Rated 3 out of 5 by ESP Writer Like but not in love
To begin with, I was sent this particular model to evaluate. Immediately, right out of the box I had already noticed some issues. For one, if you have large hands, like myself, you will find in quite difficult to wrap your hand around the handle. The back of my hand scraps the heat adjustment knob on the main housing. And speaking of the knob, although it has many wonderful adjustment settings, it's almost impossible to know what you're turning the setting to. The knob is a beautiful copper-gold but the text they used white, which makes it nearly impossible to see combined with it being practically covered beneath the handle. What I did find rather wonderful was the narrow tip at the front of the iron. It made it incredibly easy to iron between blouse/dress shirt buttons. It heats up incredibly fast (not so slow to cool, though) and does a terrific job on cotton and cotton blends. With one of my husband's shirts in particular I used to curse him, the shirt and the manufactures for making so difficult to iron, but this iron did do a terrific job. If you're a steam-a-holic, like me, this iron will make you very happy. I accidently set it on full-steam and in my small ironing area it became a mini sauna. Downside, full steam only last about three shirts or two facials, whichever comes first. However, the hole for the water is a bit cumbersome to pour water into. Lastly, the top two buttons for extra stream and spray attached at the main handle are both a pro and a con for me. If you don't have much strength in your hands, these buttons will prove difficult to use. They take a bit of pressure to use, but they feel incredibly solid.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Effie Intuitive!
The irons I have used got a workouts! Usually about every 2 years I have to buy a new one. This is because of hard water and ironing on a daily basis to keep up. Between me, my husband and two sons it seems there is always a pile of dress shirts and slacks to iron because their jobs dictate a shirt and tie type of dress code one just like having his clothes pressed. It's a chore that I dread doing and when they try and do it themselves... the clothes wind up being scorched or plenty white/brown flecks all over from the hard water mineral deposits. Time for a new iron! Right away I can feel the Rowenta DW5080 is so much lighter then my old one. I always thought an iron needed weight/heft in order to get crisp clean lines but this iron shows me differently. It has a comfortable grip with no fear of dropping it. Easy to fill and empty just be sure you use tap water as per the instructions. It has a contoured sole plate to fit and easily reach little tight spots. This Rowenta iron has 400 microsteam that covers the whole soleplate for an even steam. My old iron had 300 microsteam that weren't all that micro and did NOT cover the whole soleplate making any ironing take a bit longer then it should take. It glides effortlessly and takes out wrinkles with one or two pass compared to the three and sometimes four passes I normally do to get the wrinkles out. Ironed cotton, polyester, rayon, and vertically steamed a light wool jacket and it performed excellent! Swivel cord makes it easy to set down. It does NOT have an OFF button. It does have AUTO SHUT OFF. If the iron is left on for 8 minutes with no use it shuts off. If left on it's side for vertical steam or left face down with no use it shuts off within 30 seconds. I've had this iron for about a week and so far I'm satisfied with the performance and results that I'm getting from it. I'd buy and recommend it for those looking to purchase and iron. Should anything amiss develops I will definitely give an update.
September 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jaclyn1989 A good value for the amount I paid
Rowenta is well known for their high-quality irons. My only complaint about this iron is that I cannot see the water level when filling it. The manufacturer should have designed a marker to make it easier to view the water level when filled.
The next iron I purchase will be with a self-winding cord. This model does not offer this feature and I cannot wrap the cord around the iron before storing it.
August 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by jackson Good product
it was a very nice product, we are using it on daily basis but we didn't face any issues, so far so good
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRANIMC CAN'T BEAT A ROWENTA IRON
I HAVE OWNED OTHER ROWENTA IRONS AND LOVED THEM, BUT OPTED TO PAY LESS FOR ANOTHER BRAND. NOT ANYMORE. IT DIDN'T DO THE JOB AS EASILY, AS GOOD, AND THE IRON DIDN'T LAST AS IT SHOULD HAVE. ROWENTA IS THE BEST!
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lookingood7 Best Iron Ever!
This is the Best Iron ever made!! This is the 2nd one I have owned. My 1st one lasted 25 years really 25 years. I felt like I got my moneys worth. I would not ever buy a different brand. Ironing is usually a chore but this Iron makes Ironing easy. It has so much steam pressure. Ironing blue jeans is really quick and easy and they look so nice. Best Iron Ever!!
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luv2shop This iron has great features
I like the stream selection on off switch and the dial to select heat. Rowenta irons are very well made, a good weight and like the tip to separate layers a d collars. Steam is a bit loud when you sit the iron on end during ironing.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sassy Product made well great features. Steam and glide system works well
best iron ever! glide over clothes never have to go over twice. powerful steam and best of all you can use tap water. thanks a bunch JC Penny
October 28, 2015