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Have you ever had to fix your small Rowenta?   General Discussion

Started Jan-3 by sueinIL; 1211 views.
In reply toRe: msg 11
Samsmom94

From: Samsmom94

Jan-7

In case anyone is interested, Walmart carries the same Steamfast travel iron that Judy linked to for half the price. I bought one last year for taking to sew days and it works well.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Steamfast-SF-727-Travel-Mini-Steam-Iron/186719139

 

Cari

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-8

I think DD has that little iron.  I'll ask her what she thinks of it.  Thanks!

Sue in IL

I stopped buying the ones with folding handles for that very reason.  Broke two of them pressing too hard.  One was a B&D I had for years (1990's) and the other was the Rowenta, which didn't last more than a year.  I've decided there are no ideal irons out there.  Everytime I get excited about one, there's something ends up not great.  I have one of those little ones Judy posted and the handle gets hot right where your fingers rest.  It's a shame some company hasn't figured out how to make a good iron for quilters.  

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-21

Well, shoot!  I was going to buy that little palm-size iron from Walmart. I'm still using the little Rowenta, just treating it very gingerly.  I can see the screws where I would open it up to examine the works, but not sure I want to do that. Probably just keep using it on ITS terms.

Sue in IL

re the palm size, I bought it on line so I couldn't hold it before.  I suggest you take it out of the box and see how it fits your hand.  I still take it on trips, but I don't like it well enough to use it at home.  And just be aware there are places that get warm

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-21

I got out my regular-size iron this morning to do some long seam pressing, and I was surprised how clunky it felt.  I guess I've been using the little Rowenta a LOT since I bought it.  I must be adapting well because it only snapped my fingers once.  I still love that it stays hot and is just the right size for my wool mat.  Thanks for the info on the palm-size iron.

Sue in IL

nylaagain

From: nylaagain

Jan-27

Broke two of them the same way . Gave up on Rowenta minis.

nylaagain

From: nylaagain

Jan-27

I now have and love the one Judy linked. It is a little heavier than the Rowenta but very hot. And if you can break the handle on this one, remind me to never shake your hand.

  • Edited January 27, 2020 7:44 am  by  nylaagain
nylaagain

From: nylaagain

Jan-27

Dee’s right about the round handle allowing your fingers too close to the hot top. I forgot that as my small hands and stubby fingers don’t do it often.

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-27

Did you ever take yours apart to see what's inside where the handle is anchored?  I usually don't have much courage to take apart things (except my Featherweight), but there are only 2 screws on the heel end of the Rowenta, and maybe I could see what's making the handle snap downward.  With only two screws, I don't think I'd end up with leftover parts!

Sue in IL

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