Rowenta Focus Iron Model DW5080
This durable, feature-rich iron is perfect for everyday use. The scratch-resistant, highly polished stainless steel soleplate provides excellent glide, while the large thermostat knob makes it easy to adjust heat settings. Steam options include vertical steam and burst of steam. The vertical steam option allows the iron to be used in the upright position to remove wrinkles from drapes and hanging garments. The burst of steam option concentrates steam at the tip to remove hard-to-reach wrinkles from difficult fabric. The extra large 10-oz. water tank fills easily at the tap, and the graduated water indication lines let you easily track how much water remains. The 3-way auto shut-off turns the iron off after 8 minutes if left vertically and 30 seconds if left horizontally or tipped over. Additional features include self clean and anti-scale functions, comfort handle and large, soft-touch rear. 1700 watts. 78" cord. Measures 11" x 5" x 6". 1 year limited warranty.
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My 2nd review about Focus DW5080 I wrote a review on May 13, 2012 about this Iron and I gave 5 stars. Today I'm giving 2 stars. For several months now I have a linking problem. I read the manual again and tried anything they were saying, thinking I may do something wrong and after several months I came to the conclusion that the iron has a problem. Sometime the water comes out like rusty and I have to rewash the piece of clothing, other time it's just water coming out not only from the soleplate but it's like it is from the corner just higher of the soleplate. I do 3 to 4 hrs of ironing a week, I need something reliable and after only 2 years, it is not anymore. I had cheaper iron that lasted a lot longer and were doing a good job. Tomorrow I'm going to the store and I won't come back home with a Rowenta. I loved it very much for at least one year and it did a great job but..... I hope the company takes care of this problem as I am not the only one who had complained about it. March 19, 2013
Happy So far, I'm very happy with this. I have had two months and experienced slight build up, but over all no complaints. December 27, 2012
Poor design or defective, short 8' cord Every time I would set the iron down it would put out a big burst of steam. This was really annoying, a bit unsafe and used up the entire amount of water after only four shirts. The cord is a bit short also, only 8 feet. My old iron's was 12 feet. I guess it's for little German houses. It did iron things just fine. I returned it after one use. Im going to try the Black and Decker. So much for great German engineering. December 16, 2012
Best Iron I bought a Rowenta P2 Professional anti-drip iron for my mother in 1999. I was working in a chemical plant and she was ironing my jeans for me. My mother passed away in 2002 and I inherited the iron from her. I have used this iron since and it has been the best iron I ever had. It just stopped coming on and I truly believe that it just needs a new cord. I was shopping for a replacement and thought I would try another Rowenta. I hope it's not a case of "they don't make appliances like they use to". I will try a new one. August 13, 2012