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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 890 US prices • 16,000 expert & user reviews • 1,200 product comparisons • 36 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Conair logo

Conair DPP143

61 Reviews
Steam boost function
Steam boost function

$18.00

800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
50g/min
Info
$65
Over 5 years
Jul 2011
#2

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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

$15.95

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
90g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#3

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

 

$14.95

830W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
10g/min
Info
$68
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#4

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs 24840

24 Reviews
Auto Steam Control Steam boost function Vertical steam function
Auto Steam Control
Steam boost function
Vertical steam function

$22.57

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#5

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Rowenta DW5080

5 Reviews
techgearlab.com Editor's Choice

$49.98

1,700W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
220g/min
Info
$140
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#6

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Breville VIN310

7 Reviews

$19.92

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
40g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
#7

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Braun TexStyle 7

439 Reviews

$96.99

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
#8

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Swan SI3070N

306 Reviews

$19.27

900W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
100g/min
Info
$74
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
#9

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Brentwood Appliances MPI70

4 Reviews

$27.40

1,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
(Unknown)
Info
$90
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#10

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Breville VIN369

20 Reviews

$23.85

2,200W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$180
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#11

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Philips GC142440

7 Reviews

$23.78

1,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
15g/min
Info
$110
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#12

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Braun TexStyle 5

33 Reviews

$84.99

2,000W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
120g/min
Info
$160
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
#13

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Bosch Steam Iron

7 Reviews

$27.89

2,200W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$250
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#14

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Philips EasySpeed GC208028

 

$124.88

1,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
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30g/min
Info
$150
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
#15

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Rowenta DW9280

5 Reviews

$70.00

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
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160g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Oct 2014
#16

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Breville VIN383

9 Reviews

$26.51

2,200W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$180
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#17

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Breville PressXpress

670 Reviews

$89.95

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
180g/min
Info
$230
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#18

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Philips GC392964

82 Reviews

$116.24

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
#19

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Philips GC1433

 

$59.00

2,000W
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Info
Traditional
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25g/min
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$160
Over 5 years
Sep 2017

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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 89%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
Philips Irons 180 $24 - $824
89%
4,714 reviews
#2
Tefal Irons 141 $29 - $874
83%
2,636 reviews
#3
Russell Hobbs Irons 63 $15 - $104
79%
4,168 reviews
#4
Morphy Richards Irons 44 $39 - $86
76%
340 reviews
#5
Braun Irons 39 $66 - $456
75%
612 reviews
#6
Bosch Irons 55 $27 - $481
74%
855 reviews
#7
Rowenta Irons 35 $45 - $913
71%
253 reviews
#8
Breville Irons 27 $20 - $100
71%
913 reviews

