ROWENTA STEAM CARE DW3180

STEAM CARE DW3180

GREAT RESULTS WITH ONE SETTING

Ironing made simple with the new DW3180 Steamcare Steam Iron

Rowenta SteamCare provides great performance and worry-free ironing on a wide variety of fabrics. This no-setting needed iron features powerful steam output for efficient results, and a Microsteam 350 soleplate with precision tip for great steam coverage and excellent detailed ironing.

Reference : DW3180U1

ProductBenefits

Great Ironing results with no worries of burning

Perfect combination of steam & heat DW3180 is 100% safe on all fabrics, no temperature adjustment and will not burn your clothes.

Just plug it in and iron. You can iron garment after garment without having to wait or adjust the temperature. 100% safe on all fabrics.

Great results and an easier way to iron with the Rowenta STEAMCARE DW3180 steam iron. Even more, the 1600-watt iron’s patented Microsteam 350 soleplate includes 350 fully activated micro steam holes that push steam evenly into fabric, quickly dissolving wrinkles.

The soleplate’s rounded back end allows for smooth back-and-forth ironing, with no corners to catch on fabric, while its precision-point tip makes easy work of reaching into pleats, maneuvering around buttons, and expertly pressing collars.

For added convenience, the STEAMCARE steam iron’s auto-steam setting produces the perfect amount of steam for the task at hand, and its steam-burst (100-gram/min) and fine-mist-spray options put manual steam at your fingertips and offer a reliable defense against extra-difficult creases. Other thoughtful design details include an 8.45 oz. water tank for 20 minutes of uninterrupted steam, a 8 foot cord for extended reach, and automatic shutoff for safety—not to mention valuable peace of mind after you get to work in the morning. Enjoy ease of use and precision with the DW3180 steam iron.

* Ironable fabrics

* Ironable fabrics

Technical specifications / comparison

Power 1600  W
Continuous steam output 30  g/min
Steam boost 100  g/min
Steam boost 100  g
Vertical Steam    
Spray    
Setting of steam & temperature No setting needed  
Soleplate Technology MICROSTEAM 350 (Stainless Steel)  
Glideability of soleplate ***  
Durability of soleplate / scratch resistance ***  
Precision Tip    
Continuous steam diffusion Tip, side and heart  
Comfort Handle Yes  
Power cord length (ft) 7.9  
Stable rest hill    
Water tank capacity 300  ml
Water tank capacity (oz) 8.45  oz
Water filling hole Medium  
Anti-drip Yes  
Auto-Off    
Power cord length 2.5  m
Anti scale function Anti-scale setting  

FAQ

Choose a board that is height-adjustable to adjust it to your body. It should be steady and robust so that you can place the ironing appliance on it.
The board should be perforated to allow the steam to pass through the fibres of the fabric to soften it and make ironing easier. The ironing board cover should also be suitable to allow the flow of steam through.
There could be several reasons for this:
• You are not using the right type of water (Refer to the FAQ "What water should I use for ironing ?").
• You have used a starch type product on your laundry (Always spray to the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed and clean your iron afterwards.).
• fibers from clothes have been trapped in the holes in the iron and have become carbonised.
• The clothes have not been rinsed enough and there is detergent left on them or you have ironed a new item of clothing before washing it.
• See the instructions for use to find out what type of water is appropriate and clean the soleplate from time to time with a damp sponge.
It is essential to select the right ironing temperature.
Your iron has a built-in thermostat controlling the temperature very precisely over the entire surface of the soleplate. The thermostat dial contains international markers with dots corresponding to three ironing temperatures.
Make sure that you use the right temperature for your clothes:
• Marker with 1 dot for synthetic fabrics.
• Marker with 2 dots for wool and silk.
• Marker with 3 dots for cotton and linen.
• Don't use the Boost steam button intensively. Wait few seconds between each use.
• The temperature button must be placed on Steam area (between 2 dots and MAX).
• Use steam only when the iron is hot (the light must be off).
It is very useful for steaming curtains and other delicate items, such as suits and dresses. While on hangers just hold the fabric taut. Place the iron thermostat and steam output control dial on MAX, press continuously on the steam control button and move the iron from top to bottom. Hold the iron a few centimetres from the garment to avoid burning delicate fabrics. Note that the steam generator produces a very hot steam, therefore, never iron clothes directly on a person, but use a clothes hanger.
Yes and you do not need to fill the tank with water. Set the variable steam control to Dry and set the temperature to suit the type of material (care points •, ••, •••).
At the end of your ironing session, we would suggest that once your iron has cooled down, you should wipe over the soleplate and around the steam holes to remove any burned fibers that may have started collecting around the steam holes.
If it has not been used for a long time (for example several weeks), use it over the sink for a few minutes to remove any residue that could stain your laundry.
No, you must always unplug the iron before filling it.
To avoid damaging the soleplate, follow this advice:
• Always place your iron on its heel rest or its base (depending on model),
• Avoid ironing over abrasive items (buttons, zip fastenings, etc.),
• Never clean your iron’s soleplate with abrasive or metallic pads.
Shiny marks can appear on some fabrics, especially on dark coloured fabrics. We would advise ironing dark clothes inside out and using the correct temperature.
If ironing mixed-fiber fabrics, set the temperature for the most fragile fiber.
Important: The iron takes longer to cool down than to heat up. We recommend that you start with fabrics to be ironed at a low temperature.
No, leave the iron to cool down before putting it away and follow the 4 tips: empty out the water remaining in the tank, set the thermostat to the minimum, close the steam control and stand it upright or place it on the base (depending model).


Leave the iron to cool down before putting it away and follow these 4 tips:
Empty out the water remaining in the tank, set the thermostat to minimum, switch off the steam control and stand it upright or put it back in its base (depending on the model).
Your appliance has been designed to work with tap water. If your water is very hard, mix 50% tap water with 50% distilled water (available in stores).
Do not use rainwater or water containing additives (starch, perfume, aromatic substances, softeners, etc.) or water obtained through condensation (e.g. dryer, refrigerators, air conditioners or rainwater). These contain organic waste as well as minerals that condense under the influence of heat and cause sputtering, brown stains or the premature wear of your appliance.
Firstly, fill the iron tank to MAX with water.
Set the thermostat control to Max and the steam control on DRY and switch on.
Place the iron on its heel and leave to heat up for around 5 minutes.
Unplug the iron then hold your iron horizontally above the sink.
Remove the anti-scale valve (or set the control to self-clean/autoclean depending on the model). Steam, water and scale deposits will leave the steam chamber through the steam holes and the iron will be clean.
At the end of the operation, push the anti-calc valve back into position. When your iron is cold, you will also be able to use your vacuum to gently suction limescale and dirt that may have clogged the holes in the soleplate.
Four good tips:
After use, empty the tank, close the steam control, set the thermostat to minimum and stand the iron upright or place it on the base (depending on model).
Cleaning:
Use a damp soft cloth to wipe your iron and never use cleaners or solvents.
If your iron has an auto-clean function, refer to the instruction manual before using it.
Tips:
• Always use untreated water in your iron. If your water is very hard, we recommend you use a mix of 50% untreated tap water and 50% distilled water.
• Avoid placing your iron on sharp objects such as zip fasteners and metal buttons.
• Do not put your iron down flat on rough surfaces.
You must take precautions so that using your iron is risk-free.
Of most importance… Never leave a hot iron unattended.
This is not only to avoid overheating of the iron or the surface on which it is placed but also to ensure that no-one gets burned. If safety is one of your main concerns, choose an iron that has an automatic cut-off function.
And never, never…
Never leave a hot iron within reach of children or pets who risk knocking it over and injuring themselves.
Like any electrical appliance, never put your iron in water.
Do not use an iron that has fallen down or has a damaged power cord. If you have the slightest doubt concerning the condition of your iron, contact the Service Centre.
Always unplug your iron before leaving it, cleaning it or filling it with water (unless it is a model that has a removable water tank). Regularly check the water level to ensure that there is always enough.

• The Platinum soleplate :
Regularly clean the soleplate with a damp, non metallic washing up pad. For easier, non-corrosive cleaning of your iron’s soleplate, use a damp sponge on the soleplate while it is still warm.
If cleaning dirt off is an issue, use the stick which is made specifically for cleaning the Platinum soleplates.
• The stainless soleplate:
Clean the soleplate of your iron when it is cool with a damp cloth or a non-abrasive sponge.
Never use any descaling agent or vinegar when rinsing the boiler: they could damage it.
• Self-cleaning: heat the iron, unplug it, remove the anti-calc valve while pressing the self clean button.
• Cleaning the anti-calc valve: Remove the antiscale valve and soak the valve in a cup of white vinegar or plain lemon juice for 4 hours.


If your iron has an anti-calc system, you should clean the anti-calc valve once a month.
To do this, unplug the iron and leave it to cool for 30-45 minutes.
Empty the water and remove the valve, holding it by the top.
Put the valve into a glass of lemon juice (or white vinegar) for 4 hours.
Then rinse it with plenty of water and put it back inside the iron.
Be careful! Do not hold the valve at the edges.
It is not designed for the water to be removed completely. It is okay to use or store the iron even with a small amount of water remaining. When storing, please remove as much water as possible and store in an upright position.
3 possible causes:
• No power supply: Check that the plug is properly inserted or try plugging the iron into a different socket.
• Temperature control set too low: Set the temperature control to a higher temperature.
• The automatic electronic cut-out* is active: Move your iron
* depending on model
Always set your iron to the 'No Steam' function before you start to fill.
Some irons (depending on model) can produce steam when set on the One dot setting, however, the majority of our irons will only produce steam when set on the 2 dot or 3 dot setting. When you look on your iron's thermostat dial you will notice that the 2 dot and 3 dot settings have a shaded background, this indicates that the iron will produce steam when the dial is set inside this shaded area.
Not all of the steam holes release steam, the smaller holes on the soleplate that look like they might be steam holes are actually designed to assist soleplate glide ability.
There is not enough water in the tank. Fill it up with the quantity indicated in the instructions for use and push spray button several times to completely fill the system.
Many irons contain a thermostat light and an auto-off light (Check your iron for these features.). It is normal for the thermostat to turn on and off. It indicates the thermostat is working and your soleplate is being maintained at the desired temperature. If the auto-off light blinks, you must disengage the auto-off function. This is done by gently shaking the iron which will allow the iron to reheat.
When heating your iron for the first time, you may notice a small amount of odour and smoke, this is simply the engineering residues from the manufacturing process burning off. These are harmless and will quickly disappear.
It is normal. Your iron generates a lot of steam; this steam is condensing on the board. Some waterdrops could appeared underneath the ironing board and fall on the flooring.
Your iron has been stored horizontally, without draining the water tank and with the selector placed on steam position. When you store your iron horizontally, check that the tanks is empty and the selector on "DRY" position.
Check the following points:
• The tank is empty or almost empty; add more water,
• The selected temperature is too low and does not allow steam to be produced; set the thermostat to the steam zone (between 2 dots and MAX),
• If your iron has a Dry/Steam control, set it to the Steam position,
• Scale has built up in your iron; descale it,
• Your iron has an intelligent system (a moving sensor) which temporarily stops steam being released when the iron is not moving, even when it is placed horizontally. This function eliminates wasted steam while you are handling the clothes!
Please check the following points:
• The tank is empty or almost empty; add more water.
• The selected temperature is too low to use this function; set the thermostat to the zone between 3 dots and MAX.
The "supersteam" or "turbo" function should not be used intensively – wait a few seconds between pressing the button.
You are filling the tank with the Dry/Steam control set to Steam – it needs to be in the Dry position. Or, you have over-filled your iron – do not go beyond the "MAX" level on the tank.


Gently shake your iron to reactivate it, the lights should start to flash and then the iron should start to heat up.
Some laundry starches and synthetic fibres may stick to the surface of the iron. Please clean the Iron's surface.
This is probably crystallized calcium chlorohypochlorite. Carry out the self-cleaning instructions in the instruction manual two or three times. If that hasn't resolved the problem, it may be that your iron needs repair. Please contact the service center.
The internal parts may make metallic noises with the change in temperature. There is nothing wrong with it.
Do not use your appliance. To avoid any danger, have it replaced by an approved repair centre.
This may be due to the use of chemical descaling agents or additives in the water for ironing. Never use this type of product in the water tank (see our recommendations regarding water to be used). Some residues could also been present in the steam chamber or on the soleplate; use the self cleaning function (Depending model). All linen, especially new garments, must be washed and rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap and chemical deposits before you iron them. If these are not removed by washing they may appear later out of the soleplate in the form of small brown or white spots or streaks on your linen.
Use the right temperatures on the thermostat for the right fabrics. A reason for sticking may be the use of starch. If you want to use starch, simply spray it on the reverse side of the garment, so that there is no contact between the soleplate and the starch.
The anti-calc collector is a scale collector which automatically collects the scale which forms inside your iron. The amount of scale collected depends on the hardness of your water.


The electronic system cuts off the power supply and the auto-stop light flashes if the iron is not moved for more than 8 minutes (on its rest or base) or is left flat for more than 30 seconds.
To turn the iron back on, shake it gently until the light goes out.
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.
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