Top-notch Rowenta streamer is a great suppliment to an iron
15 February 2011
Excerpt: I had been looking at clothing steamers for a long time before I found a good deal on this Rowenta; considering this is, at best, a suppliment to a regular iron, I found it hard to justify spending a lot on it. After buying one, I would probably still agree with this sentiment, although I'm sure glad I did.
Can't survive without our Rowenta Commercial Garment Steamer!
31 May 2010
Excerpt: I am not sure how we survived so many years without a Rowenta Commercial Garment Steamer. The IS9100 has been a pleasure to use and we have had absolutely no issues with it. In an effort to cut dry cleaning costs, we purchased this model and have been extremely happy with it.
The Rowenta Steamer is still a tool for a chore, but......
31 May 2010
Excerpt: I hate to iron, and I don't love to steam clothes, but...the Rowenta IS9100 Commercial Garment Steamer, * does make the chore alot easier. My first steamer was not a Rowenta, and although it was better than ironing now that I own the * Rowenta IS9100 Commercial Garment Steamer, * I tolerate this chore better than ever! The main difference between this steamer and the others, is the hose. It is durable and not plastic.
Excerpt: Wow! I cannot believe it took me this long to invest in a garment steamer! I have always hated ironing and embarrassingly have stayed away from most clothes that require pressing before wear. I read an article about steamers and the fact that you could use them for clothes, drapes, in your car, to sanitize mattresses, and a whole host of other things. I decided to start shopping around and kept coming back to the Rowenta brand over and over again.
Summary: I love this steamer. It's fast, efficient. Most of the criticisms I've read here are from people who don't read the directions. I haven't had a single problem. I don't get water spotting or burned by the handle. Hold it properly, start at the bottom and work your way UP. The tank is plenty large so lasts a good long while. The hangar at the top makes it easy. I love it, wish I had it YEARS ago. NO PROBLEMS!
Summary: heats up- great; hot steam; after few months, container lid slipped off - used plumbers tape; after a year, it stopped steaming - took it apart and found serious calcification. looking for new hose to repair it.
Summary: I bought this steamer last year with high expectations. After experimenting with it for a few days, I discovered it does not do shirts and pants as well as a traditional iron. It did wonders on my new bedroom valances, steamed wonderfully and it was much easier than ironing. I also used it to take the creases out of my decorative pillows and comforter on my bed. It stopped producing steam after about 12 uses, the steam comes and goes.