I am going thru Irons like there is no tomorrow! I currently have a Rowenta, I love the steam power, but it leaks horribly. It is the second one I have had to do so, and it is not a cheap iron. I bought a Sunbeam iron for 30.00 and after a few months of use, It sat there and just burned up one day, full of water, and still burned up. Luckily I was right there to pull the plug. Anyone have good luck with an iron or are they all simply throw aways anymore?

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Comment by Vickie Smith on November 24, 2013 at 10:34am

Good morning ladies, some rowentas are now made in mexico.  I checked when buying my last one after a friend's experience with hers shorting out.  I have a keurig and love it, however I do have a filter that uses any brand of coffee I want and it uses a small paper filter just like the big ones.  works great, makes good coffee.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on November 24, 2013 at 9:44am
YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!! riana!! i have been thinking the SAME thing ever since i made the motel connection last night. if i want just one cup, i have a little thingy that takes a small filter ..boiling wayer ..VOILÀ one hot fresh cuppa. before i found this little thingy i used a funnel. but last # of yrs on a ice coffee thing...so a hot one or two...then into fridge for later.
Comment by Riana Noyes on November 24, 2013 at 9:22am

Though l'm sure the coffee's nice w/Keurig, l DON'T like the thought of  all those thousands of tiny plastic cuppies polluting the planet!

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 24, 2013 at 9:19am

l've used several makes of irons in my drapery business ( 4 work stations). They all die eventually, but last longer MUCH  longer, if you remember to empty/unplug  them after each day's use,and don't use your tap water if it's hard water...buy a  jug of water just for your iron if that's the case. Even the best irons will leak if you don't let them come up to "steam "temperature...unfortunatly the "shut-off" ones can be a pain if you don't pick it up & jiggle it a few moments before you need it. It's hard to be patient while going back & forth to sewing machine...tgat's why l always looked for tge non-shut off ones, and had tge plug  innwall rigged to shut off w/light switch...just in case.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on November 24, 2013 at 8:51am
hi erna - thanks for the info on the keurig. as i packed last night to leave this morning, i was wondering if thatt is what is in motel rooms. like you i like strong. motel coffee regardless of brand is weak and insipid. i used to pack a "hotpot" for us, but we don't travel that much now. i had looked at the country store iron, love that catAlog and their product line. but i need steam. i use dry & i use steam...so opted not to get the dry iron. i think all rowentas are made in germany. so many comments about them leaking...i don't know, mine is several years old now and i have never ever had an issue except the other day when i set it down flat on sole plate, cold. there was a little puddle when i picked up. when i set it upright...it stopped, ironed w several time since ...no leak. oh well, if it goes on a terminal flight like its predessor, i will get another. i am very happy w my rowenta pro's performance to date. all things change of course, but so far it's fine.
Comment by Erna O'Shea on November 24, 2013 at 7:07am

I, like many other commenters, had bad Rowenta experiences. Threw my big one out after it began leaking.  I have their travel iron and like it - I should check, probably made in Germany.

My favorite iron is a plain old-fashioned one from the Vermont Country Store.  No steam, no teflon, gets really hot.

As to the Keurig - I like really strong coffee and no matter what I did the coffee wasn't strong.  Was quite happy when it died and I could throw it out.

Comment by Lisa Wagner on November 23, 2013 at 10:16am

I have had mine for a few years now. Probably just needs a good cleaning. Love the fact that I can have one cup or a few and I don't waste a whole pot if I don't drink more than one cup.

Comment by sue brigle on November 23, 2013 at 9:31am

I was thinking about getting a keurig too, but the one we had at work only lasted a few months. 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on November 22, 2013 at 7:16pm
thanks vickie. all these new fangled things y'all have, just to make a good cuppa! lollol...
Comment by Lisa Wagner on November 22, 2013 at 6:57pm

LOVE my Keurig!!! May need a new one this year for Christmas as its starting to make weird noises when brewing.

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