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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Steam generator iron recommendation? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 11/16/12 10:13 PM

I am thinking of asking for a steam generator iron for Christmas, but I don't know a lot about them. I am looking for an iron that can be used to press continuously (fabric and clothing) without having to be refilled with water every 10 minutes. I want an iron that isn't too heavy but is reliable and produces a lot of steam. Any recommendations?
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Date: 11/17/12 7:06 AM

The Rowenta brand is what I, and everyone else I know, own and like.

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Date: 11/18/12 12:21 PM

Rowenta Steam Generator Iron.
Bed Bath and Beyond has them.

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Date: 11/18/12 8:34 PM

I love my rowenta as Sew Sally says I bought at BBB about 7 years ago. I clean it every so often and have not had any problems with it. If I did I would go buy another one just like it.

An added bonus, I get a nice facial when I use it a lot.

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Date: 11/19/12 2:10 PM

I also have a Rowenta steam generator iron and I LOVE it. It is so much better at getting out wrinkles than a regular iron and its great for touching up knit fabrics. The only downside is that it takes about 15 minutes for the pressure to build after it is filled, so if it runs out in the middle of ironing it is a huge pain because you have to let it cool down before you can fill it up again, and then you have to wait for the pressure to build up again. I still wouldn't go back to a regular iron though.

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Date: 11/29/12 9:42 AM

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I also have a Rowenta steam generator iron and I LOVE it. It is so much better at getting out wrinkles than a regular iron and its great for touching up knit fabrics. The only downside is that it takes about 15 minutes for the pressure to build after it is filled, so if it runs out in the middle of ironing it is a huge pain because you have to let it cool down before you can fill it up again, and then you have to wait for the pressure to build up again. I still wouldn't go back to a regular iron though.

Just saw this thread. The Rowenta pro model allows you to add water at any time without turning the generator off. For me that alone made it worth spending the extra for the pro model. I'm had mine for almost 5 years and I LOVE it! I would never ever go back to using a regular iron.

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