Rowenta DW5080 Review

Ironing can be a basic task that can be calming and even enjoyable when using the right iron. Using an iron with accuracy and enhanced features ensures the job is completed to expectations, with little frustration.

Using a trusted brand such as Rowenta is essential in choosing which iron to keep in the comfort of your home. Rowenta is German branded company dating as far back as 1909 and focuses on perfecting household products. The Rowenta DW5080 is an iron that focuses on the precision of hard to reach places while ensuring perfect distribution of steam to help get out the toughest of creases and stains.

Rowenta delivers a product with enhanced features and a price that won’t break the bank.

The Design

Rowenta DW 5080

With the most advanced features, Rowenta manages to never neglect the design of the model. Delivering a sleek German steel and a high-precision tip, the design never falters to the numerous features.

High-Precision Tip:

The 5080 model performs a beautiful balancing act between the design and features. The high precision-tip is made to reach and handle the toughest edges, such as collars and seams on a shirt. With this tip, the design not only looks great but plays a major factor in the perfect ironing session.


To ensure the toughest of jobs can be accomplished, the Rowenta DW5080 packs a lot of power in the steel device using 1700 watts of power to press the steam through the 400 microholes.

The Tank

With a water tank that can hold up to 300 ml, over ten ounces, of water, the German made iron is built to last for the longest of ironing sessions. One of the annoyances of ironing is having to break too refill a water tank or having to constantly refill too frequently. This tank not only holds water like a camel but appropriately disperses through the Micro-steam soleplate.

The Cord

The iron is equipped with a power cord that runs 2.5 meters, over eight feet of extension to give range to any layout in your home.


Rowenta DW5080 Review

The 5080 model uses a variety of features to add to the “wow” factor of this particular model. Compared to Rowenta’s variety of models, the one major feature missing is the eco-mode. Eco-mode allows the iron to save energy while less steam is being used.

Safety is a consideration in all of Rowenta’s products. The 5080 model contains a safety shut-off switch that will activate after eight minutes of it standing upright, and thirty seconds if the iron is lying face down without moving.

So many products in today’s market require a specific water to be used. Rowenta has created a device that allows you to use water straight from the sink. The iron uses an anti-calcium system to accomplish this feature, while also having an auto-clean feature.

What can be better than not having to worry what type of water you put into the tank? The only feature that can top the range of water, is the fact that the German made product auto-cleans. That’s right, you never have to worry about breaking down this household appliance for a monthly cleaning.

With an ergonomic control, you’ll be able to adjust the iron to any form of material you’re ironing, from Wool to silk, and even nylons. You’ll


Rowenta DW5080 Review 2019

The simplicity of the design, allows the performance to operate in a smooth experience that makes ironing a relaxing affair. After plugging the iron into a power source, simply turn the thermostat knob to your desired setting of high heat or low and turn the second knob to the material your ironing.

The heat-up time takes roughly a minute or less for the iron to be at the desired temperature. Let me tell you, this is ideal. The biggest complaint I’ve had about iron’s in my past is how long the warm-up takes before I can get to work.

After a quick warm-up, I experienced an average of five to eight minutes my clothes to perfection. The word perfection is the standard that Rowenta strives for, and have achieved. A reasonable amount of time considering my old iron could take upwards of twenty minutes.

When I approached a rather tricky wrinkle, I deployed the “steam boost” button to use a maximum amount of power and distributed steam to eliminate the stubborn wrinkle.

The cleanup is non-existent and ideal for me considering I save my ironing until I’m already running late.

Final Thoughts:

An incredible German design, with a plethora of features that never have you wishing the product had “more”.

The only element missing is the DW5080 model is the eco-mode which allows you to save a little bit of energy. However, this is counterbalanced by the time saved from the speedy performance.

If you’re looking for an iron with all the bells and whistles that won’t break the bank, then Rowenta is the company to trust in.

The Pros

  • High precision tip for difficult areas
  • Perfect steam distribution
  • Large water tank
  • Auto Cleaning w/Anti-Calcium System

The Cons

  • No eco-mode
Rowenta DW5080 Review
  • 8.5/10
    Overall - 8.5/10


The Rowenta DW5080 iron is an excellent pick for essentially everyone. All-around highly recommended.

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