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Rowenta compared to B&Decker Digital Advantage
on February 8, 2012
I bought the Rowenta Power Duo with vertical steam 4 or 5 years ago at a local fabric store with 40% off coupon. I figured they were the best so worth investment but was not all that impressed with it. I thought it would be so different than any other iron I had had before. And after having dropped it one too many times, it cracked the water well and needed replacing so I replaced it with a Black and Decker Digital Advantage knowing I wasn't going to get the Rowenta Iron again and funds were limited at that time. (I am looking at them both since I still have Rowenta which I have yet to take to recycle center.) I bought Black and Decker about 2 years ago at Target probably, since I needed one right away.
I prefer everything about B&D over the Rowenta.
*More vertical space for my hand when holding handle since no dial in the way.
*larger spout or well to pour water and I can fill B&D while it is standing up. To fill Rowenta, it needs to be plate down which isn't convenient hands-free if it is hot.
* I am just noticing why the Rowenta dropped more frequently. When it stands up, the base is flat. When the B&D stands upright, it is arched in the middle so appears to be standing on points at corners so won't tip over easily.
*B&D cord is 2' longer.
I would not get a Rowenta iron again!