Yesterday afternoon, I added water to my Rowenta iron, plugged it in and turned it on. A short time later, I turned to see the entire contents of the water reservoir in a huge puddle on my ironing board. Now, this iron was expensive and it is relatively new! Not only is it new, but it is a replacement iron for another Rowenta iron that I got as a replacement for another Rowenta iron that I purchased about 2 years ago. That's right - three Rowenta irons in less than two years. I packed the iron back up and because it was a beautiful, sun shinny day, took it back to Bed, Bath and Beyond where I got it. The manager there was soooooo nice. We looked at every iron in the place plus the ones that were available online. Nothing looked like it would hold up any better and I was not really thrilled about another Rowenta iron.
Now I know that lots and lots of people love their Rowenta irons. Me? Not so much. Mr. Manager of the Bed, Bath and Beyond store wanted to make sure that I was a happy customer so he refunded my money so that I could go elsewhere to purchase an iron.
My choice? The Oliso Smart Iron. And, it was even on sale. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that this one lasts at least a year.