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5 Best Irons Under $300 in the US - October 2019

Updated 25 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best irons under $300

Which Are the Best Irons Under $300?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best irons under $300? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best irons under $300 are:

  • 1) Rowenta DW5080 -
  • 2) Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron -
  • 3) Philips GC160 -
  • 4) Bosch Steam Iron -
  • 5) Braun TexStyle 7 -

What Iron Under $300 to Buy in October 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 irons under $300 currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

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Rowenta DW5080 Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron Philips GC160 Bosch Steam Iron Braun TexStyle 7
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1,700W
220g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$138
OVER 5 YEARS
830W
10g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$68
OVER 5 YEARS
1,200W
130g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$98
OVER 5 YEARS
2,200W
30g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.29L
WATER TANK
1kg
2,400W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.4L
WATER TANK
92
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
244 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$29 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$180 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
437 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our review analysis indicates that this iron isgood-looking. It's an award winning and very economical to run 1,700W traditional iron, with a very good spec and steam generating capacity. A fully featured and spectacularly economical to run 830W traditional iron, with a low price. A classic and staggeringly economical to run 1,200W traditional iron, with a very good spec and steam generating capacity. Owners report that it's really easy to use, lightweight and easy to handle and comfortable, and easy to hold. A very economical to run and award winning 2,200W traditional iron, with a very good spec and a fair price. A fully featured and very highly rated 2,400W steam generator iron, with low running costs. Owners report that this iron has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well-built.
2 Reasons For
More Steam Generating Capacity
One More Award
1 Reason For
Cheaper to Run by $180 Over Five Years
6 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
User Reviews Are a Little Better
Overall Reviews Are a Little Better
Better Brand
More Reasonably Priced
More Lightweight and Easy to Handle
13 Reasons For
Automatic Shut Off System
Non-Twisting Cord
Anti-Drip Function
Auto Power Off Function
Spray Function
Steam Boost Function
Self-Cleaning
Vertical Steam Function
Anti-Scale System
Automatic Anti-Calc System
Variable Steam Function
One More Award
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
15 Reasons For
Automatic Shut Off System
Bigger Water Tank Capacity
22% Bigger Water Tank Capacity
Anti-Drip Function
Auto Power Off Function
Spray Function
Steam Boost Function
Vertical Steam Function
Anti-Scale System
Automatic Anti-Calc System
A Lot Bigger Maximum Continuous Flow
Variable Steam Function
Newer by One Year
More Thoughtfully Designed
Easier to Use
6 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $71
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
4 Reasons Against
Less Steam Generating Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over Three Years
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
A Lot Less Steam Generating Capacity
Does Not Have an Automatic Shut Off System
Does Not Have an Auto Power Off Function
Not Cordless
Does Not Have a Steam Boost Function
Over Five Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 45%
Has a Worse Design
Harder to Use
10 Reasons Against
Significantly Less Steam Generating Capacity
180ml Smaller Water Tank Capacity
Does Not Have a Removable Water Tank
0.11L Smaller Water Tank Capacity
Smaller Maximum Continuous Flow
Worse Kagoo Score
Over Three Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 267%
Vastly Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
46% Less Steam Generating Capacity
Not Cordless
Worse Kagoo Score
$128 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Worse Brand
Less Reasonably Priced
Less Lightweight and Easy to Handle
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Rowenta DW5080

Rowenta DW5080

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Rowenta DW5080
1,700W
220g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$138
OVER 5 YEARS

The Rowenta DW5080 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $0.00 this iron is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Rowenta DW5080 or read our article on whether you should buy a Rowenta iron.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (220g/min)

Our review analysis indicates that this iron isgood-looking. It's an award winning and very economical to run 1,700W traditional iron, with a very good spec and steam generating capacity.

92
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Rowenta DW5080 has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%.

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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Rowenta DW5080

More Steam Generating Capacity

The Rowenta DW5080 is a 220 steam capacity iron. That's 190g/min more than the Bosch Steam Iron (30g/min), 100g/min more than the Braun TexStyle 7 (120g/min), 90g/min more than the Philips GC160 (130g/min) and 210g/min more than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron (10g/min). More ...

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

One More Award

The Rowenta DW5080 has received 1 award from an expert review site, whereas the Braun TexStyle 7 has received no awards, the Philips GC160 has received no awards and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron has received no awards.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Rowenta DW5080

Worse Kagoo Score

The Rowenta DW5080 has only received a Kagoo Score of 78, however the Bosch Steam Iron scored 85, the Philips GC160 scored 88 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron scored 86.

