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10 Best Rowenta Irons – Your Guide in 2018

An iron isn’t often considered much of an investment, but if you are anything like us, you want to know that you are spending your hard-earned money on a quality product. Of all manufacturers producing irons, Rowenta is well-known and reliable. So, we decided to explore the best Rowenta irons available in the market.

Today, Rowenta offers a wide range of irons for all tastes and budgets, and each iron is well-rated in its segment. Rowenta irons come out among top-selling irons on Amazon, and there is a reason for that. With growing home laundry care needs in mind, Rowenta has strived to give consumers the most technologically advanced irons for home use. Customers value Rowenta irons for their great performance, high quality, and durability.

Top 10 Rowenta Irons Review 2018

There are many things you need to keep in mind when choosing an iron. A qualitative surface, steaming features, an auto shut-off function – these are just few of them. We studied plenty of products, customer and expert reviews, ratings, and features to put together this review and make it easier for you. Check out our top 10 in the table below, more detailed description of each item, and the Buyer’s Guide to find out more.

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence (Editor’s Choice)
Revolutionary in combining ironing efficiency with energy saving; it uses 25% less energy and comes with all the best Rowenta features
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2. Rowenta DW5080 Focus (Runner-up)
Сomes with all the key features you might need for casual ironing and is top-rated by customers
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3. Rowenta DG8520 Perfect Steam (Highest Steam Performance)
The best steaming functions and a huge 47-oz water tank for up to 1.5 hours of continuous ironing
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4. Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master
Multiple steam options and a 360-degree pivot for comfortable ironing at a modest price
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5. Rowenta DW5197 Focus Steam (DIY Crafters’ Choice)
The best iron for DIY crafters, with no auto shut-off function and no leaking at lower temperatures
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6. Rowenta DW7180 Everlast
Features a patented lime scale collector ensuring the extra-long life of the iron
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7. Rowenta DW9250 Steampower (Best Lightweight Iron)
The most lightweight iron with an extra-long burst of stream and powerful steam options
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8. Rowenta DW2070 Effective Comfort (Budget Pick)
The most affordable iron with all the features for convenient ironing and an ergonomic handle
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9. Rowenta DW8061 Professional
A full-featured iron with an extra-precision tip to reach the most tiny areas
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10. Rowenta DW2190 AccessSteam
Automatic cord reel system adjusts the cord length and provides for tidy storage
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Features
  • 1700-watt steam iron
  • Stainless-steel soleplate
  • Microsteam400 3De soleplate technology
  • Continuous steam output of 40 g/minute
  • 180 g steam boost
  • Eco Steam system saving 25% energy
  • Anti-calc system
  • Easy vertical steaming
  • 10-oz water tank
  • 3-way automatic safety shut-off

OVERALL RATING: 10 out of 10

The Rowenta Eco-Intelligence iron is a perfect design for the eco-friendly user who prefers energy efficient appliances. It has multiple features and offers a high-tech design while still being energy and user-friendly.

The eco-intelligence design offers 1700 watts of power while still using 25% less energy than most standard irons. The 3De soleplate creates a concentrated steam below the soleplate, which reduces the amount of steam lost, thus requiring less steam to be produced. The ECO steam system has multiple settings including a perfect finish that’s a dry ironing, ECO for energy saving steam, and boost for stubborn creases.

This iron has a soft grip handle and an ergonomic rotary trigger, so both left and right-handed users can use it. A 3-way auto shut off also gives you the peace of mind of knowing your iron will shut off if ever left unattended. Some of the other great features include a self-cleaning system, vertical steaming, and cool spray mist.

PROS:
  • 7-foot electrical cord for convenient use
  • 3-way safety shut off
  • Energy saving design
  • Scratch resistant soleplate with precision point
  • One touch control
  • Anti-drip system

CONS:
  • Lifespan seems to be less than other Rowenta irons mentioned

See all the key features of Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence in under two minutes.

Features
  • 1700-watt steam iron
  • Stainless-steel soleplate
  • 400 micro holes for thorough steam distribution
  • 10-oz water tank with level indicator
  • 3-way automatic safety shut-off
  • Anti-calc system
  • Self-clean system

OVERALL RATING: 9.7 out of 10

The Rowenta Focus is considered the second-best iron on our list and has earned its spot as one of the top irons available. This affordable all-in-one iron is the ideal option for around the house everyday use.

The Focus is a simple iron that has many great features and functions, including a smooth gliding stainless steel soleplate and a precision tip for all the hard to reach places and awkward angles that you may encounter. It has a patented micro-steam design that has 400 holes for perfect steam distribution. The hassle-free thermostat knob is easy to read and offers simple to use options for silk, wool, cotton, and linen items.

