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 sole plate made of Stainless Steel. Iron has a Self-Clean feature. Has All Temperature Steam which provides steam at lower temperatures settings. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature.
The Rowenta Steamforce DW9280 is part of the Steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Steam iron models like the Steamforce DW9280 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 and temperature swing
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 produced steam at low settings.
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