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Steam irons

Rowenta DG-5030
 
Approximate retail price:
$150
Summary:

This Rowenta steam-ironing system was excellent in overall performance. This iron has and a stainless steel sole plate. Has All Temperature Steam which provides steam at lower temperatures settings. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature.

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Type: Steam-ironing systems
About - Rowenta DG-5030

The Rowenta DG-5030 is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the DG-5030 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 DG-5030
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 9.5
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User Reviews - Rowenta DG-5030
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1.0
Leaky Iron
3/9/2014
Pros
Large water tank
Cons
Heats Slowly
Leaks Water
Not Effective
Spits water
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
This would be a great iron except that it leaks massive amounts of water. The last one I purchased constantly leaked water out of the weep hole on the bottom of the tank. Could not find out the reason for the weep hole in the first place. Also, after ten months, the iron would not turn on. Sent the iron in for repair under warranty. After it was returned it worked for a short time before it would not turn on again and it still leaked massive amounts of water. I will not buy another one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent, when not leeking
2/22/2014
Pros
Effective
Irons Smooth
Time-saver
Cons
Heats Slowly
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
It is my second one ,I love it but if you forget to shot it off it's all over.. need to have a auto shot.<br />Lulu
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
TOO MANY ISSUES FOR THE PRICE
2/19/2014
Pros
Effective
Irons Smooth
Cons
Did't Last Long
Heats Slowly
Heavy
Lasted Barely A Year
No Water Gage
No Water Gauge
Spurts Water
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
We were so happy when we got this iron. We have family in the UK that had a steam iron and we wanted one. This was the best priced steam iron that we could find in the US. We had read reviews so were aware of some issues but followed the instructions (and suggestions)carefully. The iron worked well, much better than a regular iron especially for larger pieces of clothing like my shirts, pants, and bed linen. However, after about a year steam started to leak through the opening where you pour in the water. We followed the instructions to change the band on the lid but over time the pressure of steam that was leaking got worse and sounded like it would explode. While it worked it was great, but I would expect the product to last longer for the price. There is also no water gauge to let you know when you need to refill the tank.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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