should. However, it's developed into a "pick your battles thing." All three are Eagle Scouts, honor roll students, active at church/Young Life, two in the band and one on varsity baseball.....so.....time really is limited. That's my excuse anyway. The oldest can...does at college. The middle one is a senior, so he'll have to learn shortly! At least I have the new iron and so far like it.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Snaggs55 on March 25, 2008, 04:12:40 PM
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:smiley: :smiley:eerrrgh....think I had a moment at work today, hope that didn't sound too grumpy!! I was merely trying to say, don't kill yourself, let others help (then you'll have more time for stitchin' hee hee)

Enjoy your new iron. I have the little travel Rowenta that I luv luv luv! And again, sorry and hope I didn't sound rude!!


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Texasmusicmom on March 25, 2008, 06:05:16 PM
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Heavens no!! You are right...I should teach them. I feel guilty that I haven't...but they are smart kids...they'll figure it out! No offense at all :smiley:


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Luv2sew on March 25, 2008, 06:34:24 PM
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TMM, I took yours and MerryBee's advice and I bought myself a Rowenta "Focus". I looked at both the "Professional" and the "Focus", handled them both, read the features, studied the plates on both (you'd think I knew what I was doing), then I closed my eyes and picked one! LOL!! No, no, really I decided on the "Focus" as I really need the safey shut off, I'm soooo bad for leaving a hot iron on and forgetting it. I know the "shut off" can be bothersome, but I don't mind -- I'm too afraid of leaving my sewing room with it on! Honestly, my memory is really getting bad!!! Although my excuse is that my head is too full of information that I can't remember everything! At least that's what I tell my family!! :2funny:

I'll try my new iron tomorrow and let you know how I like it.....................Linda



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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: golo on March 25, 2008, 06:52:27 PM
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:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Merry Bee on March 25, 2008, 06:57:02 PM
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Linda, That wasn't my advice, :embarassed:, it was probably some else who advised you to buy that iron. I don't have a Rowenta. Congratulations on the new iron! I need a new one, too, so let us know how it works out for you.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Texasmusicmom on March 25, 2008, 07:13:05 PM
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I think it was tlcquiltnut. Anyway...I hope you like it. I really like the precision tip thing....good for shirts plus little corners on quilting. Yep...I'm the same way with the shut off thing. It's 8 minutes, so you just have to remember to shake it...haha. You should have seen me running from the bottom floor with the laundry basket to try to beat the shut off....I was ironing on the second floor. :2funny: Keeps me moving...teehee.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 26, 2008, 06:58:53 AM
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:smiley: DON'T FORGET TO PRIME IT...... :afro:

















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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Luv2sew on March 31, 2008, 12:29:17 PM
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Woohoo! I used my new Rowenta "Focus" on Sunday for the first time. I LOVE it! I can't believe what a difference there is between my old iron and this beauty. I did remember to prime it too, no problem. I would sure recommend this iron to anyone. :afro:
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PostSubject: Re: New Roweta Iron by tlcquiltnut   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:29 pm

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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Luv2sew on March 31, 2008, 12:31:56 PM
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Oh, sorry, MB. I had it in my pea brain that it was you who had recommended it. But I do think it was TLC.

TLC, thank you so much for your help. Love my Rowenta. Smitten


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 31, 2008, 09:37:40 PM
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I must love mine too because , I am buying SPRING WATER for it. :eek: ...yes....the directions say , if you have softened water to use spring water..so that is what I did iron......


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: finisher on April 01, 2008, 05:14:26 AM
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I wondered about the water. In the old days they said to use distilled..but now most manufacturers say you can use tap water. I guess the self cleaning feature has something to do with it? BUT..it seems like irons don't last as long as they used to..so I'm wondering..? Undesided
I have to keep distilled water around here for DH's sleep apnea machine. I'm going to try it and see if it makes any difference in the steaming. It's confusing because the humidifier I use when my lungs act up in the Winter works best if I add some salt. I didn't know if the minerals in the tap water help..or hurt the steaming in the iron?


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Luv2sew on April 01, 2008, 06:58:47 AM
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Where I live we have very hard water, so our household uses a water softener. I used to use the water from our tap, but the minerals built up inside my iron and ruined it. So for a few years now I've been using only bottled water for my iron and it really makes a difference.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: tlcquiltnut on April 01, 2008, 08:00:10 AM
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Finisher,
When I do breathing treatments the saline solution is salt water....it loosens stuff...
Yes olden days,(can you believe we even can say that now) used distilled and if you have an old iron still use it....and I keep it around for my oxygen machine....it has a bubbler on it to keep the nose moist...


