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Compare the Best IronsJune 2020

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$395
$355.50
2,200W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$167
OVER 5 YEARS
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$134
$110.66
2,400W
160g/min
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220g/min
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65g/min
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120g/min
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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
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Philips Irons 176 $22 - $764
88%
4,170 reviews
#2
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Tefal Irons 132 $27 - $356
82%
2,472 reviews
#3
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Russell Hobbs Irons 59 $14 - $327
79%
4,201 reviews
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Morphy Richards Irons 40 $55 - $138
75%
353 reviews
#5
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Braun Irons 37 $70 - $447
75%
583 reviews
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Bosch Irons 53 $27 - $471
74%
831 reviews
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Breville Irons 25 $21 - $90
70%
819 reviews
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Rowenta Irons 31 $49 - $793
70%
253 reviews

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Rowenta
dw9280
$75.00
$85 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Oliso
TG1600
$159.99
Newer by three
years
Cheaper to run
by $45 over
five years
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Morphy Richards
ComfiGrip
$138.37
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better brand
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Breville
VIN401
$43.26
$95 cheaper
Newer by three
years
18% more steam
generating
capacity
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Morphy Richards
ComfiGrip
$138.37
Better Kagoo
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10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
10% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Russell Hobbs
Powersteam Ultra
$48.20
$90 cheaper
More popular
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Rowenta
dw9240
$189.00
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capacity
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Philips
GC5031
$136.64
$52 cheaper
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NI-E660SR
$47.99
$91 cheaper
50% cheaper to
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GC2998
$139.00
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Philips
GC1418
$105.00
$251 cheaper
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55% cheaper to
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Tefal
GV8960
$355.50
107g/min more
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23780
$29.87
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Breville
VIN369
$21.00
$9 cheaper
Cheaper to run
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five years
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Swan
SI3070N
$17.93
More popular
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capacity
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Russell Hobbs
Dual Voltage Travel Iron
$13.91
$4 cheaper
Better brand
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Conair
DPP143
$20.00
$7 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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67% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Tefal
FV3775
$27.19
Three years
newer
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Braun
IS5042
$454.63
A lot more
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capacity
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Philips
GC5031
$136.64
$318 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Two years newer
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Russell Hobbs
23780
$29.87
$13 cheaper
More popular
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Breville
VIN401
$43.26
Newer by 19
months
30% more steam
generating
capacity
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Philips
GC2996
$57.65
$87 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
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Tefal
FV6520
$145.00
More popular
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Hoover
TIF 2600
$58.71
$86 cheaper
20g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
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Tefal
FV6520
$145.00
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Tefal
Fv3770
$37.08
Better brand
More steam
generating
capacity
£10 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Russell Hobbs
23780
$29.87
$7 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Considerably
better user
reviews
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Rowenta
DW5080
$59.99
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
13 months newer
VS
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Morphy Richards
360001
$60.52
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £75 over
five years
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Philips
GC2040
$70.50
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £100 over
five years
Newer by four
months
VS
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Russell Hobbs
Powersteam Ultra
$48.20
$22 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
25% more steam
generating
capacity
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Bosch
TDS6010
$399.35
Newer by two
years
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Tefal
GV8960
$355.50
$44 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Conair
DPP143
$20.00
$5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
33% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Brentwood
MPI-59
$24.98
Better brand
Newer by six
years
9% more steam
generating
capacity
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Hoover
TIF 2600
$58.71
$15 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
$1 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Russell Hobbs
24430
$74.17
Newer by three
years
Better brand
35% more steam
generating
capacity
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Conair
DPP143
$20.00
$11 cheaper
33% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC160
$30.90
Better Kagoo
Score
19 months newer
Better brand
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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 88 irons ranging from $13 to $793. The average price of a new iron is $130 and the 80% of irons are priced between $21 and $299. The cheapest iron that we found is the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron at only $14, and the most expensive is the Rowenta DG8961 at $793.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The average price of Solac irons is $292 which is the highest average price of all iron brands. Solac irons range in price from $292 to $292.

Rowenta irons range in price from $49 to $793, and the second highest average iron price out of all brands is Rowenta irons with an average price of $257.

Braun irons start at $70 and their most expensive iron costs $447. The average price of Braun irons is $243 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 52 expert reviews and 15,075 user reviews for irons and used this information to evaluate 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 82% and the third best brand is Russell Hobbs with 79%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 106 current iron offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Most new irons tend to be released between January and February. In 2019 most new irons were released in January, with five new irons released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new iron releases was February, with 36 new irons released that month. 44 new irons were released in November 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

New irons drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means a saving of $1 on a typical $130 new iron if you wait 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 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 currently retails for $48.04. The iron with the smallest power is the Philips HD117380, which is a 350W iron and currently retails 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

We found 487 irons that are irons that have a white coloured, which makes this the most popular colour amongst new irons. Blue is the second most popular colour amongst new irons. We found 277 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.

We found 541 irons that are traditional irons, which makes traditional the most popular type amongst new irons. We found 268 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).

Comparing all 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 iron with the most steam generating capacity is the Rowenta DG8961, which is a 420g/min steam capacity iron and is available at $792.90. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Taurus Easy Travel, which is a 10g/min steam capacity iron and is on sale for $193.84.

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. 101 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. 95.3% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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