Rowenta 1700W EcoIntelligence Steam Iron with 3D Soleplate
WORST PURCHASE EVER , WORST IRON I EVER OWNED
I PURCHASED THIS IRON THRU QVC LESS THAN 2 YRS AGO AND IT STOPPED WORKING YESTERDAY,OF COURSE, THE WARRANTY ONLY COVERED THE FIRST YEAR AND WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE PRICE WAS MORE THAN $100.00 . I HAVE OWNED SEVERAL ROWENTAS OVER THE YEARS AND THEY PERFORMED WELL BUT AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE, I DOUBT I WILL EVER BUY ANOTHER ROWENTA.
This is a fabulous iron!
I wanted to give this iron a true "test drive" before I gave my review. I love it. My mother used it, she loves it (and wants one for Christmas) My husband loves it. This is a home run. Thanks Rowenta and QVC!
However, I cannot see where the water line is, I either overfill or is not filled up enough, wish they would make the color clear,,, not dark blue. But it is a great iron, you just have to guess where the water line is, if your eyesight isn't so great.
Worst Iron I ever bought
A few months ago my iron stopped working. I needed an iron and I wanted a Rowenta. Unfortunately the my model was no longer available and neither was the replacement model I wanted. I selected this model. Sounded like a winner. Well, not for me. When I first used it I thought it was just me getting used to a different iron. Not so. I've used it over and over again and it just didn't perform up to Rowenta standards. It never got the wrinkles out and the burst of steam was not at all strong. Week after week I used the iron and week after week I complained about having to iron. Finally I said I had had enough of this iron. I don't like anything about it. I ordered another Rowenta to replace this one. I just wish I was able to send this horrible beast back for a refund. Oh by the way - it has a little toggle on the top for increasing the amount of steam and burst of steam -- the toggle is cheap and broke. I was able to fix it but it broke again. Don't waste your money.
My second one
I love this iron, this is my second Rowenta ecointeligence. I am a quilter. The steam really gives a good crisp seam. My second is used for clothes, I iron everything, It gets out wrinkles that appeared after letting the stuff sit in the dryer. Just love it.
I so trusted the Rowenta name that I finally indulged a bought a pricey iron. What a disappointment. I have been happier with much cheaper irons. While it is a very pretty iron, it leaks like crazy. Water leaks out when filling and then drips all over the clothes, with saturating spots. I actually watched it drip out of the base. Funny, this didn't start right away but several months after having. Personally, I don't get the "eco steam button" either but that might just be me! Too late to return. I feel I wasted my money. Off to purchase another iron!
I am still using my Rowenta iron I ordered years ago. It is wonderful and I know the newest ones or even better but what I like best is the retrackable cord. It is very convenient for storage. Will you make other irons with the same cord storage. I want a new iron but they don't have the cord storage. I would rate a five but because of the cord storage you rate 4 1/2
I am a huge fan of Rowenta irons. Rowenta is the only brand I will purchase. The irons offer fabulous steam settings, don't leak and makes the task of ironing easy. I recently purchased this iron (after donating my previous one to a good cause) and I have to say that this is the first iron where I believe Rowenta perhaps missed the mark. It doesn't seem to heat up as well as the others, it did leak and after only 5 months of use, the steam lever broke off and I am unable to get the steam I need for ironing. Overall, I would recommend Rowenta to anyone! But this particular model doesn't get my vote.
Pretty and Practical
This iron works faboulously and is pretty too. Rowenta has been my brand of choice for the last couple of years when I need a new iron. While nothing lasts forever, these usually last a good couple of years. I do a lot of ironing but it is not a task when you have the right tool.
I love this iron, like my previous Rowenta. I was very confused about the type of water to be used in this iron. The owner's manual lists every water known to man as bad to use in this iron. I have well water, which is on the list. I contacted Rowenta and got some helpful answers. I will use bottled spring water. Here is there reply:
We received your e-mail at our corporate headquarters, and we thank you for your inquiry. Using the correct water is vital to the life of your iron. Rowenta irons are specially constructed to deal with normal levels of water hardness found in ordinary tap water (make sure the tap water is not filtered or softened in any fashion).
If hard water is used, it will cause your iron to emit minerals from the soleplate. If the water in your area exceeds 12 grains of hardness per gallon or is high in organic matter such as rust or iron, we recommend using an economical brand of spring water. (Please contact your local water company to determine the water hardness.)
The use of 100%-distilled water should be avoided, due to the fact that it will only convert to steam at a higher temperature. Additionally, if 100%-distilled water is used in our irons you may encounter dripping, spitting and leaking.
Drips a LOT!
This is the prettiest iron my mother has ever owned and she loves it for that, BUT it drips. Every Rowenta she's ever bought drips. She's tried a couple other brands, expensive and not expensive and they ALL drip! This one drips so much it makes the clothes wet. Is there an iron out there, anywhere that does NOT drip?! My mother has bought about 6 irons in the last 2 years and they ALL drip!
Not worth the high price
I had a Rowena years ago that I loved. When it finally died, I used a black and decker that I received as a gift. Finally decided to return to my Rowena, which turned out to be a major disappointment. Just not enough steam, no matter how high the setting. Should work much better at this price.