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Rowenta Steam Irons: Which To Buy?

Updated on August 1, 2015

Why Settle For Rowenta Steam Irons?

Rowenta steam irons have gained wide acceptance among many people due to its quality and ease of use. In fact, they command a premium over most other brands in the market because when people buy a Rowenta iron, they have confidence that it is something that will work well and last.

Having said that, let's take a look at some of the Rowenta models available nowadays. Some enjoy great popularity and ratings while one or two other models are not rated as highly as one would expect. Naturally, the higher end models will seem to be a more effective iron with various features and a nice design to look at. However, the brand does have a wide range of models to suit different budgets, needs and ironing loads.

Image Credit: Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence Iron from Amazon

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rowenta steam irons effective

Rowenta Steam Irons: Start With The Effective Model

If you have not used any Rowenta steam irons before and you want to try one out now, the Rowenta Effective Comfort Steam Iron (DW2070) is probably the model you should be looking at. The reason being it is less pricey than the rest of the models but it still enjoys a fairly good review from many, many satisfied buyers, unlike say, the Sunbeam Steam Master Iron.

For something that doesn't cost too much, the Effective model is good enough for those who just want a basic iron that does its job well. Meaning it has adequate steam output that takes away wrinkles and glides easily across fabrics. Who wants an iron that tugs and bunches your clothes up while gliding it over, right? Usually, steam and smooth ironing are the factors that help you cut your ironing time and this iron is able to do that pretty well. If you hate ironing, you certainly don't want to spend your time standing at the ironing board for hours. This is why you should invest in an iron that is able to reduce your ironing time by getting rid of wrinkles and creases with as few pushes as possible rather than having one that requires numerous passes over the garment to make it smooth.

So, if you are looking for Rowenta steam irons that don't cost too much but effective, then you do have to consider, what else, but the Effective model!

Image Credit: Rowenta DW2070 from Amazon

Shopping Options

Rowenta DW2070 Effective Comfort 1600-Watt Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 300-Hole, Blue
Rowenta DW2070 Effective Comfort 1600-Watt Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 300-Hole, Blue

This is the cheaper Rowenta iron in its range, retailing at less than $50 at the time of writing. But still, it is made in the USA and it is a good buy for those who are shopping on a budget.

 
Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master 1700-Watt  Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Blue
Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Blue

This one doesn't come cheap but it has 400 microsteam holes compared to 300 with the Effective model. Gives you more steam output with the burst of steam feature too.

 
Rowenta DW4060 AutoSteam Steam Iron Airglide Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 1700-Watt, Blue
Rowenta DW4060 AutoSteam Steam Iron Airglide Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 1700-Watt, Blue

The selling point of this model is the auto steam feature whereby the steam output is automatically adjusted when you select the temperature or fabric.

 
Rowenta DA1560 Travel-Ready 1000-Watt Compact Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate 120-Volt and 240-Volt, 200-Hole, Purple
Rowenta DA1560 Travel-Ready 1000-Watt Compact Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate 120-Volt and 240-Volt, 200-Hole, Purple

This model is for travel with its compact design. Not your standard home iron but cheap and convenient for portability.

 
Rowenta DG5030 Pro Iron Steam Iron Station with Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1750-Watt, Gray
Rowenta DG5030 Pro Iron Steam Iron Station with Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1750-Watt, Gray

Want something more? Then, upgrade to a steam station. When you have lots to iron, you will be thankful you have one of these with its large water tank to give you 1.5 hours of continuous steam!

 

Rowenta Focus Steam Iron

The next step up for Rowenta steam irons that are more popular among buyers is the Rowenta Focus Iron (DW5080). About $30 more expensive than the Effective model based on the usual sale price at the time of writing, the Focus gives you lots and lots of steam, which makes ironing cotton shirts and fabric with stubborn wrinkles a breeze. This means you get to save a lot of time ironing making it less of a chore every week.

