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Price $100 List
$68.97 at Amazon
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$70 List
$63.49 at Amazon
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$44.99 at Amazon
$50 List
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Pros Great glide, steam output, preciseGreat steam output, glide, preciseRapid heating, good steam output, smooth glideDecent steam output and ironing performanceDecent glide
Cons ExpensiveVery expensiveDifficult to fillDoesn't excel in any particular aspectLow steam output
Bottom Line Providing the same precision and power as other Rowenta models for much less, this is the best model for serious sewers and quiltersPrecise and powerful steam for the most discerning userTop-tier performance at a reasonable priceWhile this model offers decent performance, there are other low price options that offer better valuesNice design that is held back by relatively low steam output
Rating Categories Rowenta DW5080 Focus Rowenta DW7180... CHI Professional Black & Decker D2030 Ultimate...
Ironing Performance (30%)
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Steam Output (30%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Heating (20%)
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Specs Rowenta DW5080 Focus Rowenta DW7180... CHI Professional Black & Decker D2030 Ultimate...
Wattage 1700 1750 1700 1500 1800
Weight 3.4 3.7 2.9 3.3 3.5
Cord Length 8' 8' 10' 8' 10'
Soleplate Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Non-Stick/Ceramic Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Steam Output Test 38 g/min 29 g/min 35 g/min 24 g/min 19 g/min
Temperature After Two Minutes of Heating (degrees F) 400 430 440 420 390
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