Heavier (4lbs v 3lbs 8oz) Platinum coating over the stainless steel 50w higher holds .3 oz more water More advanced steam system Anti Calc system (Their Focus model also has this, but the Professional does not) Electronic Temp Control (again Focus has it, but Pro does not)
I would recommend the Focus model for the $$ savings and similar features to the Advancer. It's cheaper than the pro even.
Can you or anyone who has used this iron beyond its initial period tell me if it has begun to "spew", leak or sputter? I have had several Rowenta irons in the past and they invariably sputter and drip eventually and create lots of ironing headaches. How is this one doing after owning it for a longer time? Thanks.
That is true, but I don't set the selected setting below the minimum steam setting. I have been ironing all my life and am a bit of an ironing snob. I know what I'm doing and love a good job and good tools. I have found the Rowenta irons to be consistenly overrated, overpriced and disappointing - and I own two of them. I also own other brands. I am still seeking a perfect iron. Rowenta irons leak, sputter, spew and drip rusty water and it is a very maddening thing when it happens. What difference does it make to have a stainless steel plate when all the "insides" are the parts that will create rust - and do - and then leak or spew rusty water, or even just water, leaving water spots and stains! This is a design flaw that has existed in the very expensive Rowenta irons since I bought my first back in the 1980s so it is beyond me why they haven't fixed it. There are MANY ironing humans out there who have complaints about the Rowentas - although to be fair, it's not only Rowentas that have such problems. It's just that Rowenta touts their irons and prices their irons as if they are superior products.
The dz9080 is about my5th Rowenta. I am a sewer and really like the steam and heat from Rowenta but they all only last about 1 year and then start leaking , furiously. Today, it was leaking again and so I did the self clean only to have it start spewing hot steam everywhere and leaking and squirting boiling water on my hand. In spite of the fact that I like the product when it works---I will look for another brand. no more rowenta's for me!!!!
WOW, so glad I am not alone...my long relationship with Rowenta Irons is OVER. Am on my third, you'd think I woudl learn. Sew professionally, ad love them when they work. Sent my second one back, was replaced under warranty, since it was less than 90 days when it made electrical burning sounds, and fried....every single one I have had leaks. The last time I bought a professional Rowenta without auto shut off, thought that may help...NOT! Never again, don't know what I will get this time, but know what I won't get- A Rowenta! Never again!
too have the Rowenta Dz9080 -- given to me as a gift - the last Rowenta hit the ceramic tile and broke into 100 pieces - but back to the one I presently have, it truely was what I thought to be the best iron ever - then one evening while I was ironing I could smell something terrible - I thought it was the material in the slacks I was ironing but gradually the iron got cold - it actually burnt up inside. I haven't even attempted to return it because of all the bad posts I've read and I need another iron now -- not 3 months from now and I want to make sure it will work. For now I'm using an old Sunbeam -- probably about 15 years old - probably cost me about $15-20.00.
I was ready to buy the Rowenta Advancer, but based on your review I am rethinking this model. Do you have any suggestions for a another brand or model iron? I own a DZ1700 which doesn't get hot enough to press linen. I just want a good heavy high-wattage iron with a pointy tip for pressing the tight spots.
Rowenta is certainly over priced for the quality you get. Our Advancer DZ9080 started to leak rusty water and had a burning smell. Returned it for repair under warranty and it took about three weeks to get it back after they received it. Now the same thing has happened again and this time the iron will not heat up at all. Now looking for a brand that will last longer. Never a Rowenta again.
Have the Rowenta Advancer... circuitry went out, they replaced it under warantee (took 2 months)... Now 3 months into the replacement iron, the circuitry went out. Sent it for repair to the place rowenta told me to send it. Got it back after a month. Still doesn't heat up properly, lights don't work right and today I find that the water has completely leaked out all over my ironing board. Anyone have a good suggestion for my next iron? I won't go with the rowenta again!!