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Should You Buy a Rowenta Iron?

Matthew
Updated 21 May 2020
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should you buy a Rowenta Iron?

Rowenta is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its vacuum cleaners and steam cleaners. The company behind Rowenta also manufacturers Tefal and Moulinex Irons.

If you are wondering how Rowenta irons compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,100 irons by objectively and impartially analysing over 15,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Rowenta are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at £22 for the DW7110 which has a power of 2,700W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to £280 for the DG8962 which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 120g/min and is a steam iron. The average price of a new Rowenta iron is £80.

Rowenta are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons.

Is Rowenta the Best Iron Brand?

So are Rowenta irons any good? We give every iron a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all irons we are able to impartially rank all the iron brands.

Rowenta is ranked the No. 7 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Rowenta is the 7th best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,169 reviews
#2
France
93%
93%
2,472 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,201 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
85%
85%
340 reviews
#5
85%
85%
584 reviews
#6
Germany
84%
84%
831 reviews
#7
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#8
Australia
80%
80%
819 reviews
#9
Beko
Turkey
80%
80%
241 reviews
#10
Tower
79%
79%
19 reviews
#11
Swan
79%
79%
452 reviews
#12
Hoover
United States
76%
76%
24 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
7 reviews
#14
Elgento
70%
70%
8 reviews
#15
Duronic
69%
69%
384 reviews
#16
Conair
66%
66%
61 reviews
#17
Brentwood
66%
66%
0 reviews
#18
Solac
65%
65%
0 reviews
#19
Igenix
62%
62%
145 reviews
#20
Taurus
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Adler
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
Gorenje
Slovenia
62%
62%
0 reviews
#23
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#24
Polti
60%
60%
0 reviews
#25
Clatronic
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
JATA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Brabantia
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Grundig
Germany
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
KREA
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
Camry
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
JML
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
TriStar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#33
Sunbeam
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Imetec
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Girmi
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Domo
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Lafe
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
ELDOM
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Konig
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
Concept
54%
54%
0 reviews
#43
Sencor
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Rowenta irons compare to the other iron brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All iron Brands
Rowenta Irons

Rowenta have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Rowenta iron being 70%. Rowenta also have a number of great features including Microsteam400 Soleplate and Silence Steam Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Rowenta iron is 70%.

There's a smaller selection of Rowenta irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 15 Rowenta irons currently on the market in the UK. Rowenta irons also tend to be more expensive than most other iron brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Rowenta iron is £49 (based on a person typically using an iron for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other iron brands.

No. Of Irons
Average Price
£77
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £499
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£80
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £499
Price Distribution of Rowenta Irons

What Do the Rowenta Iron Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Rowenta iron to work out the average distribution of reviews for Rowenta and then compared this to the other iron brands.

Rowenta logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Rowenta logo

User Reviews

5 stars
165
4 stars
38
3 stars
15
2 stars
10
1 star
22
Rowenta has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its irons than most other brands.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Rowenta irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Rowenta irons by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other iron brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Tefal Philips Bosch Rowenta Morphy Richards
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
81%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
50%
1 review
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
82%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
79%
8 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
4 reviews
66%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Rowenta Irons Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Rowenta iron. The table below compares the number of awards received by Rowenta to other popular iron brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Rowenta has won 1 award for its irons.

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Bosch Rowenta Morphy Richards
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Rowenta Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Rowenta irons. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Rowenta iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

77% of reviewers think Rowenta irons are reliable.

So, most people think that Rowenta irons are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Rowenta irons that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Very well made
johnlewis.com
seems well made
amazon.co.uk
Very reliable iron
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

I cant comment on the durability of this iron because I havent had it long enough
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Rowenta Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Rowenta irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Microsteam400 Soleplate and Silence Steam Technology.

Rowenta Microsteam400 Soleplate

Rowenta irons that feature Microsteam400 Soleplate include the Rowenta DG8962 (£0).

Rowenta Silence Steam Technology

Rowenta irons that feature Silence Steam Technology include the Rowenta DG8962 (£0).

What is the Best Mid-Range Rowenta Iron?

Rowenta DW5210

£55.00
Talk-Point GmbH
Rowenta DW5210
Buy Now
Rowenta DW5210
2,600W
45g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.9kg
£260
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £55 is the Rowenta DW5210, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Heavy (1.9kg)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Self-cleaning
Anti-drip function

A fully featured but 3 year old 2,600W traditional iron, with reasonable running costs. It has a steam boost function, a vertical steam function and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
68
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
69
Running Costs
£260 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
?? Im Test Rowenta DW5210 Focus Excel Dampfbügeleisen (2600 W, Dampfstoß 170 g/min) blau/weiß
?? Im Test Rowenta DW5210 Focus Excel Dampfbügeleisen (2600 W, Dampfstoß 170 g/min) blau/weiß

The cheapest price that we could find for the DW5210 in the UK is £55.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Rowenta Iron?

Rowenta DW9240

£124.91
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Rowenta DW9240
Buy Now
Rowenta DW9240
3,100W
65g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.4L
WATER TANK
£310
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Rowenta iron then the Rowenta DW9240 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at £124.91.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (0.4L)
Many steam generating capacity (65g/min)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Supports variable steam function

Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron isgood-looking but it doesn't have a large water tank. It's a fully featured and classic 3,100W steam generator iron, with reasonable running costs. It has a steam boost function, a vertical steam function and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning.

93
Reviews
9 Reviews
89
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
7 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£310 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Rowenta DW9240 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the DW9240 in the UK is £124.91 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Rowenta Iron?
Is Rowenta the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Rowenta Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Rowenta Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Rowenta Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Rowenta Irons
Rowenta Microsteam400 Soleplate
Rowenta Silence Steam Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Rowenta Iron?
What is the Best High End Rowenta Iron?

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