A crafts forum. CraftBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CraftBanter forum » Textiles newsgroups » Quilting
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Rowenta irons



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 20th 07, 06:39 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Donna in Idaho[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 440
Default Rowenta irons

I just bought a new Rowenta (made in China) at Penneys that I'm going to
return. It doesn't get very hot & doesn't really put out much steam. I
have an old Rowenta that gets really hot, puts out a lot of steam, but spits
water. I've probably had this one for 7 or 8 years. The model # on it
starts with DM, so guess it was made in Denmark. It started spitting a
couple years ago, but I guess I'd rather deal with that than one that
doesn't get hot. I know some people don't use steam, but I really like
steam better when I'm trying to press a seam than I like spraying water from
a spray bottle that gets everything else wet besides the seam I want to
press. About a year ago, I bought one of the Oliso (or however you spell
it) irons. Returned it because it didn't get very hot either. Maybe some
day I'll find an iron I like! Until then I'll use this old Rowenta. I like
irons that get hot!!!

Donna in Idaho



Ads
  #2  
Old September 20th 07, 07:03 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Lizzy Taylor
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 735
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

Donna in Idaho wrote:
I just bought a new Rowenta (made in China) at Penneys that I'm going to
return. It doesn't get very hot & doesn't really put out much steam. I
have an old Rowenta that gets really hot, puts out a lot of steam, but spits
water. I've probably had this one for 7 or 8 years. The model # on it
starts with DM, so guess it was made in Denmark. It started spitting a
couple years ago, but I guess I'd rather deal with that than one that
doesn't get hot. I know some people don't use steam, but I really like
steam better when I'm trying to press a seam than I like spraying water from
a spray bottle that gets everything else wet besides the seam I want to
press. About a year ago, I bought one of the Oliso (or however you spell
it) irons. Returned it because it didn't get very hot either. Maybe some
day I'll find an iron I like! Until then I'll use this old Rowenta. I like
irons that get hot!!!


Over here in the UK I have been using a Philips Mistral for some years
now. Mine does get good and hot and steams well. It doesn't have auto
shut off - but I don't think they tend to over here. After a brief
search I have only found one site selling them online in the US:

http://www.thebuyersclub.com/irons.htm

NAYY, YMMV but I *do* like the irons (and so does MIL and she is a demon
ironer of all laundry items)

Lizzy
  #3  
Old September 20th 07, 07:09 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Donna in Idaho[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 440
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

According to the specs on the Mistral, it has automatic shut off. That's
the other problem - it's getting harder and harder to find irons that don't
have automatic shutoff.

Donna in Idaho


Over here in the UK I have been using a Philips Mistral for some years
now. Mine does get good and hot and steams well. It doesn't have auto
shut off - but I don't think they tend to over here. After a brief
search I have only found one site selling them online in the US:

http://www.thebuyersclub.com/irons.htm

NAYY, YMMV but I *do* like the irons (and so does MIL and she is a demon
ironer of all laundry items)

Lizzy



  #4  
Old September 20th 07, 09:49 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Lizzy Taylor
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 735
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

Donna in Idaho wrote:
According to the specs on the Mistral, it has automatic shut off. That's
the other problem - it's getting harder and harder to find irons that don't
have automatic shutoff.


I suspect Euro & US specs have different "expected/standard (safety)
features" unfortunately.

Lizzy
  #5  
Old September 20th 07, 09:58 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Donna in Idaho[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 440
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

I guess the U.S. doesn't think we have sense enough to turn off an iron! I
wish they would make them so you have the choice, but I'm sure that will
never happen.

Donna in Idaho

"Lizzy Taylor" wrote in message
...
Donna in Idaho wrote:
According to the specs on the Mistral, it has automatic shut off. That's
the other problem - it's getting harder and harder to find irons that
don't
have automatic shutoff.


I suspect Euro & US specs have different "expected/standard (safety)
features" unfortunately.

Lizzy



  #6  
Old September 20th 07, 10:06 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Lizzy Taylor
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 735
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

Donna in Idaho wrote:
I guess the U.S. doesn't think we have sense enough to turn off an iron! I
wish they would make them so you have the choice, but I'm sure that will
never happen.


Do your instructions have the great line "Do not iron clothes on body" ?

Lizzy
  #7  
Old September 20th 07, 10:12 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Donna in Idaho[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 440
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

Yep, the iron I just bought says that!

