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Vickievan posted on Fri, Jan 21 2011 4:10 PM

I had a Rowenta. It worked for a long time.  I just wondered if the Aliso is better, or what others you are using??

Thanks! Vickie

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Oh girl...if I were in the market for an iron today I would be buying the new Reliable! Oh yeah baby!!!!


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Nana replied on Fri, Jan 21 2011 7:34 PM

Well.....I personally have a hard time paying a big price for an iron.  I am really hard on irons and tend to knock them off the ironing board.   Not necessarily the best thing for an iron....LOL>

I have a Panasonic 360 that I love.  Paid about $40 for it.  It has a football shaped face plate that will let you iron into corners from all directions.  Lots of steam and heat.   I would definitely buy another one.

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Vickie,

I have had my Rowenta for over twenty years. It has a teflon coated faceplate and I will be lost in the day that anything happens to it as the teflon faceplates are becoming hard to come by. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's been a workhorse!

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Vickie, welcome to the club. I have a really nice T-Fal, I paid about $40.00 for it and I like it cause of the cord  you can lift it out of the way and I'm really not explaining that very well . It Has a nice silicon surface and it just works well ...Barbara

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mars92 replied on Fri, Jan 21 2011 9:20 PM

Vickie

I have a Rowenta also- and got it at Costco probably 4 years ago for about $70 or so.  I love it. I have looked at prices at other irons and when your talking over $100 or so- I just can't see it-unless it presses for ME! 

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I took a risk and bought a Reliable digital.  Yes, it was expensive, but it's the best iron I've ever owned, so far.   It has amazing steam power, which is adjustable.  It's heavier than most home irons so the wrinkles come out easity. 

I bought this iron because the water where I live is so hard, my steam irons tend to eventually start leaking, so they don't last very long.   I think my Reliable will be around for a long time.

Dawn

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Dawn Paoletti:
I took a risk and bought a Reliable digital.

Oh Dawn I am so jealous!!! I want that new Reliable!!! I drool when it steams LOL and I love that you can turn off the Automatic shut off feature!!! And it doesn't drool like I do


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Hi Vickie and other quilters. This is a great question as I too need a new iron. Mine is on old and the steam stopped working a long time ago. It also has an automatic shut off that is annoying. Thanks for all the great suggestions. Karen

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 22 2011 1:07 PM

Vickie I have a Rowenta and love it.  Mine was on a 30% off sale, final price around $70 or so.  Anything over $100 I agree with Marlene only if it irons for me.

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 22 2011 10:54 PM

hi vickie, welcome.   i have had several cheap black and deckers, a couple bought at thrift stores.  they worked just fine for quilting.   i just got a rowenta, and i will have to admit it is sweet, but i wouldn't spend the money to get one new.   gini

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I just use a 20.00 black and decker, it does what needs to be done lol

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I just bought the new Realiable and absolutly love it.  I ordered it from their website and got free shipping.

 

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Suzette:

I just bought the new Realiable and absolutly love it.  I ordered it from their website and got free shipping.

 

Suzette

I am soooo jealous!!!


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Back a year or so ago there was an ad in one of the quilt magazines for a Hamilton Beach iron that was a new one for them ... not sure on the name, but I think is was a One Touch or Touch and Lift.  It was kind of like the Olisio, but about half the price.  I did alot of research because I wanted a good iron and I didn't want to pay alot.  The Olisio is a nice iron, but way too expensive.  Also there were some not so good reviews on the Olisio.  My Hamilton Beach was half the cost of the Olisio... I paid about $70 with free shipping.  I don't use the lift feature, but it is an awesome iron.  It heats up quickly, it has nice even steam, and you can flick a switch that will turn off the auto shut-off.  Nothing worse than thinking you have a hot iron to find out the auto shut-off kicked in.  The auto shut-off is nice to have in some instances, but being able to shut that off is very nice.  Rowenta is a nice iron, but they come in a big range of prices.  To get to the level I wanted, I would have had to pay much more than I did for my Hamilton Beach. 

Having a Rowenta is kind of like my Gingher scissors.  I have had mine for probably 30 years.  My kids knew they were a no touch item and they have been wonderful all these years because they have only touched fabric.  I paid $25 way back then and that was alot then.  Best $25 I ever spent.  ... and I have never had to have my Ginghers sharpened.

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