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Rowenta DG-5030 steam iron

 
Approximate retail price:
$169.90
Summary: This Rowenta steam-ironing system's 1750-watt iron has a stainless-steel soleplate, ready light, vertical steaming, and all- temperature steam that provides steam at lower temp settings.
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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 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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2.0
Falling apart after 11 months
2/16/2015
Pros
Irons Smooth
Time-saver
Cons
Heats Slowly
Heavy
Poor quality
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
Iron was used about every 2 weeks over the last 11 months. I travel frequently so the use is sporadic when I'm home.<br />Out of the box the water reservior was mounted at a slight angle making attaching the cap an exercise in frustration trying to not strip the threads.<br />At first the soleplate temp & steam were fabulous. Lots of steam and the soleplate temperature would get hot enough for even the heaviest natural fiber.<br />As I write this, the cotton cover for the steam cord has pulled away exposing the hot cords. The amount of steam is dramatically reduced despite de-scaling as directed. The soleplate no longer gets as hot.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Poor switches
2/11/2015
Pros
Effective
Irons Smooth
Time-saver
Cons
Heats Slowly
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
This product has a defective switch on it. I use a steam iron nearly every day. I am a quilter and it comes in handy for most sewing projects. However, in the last 6 months, I've had 2 switches go out on this product, and I think it is defective. Be sure to review your reviews before buying one. The store I bought it from would not accept it as a return after 90 days.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Nothing But Problems
1/14/2015
Pros
Effective
Irons Smooth
Time-saver
Cons
Heats Slowly
Leaks Steam
Best Uses
Comment:
I have owned 3 of these irons. After about a year of use, the irons began to leak steam from around the cap where you fill the water reservoir. I followed the instructions for replacing the rubber gasket, but after the original gasket is removed, the iron no longer holds steam as it did when new. The steam leaks and sounds like a train whistle. Sometimes it sounds as if it is going to explode. The store where I purchased the iron has been great about replacing the irons, but for almost $200 one would expect the product to perform without issue.<br /><br />The iron also spews dirty water randomly when the steam burst button is depressed.<br /><br />I would not recommend this iron to anyone. I am not willing to try a fourth one. Looking for something better.
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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