Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Auto-Off Steam Iron with 400-Hole Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1700-Watt, Blue

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Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Auto-Off Steam Iron with 400-Hole Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1700-Watt, Blue

Product Features

  • Professional-grade 1700-watt steam iron with 3-way automatic shut-off
  • Variable steam, burst of steam, vertical steam, and cool mist spray options; anti-drip and anti-calc systems; self cleaning
  • Highly polished stainless-steel soleplate with high-precision tip; full metal shield; ergonomic covered handle
  • Extra-large 12.7-ounce water tank; 7-foot electrical cord with 360-degree pivot
  • Made in Germany; 1-year warranty

Product Description

Made in Germany, the Rowenta Pro Master DW8080 iron is a real professional tool in your hand. With 1700 watts of power, it provides superior steam performance and results thanks to a powerful shot of steam that is pushed with high pressure into the fabrics creasing out wrinkles even on the thickest garments. The new Microsteam stainless soleplate with precision tip and 400 steam holes provides excellent glide, scratch resistance and optimal steam diffusion. The DW8080 comes with a 3-way smart automatif shut-off switching the iron off in: 8 minutes if left horizontally, 30 second if left horizontally, 30 second if it tipped over. It also features variable steam allowing steam output to be adjusted; powerful vertical steam allowing the iron to be used in an upright position to remove wrinkles from hanging garments; cool spray mist providing a light mist to remove stubborn wrinkles. An extra large 12.7oz water tank is easy to fill, and the Anti drip system helps prevent spitting and leaking when the thermostat is on a low setting. The Anti-Calc system will help extend the life of the iron while the Self Clean system flushes out loose mineral deposits ensuring optimal performance for the iron. The Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master also carries a comfortable handle that is ergonomically designed and comes with a 7ft electrical cord along with a 360 degree pivot. The iron comes with a 1 year warranty.

List Price: $ 125.00

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1,104 of 1,111 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good performance so far, February 4, 2010
BBaker (Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Auto-Off Steam Iron with 400-Hole Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1700-Watt, Blue (Kitchen)
I work in the garment industry and have been using Rowenta irons (both at work and at home) for over 15 years. The best advice I can give anyone is that if you are going to spend the money for the Rowenta brand name, then make sure that the model you are buying says “MADE IN GERMANY”. At one time all Rowenta irons were made in Germany, however several years ago as a cost cutting move, the company farmed out many of its lower price models to China. The difference in quality between the models made in Germany and China is quite dramatic. Every Rowenta German model I have owned or worked with has been mostly reliable, and each provided steady long term use. On the other hand, the lower priced models made in China are known to leak (both clear and brown water), drip, have uneven steam, and only last for a short time. I offer this not only as my own opinion; this is the general consensus among my industry colleagues as well.

My previous Rowenta home model just died after 10 years of service. After much research and comparison, I decided on this Rowenta Pro Maser DW-8080 model as a replacement. I have been using it for three weeks and so far am very happy with the purchase.

PROS: Great steam power (lots of it!)….even on the medium steam setting it produces enough for getting out wrinkles on linen and cotton. The iron gets out wrinkles in one pass, where my old iron may have taken two or three passes. The pointed nose makes it easy to get into corners. The iron uses regular tap water (unfiltered, straight out of the tap) and comes with a plastic pouring cup which is handy for filling. I have not experienced any dripping or leaking of any kind. The self-clean feature really works, it lets out a BLAST of steam and water that will flush out any particles.

CONS: Iron is a bit on the heavy side…it is substantial in your hand. The hand grip seems a bit short in length, and is positioned more towards the back of the unit, which makes the iron feel a bit front-long as you steer it around. The hinged lid covering the water fill hole has to be snapped shut; it requires a pretty good push to get it to snap (though that could be because the unit is new).

Despite the few flaws, I think that the Rowenta Pro Master is a great iron for home use.

UPDATE 12/2010: I have been using this iron for nearly 11 months now and it is still performing as beautifully as day one. Highly recommend.

UPDATE 2/2013: Still going strong! My only minor complaint is that despite the anti-calc feature the iron has a bit of calcium build up inside after 3 years. The little flakes of build up do come out with the self-clean feature, but I have to self-clean more often as it gets older. Can’t really fault the iron for this as mineral deposits are a fact of life when an appliance uses hot water. I also occasionally polish up the soleplate with the Rowenta Soleplate Cleaner Kit to keep it gliding smoothly. Other than that it’s still performing as well as they day I bought it.


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275 of 284 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Extremely thorough review, September 3, 2010
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This review is from: Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Auto-Off Steam Iron with 400-Hole Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1700-Watt, Blue (Kitchen)
After spending about 4-5 days (pathetic, I know…..but I’m very thorough) researching irons a few years back (and getting the Black & Decker D2020, which I was very satisfied with), I now needed a new one. Fortunately, my previous research narrowed the playing field to B&D’s and Rowenta’s, so I was able to conclude my research much quicker this time. After going through each model that each company makes, and reading all reviews on the Amazon site for each model at least twice, and looking at comments at several other sites as well, I concluded the following:

1. The B&D D2020 was a very unique iron in that the percentage of positive reviews it received compared to negative ones were astonishing….and all it cost was . Unfortunately, they discontinued the model several years back, and none of the new models even come close to the D2020. The newer models, (the D6000 series in particular) are bulkier, don’t work nearly as well, and have a strange water filling position where you need to hold the hot iron while you fill it. Still, if you need a good iron and are only willing to pay , this is the iron you want.

