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ROWENTA. A GOOD NAME BACKED UP BY SHODDY COMPONENTS...AVOID!!
on 6 April 2010
I chose this rating because I feel I am better able to write a review of this product after having this iron for about 3 years. I was ok with it until yesterday when it stopped heating up and leaked water all over the place. For about 6 months now little drops of hot water would spurt over my legs or hands upon placing the iron in it's rest position (not face down).
Almost every time I used the iron the power cut out on the RCD board. Changed the fuse, nothing. Same result.
Historically, I have had a real bum deal with irons, and they were all about the same price: 1 Phillips, 2 bosch, 1 Rowenta and counting. I am in the belief that you get what you pay for. However, £53.99 for an iron I considered to be enough to pay for one. People sometimes wrongly believe (me included), that 'because my previous iron lasted 45 years', my next one of the same make will do likewise...It won't. Cheap components off the back of a good name maybe..like most possibly. No matter how much you research buying irons, it always comes down to luck in how long they last. Good luck!!