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My first ever review of an appliance...
on July 23, 2007
I've never been prompted to write a review of any product that I've purchased over the years, but the Rowenta Focus iron has changed all that. After 50-plus years of ironing, I think I've tried every iron on the market. And I've been dissatisfied with them all. My latest, a Black and Decker, remained on the same setting (the hottest), because it was NEVER hot enough. I wear a lot of cotton and linen, which, of course, means a lot of wrinkles. I've misted and starched (when appropriate) ahead of time, all to no avail. I was just about ready to go back to an all polyester wardrobe when I asked a tailor in my hometown to recommend a good iron. Without hesitation, she said, "Rowenta". So I read all the reviews I could find, and decided to take the plunge.
WOW!!! First of all, with my old Black and Decker, I'd have to iron a sleeve or panel of fabric in three or four passes. But with the Rowenta, it only took one pass to remove the wrinkles, even on linen. I quickly realized that my ironing time would be cut in half! And the narrow tip for getting inbetween buttons is genius-inspired. And the STEAM!!! For those who've said it consumes a lot of water, well---duh?? It TAKES a lot of water to produce that much steam.
If you've had it, as I did, with poorly fuctioning equipment, treat yourself to this product. You may just find yourself having a love affair with an appliance. What a joy!!