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Title: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: Runny 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 (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?
Title: Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: GardenFun 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?
Title: Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: Runny 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 (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.
Title: Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: Michread 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.
Title: Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: MountainBeard 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.
Title: Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: Mrs. Frugalwoods 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.
Title: Re: Rowenta iron worth it?
Post by: ZiziPB on October 12, 2014, 06:56:29 AM
I iron quite a lot and swear by Rowenta irons.  Well worth the extra cost.