We also have the instructions on the cardboard shades you can put inside
your car windshield while parked in the sun "Don't drive your car with shade
in place" - like I'm going to drive down the road with cardboard covering
the windshield!!!!!

Donna in Idaho

"Lizzy Taylor" wrote in message
...
Donna in Idaho wrote:
I guess the U.S. doesn't think we have sense enough to turn off an iron!
I
wish they would make them so you have the choice, but I'm sure that will
never happen.


Do your instructions have the great line "Do not iron clothes on body" ?

Lizzy



  #8  
Old September 21st 07, 01:13 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Karen, Queen of Squishies
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,741
Default Rowenta irons

You might try one of those Black & Decker's John just bought. When my old
Rowenta dies I'm going to get one of those. Sounds like the new Rowentas
are bad news.

Karen, Queen of Squishies


I just bought a new Rowenta (made in China) at Penneys that I'm going to
return. It doesn't get very hot & doesn't really put out much steam. I
have an old Rowenta that gets really hot, puts out a lot of steam, but
spits water. I've probably had this one for 7 or 8 years. The model # on
it starts with DM, so guess it was made in Denmark. It started spitting a
couple years ago, but I guess I'd rather deal with that than one that
doesn't get hot. I know some people don't use steam, but I really like
steam better when I'm trying to press a seam than I like spraying water
from a spray bottle that gets everything else wet besides the seam I want
to press. About a year ago, I bought one of the Oliso (or however you
spell it) irons. Returned it because it didn't get very hot either. Maybe
some day I'll find an iron I like! Until then I'll use this old Rowenta.
I like irons that get hot!!!

Donna in Idaho





  #9  
Old September 21st 07, 01:26 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
John
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 769
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

On Sep 20, 5:06 pm, Lizzy Taylor wrote:
Donna in Idaho wrote:
I guess the U.S. doesn't think we have sense enough to turn off an iron! I
wish they would make them so you have the choice, but I'm sure that will
never happen.


Do your instructions have the great line "Do not iron clothes on body" ?

Lizzy


Those types of disclaimers are boilerplate things that legal corporate
people have found necessary because somebody will try to do just what
they caution against and then sue the company. Just remember the guy
who spilled the cup of coffee on his lap and sued the place that sold
it to him because it was to hot and when he spilled it on himself he
burned himself. I believe I heard that something like 3/4's of the
cost of ladders is for liability insurance for the manufactures
because people use them stupidly and then file suit when something
goes south. We are litigious society.


John

  #10  
Old September 21st 07, 10:28 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
joanb
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 18
Default Rowenta irons - try a Philips

On Sep 21, 1:26 am, John wrote:
On Sep 20, 5:06 pm, Lizzy Taylor wrote:

Donna in Idaho wrote:
I guess the U.S. doesn't think we have sense enough to turn off an iron! I
wish they would make them so you have the choice, but I'm sure that will
never happen.


Do your instructions have the great line "Do not iron clothes on body" ?


Lizzy


Those types of disclaimers are boilerplate things that legal corporate
people have found necessary because somebody will try to do just what
they caution against and then sue the company. Just remember the guy
who spilled the cup of coffee on his lap and sued the place that sold
it to him because it was to hot and when he spilled it on himself he
burned himself. I believe I heard that something like 3/4's of the
cost of ladders is for liability insurance for the manufactures
because people use them stupidly and then file suit when something
goes south. We are litigious society.

John


It occurs to me, (not at all a handy person) that if an iron is
manufactured in Europe, maybe it has european insides, which would
make it not heat up much with only your 110 ac current. We have 220 ac
current here in UK, and if I were to plug my iron from here into your
current, it would not heat up much? If I were to plug a US iron in
here, it would overheat and blow up. Somebody is getting the specs
mixed up I think.

Joan
Coventry UK

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rowenta rant........ It's not your trusty old Rowenta anymore Val Quilting 2 September 20th 07 05:05 PM
rowenta iron PatScott Quilting 21 August 30th 06 02:25 PM
Rowenta self clean Betty Maxey Quilting 2 February 13th 06 02:20 AM
question about my Rowenta Queen of Squishies Quilting 24 November 21st 05 12:03 PM
My Rowenta Kate Dicey Quilting 37 April 1st 05 10:21 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 CraftBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.