I was finishing up a client quilt yesterday and got to the end where I always need to release the quilt from the leader grips and do a bit of steaming and pressing to even out the quilt bottom. I turned on my trusty Rowenta Professional and . . . nothing happened! At first, I thought perhaps I’d blown a circuit and the outlet wasn’t working, but there is a power strip there that feeds power to the auto-advance for my quilting machine, and that was working fine. I tried it in another outlet, and no go. I got the iron as a gift for my 50th birthday, so if it had lasted about four more months, it would have been 10 years old. I loved that iron. It got hot quickly, had lots of steam, and mine never leaked. I know some folks have trouble with Rowentas leaking. I was so sad to see it go.
I did a search on irons, both on some of the lists in which I participate, and on some friends’ blogs. Judy Laquidara had some reviews on her blog and, while she tried a few others, I think the last one she got that she liked was a Rowenta. So, I decided to give Rowenta another try. I came upon this little model on Amazon, and it was so pretty (well, for an iron, anyway!), that I just had to get it. It arrived today. I’ll let you all know how I like it and if I have any problems with it spitting on me.
I love the colors of this one, and the pretty design on the sides just sealed the deal for me. I’m hoping it will be as good as my last one!