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Compare the Best IronsMarch 2019

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 15,000 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Steam Generating Capacity
Running Cost
Release Date
#1
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Tefal logo

Tefal FV2660

58 Reviews

$83.61

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
#2
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Philips GC3929

80 Reviews

$112.69

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
$180
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
More
Features
#3
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Philips GC3675

5 Reviews

$289.32

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
35g/min
Info
$160
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
Cordless
Continuo-
us Steam
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
More
Features
#4
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Morphy Richards 300251

10 Reviews

$76.83

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
$210
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
Steam
Boost
Function
Automati-
c Shut
Off
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
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Tefal Fv6520

190 Reviews

$148.90

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
25g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
Cordless
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#6
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Philips GC160

231 Reviews

$48.99

1,200W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
130g/min
Info
$29
Over 5 years
Feb 2013
Temperat-
ure
Indicato-
More
Features
#7
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Philips EasySpeed Gc2086

391 Reviews

$145.25

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
35g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Oct 2014
Cordless
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#8
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Bosch Steam Iron

5 Reviews

$54.03

2,200W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$180
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
More
Features
#9
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Russell Hobbs 24800

4 Reviews

$30.76

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
More
Features
#10
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Tefal FV9788

123 Reviews

$145.00

3,000W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
55g/min
Info
$240
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
Cordless
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Non-
Twisting
Cord
More
Features
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Russell Hobbs 23780

376 Reviews

$35.92

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#12
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Philips GC2146

109 Reviews

$74.89

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$160
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
Continuo-
us Steam
Steam
Boost
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
More
Features
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Russell Hobbs 20630

382 Reviews

$66.25

3,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
210g/min
Info
$250
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
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Philips GC2998

35 Reviews

$139.00

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
More
Features
#15
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Russell Hobbs 24840

10 Reviews

$30.76

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
More
Features
#16
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Breville VIN393

10 Reviews

$71.47

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
130g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
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Rowenta DG8961

10 Reviews

$612.90

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
420g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
Steam
Boost
Function
More
Features
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Philips EasySpeed GC2040

10 Reviews

$79.00

2,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
$170
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Anti-
Drip
Function
Temperat-
ure
Indicato-
More
Features
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Rowenta dw9280

4 Reviews

$101.39

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
160g/min
Info
$200
Over 5 years
Oct 2014
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Water
Level
Indicato-
Anti-
Drip
Function
Non-
Twisting
Cord
More
Features
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Bosch DA50

2 Reviews

$105.07

3,050W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
$230
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Water
Level
Indicato-
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Removabl-
e Water
Tank
Non-
Twisting
Cord
Temperat-
ure
Indicato-
More
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 89%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Irons 58 $77 - $77
89%
1,692 reviews
#2
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Braun Irons 29 $63 - $302
89%
436 reviews
#3
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Philips Irons 145 $47 - $715
88%
3,729 reviews
#4
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Russell Hobbs Irons 50 $28 - $289
88%
3,730 reviews
#5
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Rowenta Irons 29 $50 - $613
87%
211 reviews
#6
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Breville Irons 23 $71 - $71
87%
721 reviews
#7
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Bosch Irons 52 $54 - $390
85%
1,244 reviews
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Tefal Irons 107 $43 - $375
85%
2,245 reviews

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Rowenta
dw9280
$72.21
$88 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
14% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Oliso
TG1600
$159.99
Newer by three
years
Cheaper to run
by $49 over
five years
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Oliso
TG1600
$159.99
$84 cheaper
Newer by six
years
More steam
generating
capacity
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Rowenta
dw9240
$210.00
Better brand
10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
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Tefal
FV9788
$145.00
$65 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Better Kagoo
Score
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Tefal
FV2660
$83.61
£70 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Powersteam Ultra
$54.77
$29 cheaper
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FV9788
$145.00
$157 cheaper
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9% more steam
generating
capacity
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TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
$301.72
Better brand
7% cheaper to
run over five
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
User reviews
are better
A lot more
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generating
capacity
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Tefal
Fv6520
$148.90
$95 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
Better brand
User reviews
are hugely
better
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generating
capacity
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$54.03
$190 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
Better user
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GC2998
$139.00
$105 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Six years newer
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
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Virtuo
$56.87
$187 cheaper
Six years newer
Better brand
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Rowenta
dw9280
$72.21
$84 cheaper
Better brand
A lot more
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generating
capacity
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Tefal
FV9736
$156.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
Better user
reviews
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Rowenta
dw9280
$72.21
More steam
generating
capacity
8% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 7 Pro
$63.39
$9 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
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Philips
Gc2086
$145.25
$144 cheaper
User reviews
are a lot
better
Overall reviews
are a lot
better
VS
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Russell Hobbs
23300
$289.32
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
More steam
generating
capacity
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Philips
GC4527
$114.00
$42 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
61% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Tefal
FV9736
$156.00
Seven months
newer
5g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
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Philips
GC4516/20
$168.76
Better brand
VS
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Tefal
Virtuo
$56.87
$112 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
42% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Rowenta
DW 2130
$133.90
8% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC3920
$92.03
$42 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
Considerably
better user
reviews
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GC3920
$92.03
$152 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Six years newer
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Philips
GC2996
$61.55
$87 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Better brand
VS
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Tefal
Fv6520
$148.90
Better Kagoo
Score
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Rowenta
DW6010
$243.56
$147 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Bosch
TDS6040
$390.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
User reviews
are moderately
better
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Tefal
FV9736
$156.00
$24 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by six
months
VS
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Braun
IS3042
$179.95
User reviews
are a lot
better
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot 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:

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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

We currently list 98 irons ranging from $14 to $716. On average, a new iron costs $127 and 80% of irons are priced between $25 and $289. The most expensive iron that we found is the Philips GC9410 at $715, and the cheapest is the Brentwood MPI-62 at only $14.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Solac irons start at $300 and their most expensive iron costs $325. The highest average iron price out of all brands is Solac irons with an average price of $313.

Rowenta irons start at $50 and their most expensive iron costs $613. The average price of Rowenta irons is $209 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands.

Taurus irons range in price from $123 to $265, and the average price of Taurus irons is $196 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 26 expert reviews and 14,772 user reviews for irons and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of iron. The top rated iron brand is Morphy Richards with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Braun with 89% and the third best brand is Philips with 88%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 102 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is over 17 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 6 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Pricefalls with 5 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new irons. In April 2018, 33 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. October was the biggest month in 2017 for new irons, with 28 new irons released that month. 93 new irons were released in September 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, irons drop in price by 2%. That means that on a typical iron costing $127 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 375W to 3,200W. The powers of the majority of irons range from 2,400W to 2,700W. The iron with the biggest power is the Russell Hobbs 20630, which is a 3,100W iron and currently retails for $66.25. The iron with the smallest power is the Duronic Si2 Mini, which is a 375W iron and is available at $55.49.

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

Amongst new irons, the most popular colour is White. We found 440 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. We found 252 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making blue the second most frequently found 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 frequently found type amongst new irons is traditional. We found 495 irons that are traditional irons. We found 227 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 4g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of the majority of irons range from 30g/min to 50g/min. The Tefal GV9071, which sells for $310.99, has the most steam generating capacity and is a 500g/min steam capacity iron. The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron, which can be purchased for $33.95, has the least steam generating capacity and is a 10g/min steam capacity iron.

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. 95.1% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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