My last Rowenta from Germany has finally bitten the dust. It lasted a good while, for me, anyway, and I tend to be brutal on my steam irons. I believe I have had this one going on three years. The thing I liked about the Rowenta Pro Master was that it has 400 holes and is heavy (a thicker stainless steel sole plate than other more plastic models). It is about $100 to replace it.
I loved my Rowenta Pro Master, except that I could never see the water level through the grey plastic and was always over filling it. There is a Rowenta model called Focus for $89--have any of you tried that one?
I have been curious about the Rowenta Pro Precision Steam Station, but it retails at around $265. Then there is the Oliso iron that stands up on its little feet so you don't have to set it upright. They are around $170.
So, here's the thing. I am not wild about spending a ton of money on an iron right now. It is kind of like having to buy new tires for the car or put a new roof on the house. It makes a big difference, but is not a fun way to spend money. I could be talked into it though.
Tell me what you think. Shall I spring for a big ticket iron, just replace my Rowenta Pro Master, or go with a cheaper more disposable iron? What do you all like?