Rowenta DW6000 Steam Iron



  • Please read these instructions carefully and keep them for further references.
  • Never leave the appliance unattended when it is connected to a power source; if it has not cooled down for approximately 1 hour.
  • The iron must be used and rested on a flat, stable, heat-resistant surface.
  • When you place the iron on the iron rest, make sure that the surface on which you place it is stable.
  • Always unplug your appliance: before filling, or rinsing the water tank, before cleaning it, after each use.
  • Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • Keep the iron and its cord out of reach of children less than 8 years of age when it is energized or cooling down.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a save way and understand the hazards involved.
  • Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  • Damages on the iron’ soleplate and the steaming function due to use of the wrong water (see ‘what water may be used ?’) and missing maintenance (see ‘Anti calc’) cannot be accepted as return under warranty.
  • The appliance must not be used if it has fallen to the floor, shows evident of damage, leaks or fails to function correctly. Never dismantle you appliance. To avoid any danger, have it inspected in an approved service centre.
  • The surfaces which are marked with this sign and the soleplate are very hot during the use of the appliances. Don’t touch these surfaces before the iron is cooled down.


  • The voltage of your electrical installation must correspond to that of the iron (220-240V). Always plug your iron into an earth socket. Connecting to the wrong voltage may cause irreversible damage to the iron and will invalidate the guarantee.
  • If you are using a mains extension lead, ensure that it is corrected rated (16A) with an earth, and is fully extended.
  • If the electric power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by an Approved Service Centre in order to prevent any danger.
  • Do not unplug your appliance by pulling on the cord.
  • Never immerse your steam iron in water or any other liquid. Never hold it under the water tap.
  • Never touch the electric cord with the soleplate of the iron.
  • Your appliance gives off steam, which may cause burns, especially when you are ironing close to the edge of your ironing board.
  • Never direct the steam towards people or animals.
  • For your saftey, this appliance conforms to the applicable standards and regulations (Low Voltage, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Environmental Directives).
  • This product has been designed for domestic use only. Any commercial use, inappropriate use or failure to comply with the instructions, the manufacturer accepts no responsibility and the guarantee will not apply.

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION FIRST ! Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.



  1. Spray nozzle
  2. Filling inlet (with slide-button opening)
  3. Eco steam system
    1. a Dry ironing Rowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-26
    2. b ECO position
    3. C BOOST position
  4. Self Clean
  5. Spray button Rowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-27
  6. Shot of steam button Rowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-28
  7. Cord
  8. Handle
  9. Thermostat control light
  10. Temperature control dial
  11. Water tank
  12. Maximum water level indicator
  13. Soleplate
  14. Auto-Off*
  15. High Precision TIP


WARNING ! Remove any labels from the soleplate before heating up the iron (depending on model)

WARNING ! Before using your iron with the steam function for the first time, we recommend that you operate it in a horizontal position for a few moments, away from your linen, i.e. press the Shot of Steam button a few times. Upon the first use, you may notice small particles coming out of the soleplate. This is parf of manufacturing process and is not harmful to you or your garments. It will disappear after several uses. You may accelerate this by using the self cleaning function and shaking the iron gently.


What water may be used
Your iron has been designed to operate using untreated tap water. If in doubt, check with your local water authority. However, if your water is very hard, you can mix 50% untreated tap water with 50% distilled or demineralised water.

IMPORTANT Heat concentrates the elements contained in water during evaporation. The types of water listed below contain organic waste or mineral elements that can cause spitting, brown staining or premature wear of the appliance : water from clothes dryers, scented or softened water, water from refrigerators, batteries or air conditioners, pure distilled or demineralised water or rain water should not be used in your iron. Also do not use boiled, filtered or bottled water.

IRONING BOARD: Due to the powerful steam output, a mesh type ironing board must be used to allow any excess steam to escape and to avoid steam venting sideways.


Filling the water tank
IMPORTANT Before filling the water tank, unplug the iron and set the steam control to dry position . Tilt the iron. Open the filling inlet . Pour in water up to the max mark . Close the filler inlet and return the iron to the horizontal.


Temperature and steam adjustment
Set the iron temperature to suit the type of material using the temperature control dial


Temperature control : The temperature control light indicates that the soleplate is heating up. When the temperature control light goes off (fig.10), the set temperature is reached and you can begin ironing


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. For mixed fabrics set the temperature for the most delicate fabric.

TIP Always spray starch onto the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed.

Dry ironing
Set the variable steam control to Rowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-26 and set the temperature to suit the type of material (care points •, ••, •••).


Eco steam system
Your Steam Iron is equipped with the Eco Steam System. This function offers 3 steam settings for optimal ironing:

  • DRY position: For an ironing without steam, ideal for delicates or perfect finishes.
  • ECO position: For an optimized ironing with a steam output perfectly adapted to all fabric types. This setting ensures qualitative ironing results while saving energy.
  • BOOST position: For increased variable steam output to reach perfect result on thickest fabrics.