Older by One Year

The Rowenta DW5080 is one year older than the Braun TexStyle 7.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $71

The running costs of the Rowenta DW5080 are $138 which is $41 more than the Philips GC160 and $71 more than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron over five years. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Rowenta DW5080's average expert score is 82%, however the Bosch Steam Iron's is 100% (based on 1 review).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Rowenta DW5080's average user score is 80%, however the Braun TexStyle 7's is 89% (based on 436 reviews) and the Philips GC160's is 91% (based on 244 reviews).

Worse Brand

Rowenta irons have an average rating of only 80.3%, whereas Bosch has an average rating of 85%, Braun has an average rating of 80.9%, Philips has an average rating of 95% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 89.3%.

Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

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Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron
830W
10g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$68
OVER 5 YEARS

The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $0.00 this iron is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron or read our article on whether you should buy a Russell Hobbs iron.

A fully featured and spectacularly economical to run 830W traditional iron, with a low price.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

1 Reason For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

Cheaper to Run by $180 Over Five Years

Over five years the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is $181 cheaper to run than the Bosch Steam Iron, $128 cheaper to run than the Braun TexStyle 7, $30 cheaper to run than the Philips GC160 and $71 cheaper to run than the Rowenta DW5080. More ...

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

Less Steam Generating Capacity

Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is only 10 steam capacity. That's 20g/min less than the Bosch Steam Iron (30g/min), 110g/min less than the Braun TexStyle 7 (120g/min), 120g/min less than the Philips GC160 (130g/min) and 210g/min less than the Rowenta DW5080 (220g/min). More ...

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Philips GC160 scored 88.

Older by Over Three Years

The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is three years older than the Braun TexStyle 7 and two years older than the Rowenta DW5080. The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is the same age as the Bosch Steam Iron.

Worse Brand

Russell Hobbs irons have an average rating of only 89.3%, but Philips has an average rating of 95%.

Philips GC160

Philips GC160

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Philips GC160
1,200W
130g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
$98
OVER 5 YEARS

The Philips GC160 has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $0.00 this iron is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Philips GC160 or read our article on whether you should buy a Philips iron.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (130g/min)
Features soft grip

A classic and staggeringly economical to run 1,200W traditional iron, with a very good spec and steam generating capacity. Owners report that it's really easy to use, lightweight and easy to handle and comfortable, and easy to hold.

96
Reviews
244 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$29 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Philips GC160 has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 244 reviews.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Philips GC160

Better Kagoo Score

The Philips GC160 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Bosch Steam Iron scored 85, the Braun TexStyle 7 scored only 78, the Rowenta DW5080 scored only 78 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron scored 86.

User Reviews Are a Little Better

Based on 244 reviews, the average user review score of the Philips GC160 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Bosch Steam Iron is 53% (based on 6 reviews), the average rating of the Braun TexStyle 7 is 89% (based on 436 reviews) and the average rating of the Rowenta DW5080 is 80% (based on 4 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are a Little Better

Based on 244 reviews, the average overall review score of the Philips GC160 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Bosch Steam Iron is 85% (based on 7 reviews), the average rating of the Braun TexStyle 7 is 89% (based on 437 reviews) and the average rating of the Rowenta DW5080 is 82% (based on 5 reviews).

Better Brand

Philips irons have an average rating of 95%, but Bosch only has an average rating of 85%, Braun only has an average rating of 80.9%, Rowenta only has an average rating of 80.3% and Russell Hobbs only has an average rating of 89.3%.

More Reasonably Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Philips GC160 was more reasonably priced.

More Lightweight and Easy to Handle

The Philips GC160 reviewers thought the Philips GC160 was more lightweight and easy to handle. Over 20 people thought that it02 was lightweight and easy to handle and five people thought that it also wasn't heavy and unwieldy.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Philips GC160

A Lot Less Steam Generating Capacity

Philips GC160 is only 130 steam capacity, but the Bosch Steam Iron is a 30g/min steam capacity iron (100g/min less), the Braun TexStyle 7 is a 120g/min steam capacity iron (10g/min less), the Rowenta DW5080 is a 220g/min steam capacity iron (90g/min more) and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is a 10g/min steam capacity iron (120g/min less). More ...

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

Does Not Have an Automatic Shut Off System

The Philips GC160 does not have an automatic shut off system, whereas the Bosch Steam Iron, the Braun TexStyle 7, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do. More ...

