Summary: I also picked this up at Costco for the same price as the earlier reviewer. I'm a big fan of Rowenta -- solid, German-made irons that are well-designed. Well, *were* well-designed. The water spray is an essential function for me on an iron.
Summary: I wasn't going to buy another Rowenta, but the reviews were so good on this one, I wanted to see for myself. I probably paid too much for this iron, but I've been very happy with it. It doesn't leak like its Rowenta predecessor.
Summary: I don't often write reviews unless a product I purchase is either very good or very bad. I would prefer that this product was very good as I have owned several very good Rowenta irons but sorry folks, I hate this iron. I gave it one star because ok, it irons clothes.
Summary: This is the third Rowenta of this model that we have used. The first lasted about four years, the second one about two years and this one only 10 months. My wife loves this iron because it's heavier, has good steam, is smooth, and just generally handles better.
Summary: I purchased the previous model for this and had the iron for 4 to 5 years. I wanted high end because I typically find you get what you pay for and at the time it was $140. After the first year it stopped squirting water, after the second year the dial no longer lit up, and it has gone down hill...
Summary: We were very excited to receive and use our first high end iron! We had always had problems with leaking and inconsistent-heat irons (Big Box store type). This iron would not hold heat (drove my wife CRAZY!) and the auto steam feature was useless unless you kept pushing the burst of steam button.
Summary: OK, I'm a guy, and I do all sorts of guy stuff. I watch the NFL and the NBA. I drive a fast car, I never ask for directions, and only on occasion do I really listen to my wife. I possess an arsenal of DeWALT power tools displayed on my garage wall, and my tool belt would make Batman proud.
Summary: We've just trashed (actually it's in the recycle bin) our third and final Rowenta Steamium DW9080 iron. The first was replaced under warranty by the dealer. Rowenta wouldn't replace it because we didn't have the receipt, even though the date code on the iron itself showed it was only a few months...
Summary: I have had 2 other Rowenta irons which I loved, but this one does not work at all well for me. It seems to be made for novice ironers, and has lots of 'help' that gets in the way if you are experienced.
Summary: I received a damaged package and was intent on sending it back without even trying it. The next day I decided to go ahead and try it since it was here. I am not sure what it means by auto steam, but there was no automatic steam produced from with iron.