New Rowenta steam generator iron launchedRowenta unveils DG9860 Liberty for easy ironing

27 April 2013

Rowenta DG9860 Liberty steam generator

Rowenta has launched a new portable steam generator iron with some useful features designed to help you blitz your ironing pile with ease.

This new steam generator has wheels that makes it easy to move to your ironing board, and a telescopic cord to stop it getting in your way while you’re ironing.

But it doesn’t come cheap - buying one will leave a sizeable £400 dent in your wallet.

If you’re looking for a cheaper steam iron or generator to help you make light work of the ironing and leave a flawlessly smooth finish to your clothes, check out our steam iron Best Buys.

Rowenta Liberty steam generator iron

This steam generator has a spec to rival the best models on the market. Rowenta claims it delivers a huge amount of high-pressure steam and has a powerful steam boost for tackling deep creases. It also has a large water tank, which should let you get through more of your ironing before you have to refill the tank.

It potentially tops other models because you can wheel this generator around without having to carry it. Most generators are heavy when the tank is full with water, which makes the Liberty DG9860 a great option if you struggle to carry heavy loads.

Plus the base remains on the floor so it doesn’t take up valuable space on your ironing board. The telescopic power cord can be positioned well out of the way, so it shouldn’t snag on clothes or wrinkle areas you’ve already ironed.

Is this steam generator iron worth the money?

This steam generator is more expensive than most Philips, Bosch and Tefal models. But does it deliver quick, easy ironing and flawlessly smooth clothes? And are its extra features so handy they’re worth paying more for?

To answer these questions, we tried it out at home. Read our experiences of the Liberty DG9860 and discover our expert verdict.