Steam Irons Made in Germany (They Do Exist)


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Almost everyone owns a steam iron. But do you know where your steam iron was made? These days, most companies outsource production to the cheapest countries. Cheap production rarely leads to a quality product. In this list, we will be looking at high-quality steam irons made in Germany.


Which Companies Produce German Made Steam Irons? (The Short Answer)

I’ve done some research and found three steam iron brands that produce some or all of their steam irons in Germany. They are Rowenta, Miele, and Severin.

Steam Irons Made in Germany – 3 Different Companies That Produce Them

Now that we know which companies make their steam irons in Germany, let’s look into each company in more detail.


Rowenta was founded in 1884 by Robert Weintraud in Odenwald, Germany. The company was initially called Weintraud & Co GmbH, but in 1909, the brand was renamed Rowenta. The name came from Weintraud’s name – he took a few letters from each section of his name and came up with Rowenta.

Rowenta started manufacturing steam irons in 1940 and they still manufacture steam irons to this day. In 1988 Rowenta was bought by French Groupe SEB. Despite this change, Rowenta still produces most of its steam irons in Germany at their manufacturing facility in Erbach, Odenwald.

Rowenta has several steam iron lines that they produce in Germany. Some of their products include:


Miele is a German founded domestic appliance company that produces and sells steam irons. The company was founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann in Gütersloh, Germany.

Miele design and manufacture most of its products exclusively in Germany. The company has 8 manufacturing facilities in Germany, one in China, one in Austria, and one in the Czech Republic. However, from what I could find, the factories outside of Germany don’t manufacture steam irons.

Miele produces two different irons. These items are mainly made for commercial use and large families. The two irons that Miele manufacture are:

Miele is by far the most expensive German steam iron brand on this list. That being said, their products are built to last. In fact, Miele’s steam irons are built to last decades!


The final entry for this section is Severin. Severin is a German founded company. It was founded back in 1882 in Sundern, Germany. A relatively small company when compared to the other brands on this list. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t make high-quality steam irons.

Severin has multiple factories worldwide. However, their biggest one is located in Sundern, Germany. Over the years, Severin has built up a reputation for producing great quality steam irons at reasonable prices.

Severin produces a wide range of German clothes irons. These include:

Honorable mention – Braun

Braun didn’t quite qualify for the main list, as whilst the Braun website claims to make most of their steam irons in Germany, various other sources claim that a lot of their products are made in China, hence the honorable mention!

Braun was founded back in 1921 in Germany by Max Braun. This German made iron brand has produced a fair few irons over the years. Braun products are known for being high quality and long-lasting.

As mentioned above, manufacturing locations aren’t as straightforward for this one as they are for the entries on the list above. However, according to their website, some of the Braun steam irons made in Germany are:

2 thoughts on “Steam Irons Made in Germany (They Do Exist)”

  1. Which ones will work in the US? I bought the Severin 2400w through Amazon US, and it looks like a great iron, but I can’t use it 🙁

    • Hi J. Is it an outlet issue or is it something else? As for which ones work in the USA, I’m afraid that I can’t answer that with any sort of clear answer. We are a small, independent website, we aren’t actually officially affiliated with any of the companies that we write about.

      We conduct our own research and write based on our findings. I did have a little look and I wasn’t able to find out which of Severin’s products work in the USA. I’d recommend reaching out to the company directly. Here’s a link to Severin’s contact page. I hope that helps.


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