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Runny

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Rowenta iron worth it?
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:31:08 AM »
Our iron broke down last week and now I am looking into buying a new one that hopefully lasts us at least another decade. I am thinking about buying this Rowenta iron from Costco. http://www.costco.ca/Rowenta-Steam-Force-Iron.product.100100493.html. Has anyone of you had any experience with Rowanta irons? Do you have any other recommendations?

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Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 10:34:12 AM »
Depends how much you iron.  My family swears by them, but they also iron nearly everything they wash so it is a workhorse tool.

If you only iron sporatically (once/week or less), you can probably find a cheaper option.  Maybe even scout out Goodwill or Salvation Army?

Runny

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Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 10:36:50 AM »
I'd say we iron about once a week (and then sporadically every other day). The other option I have in mind is this one http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/rowenta-rowenta-eco-intelligent-iron-dw6080u1-dw6080u1/10207055.aspx.

I like the fact that it's energy efficient.

Michread

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Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 10:47:05 AM »
Yes, it's more expensive short term but can be less expensive long term.  We had a B&D iron and it didn't work very well (sprayer & bottom coating) and broke after about 15 yrs.(rarely used).  Lower priced Rowenta irons GREAT and is about 7 yrs old.

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Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 06:26:00 PM »
Not sure about the newer models, but I bought one in '99 for ~$90.  It's still like new and I've had zero problems.  I also like that mine has a self cleaning feature so it can be used with regular tap water.

Mrs. Frugalwoods

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Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2014, 07:50:56 PM »
Ok, I realize this is a bit OT, but, I am not gonna lie, I haven't ironed anything in years. I think I must have a low standard/high tolerance for wrinkles. I just shake out all of our clothes when I remove them from the washing machine and hang them on hangers to dry. Shirts, dresses, pants---everything is mostly wrinkle-less by the time it air dries.

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Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 06:56:29 AM »
I iron quite a lot and swear by Rowenta irons.  Well worth the extra cost.