Trending Iron Comparisons

Rowenta
DW9230
$179.95
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Braun
TexStyle 9
$187.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
Better brand
Solac
CVG9505
$299.04
Better brand
20% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Taurus
Geyser ECO 3000
$311.17
Newer by 21
months
Better Kagoo
Score
More steam
generating
capacity
Rowenta
dw9280
$70.00
$90 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Oliso
TG1600
$159.99
Newer by three
years
Cheaper to run
by $47 over
five years
Braun
TexStyle 5
$84.99
Better Kagoo
Score
21 months newer
User reviews
are vastly
better
VS
Bosch
Steam Iron
$27.91
$57 cheaper
More popular
One more award
Tefal
FV9740
$197.90
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
User reviews
are better
VS
Braun
TexStyle 9
$187.99
$10 cheaper
Newer by eight
months
Rowenta
DW6010
$325.15
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Oliso
TG1600
$159.99
$165 cheaper
Newer by six
years
More steam
generating
capacity
Taurus
Geyser ECO 3000
$311.17
$43 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Solac
CVG9613
$354.58
Better brand
More steam
generating
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
Russell Hobbs
Powersteam Ultra
$51.81
Better brand
More popular
VS
Breville
VIN401
$46.52
$5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 20
months
Rowenta
DW9230
$179.95
$18 cheaper
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Tefal
FV9740
$197.90
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Better brand
Philips
GC5031
$149.89
$97 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Taurus
Geyser ECO 2600
$246.81
40% more steam
generating
capacity
Newer by two
months
Rowenta
DW6010
$325.15
User reviews
are hugely
better
$52 cheaper to
run over five
years
20% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
Bosch
Steam Iron
$27.91
$297 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
Bosch
Steam Iron
$27.91
$22 cheaper
Much better
expert reviews
Better brand
VS
Rowenta
DW5080
$49.98
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
Tefal
FV9740
$197.90
$49 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Taurus
Geyser ECO 2600
$246.81
Newer by 15
months
More steam
generating
capacity
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
Sunbeam
Steam Master
$14.99
$10 cheaper
42% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Russell Hobbs
24830
$24.61
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
Philips
GC5033
$289.93
$65 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Solac
CVG9613
$354.58
Seven months
newer
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
Philips
GC4516/40
$286.74
$24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Taurus
Geyser ECO 3000
$311.17
Newer by 19
months
More steam
generating
capacity
Bosch
Steam Iron
$27.91
One more award
More popular
VS
Russell Hobbs
24840
$22.59
$5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
Bosch
TDS6040
$446.28
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
More steam
generating
capacity
VS
Taurus
Geyser ECO 3000
$311.17
$135 cheaper
Three years
newer
Panasonic
NI-E660SR
$30.00
$256 cheaper
54% cheaper to
run over five
years
140g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
Philips
GC4527
$285.71
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 16
months
Philips
GC4516/40
$286.74
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
8% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Taurus
Geyser ECO 2600
$246.81
$40 cheaper
14 months newer
115g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
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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

In total we found 119 irons ranging from $14 to $913. A new iron costs on average $178 and 80% of irons are priced between $23 and $413. The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is the cheapest iron at only $15, and Rowenta DG8961 is the most expensive at $913.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Tefal irons start at $29 and their most expensive iron costs $874. The average price of Tefal irons is $357 which is the highest average price of all iron brands.

Solac irons range in price from $116 to $354, and the second highest average iron price out of all brands is Solac irons with an average price of $270.

Rowenta irons range in price from $45 to $913, and the average price of Rowenta irons is $265 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 68 expert reviews and 15,899 user reviews for irons and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of iron. Philips is the top rated iron brand with an average rating of 89%. Tefal is the second best brand with 83% and Russell Hobbs is the third best brand with 79%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 103 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is e-Global Central US with 7 offers. That means eBay is over 14 times bigger than e-Global Central US when it comes to irons. Factory Outlet Store is the third biggest retailer with 1 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

February to April is the most common period for new irons to be released in. For the latest iron technology you may want to consider waiting until February 2021. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current irons cheaper in February once the latest models have been released. The biggest month in 2019 for new iron releases was April, with 15 new irons released that month. 36 new irons were released in February 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In 2017 most new irons were released in November, with 44 new irons released that month.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, irons drop in price by 3%.

That means a saving of $5 on a typical $178 new iron if you wait 6 months before buying.

Powers

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

Across the range of irons, the powers range from 210W to 3,200W. The powers of most irons range from 2,300W to 2,500W. The iron with the biggest power is the Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra, which is a 3,100W iron and is priced at $51.56. The Philips HD117380, which is available at $45.00, has the smallest power and is a 350W iron.

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

Amongst new irons, the most popular colour is white. We found 504 irons that are irons that have a white coloured. Blue is the second most frequently found colour amongst new irons. We found 293 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.

The most popular type amongst new irons is traditional. We found 561 irons that are traditional irons. Steam generator is the second most popular type amongst new irons. We found 286 irons that are steam generator 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 sells for $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 Taurus Easy Travel, which is a 10g/min steam capacity iron and currently retails for $75.98.

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. 100 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. 97.1% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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