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Date: 6/4/12 5:29 PM

My old Rowena is losing it's Teflon coating and soleplate is hard to clean...rusty brown stuff.

Should I buy another Teflon coated? Rowenta? They are so expensive I don't want to make a mistake.

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Date: 6/4/12 8:01 PM

I say -- no Teflon.

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Date: 6/4/12 9:05 PM

I think a good stainless steel sole is the best option as it glides better over fabrics. I keep iron cleaner nearby if I am fusing stabilizer and such. Only occasionally I have to clean starch build up but if you starch correctly there should be no need to clean often.

I have a Reliable Digital Velocity iron. I love this iron but if I had to replace it due to early demise. I would get a Black and Decker. I have always had good luck with B&D.

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Date: 6/4/12 9:19 PM

I also have the Reliable Velocity iron and love this iron. It never NEVER spits, leaks, hiccups, or burbs. It just produces prodigious amounts of steam. There are 3 steam settings: none, some,and lots. Has a replaceable de-mine realizing cartridge. I've used my iron for 2 years now and fill it only with distiller water. If you don't want or don't have room for a gravity feed iron, the Velocity is a great alternative.

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Date: 6/4/12 10:11 PM

Thanks for the other discussions, Jada...didn't realize it had been discussed so recently! I don't think my sewing can justify the Reliables price, though I would love it.

Checked Amazon and the B and D as well as the T-fal caught my attention, esp for the extras and reviews. I feel best having an auto shut-off as I'm somewhat absent minded.

Tfal has many interesting extras...as much as I like the idea of a ceramic sole plate, it is rather new. Still, seems that is the wave of the future from hair appliances and frying pans. The pan has the non stick qualities of Teflon without the toxins, it is said. Of course, that has little relevance to ironing! But apparently gives it a smooth glide.

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Date: 6/5/12 0:01 AM

Me too - no Teflon.

What was I thinking? Name dropping, or what? I fell for it and bought the Rowenta Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Pro Master iron. Pulled it out last week for the first time. I don't think it gets as hot as my old Rowenta. The dial is kind of tedious for dialing it on and dialing it off. It's Texas, it gets hot fast in my little sewing room if I leave the iron on when it is idle. Besides, I'm getting less young, an eight minute auto vertical shut off is too long. I think it is a dangerously long time for auto shut off.

The whole time I was using it I kept wishing for an old time Sunbeam iron, heavy, quick to turn on and off, quick to change temperatures, a handle size that fits. I have a large hand with long fingers and felt like the Rowena grip was just too darned big. Like gripping one of Jadamo00's Brooklyn burritos. And, whoever heard of ironing with a burrito?

The fancy little nose on the iron was handy. I can't even report on the steam yet as I prefer using a spray bottle over refilling the reservoir. All I know is that it took a very long time to press and dry out the water from my spray bottle. You all know how an iron drags when it is not hot enough. Well, that's what I got with my first use of this iron.
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Date: 6/5/12 6:29 AM

Sister 7: My old Sunbeam was still kicking as recently as this winter until the flipping cat knocked it off the board and broke the glass water indicator.

If the bottom got sticky, I just scrubbed it with the grain with steel wool.

If you think ironing with a burrito is silly, try ironing with a cat. Lots of snags, yes, but every fabric turns into mohair...

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Date: 6/6/12 10:56 AM

Enjoyed your comment--great comedic talent!

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