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Compare the Best IronsJune 2018

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Kagoo Score - Our unique irons rating considers: 1,300 US prices • 22,000 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

Sunbeam Steam Master

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$18.00

1,400W
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55g/min
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$100
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#2

Panasonic NI‑E660SR

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$35.24

1,200W
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190g/min
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$89
Over 5 years
May 2015
#3

69

Philips GC160

220 Reviews
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$55.61

1,200W
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130g/min
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$26
Over 5 years
Jul 2014
A classic and economical to run 1,200W, 130g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#4

69

Philips GC2994

23 Reviews
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$139.09

2,400W
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40g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An astonishingly highly rated and very economical to run 2,400W, 40g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#5

68

Philips GC4526

230 Reviews
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$101.79

2,600W
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50g/min
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$150
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A top-rated and very economical to run 2,600W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#6

68

Philips GC2046

85 Reviews
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$51.47

2,200W
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35g/min
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$140
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A very economical to run and classic 2,200W, 35g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#7

68

Philips GC2045

570 Reviews
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$109.00

2,300W
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40g/min
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$170
Over 5 years
Aug 2014
A very economical to run and classic 2,300W, 40g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
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#8

68

Philips GC2999

29 Reviews
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$81.30

2,600W
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45g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A positively reviewed and economical to run 2,600W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
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#9

68

Philips GC3920

24 Reviews
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$94.73

2,500W
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45g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A top-rated and very economical to run 2,500W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#10

68

Tefal FV9740

5 Reviews
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$137.99

2,800W
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55g/min
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$210
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
A good spec and top-rated 2,800W, 55g/min steam capacity iron, with average running costs
#11

68

Philips Gc2086

424 Reviews
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$142.50

2,400W
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35g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
A good spec and classic 2,400W, 35g/min steam capacity iron, with low running costs
#12

68

Russell Hobbs 24840

27 Reviews
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$63.84

2,400W
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30g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A positively reviewed and economical to run 2,400W, 30g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#13

67

Russell Hobbs 18617

255 Reviews
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$131.80

2,400W
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45g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Jul 2014
A good spec and classic 2,400W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with ok running costs
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67

Philips GC2040

58 Reviews
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$79.00

2,100W
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30g/min
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$160
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A classic and very economical to run 2,100W, 30g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
#15

67

Rowenta DW9230

30 Reviews
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$129.95

2,750W
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50g/min
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$200
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A good spec and classic 2,750W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with moderate running costs
#16

67

Rowenta dw9240

5 Reviews
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$210.00

3,100W
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65g/min
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$230
Over 5 years
Mar 2013
A good spec and classic 3,100W, 65g/min steam capacity iron, with average running costs
#17

67

Rowenta DW5080

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$71.99

1,700W
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220g/min
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$130
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
An award winning and very economical to run 1,700W, 220g/min steam capacity iron, with good features
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#18

66

Morphy Richards Breeze

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$35.06

2,600W
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45g/min
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$190
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
An award winning and good spec 2,600W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with average running costs
#19

66

Rowenta DW6010

28 Reviews
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$110.92

2,400W
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40g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Sep 2011
A classic and good spec 2,400W, 40g/min steam capacity iron, with low running costs
#20

65

Conair DPP143

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$14.98

800W
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$60
Over 5 years
Jul 2011
An spectacularly economical to run and good spec 800W iron

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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 Morphy Richards with an average rating of 93%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Irons 47
93%
1,416 reviews
#2
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Braun Irons 22
90%
4 reviews
#3
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Philips Irons 122
87%
5,587 reviews
#4
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Tefal Irons 83
87%
2,067 reviews
#5
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Russell Hobbs Irons 47
84%
3,167 reviews
#6
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Breville Irons 21
83%
217 reviews
#7
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Rowenta Irons 25
80%
137 reviews
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Bosch Irons 49
75%
216 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:

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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.

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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 Brands - Price Range

The highest average iron price out of all brands is Panasonic irons with an average price of $55. Panasonic irons range in price from $55 to $55.

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

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Rowenta irons with an average price of $0. Rowenta irons start at $0 and their most expensive iron costs $0.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 16 expert reviews and 13,066 user reviews for irons and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of iron. The top rated iron brand is Morphy Richards with an average rating of 93%. The second best brand is Braun with 90% and the third best brand is Philips with 87%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 93 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is over 23 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 4 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Pricefalls with 4 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Most new irons tend to be released between September and October. If you want the latest iron technology you may want to think about waiting until September 2018. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current irons cheaper in September once the latest models have been released. October was the biggest month in 2017 for new irons, with 27 new irons released that month. 114 new irons were released in September 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In July 2015 59 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

On average irons drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new iron costing $40, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $1.

Powers

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

Comparing all irons, the powers range from 375W 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 Sunbeam Steam Master, which is a 1,400W iron and sells for $24.99. The iron with the smallest power is the Panasonic NI-E660SR, which is a 1,200W iron and sells for $54.95.

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

We found 378 irons that are irons that have a White coloured, which makes White the most common colour amongst new irons. We found 208 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making blue the second most popular colour amongst new irons.

Steam Generating Capacity

This 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 6g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of most irons range from 35g/min to 50g/min. The iron with the most steam generating capacity is the Panasonic NI-E660SR, which is a 190g/min steam capacity iron and is available at $54.95. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Sunbeam Steam Master, which is a 55g/min steam capacity iron and can be purchased for $24.99.

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. 89 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. 95.7% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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