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4.0 out of 5 stars Top quality German iron, 13 May 2014
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Sticking closely to Rowenta's tried and tested look, which is very functional. This particular model is white with cranberry-coloured accents and a flick of pink near the heel.

Having tried other irons from Rowenta’s stable, I was beginning to think that they only did short power cables, but I’m delighted to see that they have seen sense and equipped this model with a much more useful length of power cord.

There is a central button that deactivates the constant steam, effectively rendering it a dry iron. Pressing the central button again gives continual steam.

Build quality is excellent. Very solid and quite heavy - a fact that for some people might be a negative, but for others it might be a positive.
The soleplate is very nice and allows you to position the iron with ease. The handle is comfortable, and all parts of the iron that you need to touch are well laid out and ergonomic.

Filling the water chamber is easy, although one observation is that it is difficult to assess the water level through the coloured window as it is not as clear as in other irons I have used.

This iron comes equipped with a movement sensor which takes a little bit of getting used to, as you can feel a very slight and subtle humming vibration through the iron when it is operating. This feature allows the iron to know when it is not moving, and can therefore shut off the steam output to reduce the likelihood of burning fabrics or the ironing board. DIfferent manufacturer’s higher-end products have different approaches to this, some are more noticeable than others. I don’t mind this approach, but you might find it irksome.

On the whole, this is a very good quality, sturdy and powerful steam iron with some good practical features. The price of £99 (at time of review) seems rather steep though, as I would not consider it to be worth the premium over irons in the hotly contested £45-£60 bracket. The heavy weight as mentioned could be either a good thing or a bad thing, and the clarity of the water chamber are not so good, but if you value top German quality above all else, then this or another Rowenta iron should be worth a look.
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