The included safety features are a great service for peace of mind and include automatic shut off if you ever accidentally leave the iron unattended. When left in a horizontal position or laying over, the iron shuts off after 30 seconds. It also has an auto shut off after 8 minutes when sitting upright in a vertical position. It has a 10-oz water tank that can be filled with tap water, an anti-calcium system, and a self-cleaning function.

PROS:
  • Can be used with tap water
  • Lengthy cord for easy ironing
  • Heavy enough for pressed garments

CONS:
  • Water take tends to leak over time

Features
  • 1800-watt steam iron
  • Stainless-steel soleplate
  • Microsteam400 soleplate technology
  • High steam output of 120 g/min
  • Constant high powered steam function
  • 47-oz water tank allowing 1.5 hours of steaming
  • Eco energy mode
  • 3-way automatic safety shut-off
  • Integrated calc collector
  • Integrated lock system for easy transportation

OVERALL RATING: 9.5 out of 10

The Rowenta Perfect Steam iron is designed for heavy long-term use and has one of the largest water capacities available in a steam iron. Its 32-oz water tank is designed for continuous steaming, up to 1.5 hours! It’s perfect for large households, seamstress work, and the DIY sewing enthusiast.

The perfect steam iron has 5 bars of pressure, so you can remove stubborn wrinkles from hanging or drapes, as well as smooth and shape sewing projects. The stainless steel 400-hole plate provides constant high-powered steam at the touch of a trigger for the fastest and most efficient ironing. It also has an Eco-friendly option that allows for as much as 25% energy savings.

PROS:
  • Removable tank for easy filling
  • Anti-scale system to prevent calcium buildup
  • Comfort grip handle
  • Eco setting for 20% energy savings
  • 1.5 hours of high powered steam

CONS:
  • Higher in cost than other compared Irons
  • Bulkier and requires larger storage space

Features
  • 1700-watt steam iron
  • Stainless-steel soleplate
  • 400 steam holes
  • 3 stream options
  • Vertical steaming
  • 12.7-oz water tank
  • 3-way automatic safety shut-off
  • Anti-drip function
  • Self-clean systems

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

The Rowenta Pro Master iron comes at an affordable price and has a unique sleek design. The highly polished stainless-steel soleplate and shield add that extra bit of flare and make the iron fit into any modern home.

The Pro Master Iron is a 1700-watt professional grade iron with a full metal shield stainless steel soleplate and precision tip. The soleplate features 400 micro holes for even steam distribution each time you iron. The steam options include variable steam, steam burst, and a cool mist spray option. There is an anti-drip system, that is also self-cleaning. The iron includes a 12.7-oz water tank that can be filled with water directly from the tap, no distilled water required.

PROS:
  • 7-foot cord and 360 degree swivel
  • Comfort grip handle
  • 1-year advertised warranty
  • Smooths wrinkles in a single pass
  • Extra long burst of steam option

CONS:
  • Tend to leak and spit water after prolonged use
  • No water level indicator on water tank

Features
  • 1725-watt steam iron
  • 400 steam holes
  • Auto-stream and burst of stream (180 g/min)
  • Vertical steaming
  • 10-oz water tank
  • No auto shut-off
  • Anti-drip function
  • Anti-calc and self-clean systems
  • Ergonomic thermostat knob

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

The Rowenta Partner of Fashion focus steam iron is the top pick for fashion designers, sewing enthusiast, and the DIY crafter. It is designed with long-term use in mind, which includes the ability to keep it heated for long periods of time without it automatically powering itself off.

The fashion focus steam iron is a 1725-watt iron that has a smooth gliding stainless steel soleplate for a simple non-stick glide across many fabric types. It has a precision tip for those hard to reach areas, such as buttonholes, collars, around zippers, and any other tight area.

This iron has a 400-hole soleplate for even steam distribution and includes an ergonomic, easy to read thermostat knob. The steam features include auto steam which continuously adjusts the steam output based on the temperature of the sole plate, burst of steam, and vertical steam for all your upright needs. The system is self-cleaning, anti-calcium, and anti-drip, so you can iron at lower temperatures without leaks or spitting.

PROS:
  • Automatic steam with self-adjusting temperature
  • Ergonomic easy to read thermostat
  • Crystal tank with graduated lines for checking water levels at a glance
  • No automatic shut off for longer ironing task

CONS:
  • Tends to leak after prolonged use
  • Smaller water tank needs refilling often

Features
  • 1750-watt steam iron
  • 400 steam holes
  • Variable steam and steam burst
  • Vertical steaming
  • 12-oz water tank
  • Anti-drip function
  • Auto shut-off
  • Patented removable limescale collector
  • 8-foot cord

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

The Rowenta Everlast is a powerful steam iron with lots of great ironing features. It includes many of the patented Rowenta functions while still having a user-friendly design that is ideal for everyday home use. The self-cleaning system is equipped with an array of functions and an ergonomic design.

