Rowenta IS9200 Review
Information is provided in this Rowenta IS9200 Review about the pros and cons of this clothing steamer. The IS9200 is in Rowenta’s Precision Valet Commercial Steamer line and it’s considered a professional grade, complete garment care system. In addition to exceptional wrinkle remover, the feature that offers the most benefit to users is the ability to freshen fabrics and upholstery. The Rowenta IS9200 has a very high steam output, which is one of the reasons why this steamer is so popular. Pricing for this model is around $180.
Another reason for the popularity of the Rowenta IS9200 is that all of the accessories have a space within the unit and the handle telescopes, making it easy to store anywhere which is a nice consideration for a commercial steamer. Although, the IS9200 is used for at home clothing care, the distinction of “commercial” means that the unit is designed for personal and professional use. This is a plus for household use because the Rowenta IS9200 can take on furnishings, clothing and yet still produce powerful steam for pet hair removal and tile and grout cleaning.
Rowenta IS9200 Design
The Rowenta IS9200 features a foot pedal for operating the on/off switch and for retracting the cord. It has a built-in hanger and tilt-and-roll construction, designed to roll easily on its large back wheels for transport and storage. An extra-large water tank holds 1 gallon (3785ml) of water that provides over 2.5 hours of continuous use. Adjustable steam control settings, provides variable options for steam levels to match clothing fabric. An adjustable telescopic pole makes it simple and easy to pull up or push down to various heights.
A diffuse steam head offers superior steam quality, which heats up in less than 60 seconds. Although the steam gets very hot, the hose and handle remain cool to touch. The full size valet steamer automatically flips off when the tank runs out of water and this steamer uses regular tap water, making it convenient for home use.
The IS9200 has a base with two attachment compartments for the accessories which include a crease attachment, lint, and upholstery and fabric brush. Another great design element that shows the attention Rowenta pays to customers is the power cord that retracts into the base, which makes storage of this unit much easier.
This steamer has 1550 watts of power for easy wrinkle removal and it can straighten crooked sequins and beads and fluff depressed ruffles. The gun metal grey body with a deep purple border makes for an attractive appearance. The Rowenta IS9200 weighs 27 pounds and it measures 7 x 62 x 12 inches.
During our reviews of steamers, we have noticed that several steamers that are supposed to take care of all window treatments in the home were unable to do because the cord was too short to reach the top of the curtains and drapes. That problem solved with the IS9200, it comes with an extension rod which extends to allow steam to penetrate hard to reach places.
Rowenta IS9200 Performance
In this Rowenta IS9200 Review, we were mostly pleased with the results from this steamer but there were a few nagging problems to justify the price tag.
This steamer is made from good quality materials, and is simple to use. Comparing the Rowenta to the Jiffy steamers, you will see a big difference in the materials used as Rowenta uses a lot of plastic while the Jiffy uses metal. We are on the fence whether it really makes a difference, but metal seems to be a more solid material. The IS9200 is very easy to use – fill the unit with water, turn the steamer on with a tap of the foot, choose steam setting and in just over a minute, you are ready to go.
The hanger is convenient and solidly built. It provides ample adjustment which is a shortcoming for many of the steamers we have tested so you can do long garments without concern. There is also no worry with the IS9200 that it is top heavy and unstable when hanging heavier garments.
We liked the power settings for the steam with low, medium and high. The high works extremely well on heavy fabrics and quickly gets rid of wrinkles. The lower settings were a bit too high in our opinion for delicate fabrics. An extra low setting would have been ideal. While it’s not iron quality, the included creaser attachment does a really good job seams and collars. The IS9200 is also very quiet.
Something we would have liked to see in a steamer at this price would be a back screen like the Rowenta IS6300. The screen makes it so much easier to get professional results and at this price is expected. Another odd choice by Rowenta was the small steamer head. A larger steam head would have been a better choice and would give faster steaming results. Last, while the wheels were large and can go through carpet easily, they don’t swivel which makes in inconvenient to easily turn.
Overall, the IS9200 is on the expensive side, but you get a well-made, nicely designed product, one that steams for a long time, has a ton of power to provide great wrinkle removing results. While there are a few small inconveniences, make no mistake that the IS9200 is a powerful steamer that will give great results.
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Overall, the IS9200 is on the expensive side, but you get a well-made, nicely designed product, one that steams for a long time, has a ton of power to provide great wrinkle removing results.