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Compare the Best IronsSeptember 2018

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Kagoo Score - Our unique irons rating considers: 1,300 US prices • 28,000 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Brentwood MPI‑59

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$19.95

1,200W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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$89
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
The top rated iron under $50, with very good features
#2

90

Brentwood MPI‑70

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$18.30

1,100W
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Traditional
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70g/min
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$82
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A breathtakingly economical to run and top-value 1,100W traditional iron, with very good features
#3

90

Brentwood MPI‑60

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$15.37

1,200W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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$89
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A phenomenally economical to run and bargain price 1,200W traditional iron, with great features
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#4

89

Brentwood MPI‑62

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$14.87

1,200W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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$89
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An amazingly economical to run and top-value 1,200W traditional iron, with very good features
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#5

89

Sunbeam Steam Master

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$14.99

1,400W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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$100
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A phenomenally cheap and astonishingly economical to run 1,400W traditional iron, with great features
#6

89

Brentwood MPI‑90W

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$23.19

1,200W
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Traditional
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90g/min
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$89
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An astoundingly economical to run and impressive value for money 1,200W traditional iron, with very good features
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#7

89

Rowenta DW5080

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$50.00

1,200W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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$130
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
The best rated iron under $500, with great features and an industry award
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#8

88

Rowenta dw9280

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$62.50

2,400W
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Traditional
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160g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A staggeringly cheap and astonishingly many steam generating capacity 2,400W traditional iron, with very low running costs and great features
#9

87

Panasonic NI‑E660SR

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$41.98

1,200W
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Traditional
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190g/min
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$89
Over 5 years
May 2015
A remarkably many steam generating capacity and top-value 1,200W traditional iron, with staggeringly low running costs and very good features
#10

87

Philips GC2046

85 Reviews
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$50.19

2,200W
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Traditional
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35g/min
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$140
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A phenomenally cheap and classic 2,200W traditional iron, with spectacularly low running costs and great features
#11

87

Conair DPP143

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$23.49

800W
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Traditional
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50g/min
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$60
Over 5 years
Jul 2011
A low cost and staggeringly economical to run 800W traditional iron, with great features
#12

87

Hamilton Beach 14210R

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$26.39

1,500W
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Traditional
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n/a
$110
Over 5 years
Oct 2015
An astonishingly economical to run and bargain price 1,500W traditional iron, with very good features
#13

86

Andis STI‑3

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$23.14

1,200W
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Traditional
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n/a
$89
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
An extremely economical to run and great value for money 1,200W traditional iron, with great features
#14

85

Brentwood Appliances MPI‑53

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$20.99

1,000W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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$75
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
An affordable and amazingly economical to run 1,000W traditional iron, with great features
#15

85

Rowenta Effective Comfort

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$29.99

2,200W
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Traditional
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30g/min
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$160
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and impressive value for money 2,200W traditional iron, with very good features
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#16

84

Braun TS 725

76 Reviews
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$80.00

2,400W
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Traditional
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150g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Jan 2015
A classic and top-value 2,400W traditional iron, with very low running costs and an amazingly many 150g/min steam generating capacity
#17

84

Oliso TG1600

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$159.99

1,800W
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Traditional
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135g/min
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$130
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A cheap and extremely economical to run 1,800W traditional iron, with very good features and a remarkably many 135g/min steam generating capacity
#18

84

Philips GC3920

24 Reviews
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$92.39

2,500W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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$180
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A very cheap and positively reviewed 2,500W traditional iron, with very low running costs and very good features
#19

83

Philips GC2996

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$63.99

2,400W
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Traditional
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40g/min
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$150
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
A very cheap and very economical to run 2,400W traditional iron, with great features
#20

83

Braun TS 340С

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$69.95

1,700W
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Traditional
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25g/min
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$130
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A very cheap and stunningly economical to run 1,700W traditional iron, with great features

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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 91%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Irons 51 $34 - $155
91%
1,883 reviews
#2
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Braun Irons 22 $70 - $300
88%
476 reviews
#3
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Philips Irons 135 $50 - $241
88%
5,999 reviews
#4
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Tefal Irons 92 $57 - $579
86%
2,802 reviews
#5
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Russell Hobbs Irons 48 $36 - $133
84%
5,015 reviews
#6
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Breville Irons 21
84%
248 reviews
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Bosch Irons 50 $54 - $442
84%
2,610 reviews
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Rowenta Irons 26 $30 - $682
81%
150 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 Prices

In total we found 85 irons ranging from $14 to $682. On average, a new iron costs $145 and 80% of irons are priced between $26 and $300. The Rowenta DG8961 is the most expensive iron that we found at $682, and the Brentwood MPI-62 is the cheapest at only $15.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Siemens irons range in price from $289 to $289, and the average price of Siemens irons is $289 which is the highest average price of all iron brands.

The average price of Tefal irons is $280 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands. Tefal irons start at $57 and their most expensive iron costs $579.

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Grundig irons with an average price of $208. Grundig irons start at $208 and their most expensive iron costs $208.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 28 expert reviews and 20,154 user reviews for irons available online and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. The top three iron brands are Morphy Richards, Braun and Philips. Morphy Richards has an average rating of 91%, Braun has an average rating of 88% and Philips has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 88 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 5 offers. That means eBay is over 17 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to irons. Newegg UK is the third biggest retailer with 3 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

September to November is the most common period for new irons to be released in. That means that most of the latest iron technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. November was the biggest month last year for new irons, with 25 new irons released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new iron releases was September, with 108 new irons released that month. In 2015 most new irons were released in January, with 57 new irons released that month.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

New irons drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical iron costing $145 you could save on average $6 by waiting 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 375W to 3,200W. The powers of most irons range from 2,300W to 2,500W. The iron with the biggest power is the Siemens TB60XTRM, which is a 3,200W iron and currently retails for $288.90. The iron with the smallest power is the Conair DPP143, which is an 800W iron and sells for $23.49.

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 416 irons that are irons that have a White coloured, which makes White the most common colour amongst new irons. We found 249 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making blue the second most popular colour amongst new irons.

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 458 irons that are traditional irons. We found 189 irons that are steam generator irons, making steam generator 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 4g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of the majority of irons range from 30g/min to 50g/min. The iron with the most steam generating capacity is the Rowenta DG8961, which is a 420g/min steam capacity iron and currently retails for $681.90. 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 can be purchased for $36.28.

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. 69 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. 78.4% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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