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#1

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Conair logo

Conair DPP143

61 Reviews
Steam boost function
Steam boost function

$20.00

800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
50g/min
Info
$64
Over 5 years
Jul 2011
#2

87

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Philips GC16002

244 Reviews
Many steam generating capacity  Features soft grip
Many steam generating capacity
Features soft grip

$32.61

1,200W
Info
Info
Traditional
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130g/min
Info
$96
Over 5 years
Feb 2013
#3

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Russell Hobbs 24820

4 Reviews
Auto Steam Control Many steam generating capacity  Steam boost function
Auto Steam Control
Many steam generating capacity
Steam boost function

$20.82

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
90g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#4

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Braun logo

Braun TexStyle 7

439 Reviews
Many steam generating capacity  Big water tank capacity  Vertical steam function
Many steam generating capacity
Big water tank capacity
Vertical steam function

$69.99

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
#5

86

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Russell Hobbs 23780

499 Reviews
Automatic anti‑calc system Vertical steam function Anti‑drip function 
Automatic anti‑calc system
Vertical steam function
Anti‑drip function

$29.52

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
#6

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Russell Hobbs 24840

24 Reviews

$22.17

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
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30g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#7

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Breville VIN310

7 Reviews

$19.56

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
40g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
#8

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Rowenta DW5080

5 Reviews

$59.00

1,700W
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Info
Traditional
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220g/min
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$140
Over 5 years
Oct 2017

78

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Duronic Si2 Mini

384 Reviews
No prices
found
375W
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Info
Traditional
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(Unknown)
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Nov 2017
#9

85

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Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

 

$16.30

830W
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Info
Traditional
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10g/min
Info
$66
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#10

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Russell Hobbs 23060

50 Reviews

$20.16

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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40g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
#11

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Swan SI3070N

306 Reviews

$18.92

900W
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Info
Traditional
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100g/min
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$72
Over 5 years
Apr 2015

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Breville VIN369

20 Reviews
No prices
found
2,200W
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Info
Traditional
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30g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#12

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Philips GC142440

7 Reviews

$23.36

1,400W
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Info
Steam Generator
Info
15g/min
Info
$110
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#13

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Braun TexStyle 5

33 Reviews

$84.99

2,000W
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Info
Traditional
Info
120g/min
Info
$160
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
#14

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Russell Hobbs Auto Steam Pro

 

$21.39

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
$190
Over 5 years
Jul 2013
#15

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Brentwood Appliances MPI70

4 Reviews

$22.62

1,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
(Unknown)
Info
$88
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#16

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Philips EasySpeed GC208028

 

$124.88

1,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
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30g/min
Info
$140
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
#17

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Morphy Richards Breeze

10 Reviews

$39.14

2,600W
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Info
Traditional
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45g/min
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$190
Over 5 years
Aug 2015

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What Are The Best Iron Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every iron and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated iron brand is Philips with an average rating of 88%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
Philips Irons 177 $24 - $818
88%
4,172 reviews
#2
Tefal Irons 137 $29 - $552
83%
2,580 reviews
#3
Russell Hobbs Irons 59 $16 - $397
79%
4,163 reviews
#4
Morphy Richards Irons 40 $39 - $103
75%
340 reviews
#5
Braun Irons 39 $66 - $480
75%
594 reviews
#6
Bosch Irons 53 $25 - $490
74%
832 reviews
#7
Rowenta Irons 31 $17 - $913
70%
253 reviews
#8
Breville Irons 25 $20 - $100
70%
821 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a steam generator iron?
AA steam generator iron has a separate base that generates the hot steam - rather than generating it inside the iron. This means the actual iron is lighter and easier to use, and more steam can be generated quicker. However they tend to be more expensive, and are bulkier as a whole, since the generator is large and unwieldy.
QWhat is a vertical steam function?
AA vertical steam function allows a jet of steam to be shot upwards from the front of the iron. This is useful for steaming hanging clothes.
QWhy is a pointed tip useful?
APointed tips are useful for getting the iron into creases, under collars, and generally into all the nooks and crannies of the clothing.

Iron Buying Guide

Irons are something of a necessity if you want to make sure that your shirts or dresses are neatly pressed, look professional, and are free of any untidy-looking creases or wrinkles. Irons work by heating and loosening the molecules that make up polymer fabrics, making it temporarily more malleable. The weight of the iron and the motion of ironing stretches the material, removing the creases, and the fabric retains its new shape once it cools.

We have a wide variety of irons from many different makers, but it can be hard to choose the model exactly right for you. Here are the two main varities of iron:

Dry Irons: These are the standard type of iron you're likely to encounter - a wedge-shaped metal plate is heated up to high temperatures, which is then used to press clothes to remove creases. These irons tend to be cheaper than more advanced models, but may not proper handle all different types of clothing.

