Summary: This was a great little purchase that has paid for itself many times over. It is built with quality parts and continues to work flawlessly. The comfort grip fits just right in most hands and performs like a heavy duty iron even though it is a light weight. When placed upright it turns itself off if left alone for a period of time. The self cleaning feature is a plus and this item is a pleasure to use.
Summary: This product worked great for almost five years until it developed a leak. I've learned online that this leak is common and is due to a poorly designed seal between plastic and steel pieces. Obviously, Rowenta doesn't care about those who use their products if they design something so poorly. You'd think they outsource their engineering to Kenmore, expert of the "break a day after warranty" gimmick.
Summary: I know that this model has probably been discontinued, but the remarks I have may be relevant for Rowenta irons in general. I purchased my Rowenta DX6900 about 18 months ago at Tuesday Morning for $50. I have taken very good care to make sure it doesn't fall and get damaged. It has not met my expectations for dependability. I have used tap water or spring water consistently. (Does Tuesday Morning sell items that have been sent back to manufactures with defects, i.e.
Summary: After 1 year power started to work on and off depending on position of the wire. Impossible to open iron and check the problem. After 1 day of work I managed to do it. Power cable was broken inside. In German iron for this price -totally unacceptable.
Summary: I purchased this iron approximately 3 years ago, because I value a quality iron. After using it, there is no question in my mind that Rowenta makes a very effective iron product. The problem is that it only lasted 3 years . . . I was expecting an investment in a quality appliance to last at least 5 - 7 years. This is a disappointing result and I'm not planning on buying a Rowenta to replace this one.
Summary: This product developed a faulty power cord after only a year. The auto off function is directly linked to the position of the power cord and the thing would only stay on if the cord was untwisted and swiveled in a certain position. After about a year and a half the iron stopped turning on altogether. If it had lasted longer the iron would have been great. It is heavy with a stainless steel face that stayed relatively crud free.
Summary: Growing up in Germany, I only buy genuine German irons. This Rowenta certainly holds up to the company's reputation. It's heavier than a "normal" American iron, but that helps when you want a sturdy crease on your sleeve or pant leg. Definitely a great iron for under $100.
Summary: this iron has leaked from day one. It leaks when I am pressing, It leaks when I set it on the heel. I have contacted the manufacturer, but all I got was some "canned" response. The suggestion was of no help. For a "highly rated" product with a price tag to match, this iron has finally hit the trash can after 2 1/2 years. My replacement???? A Black and Decker for $39. It has not leaked once. So price is not always a good indicator of quality......
Summary: Ordered this over Amazon and it stopped working properly after a month. The iron shuts off promptly after heating up to adequate temperature. Neither Amazon or the manufacturer would stand behind their product after 30 days. Be careful and use it alot before 30 days is up!
Summary: I researched irons for about a week before deciding to buy the DX6900 over the much reviewed Black & Decker 2000. I liked the extra power it offers (1700) and that it was made in Germany. The unit is very well made and inspires confidence. After using it for about 3 months, all I can say is that it is the best iron I have ever had. We have a cleaning lady and she loves this iron too.