The Rowenta Compact Steam Station is our runner-up in the Best Steam Generator Iron review.
Who is it for? This one’s for Rowenta fans who know the value of investing in the brand, but still have to work within a budget. It has a slightly smaller tank than its big brother, the Rowenta DG8520, but it packs an equally powerful steam punch that will de-wrinkle anything you throw at it.
What we love! We love its brilliant performance and its reasonable price. We also love that it has the auto shut-off feature which its big brother does not. This makes it the perfect fit if you’re forgetful or have a family where safety comes first.
The Rowenta Compact Steam Station is excellent value for money considering its high steam generating performance. If comes will all the benefits and features of its competition but in a slightly smaller, compact size.
Its 40 ounce water capacity, provides you with 90 minutes of steaming, utilizing 4 bars of pressure to penetrate fabrics and wipes out wrinkles in seconds. That’s its secret power! Its the pressurized steam that makes it so much more effective compared to conventional steam irons.
Both form and function unite in this stylish green machine… did we mention she has an energy-saving mode? It’s a pleasure to use and here’s why we love it.
Rowenta DG7530 Specifications
- Weight: 9.3 Pounds
- Water Capacity: 40 ounces
- Pressure Rating: 4 Bars
- Voltage: 1800 watts
- Steam Hose: 6 Feet
- Power Cord: 12 Feet
- Safety Auto Switch Off: 8 minutes
- Warranty: 1 Year
Compact Steam Station Features
Continuous High Powered Steam
This 1800 watt machine heats up in just over 2 minutes and produces 120g of steam per minute. Using 4 bars of pressure, the steam is released with a penetrating force that leaves fabrics wrinkle-free in its wake.
The Eco mode uses 20% less energy. The Iron is still highly effective in this mode and will also reduce the amount of water used so your water tank will last even longer.
The Eco mode button is located on the back of the machine.
Micro Steam Stainless Steel Soleplate
The scratch-resistant stainless steel soleplate is a key feature of all Rowenta irons and one of our favorite things about Rowenta. It makes for easy smooth ironing and the 400 micro steam holes ensure even steam distribution over the entire surface you’re working on.
The soleplate comes to a narrow point at the tip of the iron so you can direct it easily around garment seams and other details.
This attractive green machine has an electronic control panel with an indicator light that with let you know when it needs to be refilled or cleaned. It has a scale collector that needs to be rinsed gently and then replace. Never use vinegar or descaling agent to clean out the boiler, follow the manuals easy to follow instructions.
This model has a 3-way auto-off feature making it the only steam generator irons we’ve reviewed with this feature. The iron will switch off if left inactive for more than 8 minutes. If it falls or is accidentally left on its soleplate, it shuts down in 30 seconds.
This feature makes working with your steam iron machine so much less stressful. This feature is not available on the larger Rowenta DG8520.
Large Water Tank Capacity
The Rowenta DG7530 has a 40 ounce water capacity. Despite being smaller than the DG850 by 7 ounces and having 1 less bar of pressure in steam production, it still offers 90 minutes of powerful, uninterrupted ironing time.
Although the machine weighs just over 9 pounds, making it light enough to carry to the kitchen tap, you may find it easier to fill with a water jug. The water tank is not detachable on this model.
The machine is designed to use normal tap water. If you live in an area where the water is particularly hard, you can dilute the water with demineralized or distilled water. Also, avoid using water softeners as some contain salt and chemicals which can damage the iron and shorten its life.
It’s neat and compact, comfortably fitting on the end of your ironing board.
The dial and buttons are well located for ease of operation. The steam buttons are ideally placed on the handle so you can generate steam on demand. Your index finger naturally rests on the continuous steam button that releases the pressurizes steam and your thumb can access the Steam Burst button to help penetrate more stubborn creases or folds.
The base has built-in cord storage making it easy to move, pack away and keep the power cord and steam hose out the way. The iron also has a locking system to ensure it does not fall off its perch. Lift it over the nose of the iron to secure it when not in use.
The power cord is 6 feet long, more than adequate for you to work unencumbered and has a 360 degree swivel attachment so stays out the way when ironing.
Variable Heat and Steam Settings
As you’d expect, heat and steam output can be controlled to suit the type of material you are working with and the steam intensity required to get it perfect and wrinkle-free.
1 Year Warranty and Rowenta Customer Service
This steam generator iron comes with a 1 year limited warranty. If you pick up any faults or damage on your machine, contact an authorized Rowenta dealer in your area. Being environmentally conscious, Rowenta strives to repair their products wherever possible.
- Excellent value for money
- Professional level ironing
- Compact and easy to use
- Eco p0wer saving mode
- Slightly noisy when building steam pressure (To be expected from a high powered steam generating iron)
Our Last Word
This is an awesome compact version of a steam generator iron but packs an impressive punch. Although not rated “professional” like its big brother, it gives the next model up a run for its money…and it will out iron traditional steam irons.
An added advantage is it is also slightly quieter than the Rowenta DG8520, most likely as it builds up steam using 4 bars of pressure compared to 5. If you do a lot of home ironing or sewing, you will not be getting a lesser product simply because of its lesser price tag.
Those of you moving to a steam generator iron from a traditional steam iron, get ready to have your socks knocked off. Pressurized steam is a different beast. At first, the amount of steam and the rumbling noises the machine makes may have you worried about a small implosion… but see the results and you’ll be hooked.
This is ironing on a completely new level.