2. The Rowenta DW8080 is the best iron on the market today for 0 or less.

3. There are a couple of issues like a. a similarly strange water filling position….which ended up not bothering me nearly as much as I originally thought it would b. The handle is rather thick for an iron. It didn’t bother me in the slightest, but it may bother someone with tiny hands c. The cord is short, as others have mentioned, but if you have an outlet relatively close to the ironing board (as I’m sure most people do), it’s a non-issue d. The iron needs constant, and I mean constant, refilling of water. This is directly related to the amount of steam and water spray you use, and I use a ton of it. I end up having to refill the water tank every 2 shirts. If you use starch instead of spray, or don’t like steam, it may last like 4-5 shirts before needing a refill. e. Durability. I have only had the iron for about a month so it’s too early to tell how long it may last, but several people complained that it died or leaked terribly after about 12-18 months. However, bear in mind that if the iron works fine for a few years, virtually noone will come back to write a review saying that it’s a good iron that lasted a long time. You will generally only hear long-term feedback/complaints from those whose irons died early f. The spray button is on the right of the steam surge button, which is a bit strange, but its not that hard to get used to. g. The iron is not digital, and the transition from a digital iron to this is a bit strange as you feel you are taking a “step-down”, even though, in all likelihhod, it’s a better iron than your previous one.

4. If you want the best possible product after ironing and are not concerned with any of the above issues, this is the iron you want to get, hands down. The shirts look amazing, better than they would look after the dry cleaners, and as someone who frequently re-irons shirts after they come back from the cleaners, I would know. The ironing itself is very enjoyable with the DW8080 as the steam is so powerful that you see the burst coming through the other side of the ironing board, and it looks a bit like the Broadway shows where the floor is covered in steam or fog. It’s a powerful machine and very enjoyable to operate. I thought the B&D D2020 had a lot of steam, but this has significantly more and the clothing come out much, much better than they did with the B&D.

5. Unless the price of the DW9080 comes down, I don’t think their claims of “30% more steam” justify the 30% increase in price. I am very happy with the DW8080 and believe that it produces as much steam as anyone could ever want. Similarly, there are many complaints with the cheaper Rowenta models made in China. I would avoid those and go with this model instead.

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247 of 274 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Two irons in a row defective, August 31, 2010
David Jacobson (San Diego, CA USA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Auto-Off Steam Iron with 400-Hole Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1700-Watt, Blue (Kitchen)
This iron is good and sturdy. It is a bit on the heavy side, but that is okay. It has a “burst of steam” feature, and a sprayer (which I’ve not used yet). The burst of steam can be used in the vertical position. The sole shape is concave before the tip, which lets you get into small places. There is a control that lets you adjust the amount of steam you get. The iron has an auto-shutoff feature. There is a light that indicates when it is heating. (Some other reviewer said it was hard to know when it is warmed up. Just wait for this light to go out, and it is warm.) This light is near the base of the handle and is a bit hard to see. It is only visible from the left side, an inconvenience for left-handed users. There is a self-cleaning feature. I’ve not yet used it.

The iron consumes 1700 watts, which comes to 14.2 amps. That is close to the 15 amp limit of most household circuits in America. So you had better not have this plugged into the same circuit as anything that consumes much power (say a washing machine).

The instructions are very restrictive about the kind of water that can be used. All of the following are not allowed: water from clothes dryers, scented water, softened water, water from refrigerators, batteries, or air conditioners, pure distilled water, per demineralized water (I assume this is another name for de-ionized water), rain water, boiled water, filtered water, bottled water. If your water is hard (mine is quite hard—16 grains per gallon) you are advised to mix tap water and distilled or demineralized water 50-50. I understand some of that; you don’t want any serious foreign gunk in the water and you need some metal ions to avoid pitting of the metal parts of the iron. But why can’t I mix tap water and softened water? And why the prohibition on boiled, filtered, or bottled water?

My biggest complaint is this: The steam adjustment has 8 positions. As you move to more flow you seem to be working against a spring. There are detents at the 8 positions that are supposed to make it stay put. But it absolutely won’t say in the highest flow position at all. Positions 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not stable; after a minute of ironing, the lever always seems to have popped down to position 3, which provides too little flow for my ironing tasks. An iron that costs as much as this one does and touts “Made in Germany” should not have a function that does not work right!

Another minor issue is that it is hard to see the water level. Also the behavior of the iron seems to vary some with water level. But given that you are always having to reset the steam flow control, it really doesn’t matter.

I haven’t seen a T-Fal iron, but given that at least one model gets many 5-star reviews, Consumer Reports rates it the highly, and it is way cheaper, maybe you should check that one out before buying this one.

===== ADDED 9/5/2010 =====

I decided that for the high price I paid for for it, and it was “Made in Germany”, I really deserved to have one where the steam control worked. So I took it back to where I bought it, and they traded it for a new one. That was a big mistake. The steam control on the new one worked perfectly but it spit water something terrible. Even with the temperature in the middle of the cotton-linen region it was bad. At higher steams settings if you held the iron in the air horizontally, it would spew gobs of liquid water. Even at low setting, it would spit out small amounts of liquid and make wet blotches on the garment being ironed. Yes, I could turn the steam off, and iron for a while until the wet spot dried up. But this was even worse that the first one.

I returned the iron and got my money back.

Two irons in a row defective; I’m lowering my rating from 4 stars to 1 star, since it looks like there are consistent problems, not just a rare minor defect.

All I can say is that if you want to try a Rowenta, be sure you ask about return policies and keep your receipts.


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