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Rowenta Compact Valet Garment Steamer

Est. $100
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Rowenta Compact Valet Garment Steamer

Pros
  • Simple design
  • One hour of steam
  • Includes accessories
Cons
  • Hanger and clips not user-friendly
  • Handle gets hot
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Bottom line

Rowenta's Compact Valet Garment Steamer is ideal for steaming wrinkles out of clothes and household items like curtains. Professional and consumer reviewers say it is easy to set up and use. They praise its ability to heat quickly and produce copious steam for more than an hour before the tank needs to be refilled. Some consumers say the hanger and clips are difficult to use. Other users complain that the handle gets very hot.

Features

Built-in hanger. The Rowenta Compact Valet Garment Steamer (IS6200) has a built-in hanger with rotating pants clips for steaming garments. Consumer reviewers say its telescopic pole collapses for easy storage. Much like a suitcase with a handle, the IS6200 can be tilted onto its back wheels and rolled. It switches off automatically if the tank runs dry. Accessories include a fabric brush for delicates, lint pad and crease attachment. A foot pedal with an indicator light is used to turn the IS6200 on and off. Its transparent, removable tank holds 81 ounces of tap water.

Ease of use

Basic design. The 15-pound Rowenta Compact Valet Garment Steamer has a simple design that is easy to use to remove wrinkles from clothes, curtains and other items, according to professional and consumer reviewers. Owners say the large, transparent, removable 81-ounce tank is easy to fill. But they also wish the garment steamer's hanger was removable or adjustable, and some say the rotating clips are tricky to use. They telescopic pole adjusts easily for different height jobs, users say, and it moves easily from place to place.

Performance

Heats up quickly. Those who say they hate ironing and don't want the expense of dry cleaning praise the results they get from steaming with the 1,500-watt Rowenta Compact Valet Garment Steamer. It heats up in a minute or less and produces copious steam, which quickly and effectively removes wrinkles. Some say the handle becomes uncomfortably hot and they need to use a protective mitt. The biggest complaint about all garment steamers is that they do not give the same crisp look as an iron does: The Rowenta solves that problem by including a crease presser that users say works well. It comes with a one-year warranty.

Where To Buy
Rowenta IS6200 Compact Valet Full Size Garment Steamer with Foot Operated On-Off Switch 1500 Watt, Blue

 (117 reviews)
Buy new: $129.99 $99.94   7 Used & new from $89.00

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Our Sources

1. Bestcovery.com

Bestcovery.com includes the Rowenta IS6200 Compact Valet Full Size Garment Steamer in its listing of Best Garment Steamers with a 4.5-out-of-5 score. Reviewer Jerry Arlen praises the steamer's price, simple design and the inclusion of three accessories. He notes the IS6200 produces steam for about an hour before the tank needs refilling.

Review: Best Garment Steamer, Jerry Arlen, Aug. 28, 2013

2. Amazon.com

Amazon.com contributors give the Rowenta IS6200 Compact Valet Garment Steamer a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on more than 70 reviews. Consumers say the steamer removes wrinkles from everything from brides' and bridesmaids' dresses to sweaters, and is great for coats that simply need to be "freshened."

Review: Rowenta IS6200 Compact Valet Full Size Garment Steamer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013

3. BedBathAndBeyond.com

BedBathAndBeyond.com contributors give the Rowenta Garment Steamer IS6200 a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on a handful of reviews. Owners say that overall it is easy to use and heats quickly, but the shirt hanger can be difficult to use.

Review: Rowenta Garment Steamer IS6200, Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com, As of November 2013

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