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Rowenta Effective Comfort DW2070
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$39.99 - $114.99
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Summary: This Rowenta conventional steam iron was excellent in overall performance. This iron has auto-shutoff which is a safety feature that powers the iron down when left stationary for a short time, and a stainless steel sole plate. Iron has a Self-Clean feature. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature.
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - Rowenta Effective Comfort DW2070

The Rowenta Effective Comfort DW2070 is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the Effective Comfort DW2070 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Steaming rate:
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

Ironing fabric:
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point, temperature swing and uniformity of soleplate thermal pattern.

Ease of use:
Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron steamed at low settings.
About This Brand

This European brand is positioned as a premium brand. The models include either stainless-steel or nonstick soleplates. These irons have many features. They're are sold at department stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sears, Target, specialty stores, and online. Prices range from $50 to $150.

Features & Specs - Rowenta Effective Comfort DW2070
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 3.0
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User Reviews - Rowenta Effective Comfort DW2070
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic iron!
Heats Quickly
Irons Smooth
Best Uses
At Home
This iron is terrific! It's very hot, glides easily, and heats up quickly. The 3-way auto-off sensors are a great safety feature.<br /><br />The only thing people seem to need to know is that Rowenta irons require SPRING WATER in their tanks. Tap water is often too hard (too many minerals and that causes dripping, spitting, leaking) and softened or distilled water can be a problem too (not enough or no minerals to conduct electricy to make the fill sensor work.) I've always used spring water and never, ever had a problem with spitting, dripping, or discolored water when I iron.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Heats Erratically
Turns Off And Leaks
Best Uses
Use for daily ironing, cotton shirts, blouses, khaki slacks and skirts.<br /><br />When new, heated and did a good job. After less than a year, would not provide steam other than on highest setting. Then, would turn off while ironing after fully warmed up and would leak water, sometimes damaging clothes.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Disappointing Performance
Leaks Water
Best Uses
As a healthcare professional, I have most of my clothing dry cleaned but purchased this iron after reviewing the recommendation from consumer reports for touching-up my button-down shirt sleeves and white coats. However similar to the other reviews listed, the iron frequently leaked water from the sole plate and base. With less than 6 months of light use, the iron now leaves both my ironing board and clothing (majority white) soaked with traces of brown stains. I would not recommend anyone purchase this product.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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