'Automatic Shut Off System' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

Does Not Have an Auto Power Off Function

The Philips GC160 does not have an auto power off function, however the Bosch Steam Iron, the Braun TexStyle 7, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do. More ...

'Auto Power-Off Function' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

Not Cordless

The Philips GC160 is not cordless (As does the the Braun TexStyle 7), whereas the Bosch Steam Iron, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron are. More ...

'Cordless' denotes whether the iron has a power cord or not.

Cordless irons are far easier to use, and won't get twisted up and tangled. However they only have a limited life before they need to be recharged, whereas traditional corded irons can go on as long as you need.

Does Not Have a Steam Boost Function

The Philips GC160 does not have a steam boost function, but the Bosch Steam Iron, the Braun TexStyle 7, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do. More ...

A steam boost function allows the iron to temporarily dispense a more powerful blast of steam at the press of a button.

Steam boost serves to better iron extremely stubborn creases.

Over Five Years Older

The Philips GC160 is older than the Bosch Steam Iron by three years, older than the Braun TexStyle 7 by six years, older than the Rowenta DW5080 by five years and older than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron by three years.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 45%

Over five years the running costs of the Philips GC160 are $98 which is $30 more than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron. Show assumptions.

Has a Worse Design

Our analysis of the Philips GC160 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Philips GC160 has a worse design.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Philips GC160 was harder to use.

Bosch Steam Iron

Bosch Steam Iron

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Bosch Steam Iron
2,200W
30g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.29L
WATER TANK
1kg
$248
OVER 5 YEARS

The Bosch Steam Iron has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $0.00 this iron is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Bosch Steam Iron or read our article on whether you should buy a Bosch iron.

Features We Love:
HygienicSteam Technology
Ultimate390 PulseSteam
VarioComfort
EasyComfort
I-Temp
Advanced Steam System
PermanentRefill
Steam boost function

A very economical to run and award winning 2,200W traditional iron, with a very good spec and a fair price.

95
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$180 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Bosch Steam Iron has fantastic expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Bosch Steam Iron

Automatic Shut Off System

The Bosch Steam Iron has an automatic shut off system (as does the Braun TexStyle 7), whereas the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Automatic Shut Off System' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

Non-Twisting Cord

The Bosch Steam Iron has a non-twisting cord, but the Braun TexStyle 7, the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Non-Twisting Cord' denotes whether the iron comes with a special cord that is designed to stop it from twisting up and tangling.

Non-twisting cords are very helpful, since they make the iron easier to use.

Anti-Drip Function

The Bosch Steam Iron has an anti-drip function, and so does the Braun TexStyle 7, but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Anti-Drip Function' denotes whether the iron has a special function to stop water from dripping from the iron after you've used the steam function.

An anti-drip system can help stop you making a mess while ironing.

Auto Power Off Function

The Bosch Steam Iron has an auto power off function (as does the Braun TexStyle 7), however the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Auto Power-Off Function' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

Spray Function

The Bosch Steam Iron has an spray function (as does the Braun TexStyle 7), however the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Spray Function' indicates whether the iron has the ability to spray out a fine mist of water.

Spraying water on fabric serves to moisten it, making it easier to iron.

Steam Boost Function

The Bosch Steam Iron has a steam boost function (as does the Braun TexStyle 7), but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

A steam boost function allows the iron to temporarily dispense a more powerful blast of steam at the press of a button.

Steam boost serves to better iron extremely stubborn creases.

Self-Cleaning

The Bosch Steam Iron is self-cleaning, but the Braun TexStyle 7, the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron are not. More ...

'Self-Cleaning' indicates whether the iron has a special cycle to clean itself after a set amount of time (e.g - 2 weeks). It works by flushing through the iron and soleplate with very hot water, removing any impurities that have built up.

A self-cleaning iron can help prolong the life of the appliance, and keep it in peak condition for longer.

Vertical Steam Function

The Bosch Steam Iron has a vertical steam function (as does the Braun TexStyle 7), whereas the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Vertical Steam' denotes whether the iron has the capacity to produce a sustained burst of steam from the top of the device.

This is very helpful for hanging fabrics - such as giving hung-up shirts a quick steam to help get the creases out.

Anti-Scale System

The Bosch Steam Iron features anti-scale system, and so does the Braun TexStyle 7, whereas the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Anti-Scale System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

Automatic Anti-Calc System

The Bosch Steam Iron has an automatic anti-calc system, and so does the Braun TexStyle 7, but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Auto Anti-Calc System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

Variable Steam Function

The Bosch Steam Iron supports variable steam function (as does the Braun TexStyle 7), whereas the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not support this feature. More ...

