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Post# 1032861   5/17/2019 at 06:10 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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that actually produces steam.  I want one that shoots it out when I press the button.  Mine kind of spits and sputters leaving wet spots on the fabric.  Looked at Rowenta online.  Any other recommendations?  I prefer a nonstick one.

Post# 1032867 , Reply# 1   5/17/2019 at 08:47 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        

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Haven't bought a "new" steam iron in decades. Last one was a T-Fal for my first apartment out of college. Lasted quite awhile until it fell off ironing board and busted open.

Ever since have stuck to vintage irons. Then discovered a Sussman steam ironing system (professional), now even the vintage irons aren't used.

Post# 1032891 , Reply# 2   5/17/2019 at 12:24 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I have a Rowenta that I love and have used for many years.  That said if it died, odds are I would try one of the new Sunbeams.  We were staying at an Air B&B is Savannah  last fall, and I as the only one that irons used the Sunbeam the owner had kindly included in the well stocked house.  I was amazed at the amount of steam it produced - a shot of steam slightly lifted the iron off the board!  It was non stick too.


The only downside for me in this choice is it was somewhat light overall.  I much prefer an iron with some substantial weight behind it, makes the job easier for me.  I hate lightweight irons, the relative I stay with in GA on trips has one that s so light I can understand why people hate ironing, it makes it a real chore.

Post# 1032911 , Reply# 3   5/17/2019 at 20:23 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

Black and Decker sells a Classic iron which is very heavy. It looks just like the old GE Steam and Drys. Unfortunately, it's made in China, and I hear they don't last very long.

Oster also sells a vintage style iron, but I don't know if it's based on an older model or not.

Didn't realize Sunbeam still sold irons. I had a look at them, seem like they'd be pretty good.

Post# 1032914 , Reply# 4   5/17/2019 at 21:02 by Brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

Weíre on our second one of these. The first didnít fail, we dropped it and broke a leg.
The current one is 5 years old, it makes plenty of steam and even using tap water it hasnít scaled up.

Ours is 2400watts, so I canít speak for how the 120v units are though

We iron 12 dress shirts a week, plus polos and kitchen towels.

Post# 1032916 , Reply# 5   5/17/2019 at 21:25 by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I have a Rowenta Focus iron that I love. It performs well and produces copious amounts of steam, plus the weight is ideal as well. The only downside that this iron has is that the window area for water level is very hard to see thru unless you have the iron in a bright light. But other than that its been a stellar performer for me.

Post# 1032932 , Reply# 6   5/18/2019 at 04:13 by Intuitive (Sydney-Australia)        
Russell Hobbs rapids steam ...

I have been using this iron for last 6 months. Excellent iron steam forever! 20+ cotton business shirts per week.

it replaced a god awful Panasonic double ended POS iron. That was the honestly the WORST iron I ever purchased.


Post# 1032993 , Reply# 7   5/18/2019 at 18:54 by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
Sunbeam Irons

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I bought a new Sunbeam Iron from Costco. The best Iron I've sued in years. It steams like a locomotive, glides over fabric like a dream, and has all the best features, an iron should have. Only paid 26 bucks to boot.

Post# 1033012 , Reply# 8   5/19/2019 at 03:13 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Odds are that is the one I was discussing earlier.  I was surprised at the quality.

Post# 1033185 , Reply# 9   5/20/2019 at 07:30 by neptunebob (Pittsburgh, PA)        
Tune in to HSN Now!

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Right now HSN has a Rowenta iron that is Today's Special - It looks to put out a good amount of steam.


Post# 1033229 , Reply# 10   5/20/2019 at 15:14 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
Rowenta irons of late

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Do not seem to be of same high quality of old. Complaints and or reviews frequently cite issues with quality and so forth.

Post# 1033252 , Reply# 11   5/20/2019 at 20:30 by liamy1 (-)        
Have to

Concur, I have that Rowenta featured on the HSN (mine is the model before, not the "3D" plate). I don't find the steam output all that, this is despite my living in a soft water area and it being a 2800 watt.

I have the Rowenta Steam Force too, only a jump up to 3100 watt and that is much better.

IMO, best modern irons you can lay your money on are Philips.

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