The Everlast includes a patented limescale collector that can capture up to 1 tsp of limescale from the used tap water. It collects around 1 tsp every 3 months depending on the water hardness. The collector is easy to remove and empty in a synch. This is what makes this iron unique, and you can be sure it will last very long.

The soleplate features 400 holes for a fully activated steam distribution for even steaming and three steaming options. The 12-oz water tank will give you 30-minutes of uninterrupted steaming with a powerful steam shot for stubborn wrinkles, auto steam that automatically adjusts to the steam plates temperature, and anti-drip for low temp delicate jobs.

PROS:
  • Limescale collector for hard tap water use
  • Self-cleaning system
  • Auto steam feature
  • Powerful steam shot for stubborn wrinkles

CONS:
  • Heating element fails over time
  • Steam function decreases over time

See all the key features of Rowenta DW7180 Everlast in the video below.

Features
  • 1750-watt steam iron
  • Stainless-steel soleplate
  • 70 steam holes
  • Variable steam of 35 g/min
  • Vertical steaming
  • 12.7-oz water tank
  • 3-way automatic safety shut-off
  • Anti-calc system
  • Self-clean system

OVERALL RATING: 8.5 out of 10

The Rowenta DW9250 is one of the lightest irons available from Rowenta, weighing just over 1.5 lb. The lightweight sleek design offers easy use and grip without fatigue. Coming in as one of the most affordable and compact options, it is easy to see why so many users choose it.

This light-weight iron has 70 steam holes on a stainless steel soleplate complete with a precision tip, so you can iron precisely even in those hard to reach areas. The precision tip also gives you advanced steam distribution for professional quality results every time. It has both a powerful variable steam option and a burst of steam option for those tough to get wrinkles that need an extra boost.

PROS:
  • Lightweight design at just over 1.5 lb
  • Steam boost for stubborn wrinkles
  • Anti-scale and anti-calcium to prolong the life of the iron by removing impurities

CONS:
  • Short power cord at only 84 inches
  • No on-off switch

Features
  • 1600-watt steam iron
  • Stainless-steel soleplate
  • 300 steam holes
  • Manually adjusted variable steam
  • Vertical steaming
  • 8.45-oz water tank
  • 3-way automatic safety shut-off
  • Anti-calc system
  • Self-clean system

OVERALL RATING: 8.5 out of 10

The Rowenta effective comfort iron is designed with a special thumb grip for a comfortable and effective ironing experience. This, combined with its lightweight design, makes it a great budget-friendly option.

This iron includes an anti-drip system, 3-way safety shut off for peace of mind, and a stainless-steel soleplate that is scratch resistant. The steaming capabilities include a 300-hole steam plate, adjustable variable steam output, and a vertical steam option for hanging items.

The effective comfort also has a self-cleaning system that helps prolong the life of your iron. It removes mineral deposits and has an integrated anti-calcium system to further extend the product’s life.

PROS:
  • Budget-friendly
  • 7-foot power cord with 360-degree pivot
  • Effective comfort design with added thumb rest

CONS:
  • Small water tank at only 8.4 oz
  • Tends to leek or dribble after prolonged use

Features
  • 1715-watt steam iron
  • 330 steam holes
  • Variable steam function
  • Vertical steaming
  • 12.7-oz water tank
  • Auto shut-off
  • Anti-calc system

OVERALL RATING: 8.5 out of 10

The Rowenta Professional Steam iron has all the features you need in a professional steam iron designed for home use and convenience. This ergonomic design is perfect for avid-ironers and the occasional ironing out of necessity. Regardless of frequency or familiarity, this iron works for anyone.

This professional grade steam iron by Rowenta has 330-micro steam technology with a highly polished stainless-steel soleplate for an effortless and smooth glide on most any fabric. It has a 3-way automatic shut off safety feature, an anti-slip frame, anti-drip system, and an anti-calcium system to prevent calcium build up from hard water.

The 1715 watts of power provide users with an extra long burst of steam for stubborn wrinkles, thicker fabrics, and dry fabrics through the precision shot located at the front tip of the iron. It has a comfort grip handle, ergonomic controls, a covered filling inlet, and a 12.7-oz water tank for fewer fill-ups while ironing.

PROS:
  • Multiple steaming options
  • Ergonomic dial
  • Anti-calcium system
  • Steam boost technology

CONS:
  • Water level is sometimes hard to see

Features
  • 1500-watt steam iron
  • Variable and vertical steam
  • 8-oz water tank
  • Auto shut-off
  • Anti-calc and anti-drip systems
  • Self-clean system
  • Automatic cord reel system

OVERALL RATING: 8.0 out of 10

The Rowenta effective cord reel iron is perfect for easy and convenient storage while still being an extremely worthy iron. It features a 7-foot power cord that automatically reels back in completely or partially for compact use and simple storage.