This model is also good for those who like a perfectly ironed apparel. Usually, hard to reach areas like pockets, seams and around buttons will still show little wrinkles if you look carefully enough. But with the Focus, it has a high precision tip which makes ironing easy for all hard to reach areas.

This is complimented by the vast number of micro steam holes on its stainless steel sole plate. While most irons have the steam concentrated around the center of the iron, this Rowenta model gives a more even steam distribution and therefore, your clothes come out crisp and nice at less the time required.

As with most Rowenta steam irons, the Focus model is expensive compared to many other clothes irons out there with the more or less the same features. But if you want to finish your chore quicker and with perfectly ironed shirts resulting each time, then you certainly do need to pay the premium Rowenta irons command.

Rowenta DW5080 Focus 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Brown
Rowenta DW5080 Focus 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Brown

Made in Germany, this iron has a 4-star rating on Amazon out of over 200 customer reviews. Not bad for a steam iron indeed! With 1700 watt of power and 400 microsteam holes, ironing will feel less of a chore with this one!

 

The New Rowenta Eco Intelligence Steam Iron

One of the good things about Rowenta steam irons is that there are various models available to suit all budgets. Whether you just want a basic iron or one with better features, you can find one with the Rowenta brand name. For the Eco Intelligence model (DW6080), you pay the higher price to get an energy saving iron.

You get 25% energy savings with this iron as the new patented soleplate with its 400 microsteam holes helps to trap steam on the fabric you are ironing. This means it reduces steam loss and as a result, less water is needed when you are ironing. Basically, it optimizes the steam output as you get your ironing done.

With a scratch-resistant stainless steel soleplate, high precision tip and 1700 watts of power, the iron comes in a sleek, green design for the environmentally conscious consumer.

Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence 1700-Watt Energy Saving Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Black
Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence 1700-Watt Energy Saving Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Black

Go green with this iron. Saves you energy and uses less water for steam output as it reduces steam loss with its patented soleplate with unique 3D design. It does look sleek too, even with the floral pattern at the side. Don't worry, it's the performance that counts and this iron has got many fans cheering for it thus far!

 

Rowenta Steamium For A Higher End Steam Iron

A popular high end model of the Rowenta steam irons is the Steamium (DW9080). It is slightly more expensive than the Eco Intelligence but it has a great steam output. It is a 1800-watt irons with platinum-treated stainless steel sole plates and 400 micro steam holes.

The Steamium model uses advanced steam force technology. What it means to you is that when you iron, 30% more steam will be released and it will be pushed into the heart of the fabric you are pressing. More steam to loosen the fabric equals faster and easier ironing. The more steam is released by the iron, the quicker and easier it is for you to get rid of the wrinkles and creases.

For Rowenta steam irons, you will notice that each successive model from the cheapest to the most expensive will have a little extra to offer. For the Steamium model, this extra is the higher steam output as mentioned. It may be worth it to pay a little more for this Rowenta iron if you have a lot to iron every week and most are clothes with stubborn wrinkles.

Rowenta DW9080 Steamium 1800-Watt Steam Iron Non-Stick Platinum Soleplate, 400-Hole, Brown
Rowenta DW9080 Steamium 1800-Watt Steam Iron Non-Stick Platinum Soleplate, 400-Hole, Brown

If you like to iron with lots of steam (remember you will get 30% more steam), get this model. It might cost more, but then you get your job done faster and easier. Saves you time and you might like ironing for a change with this one!

 

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      rowenta all the way

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      jayavi 4 years ago

      Panasonic

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 4 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      I love the Rowenta Advancer, haven't ssen the Steamium yet.

      Rowenta makes some of the best irons on the market.

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      I have this Rowenta DW9080 Steamium Steam Iron with 400 Hole Platinum Soleplate 1800 Watt, Beige and it is Great Steam Iron!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      We are using Philips Iron!

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      FatLossDiva 4 years ago

      I have a Sunbeam.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I am currently using a Black & Decker, although I'm looking for a new iron and these look good.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have an old iron that I hardly ever use and don't even remember the brand right now. These do look like great irons! :)