Summary: For a small travel iron this one packs a huge punch. I took it to Europe and used it daily. There is room for an adequate amount of water in the reservoir if you prefer to use the steam or spray setting . It isn't leaky either if it tips over, I found out. There are several sets of heat to choose from by a twist of the dial. The handle folds down for easy storage in its own compact storage bag. I liked it so much I sent it with my sister to use with her European trip.
Summary: I'm a quilter, so I need a reliable iron. I had the original Rowenta travel iron for several years and liked it. The cord finally sparked one day, so that was it for that iron. I purchased the new Rowenta DA1560 travel iron. I loved how it felt and ironed (better than the first one), but it only took it a month to quit working. Just as another reviewer wrote, mine started emitting electrical smoke, and it was done!
Summary: I chose to ignore the negative reviews AND the reviews of the group I sew/quilt with on a weekly basis. I bought this iron the end of July. I have plugged it in perhaps four times since then. Yesterday I plugged it in. It immediately began snapping and then smoking (not steam). It smelled like burning electrical wiring and the smoke increased. Needless to say I unplugged it. Sad and a wasted of money.
Summary: Good points about this iron first: It is very compact, with a handle that folds in on itself and has its own carrying bag. Fits very easily in a suitcase. For the size, had excellent heat and a good amount of steam--I actually used this iron over a regularly sized cheap hotel iron that had less holes. In that sense, it's hard to imagine a smaller iron with this much power. I was very satisfied with this purchase at first.
Summary: It irons the smallest Barbie Doll Dress, to the triple extra large dress, pants, shirts, it irons wrinkles out in one glide and gets into the tiny places like no other iron I've used, and believe me, I've used a lot!
This little Rowenta put my full size Black and Decker iron to shame!
M. Walker, Amazon
2 June 2013
Summary: I absolutely love this iron! Had it a month now and use it daily for my quilting. I bought it for it's compact size to press seams as I piece quilt tops. I found myself using it for everything else as well. It generates lots of steam and gets nice and hot! Heats up quickly and really knocks out those wrinkles quick with all those little steam holes!
Summary: I will not be buying anymore of these types of Irons. Mine has barley been used and stopped working. What a dissapointment because I paid too much for this little iron for it to not last over a few ironings.