'Variable Steam Function' indicates whether the iron has the capability of altering the power of the steam being released.

Some fabrics require more powerful steam blasts to best tame very stubborn creases.

One More Award

The Bosch Steam Iron has received 1 award, whereas the Braun TexStyle 7 has received no awards, the Philips GC160 has received no awards and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 1 expert review, the average review score of the Bosch Steam Iron is 100%, however the average rating of the Rowenta DW5080 is 82% (based on 1 review).

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Bosch Steam Iron

Significantly Less Steam Generating Capacity

The Bosch Steam Iron is a 30 steam capacity iron, whereas the Braun TexStyle 7 is a 120g/min steam capacity iron (90g/min more), the Philips GC160 is a 130g/min steam capacity iron (100g/min more), the Rowenta DW5080 is a 220g/min steam capacity iron (190g/min more) and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron is a 10g/min steam capacity iron (20g/min less). More ...

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

180ml Smaller Water Tank Capacity

The Bosch Steam Iron has a water tank capacity of 220, however the Braun TexStyle 7 is a 400ml water tank capacity iron (180ml bigger). More ...

'Capacity' indicates how much water the iron can hold at a single time.

A bigger tank capacity means the iron can be used longer before it needs to be refilled with water.

Does Not Have a Removable Water Tank

The Bosch Steam Iron does not have a removable water tank, but the Braun TexStyle 7, the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron have this feature. More ...

'Removable Water Tank' denotes whether the water tank in the iron can be removed or not.

A removable water tank allows for easier refilling and cleaning.

0.11L Smaller Water Tank Capacity

The Bosch Steam Iron has a water tank capacity of 0.29, but the Braun TexStyle 7 is a 0.4L water tank capacity iron (0.11L bigger). More ...

'Capacity' indicates how much water the iron can hold at a single time.

A bigger tank capacity means the iron can be used longer before it needs to be refilled with water.

Smaller Maximum Continuous Flow

Bosch Steam Iron is only 1 max continuous flow. That's 49g/min smaller than the Braun TexStyle 7 (50g/min). More ...

'Maximum Continuous Flow' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Bosch Steam Iron has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Philips GC160 scored 88 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron scored 86.

Over Three Years Older

The Bosch Steam Iron is older than the Braun TexStyle 7 by three years and older than the Rowenta DW5080 by two years. The Bosch Steam Iron is the same age as the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 267%

The Bosch Steam Iron costs $248 to run which is $53 more than the Braun TexStyle 7, $151 more than the Philips GC160, $110 more than the Rowenta DW5080 and $181 more than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron over five years. Show assumptions.

Vastly Lower User Review Score

The Bosch Steam Iron's average user rating is only 53%, however the Braun TexStyle 7's is 89% (based on 436 reviews), the Philips GC160's is 91% (based on 244 reviews) and the Rowenta DW5080's is 80% (based on 4 reviews).

Worse Brand

Bosch irons have an average rating of only 85%, whereas Philips has an average rating of 95% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 89.3%.

Braun TexStyle 7

Braun TexStyle 7

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Braun TexStyle 7
2,400W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.4L
WATER TANK
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

The Braun TexStyle 7 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $0.00 this iron is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Braun TexStyle 7 or read our article on whether you should buy a Braun iron.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Big water tank capacity (0.4L)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Automatic anti-calc system

A fully featured and very highly rated 2,400W steam generator iron, with low running costs. Owners report that this iron has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well-built.

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Reviews
437 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Braun TexStyle 7 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 436 reviews.

Braun TexStyle 7 Iron Review
Braun TexStyle 7 Iron Review

15 Reasons For for Choosing the Braun TexStyle 7

Automatic Shut Off System

The Braun TexStyle 7 has an automatic shut off system, and so does the Bosch Steam Iron, but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Automatic Shut Off System' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

Bigger Water Tank Capacity

The Braun TexStyle 7 is a 400 water tank capacity iron. That's 180ml bigger than the Bosch Steam Iron (220ml). More ...

'Capacity' indicates how much water the iron can hold at a single time.

A bigger tank capacity means the iron can be used longer before it needs to be refilled with water.

22% Bigger Water Tank Capacity

The Braun TexStyle 7 is a 0.4 water tank capacity iron. That's 0.11L bigger than the Bosch Steam Iron (0.29L). More ...

'Capacity' indicates how much water the iron can hold at a single time.

A bigger tank capacity means the iron can be used longer before it needs to be refilled with water.

