Rowenta IS6202 Canister Steamer Review

After reading several different fabric steamer reviews, I knew that the Rowenta IS6202 Canister Steamer was a garment steamer that I wanted to review. Just looking at the pictures, I thought it was a stylish looking unit and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. So I ordered one and anxiously awaited its arrival. You can just about imagine how giddy I was when I finally received it.

The first thing I noticed about it – besides its stylish color – was its size. It was only about 19.4 inches by 12 inches and only weighed around 13-pounds. I also noticed that it had a telescopic pole with a built-in hanger. This allows the unit to be easily stored.

This 1500-watt garment steamer also had a foot operated on/off switch and came with several accessories: a crease attachment for pants, a fabric brush and a lint pad. So upon initial review, it looked like this unit had everything needed to be a contender for the top canister garment steamer. And that’s when I ran into a few problems.

While this unit produced a large amount of steam and could deliver about an hour of steam time, I did notice that at times it did “spit” water. It didn’t do it every single time I used it, but it did it enough for me to take notice. I just think it’s something worth mentioning. Another thing I noticed is that it doesn’t have an auto shut off safety feature. While some people may not be bothered by this lack of an auto shut-off, I wasn’t too fond of it not having one.

What I did like about his unit was that it had a large wand that allowed me to remove wrinkles on a larger piece of fabric at one time. If it weren’t for those two issues, this unit really would’ve been a contender for the top garment steamer. After all, it’s stylish, has a wide wand and produces quite a bit of steam. It’s just a little “wet” for my tastes.

8.2 Total Score
Bottom Line

If it weren't for lack of an auto shut-off safety feature and occasional water "spitting", this unit really would've been a contender for the top garment steamer

Ease of Use
  • Powerful
  • Large steam head
  • Comes with accessories
  • Compact
  • May "spit" water
  • No auto shut-off feature
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