Well, why did you choose the Rowenta DG8520 Perfect Steam Iron Station over others? If you are looking for reviews, you have come to the right place. Before we proceed with further ado, there's something you need to know that I recently discovered.
Difference Between Steam Iron and Steam Generator Iron
"What the heck!?" Is this your reaction right now? For those who don't know, steam iron and steam generator iron (like Rowenta DG8520) are two very different things. Let me explain this to you:
Major Design Difference:
A steam generator iron has these two major components: iron itself with a water component and steam generator equipment. A piece of tube connects both the components to pass the steam from the generator to the iron where as in a steam iron, there's a small inbuilt water reservoir that generates steam.
You might have guessed by now, a steam generator iron has a separate reserve for water that gets converted to powerful steam as opposed to the standard steam iron that generates little amount of steam.
A steam generator iron is built to perform better than a standard steam iron. The standard one requires you to press the iron against the fabric for letting it penetrate into it while you apply the force. On the other hand, steam generator irons are built to penetrate deeper into fabrics with high pressure steam doing the work.
A steam iron is much lighter in weight and cost-efficient than a steam generator iron. If you don't have a stack of clothes, drapes or other fabrics to be ironed every other day, then we recommend you not to go for the latter. The latter one is well-suited for customers who are an avid fan of the highest quality ironing results.
Well, I turn into an OCD person when it comes to perfection. Even if I use a steam iron to gentle the creases, they look like rifts in the Great Rift Valley to me after I am done. A steam generator iron works best for me. Let's dive deep into the most efficient steam generator iron in the market: Rowenta DG8520
- High pressure steam (5 bar) penetrating deeper into fabrics
- A mass flow rate of 120 g/min allows steaming hanging garments or drapes or smoothing out thicker fabrics.
- An inbuilt calc collector easily collects calcium particles (if any).
- Detachable iron tank ensures easy refill.
- Stainless steel soleplate with 400 micro-steam holes for equi-distribution of steam for effective ironing.
- 47 Oz water tank capacity allowing 1.5 hours of continuous ironing.
- Eco-energy mode saves up to 20% of energy.
The best part about Rowenta DG8520 is it's effective steam; steam gushing out at 120 g/min is powerful enough to render exceptional ironing experience. The durable stainless steel soleplate with 400 micro-holes enables effortless glide with even steam diffusion. It is the best-rated ironing performer in the garment industry. With the profiled tip, it makes it easier to reach difficult places and eliminate wrinkles.
The 47 ounce water tank prevents you from time and again refill thus making ironing less tedious and more fun. It has an auto shut-off system that shuts down steam production after being idle for sometime. Also the safety lock system ensures that both the units of the iron travel as two bodies one soul (easy maneuverability).
If you take ironing as a chore and have spent most of your life making excuses to avoid ironing until the last moment then ironing with this steam generator iron would be great fun, trust me! Unlike traditional iron, you don't need to bother burning a hole in your clothes or stay alert to regulate the temperature.
The 2-in-1 combo of a garment steamer and a traditional iron, this iron takes less than 2 minutes to generate steam and allows you the leverage of steaming the garment while hanging it like a clothes steamer (known as vertical steaming) as well as ironing like fabric by pressing it against an ironing board.
The eco-energy mode makes it energy-efficient and also prevents you from spending hundreds of dollars on laundry every month.
The easily accessible trigger switch makes it easy to control vertical steaming. If you find water dripping out of the iron initially then let me walk you through the science behind this: water takes 100° C to convert itself to steam and until that threshold is reached, you would undoubtedly see dripping.
Like traditional iron, this iron too has a temperature control dial that allows you to iron varieties of fabrics ranging from cotton, linen to silk and wool.
For people like me, who believe in perfection in garment pressing, this iron is worth a life-experience. It would be fun, trust me!
Downside of Rowenta DG8520
There are always two sides of an unbiased coin. But here, it is a biased iron because the pros outnumbers the cons. The cons are trivial yet they exist. It includes:
- Power cord is a bit shorter
- Overall unit is a bit bulky
- Slow leak of water
- Steam outlet is a bit noisy (Is than even a drawback? duh!)
- Temperature regulator dial is a bit of stubborn and takes a bit of an effort to regulate it.
If you are a bit skeptical about putting your best foot forward to make a purchase, I would suggest you to weigh equally on the pros and cons of the iron. More than 90% of the customers who made the purchase are happy with it. Rowenta DG8520 perfect steam iron is a very popular iron and if you feel that the above mentioned cons will bother you, then don't settle with disappointment. If you have any further queries, leave a comment below. We are happy to help!