Rowenta Pro Compact Steamer IS1430 Review
The Rowenta Pro IS1430 is a nice and compact 1400 watt steamer featuring a wider steam head compared to other steamers in this price point which allows for more efficient steaming pressure for better wrinkle releasing abilities. During our Rowenta IS1430 Review, the steamer heated up in under three minutes operated for a respectable 47 minutes with water storage of 33 ounces, which is impressive at this price.
Unlike many steamers, that have a cheap, hard plastic hose, the IS1430 comes with a fabric hose, which is soft and flexible to keep from catching on clothing. The entire unit is on a 360 degree swivel base so you can steam your garments in any angle convenient for you. Another benefit of the swivel base is you can easily wrap the hose on the top portion, slide it up into place and it will not interfere during steaming.
Included attachments are a: lint pad, upholstery brush, a fabric brush, door hook and crease attachment. To keep the attachments organized product comes with a storage bag for storing attachments. The Rowenta IS1430 Pro Compact Garment Steamer not only works great on clothes, it can also work its magic on slip couch covers, bedding as its steam can easily penetrate even the heaviest fabric and garments.
Rowenta Pro Compact Steamer IS1430 – Design
The IS1430 is a compact, easy to store steamer and includes a storage bag for the attachments to keep from losing them. The power cord is hidden under the base of the unit and the hose and steamer head is designed to be attached neatly to the unit. A door hook is included to hang fabrics for easy steaming. The steamer is well balanced and the handle is in easy reach.
The hose could have been made just a little longer as we ended up tipping the steamer over by over stretching a few times which results in spilling hot water on the floor. While it’s certainly something that can be avoided by paying better attention, an extra six inches of hose would have been nice.
Rowenta Pro Compact Steamer IS1430 – Performance
Reviewing the Rowenta IS1430 we found that it is an easy to use, inexpensive steamer.
We were mostly satisfied with the ability to get most wrinkles and creases out of fabrics but this steamer won’t give you the results of a good ironing. Your clothes will look good, but not perfect. We were pleased with the quick heating time (under three minutes) and ability to go 45 minutes on one tank of water. This will give you time to do a lot of clothing without having to refill and reheat, like you will with most compact steamers.
The unit overall is compact and well designed ergonomically and offers great performance against similarly priced units. While it offers some impressive performance and features for the money, there are a few complaints.
The metal hook is a great feature but not as well designed as the Conair GS33R. The foam stickers that prevent the hook from touching the door fell off easily, which is an annoyance but the hook isn’t well designed and the steamer head fell it off during testing.
We also noted that this steamer does not produce continuous steam, but instead, it steams for about one minute, pauses for about 15 seconds then builds up another burst of steam resulting in uneven performance. It’s important to note that during this pause, condensation is building up in the hose and if you aren’t paying attention, it will spit out water on your garments, which is a bigger concern when steaming delicate fabrics. To minimize this try to keep the hose up high which is easier when using the door hook, when it stays on the door.
There was also some leaking found at the connection of the hose to the base. It seems like it would have been minimized through the use of a washer, but our unit did not have one.
For the money, the Rowenta IS1430 is still a powerful compact fabric steamer that you will get good results from in less time than an iron.
Rowenta Pro Compact Steamer IS1430 – Price Comparison
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Reviewing the Rowenta IS1430 we found that it is an easy to use, inexpensive steamer with a quick heat up time and ample water capacity.