Rowenta DW5197 Focus Micro Steam Iron Review

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The Rowenta DW5197 Micro Steam Iron is one of the top models from the top steam iron brand.

It’s one of the best steam irons, and probably the best for sewing/quilting/crafting.

Rowenta DW5197 Focus Micro

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What Comes in the Box

  • 1 X Rowenta DW5197 Micro Steam Iron
  • User Manual
  • Warranty

Product Features & Technical Details

The product measures 12.6 inches by seven inches by 5.7 inches. It weighs four pounds and has a sleek profile.

This iron has a power rating of 1700 watts and it can generate as much as 100 grams of steam per minute.

Additionally, here are its top features:

High-Quality Soleplate: All Rowenta’s steam iron models feature a stainless steel soleplate. This model has 400 micro steam holes for better gliding and steam distribution. In addition, it has a narrow tip to work on tough areas.

No Auto-Off Function: The absence of an automatic shut-off feature is ideal for someone who works on embossed fabrics, seals a hem, or any other kind of craftwork where you might put the iron aside for a little while. Just be careful!

Calc-Preventing Valve: The iron’s valve is made to eliminate the build-up of calcium and impurities in the iron. As a result, the lifespan of the iron will be extended and you should continue to get consistent performance.

Anti-Drip Feature: Even when the iron is used at low temperatures, it will not leak or spit on fabrics.

Upright Ironing: You can produce steam and iron clothes vertically.

Easy Configuration: Monitoring the settings of the iron is easier with its ergonomically designed thermostat knob. That makes reading the temperature and water level much more convenient.


We love how fast it heats up – there’s little wasted time here. You get a few shots of steam and have to wait a little while for it to ‘recharge’, but we’re talking about seconds here, not minutes.

The amount of steam it can produce is nuts, and it really helps on thick fabrics.

We’ve already mentioned it a couple of times but the fact that it doesn’t have an auto shut-off feature is ideal for a seamstress or embroidery work etc.

Some people find it too heavy, and there have been reports of units breaking after a few uses. Those are astonishingly rare, though. This is one of Rowenta’s made in Germany models, and it really shows in the build quality.


  • Produces a lot of steam
  • Works on tight corners
  • No auto shut-off
  • Easy refill
  • Sturdy construction
  • German engineering


  • Too thick handle
  • You have to do your own safety reminders!

Who Should Buy This Product

Anyone doing any kind of crafts. Plus any homeowner who wants/can afford German quality appliances.


A strong buy. Great features, great performance, and it treats you like an adult. Treat it well and you won’t be disappointed.