Steam Generator Irons: These are similar to dry irons, but have a reservoir of water that is built into the iron. This is heated up, generating steam that is dispensed through the hot metal plate on the base of the iron. The steam is necessary for some fabrics such as cotton, which will not react well to dry ironing. However they tend to be more expensive than standard dry irons.

Steam Generator Irons: These are similar to steam irons, but the device that generates the steam is held in a separate device. This quickly generates a large amount of steam, which is then fed into the iron when it's placed onto the generator. This allows the iron itself to be lighter than other steam irons, since it only needs to hold the steam, not generate it. It also allows a far greater amount of steam to be generated quicker. However they are the most expensive type of iron, and as a whole are far bulkier.

Some models of steam irons have a water tank that either has a wide mouth, or is entirely removable. These both serve to make the iron easy to refill, and reduce the risk of splashes and accidents when using it.

Temperature Control

Most more advanced irons - especially steam irons - have a temperature setting installed on them. This allows the user to maintain a constant temperature for both the metal plate and the steam. This is important because different types of fabrics have different temperature requirements for most effective ironing - it also serves to reduce the risk of damaging or burning delicate clothing.

Steam/Pointed Tip

Irons are usually shaped like a wedge - however some models have an especially pointy tip, which can be useful for getting under buttons, into corners, and generally making sure all parts of the fabric have been taken care of. More advanced models may also have a 'steam tip' - a special steam dispenser in the tip, which can send a burst of steam through the fabric. This is useful for ironing out stubborn creases.

Limescale Filter

Limescale buildup is a problem of frequently used irons, and can reduce the life of your device. Therefore looking for an iron that has a limescale filter built into it can help elongate the life of the appliance, especially if you plan on using it very regularly.

Iron Retailers, Prices and Features

Iron Prices

The price range of irons is from $14 to $913 and in total we found prices for 110 irons. A new iron costs on average $165 and 80% of irons are priced between $22 and $345. The Sunbeam Steam Master is the cheapest iron at only $15, and Rowenta DG8961 is the most expensive at $913.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The average price of Solac irons is $270 which is the highest average price of all iron brands. Solac irons start at $216 and their most expensive iron costs $305.

The second highest average iron price out of all brands is Bosch irons with an average price of $269. Bosch irons start at $25 and their most expensive iron costs $490.

Ufesa irons range in price from $252 to $252, and the third highest average iron price out of all brands is Ufesa irons with an average price of $252.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 57 expert reviews and 15,143 user reviews for irons and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. The top rated iron brand is Philips with an average rating of 88%. The second best brand is Tefal with 83% and the third best brand is Russell Hobbs with 79%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 101 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is over 14 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, e-Global Central US for whom we found 7 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Factory Outlet Store with 1 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Most new irons tend to be released between January and February. If you wait until January 2021 then you might be able to get better features on your iron. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current irons cheaper in January once the latest models have been released. In January 2019, 12 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In 2018 most new irons were released in February, with 35 new irons released that month. November was the biggest month in 2017 for new irons, with 44 new irons released that month.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

On average irons drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical iron costing $165 you could save on average $3 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

'Power' denotes the power level of the iron, measured in Watts (W).

Comparing all irons, the powers range from 210W to 3,200W. The powers of the majority of irons range from 2,300W to 2,500W. The iron with the biggest power is the Breville VIN401, which is a 3,100W iron and can be purchased for $45.99. The iron with the smallest power is the Philips HD117380, which is a 350W iron and can be purchased for $42.95.

A more powerful iron means that the device will be able to iron clothes more efficiently, get out more stubborn creases, and generally be far more helpful.

Available Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new irons is white. We found 492 irons that are irons that have a white coloured. Blue is the second most common colour amongst new irons. We found 280 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured.

Types

The way the iron works - either a traditional iron with a small reservoir for steam, or a 'steam generator', with a separate reservoir for larger amounts of steam.

Traditional is the most popular type amongst new irons. We found 542 irons that are traditional irons. We found 277 irons that are steam generator irons, making this the second most popular type amongst new irons.

Steam Generating Capacity

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

Across the range of irons, the steam generating capacity range from 1g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of most irons range from 20g/min to 50g/min. The Rowenta DG8961, which is priced at $912.90, has the most steam generating capacity and is a 420g/min steam capacity iron. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron, which is a 10g/min steam capacity iron and is on sale for $16.41.

A larger steam flow means that the iron is capable of more powerful steam blasts for longer, meaning the iron is more efficient at tackling stubborn creases and difficult fabrics.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Irons?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying irons. For each retailer it shows the total number of irons where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying irons. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 97 of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Irons for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for irons by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of iron prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's iron prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 96% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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