Shot of steam
(from temperature setting •• upwards) Press the shot of steam buttonRowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-28 to generate a powerful jet of steam (fig.16). Wait a few seconds between each shot before pressing the button again.


Vertical shot of steam
(from temperature setting •• upwards)

TIP Hold the iron 10 to 20 centimetres away from the garment to avoid burning delicate fabrics.

Hold the iron to the vertical and press the shot of steam button ( fig.17) to remove creases from suits, jackets, skirts, hanging curtains etc. Wait a few seconds between each shot before pressing the button again.


IMPORTANT Never direct the steam at persons or animals!

Press the spray buttonRowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-27 to dampen stubborn creases (fig.18).


Anti-Drip system
This prevents water escaping from the soleplate when the temperature is too low.

Automatic electronic 3-position cut-off*
If, although switched on, the appliance is not moved, it will automatically switch off and the auto off light will blink after the following intervals:

  • After 30 sec., if the iron is left resting on the the soleplate or lying on its side.
  • After 8 mins., if the iron is left resting on its heel.

To switch the iron back on, move the iron gently.


Unplug the iron (fig.4), pour away remaining water (fig.20) and set steam control toRowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-26 Open and close the steam control several times (fig.16) to prevent the valve hole into the steam chamber from scaling or blocking up.


Allow the appliance to cool down before storing the iron standing on its heel


IMPORTANT Do not wind the cord around the hot soleplate. Never store your iron placed down on the soleplate



IMPORTANT Unplug and allow the iron to fully cool down before maintenance and cleaning.

Anti-scale system
Your iron contains an anti-scale cartridge to reduce scale deposits. This considerably prolongs the operational life of your iron. The anti-scale cartridge is an integral part of the water tank and does not need to be replaced.

IMPORTANT Do not use descaling agents, as these damage the lining of the steam chamber and so may impair the steam function

Self Clean function
(prolongs the life of the iron) The Self Clean function flushes dirt and scale particles out of the steam chamber. Fill the water tank with untreated tap water up to the max mark and heat the iron to the ••• temperature. Unplug the iron and hold it over a sink horizontally. Hold the steam control into the Self Clean position (fig.5a-5b) and shake the iron gently : steam will now begin to build up. After a few seconds water will emerge from the soleplate, rinsing dirt and scale particles out of the steam chamber. Move the steam control toRowenta-DW6000-Steam-Iron-FIG-26 position after approx. 1 minute. Plug in the iron and allow the iron to heat up again. Wait until the remaining water has evaporated. Unplug from the mains and allow the iron to fully cool down. When cool, the soleplate can be wiped with a damp cloth.

TIP Use the Self Clean function approx. every 2 weeks. If the water is very hard, clean the iron weekly.

Cleaning the iron

When the appliance has cooled down, wipe it down with a damp cloth or sponge, as required. Remove the dirt from the soleplate with a damp cloth or sponge.

IMPORTANT Do not use sharp or abrasive cleaning agents or objects to clean soleplate and other parts of the iron. If the appliance has been standing unused for long periods, use the Self Clean function (see § 14).



Problems Cause Solution
The iron is plugged in, but the soleplate of the iron remains cold. No mains supply. Check that the mains 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-off* is active. Move your iron.
None or too little steam is being emitted. Steam control set on dry position     . Turn the steam control to the required setting area.
Not enough water in the water tank. Fill the water tank.
Anti-Drip is active (§ 9). Wait for the soleplate to reach the correct temperature.
Brown streaks come through the holes inthe soleplate and stain the linen. Residues in the steam chamber or on the soleplate. Use the Self Clean function then clean your iron.
Use of chemical descaling agents. Do not add any descaling agents to the water in the water tank. Use the Self Clean function and clean your iron.
Fabric fibres have accumulated in the holes of the soleplate and are burning. Clean the soleplate with a non-metallic sponge.

Vacuum the holes of the soleplate from time to time.

Your linen is not rinsed sufficiently or you have ironed a new garment before washing it. Ensure linen is rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap deposits or chemicals on new garments which may be sucked by the iron.
Use of starch. Always spray starch onto the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed and clean your iron soleplate.
Pure distilled / demineralised or softened water is being used. Only use untreated tap water or mix half tap water with half distilled/demineralised water. Use the Self Clean function and clean your iron.
Iron is leaking. Overuse of shot of steam button. Allow more time between each shot.
Soleplate temperature too low . Set the temperature control to a higher temperature.

If you have any product problems or queries please contact our Customer Relations Team first for expert help and advice: 0845 602 1454 – UK (01) 677 4003 – Ireland or consult our wesbite –

Documents / Resources

Rowenta DW6000 Steam Iron [pdf] User Manual
DW6000 Steam Iron, DW6000, Steam Iron, Iron


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