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Merry Bee on April 01, 2008, 09:30:37 AM
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We get a thick lime buildup from our water, too, and I have been wondering the same thing. Even though the manufacturers say to use tap water, I doubt if it is good for irons, and irons are expensive nowdays, too. I have to clean around my faucets, and the water dispenser of the fridge, with vinegar. Every Rowenta I bought (all 2 of them :lipsrsealed:) sprung a leak, so maybe that was the problem. I loved them until that happened...they iron like a dream. Hopefully that flaw has been corrected on the new ones.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Schnookie on April 01, 2008, 09:47:56 AM
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I have an Rowenta iron, and I love it...DH bought me a Oliso and I like it for the fact it pops up off the iron board, but I really liked my rowenta worked well and had great steam to it.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: finisher on April 01, 2008, 12:07:59 PM
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Well...iron makers like to sell irons. If ours last too long we won't be buying new ones. It makes sense that they would tell us tap water is OK (there is a huge difference in tap water depending on where you live!) Our irons will work for a while..then..we have to buy a new one! :rolleyes:I think I may just stick to using distilled water.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Schnookie on April 04, 2008, 09:39:25 PM
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Good thought Finisher, I would not have thought of that...they do like to sell irons and what better way to make you gunk it all up with the minerals in the water. I think distilled would be the best to use with any iron.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Merry Bee on April 04, 2008, 11:22:40 PM
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I can't understand why they started advising us to use tap water. You should see what happens to the water dispenser on the fridge, and the faucets. Brown and white limestones form, and you can only remove it by soaking it off with a vinegar rag. I wonder why distilled isn't advisable. It makes no sense unless, like you say, they want us to ruin our irons. Evil or Very Mad But wouldn't Ralph Nadar go after them with his :knuppel2: battery of regs?

I am going to try an Olisso next. I guess I am a sucker for expensive irons. I have had two made by Bernina and two Rowentas. They were such great irons when they were new, for a little while. The first Bernette had a lifetime warrantee on it. When it busted, they wouldn't fix it, but gave me a brand new one with a one year warranty. What a racket.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: charalquilts on April 05, 2008, 01:42:47 AM
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My new iron is a Rowenta.....I bought the travel size. When my iron went on the fritz I got my travel iron out and found that I loved using it when pressing my seams. Smitten I haven't gone back to the regular size yet...


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: golo on April 05, 2008, 06:38:42 AM
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I have an inexpensive Black and Decker, very light weight... and a very expensive cordless Maytag.. I love them both...


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Texasmusicmom on April 05, 2008, 11:23:39 AM
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My last one was a Black and Decker...it was good....had a pointed tip which spoiled me...now I look for irons with the extremely pointed tip....good for fine detail.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on April 06, 2008, 01:07:49 PM
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We have an Olisa. It's great for the "arthur" in my hands and DH loves it for ironing his shirts. We didn't have good luck with Rowentas. I know some of the manufacturers recommend not using distilled water, that you have more trouble with leaky irons then. Don't know why that would be, but if they say so... Undesided Anyhow - Olisa says to use bottled spring water so that's what we do. QBee


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Litup100 on April 12, 2008, 12:20:42 PM
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Quote from: Texasmusicmom on March 25, 2008, 11:33:05 AM
I know, I know.....I really should. However, it's developed into a "pick your battles thing." All three are Eagle Scouts, honor roll students, active at church/Young Life, two in the band and one on varsity baseball.....so.....time really is limited. That's my excuse anyway. The oldest can...does at college. The middle one is a senior, so he'll have to learn shortly! At least I have the new iron and so far like it.


Good idea to pick your battles. My kids did their own laundry from middle school on...the reason was because they would complain if I put something in the dryer that they didn't want in the dryer. Guess that put the nail in the coffin. They had to do their own.


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Merry Bee on April 12, 2008, 12:33:36 PM
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Mine had to iron their own from middle school too, because they wanted Polo brand buttondowns that cost twice as much as J C Pennys, and had to be ironed. :knuppel2: So they paid the difference, with help from my dear Mother, bless her soul, and ironed their own. DD started it after a huge argument, and younger DS never had to be told. He just started ironing his own, such an easy child, and such a good man.

QuBee, I had two Rowentas that I loved but no more. I used tap water, and they leaked. Finally the second one quit heating, so I couldn't use it as a dry iron. I also have Arthur living with me, the cad! I will save my birthday money, and go get an Olliso, even though they shut themselves off every time you set them down. DH hates it when he finds my iron propped up, hot, and me nowhere in sight. He has to send his shirts out, because I only press quilt blocks....no ironing here at this house.


iron


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: golo on April 12, 2008, 12:45:02 PM
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My gd is 10 and she has to wash and dry her own clothes.... because DGD would not put her clothes away and mom ended up washing clean clothes... It certainly isn't hard to run a washer and dryer these days... Mom still does the ironing if there is any..... Good thing for them to learn early.... Undesided


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on April 15, 2008, 12:20:04 PM
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MerryBee - The Olisa has a 10 minute auto shut-off. I frequently tap the handle so the iron goes down and lifts up again - then it thinks it's been used and the 10 minutes starts over. It actually doesn't take that long to heat up after shutting down, but I prefer tricking it into staying on! QBee


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Title: Re: New Rowenta iron
Post by: Merry Bee on April 15, 2008, 01:30:19 PM
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:2funny: Well, we quilters are clever people, much smarter than an iron...right? I am still using the cheap little travel iron I bought at WalGreens a couple of months ago, but it isn't very good when I want to press a whole piece of fabric. I need to go shopping. Whee! :1245:
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