|Rowenta DG-580 Steam Generator|
March 28, 2007 - March 16, 2012
Rest in Peace
|This object, some sort of tool located from within the garage by my husband, |
served as the water tank knob after the original broke .
|The situation deteriorated. Steam is not supposed to come out of the iron like that.|
At first I tried to get by with something less expensive. I had used cheap irons before, with decent results, but the leaking was unacceptable. I don't know - maybe it was defective, so I returned it.
|I am not mentioning any names, but I did not like this iron.|
You already know the answer - I went with a gravity feed iron. Based on user reviews, this is the Cadillac of irons, the Naomoto HYS-58. I got mine from Cleaners Supply which has a great price, a fair amount of information on their website and nice people who answer the phone.
|This angle shows how the water supply hose and the cord are joined with little plastic rings.|
Nice cutting board, too, eh? My husband gave me that when we were dating. Little did he know how it I would use it.
|This is pressing table (which my husband built for me right after we got married - he was catching on.)|
The pointy tip is great and I'd hate to go back to a rounded tip. Ironing shirts is a breeze and the results are beautiful. And it is fast! It heats up in just a few minutes (the steam generator took 10 minutes) and there is no need to iron back and forth, because wrinkles disappear on the first pass.
Assembly was simple, but I admit I didn't get it right on the first try. Installing the hook in the ceiling was very easy. I used a plant hook with a toggle bolt. If I had it to do again, I'd buy a lighter iron. This one is over 5 pounds, and it just feels heavy. It still seems odd to set it right down on a thin rubber mat, too. I am not sure the wood cutting board it the right thing, either, so let me know if you think I should try something else.
I guess it's just hard to say goodbye to a good friend like the Rowenta!
In sewing-related news, I turned a t-shirt into a tank top: