As a big fan of Rowenta irons — I have been using them for many years — I fully expected to be happy with another one. The Rowenta Focus seemed like a great fit, it is a craft iron without the auto off and is also a steam powerhouse — I bought it, took it out of the box, admired it for about a month. Then it went back into the box and was returned.
I loved the idea of no auto off…. sadly, I don’t believe I am responsible enough for that feature. The other feature that scared me off is the redesigned soleplate with the high precision tip, I prefer the shape of the soleplate to be a traditional curve without the dimples.
After looking on line and in person I found a an iron by T-Fal that receives almost all good to excellent reviews. My new iron is called an Ultraglide that has a no stitck soleplate with a traditional shape. I’m expecting great things from this iron.