The effective cord reel iron doesn’t just come with convenient cord storage. It also has three automatic temperature settings: delicate, normal, and max. As well as auto steam that automatically determines the temperature based on the temperature of the steam plate. It has a strong burst of steam option for those stubborn wrinkles and thicker fabrics, vertical steaming for any upright needs, and a comfort grip handle to make ironing a comfortable task. This iron is also equipped with an automatic safety shut off feature for preventative measure, anti-drip technology for delicate projects, and anti-calcium technology to prevent hard water deposits.

PROS:
  • 7-foot automatic reel cord
  • Auto off safety feature
  • Comfort grip handle
  • Ergonomic temperature control

CONS:
  • Less power than comparable models

Buying Guide

Today, there are several factors that you should keep in mind when choosing an iron. A qualitative soleplate is one of the most important features, as it prevents damaging your clothes. Steaming features are also important to remove all the wrinkles, and with vertical steaming you can even treat your drapes without taking them off. The auto shut-off function prevents any safety issues that can arise when you leave your iron unattended, so just forget about those burns on clothes. Read on to find out more.

Steaming options

Steam_1With today’s technology, the steaming options of an iron can be endless, so make sure you pick an iron with features you will be able to take full advantage of. Some of the options available include vertical steam, automatic steam that adjusts to the temperature of a sole plate, variable steam knobs, and steam burst for hard-to-remove wrinkles. All these are great features to have, but don’t pay more for an iron with features you won’t ever use.

Soleplate hole count and material

Rowenta_3When reading iron reviews, you will likely see a great deal of talk about the soleplate count and surface material. The iron sole plate is the bottom of the iron that heats and releases steam when you move it over a garment. The more holes there are in the soleplate, the more even distribution of steam you will have. The material is commonly stainless steel or other types of metal. Stainless steel with a stick-resistant design has become the most popular choice for easy gliding over fabrics.

Safety Features

iron_burns_clothesMost people prefer an iron that has safety features. It is all too common for people to forget to unplug them and that is where the automatic shut off comes in. The standard shut off for Rowenta irons is 30 seconds if left horizontally, 30 seconds if knocked over, and 8 minutes if left sitting upright. The trouble with these safety features is that if you are an avid sewer or crafter, you may prefer the option of keeping your iron hot longer and may be frustrated by the constant cut-offs.

Water capacity

The water capacity can vary greatly by iron type. In general, you will likely find that most irons hold approximately 12 oz of water, which equals out to around 30 minutes of continuous steam. If you are an avid ironer and need to fill less often, we would suggest going with a larger tank capacity, for example, the 47-oz tank options can go for 2 hours of continuous steaming.

Overall product weight

10 Best Rowenta Irons – Your Guide in 2018The weight of an iron may not be as important if you are an occasional ironer who won’t be ironing for long periods of time. However, if you plan on ironing multiple items at once or using the vertical steam option, holding up a heavy iron could become painful over time. Look for an iron that is under 5 lb or even less depending on your arm strength and endurance.

Temperature settings

One of the most important factors in choosing an iron is deciding the type of temperature controls you prefer. Many options feature an ergonomic design that allows you to choose low, high, or max by simply turning a knob. Other options require you to choose a fabric type, such as silk, wool, cotton, or linen. The truth is, this decision comes down more to how comfortable you are with the iron and your fabric choices.

Cord length

The cord length can be an important factor, and you need to consider it so you will not find moving the length of an ironing board very struggling. A good length to look for is 5 to 7 feet for extended reaching options.

Conclusion

Making an investment in a small home appliance should lead to a top-quality product offering plenty of functions. We hope the information we shared will help you choose your very best Rowenta iron. Now you can consider all the key features and choose the one, depending on your specific needs.

10 Total Score
Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence - Editor's Choice

With its eco-friendly design and multiple features, Rowenta DW6080 Eco-Intelligence is a perfect choice for those who want to have the all best features of Rowenta irons at once. It is a powerful iron heating up very fast, but at the same time enables up to 25% energy saving. The exclusive steam optimization offers dry, eco, and boost ironing. The Microsteam 3De soleplate with a precision point can deal even with stubborn fabrics, reaching every little corner of it. The anti-calc system ensures extended life of the iron. And what's more, DW6080 is extremely user-friendly with its soft-grip handle and ergonomic rotary trigger for right- and left-handed users.

Steaming options
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Soleplate
10
Safety
10
PROS
  • 7-foot electrical cord for convenient use
  • 3-way safety shut off
  • Energy saving design
  • Scratch resistant soleplate with precision point
  • One touch control
  • Anti-drip system
CONS
  • Lifespan seems to be less than other Rowenta irons mentioned
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