Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Steam Iron Review


Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Micro Steam Iron is, simply put, the best steam iron on the market today. It totally hits the sweet spot between price and quality and is number 1 in our 'best steam irons' rankings.

But why? Let's get into it.

What Comes in the Box

  • 1 X Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Microsteam Iron
  • User Manual
  • Warranty

Product Features & Technical Details

The iron measures 12.6 inches by 5.7 inches by 7.1 inches. It also weighs 3.5 pounds, which makes it pretty lightweight.

This product works on any garment, from delicate to the thickest fabric you can find.

Some other features:

High-Quality Soleplate. The base is made of stainless steel and has 400 steam holes for better distribution of moisture. Not just a marketing gimmick! It really helps to distribute the steam and get better, more consistent results. It also has a narrow tip to work even on the tight spots. Of course it's scratch-resistant and glides well, too.

Powerful Steam. With a 1700-watt power rating, you won't find many products more powerful.

Vertical Ironing. You can also use this iron vertically. Even in an upright position, it will still be able to generate steam and remove stubborn creases.

Ergonomically Designed Handle. The handle is made with a comfortable grip design. This gives you protection from hand/arm strain.

Automatic Shut-Off. It shuts off automatically when the iron is left open in three unsafe positions. When left horizontally or tipped over, the iron will turn off after 30 seconds. Alternatively, when left vertically, the equipment will shut off in eight minutes.

Made in Germany. The country has long been recognized for producing top-quality items through its stringent manufacturing processes and fanatical attention to detail. (Cheaper Rowentas are made in China.)


Going from a normal iron to a cheap steam iron is like getting your car serviced. Going from a cheap steam iron to the DW8080 is like driving a Rolls Royce. It's smooth, powerful, and you'll soon stop worrying about the price tag!

It glides across fabrics and blasts away wrinkles and creases. The steam is strong and powerful and the heat is consistent and even.

It's simple to use with enough settings for pro use. 

Our only quibble is that the one-year warranty isn't really enough - steam irons are fairly unreliable (yes, even the top-of-the-line German models) and a 2-year warranty would be much appreciated. Still, it's a beautiful steam iron with performance to match.


  • Does not catch on fabric
  • Works even without the steamer
  • Comes with a long cord
  • Heats up quickly
  • Has precision tip


  • Reports of leaking
  • Difficult to monitor water the current water level

Who Should Buy It

This is the best steam iron on the market and should be the first choice for everyone. There are reasons to look elsewhere - if your budget is tight or if you want something more 'tailored' for sewing and quilting. But the DW8080 should be the first one you consider.

Conclusion and Recommendation

The Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master Microsteam Iron is not cheap, but it's proof that you get what you pay for.

Highly recommended.