Anti-Drip Function

The Braun TexStyle 7 has an anti-drip function (as does the Bosch Steam Iron), however the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Anti-Drip Function' denotes whether the iron has a special function to stop water from dripping from the iron after you've used the steam function.

An anti-drip system can help stop you making a mess while ironing.

Auto Power Off Function

The Braun TexStyle 7 has an auto power off function, and so does the Bosch Steam Iron, whereas the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Auto Power-Off Function' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

Spray Function

The Braun TexStyle 7 has an spray function, and so does the Bosch Steam Iron, whereas the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Spray Function' indicates whether the iron has the ability to spray out a fine mist of water.

Spraying water on fabric serves to moisten it, making it easier to iron.

Steam Boost Function

The Braun TexStyle 7 has a steam boost function, and so does the Bosch Steam Iron, however the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

A steam boost function allows the iron to temporarily dispense a more powerful blast of steam at the press of a button.

Steam boost serves to better iron extremely stubborn creases.

Vertical Steam Function

The Braun TexStyle 7 has a vertical steam function, and so does the Bosch Steam Iron, but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Vertical Steam' denotes whether the iron has the capacity to produce a sustained burst of steam from the top of the device.

This is very helpful for hanging fabrics - such as giving hung-up shirts a quick steam to help get the creases out.

Anti-Scale System

The Braun TexStyle 7 features anti-scale system (as does the Bosch Steam Iron), but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Anti-Scale System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

Automatic Anti-Calc System

The Braun TexStyle 7 has an automatic anti-calc system (as does the Bosch Steam Iron), however the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not have this feature. More ...

'Auto Anti-Calc System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

A Lot Bigger Maximum Continuous Flow

The Braun TexStyle 7 has a maximum continuous flow of 50, however the Bosch Steam Iron is only a 1g/min max continuous flow iron (49g/min smaller). More ...

'Maximum Continuous Flow' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

Variable Steam Function

The Braun TexStyle 7 supports variable steam function, and so does the Bosch Steam Iron, but the Philips GC160, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron do not. More ...

'Variable Steam Function' indicates whether the iron has the capability of altering the power of the steam being released.

Some fabrics require more powerful steam blasts to best tame very stubborn creases.

Newer by One Year

The Braun TexStyle 7 is three years newer than the Bosch Steam Iron, six years newer than the Philips GC160, one year newer than the Rowenta DW5080 and three years newer than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron

More Thoughtfully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Braun TexStyle 7 was more thoughtfully designed. Over 30 people thought that it was really well designed and over 20 people thought that it was also very smooth. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was good-looking, ergonomic and neat.

Easier to Use

On average reviewers thought the Braun TexStyle 7 was easier to use. Over 70 people thought that it was very easy to use and over 10 people thought that it also had good controls.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Braun TexStyle 7

46% Less Steam Generating Capacity

Braun TexStyle 7 is only 120 steam capacity. That's 90g/min more than the Bosch Steam Iron (30g/min), 10g/min less than the Philips GC160 (130g/min), 100g/min less than the Rowenta DW5080 (220g/min) and 110g/min more than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron (10g/min). More ...

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

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.

Not Cordless

The Braun TexStyle 7 is not cordless (As does the the Philips GC160), whereas the Bosch Steam Iron, the Rowenta DW5080 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron are. More ...

'Cordless' denotes whether the iron has a power cord or not.

Cordless irons are far easier to use, and won't get twisted up and tangled. However they only have a limited life before they need to be recharged, whereas traditional corded irons can go on as long as you need.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Braun TexStyle 7 has only received a Kagoo Score of 78, whereas the Bosch Steam Iron scored 85, the Philips GC160 scored 88 and the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron scored 86.

$128 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs of the Braun TexStyle 7 are $195 which is $98 more than the Philips GC160, $57 more than the Rowenta DW5080 and $128 more than the Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron over five years. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The average user rating of the Braun TexStyle 7 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Philips GC160 is 91% (based on 244 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The average overall rating of the Braun TexStyle 7 is 89%, whereas the average overall rating of the Philips GC160 is 91% (based on 244 reviews).

Worse Brand

Braun irons have an average rating of only 80.9%, but Bosch has an average rating of 85%, Philips has an average rating of 95% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 89.3%.

Less Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the Braun TexStyle 7 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Braun TexStyle 7 was less reasonably priced.

Less Lightweight and Easy to Handle

Our analysis of the Braun TexStyle 7 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Braun TexStyle 7 was less lightweight and easy to handle.

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