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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every iron on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 876 irons, 1,750 reviews and 57,600 prices. Last updated 13 October 2017.

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£49.00

#1 Tefal FV4970

FV4970
The highest scoring steam iron around, with great features and a very good price
96
Reviews
5 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
1 Year Old
71
Running Costs
£613 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
2,500W
White
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Jul 2016
Release Date
ao logo
Ebuyer £49.98
PC World Business £49.98
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£25.99
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#2 Morphy Richards 303118

303118
A best selling and staggeringly cheap 2,800W steam iron, with moderate running costs and terrific user reviews
95
Reviews
27 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
2,800W
Red
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Dec 2015
Release Date
eBay logo
Currys £33.00
ao £33.00
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£29.27

#3 Russell Hobbs 23780

23780
The highest review score steam iron around, with low running costs and good features
96
Reviews
48 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
83
Age
2 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£588 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
2,400W
Purple
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Mar 2016
Release Date
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Argos £29.99
Amazon UK £29.99
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Swan SI3030
£21.97
Was £65 (22 days ago)
Amazon UK
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£44.99
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#4 Bosch DA50

DA50
A very popular and very cheap 3,000W dry & steam iron, with average running costs and features
78
Reviews
1 Review
94
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Age
10 Months Old
58
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
3,000W
Purple
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Dec 2016
Release Date
Hughes logo
PRC Direct £69.99
Littlewoods £84.99
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£34.99

#5 Bosch TDA3020GB

TDA3020GB
A very popular and top-rated 2,800W steam iron, with OK running costs and a very fair price
93
Reviews
97 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
3 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
2,800W
Black
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Feb 2015
Release Date
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Ebuyer £45.48
ao £49.00
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£18.65
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#6 Elgento E22004

E22004
A fully featured and low cost 2,600W dry & steam iron, with satisfactory running costs and very good user reviews
81
Reviews
6 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
59
Running Costs
£637 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
2,600W
Black
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Apr 2015
Release Date
Amazon UK logo
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£59.99
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#7 Philips GC4881/20

GC4881/20
The highest rated iron under £100, with average running costs and great features
92
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
1 Year Old
52
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
2,800W
Black
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Sep 2016
Release Date
John Lewis logo
Argos £59.99
Amazon UK £59.99
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£17.99
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#8 Swan SI11010

SI11010
A very good value for money and best selling 2,200W steam iron, with very low running costs and outstanding user reviews
94
Reviews
27 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
61
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£539 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
2,200W
Tan
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Nov 2015
Release Date
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Ebuyer £42.95
Argos £43.99
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#9 Bosch TDA7060GB

TDA7060GB
Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
An award winning and fully featured 2,800W steam iron, with alright running costs and a reasonable price
95
Reviews
1 Award
81
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
52
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
2,800W
Blue
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Mar 2015
Release Date
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Sonic Direct £84.99
Amazon UK £89.99
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£14.99

#10 Morphy Richards Breeze

Breeze
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
A best selling and low cost 2,600W steam iron, with satisfactory running costs and an industry award
84
Reviews
1 Award
98
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
56
Running Costs
£637 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
2,600W
Pink
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Aug 2015
Release Date
eBay logo
Amazon UK £14.99
Ebuyer £17.96
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Iron Brands

Find out how iron brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their irons. Click on a link to compare all irons made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
Philips logo Philips Irons 52 £19 - £300
Tefal logo Tefal Irons 45 £18 - £290 83%
Bosch logo Bosch Irons 38 £20 - £251 71%
Russell Hobbs logo Russell Hobbs Irons 20 £11 - £60 93%
Other brands Other Iron Brands 178 £8 - £350

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Morphy Richards 303118
£33.00
Was £80 (7 days ago)
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Bosch DI90
£100.93
Was £112 yesterday
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Russell Hobbs Supremesteam 23060 Steam Iron
£14.98
Was £25 (7 days ago)
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Morphy Richards Power Steam Intellitemp 333006 Steam Generator Iron
£99.98
Was £120 (7 days ago)
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Tefal SV5011
£54.99
Was £90 (7 days ago)
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Morphy Richards Turbosteam Pro 303116 Steam Iron
£44.99
Was £50 (3 days ago)
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Russell Hobbs Power Steam Iron
£17.99
Was £27 yesterday
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Philips GC160/02
£23.00
Was £25 (6 days ago)
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Philips GC2998
£49.99
Was £70 (7 days ago)
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Siemens TB40XTRM
£76.81
Was £81 (4 days ago)
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Rowenta DX1411
£25.73
Was £28 (2 days ago)
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Morphy Richards Breeze
£14.99
Was £22 yesterday
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Philips GC2998/86
£49.99
Was £69 (6 days ago)
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Choosing The Best Cooker

A cooker is the central componant of many larger kitchens - they are usually made up of a freestanding oven, with a hob comprising of several burners on top. Their size mean that they have a sizable footprint in the kitchen, but can also be used to cook several dishes at once - making them invaluable for large families.

There are several different types and configurations of cooker, and your choice will be dictated largely by how much food you prepare on a regular basis, and whether you need the capacity for both oven cooking (such as baking cakes or pies) and hob cooking (such as boiling and frying).

Oven

The oven is the main section of a cooker, and is mainly used for baking, roasting and slow-cooking dishes. Most cookers will have a single oven with the hob placed on top - however some more expensive brands contain 2, 3 or even 4 ovens. In these cases there is usually one oven that is the larger 'main' oven (for cooking large dishes like turkeys or geese) and several smaller ovens.

The capacity of the oven(s) is extremely important since the larger the capacity, the bigger the dishes you can prepare. Oven capacity is measured in litres - we look both at the capacities of the individual ovens and the total capacity of the entire cooker to help you make an informed decision.

Hob

The hob is the second section of the cooker - a collection of hot plates or burners which allow several different dishes to be cooked at once. When comparing hobs on a cooker, it's important to look at the number of cooking zones (burners or hot plates) on the hob. Most cookers have 4 burners spaced evenly across the top of the machine - however some models have as few as 2, or as many as 7.

Another important consideration is whether to choose a gas or electric hob for your cooker. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

Gas Hob:Gas burners have no heat-up time, so are far quicker to use, and the heat levels are easier to control than electric. Gas flames tend to spread more evenly across the bottom of pans, meaning quicker heating and more even cooking. They are also cheaper to run than electric hobs, saving you money on daily use.

Electric Hob:Electric hot plates take time to heat up, and tend to have a far more concentrated heat radius, leading to uneven heat distribution with large pans. They are also more expensive to run than gas hobs - however they are easier to clean, and significantly easier to set up and use.

Power Level

The power level of both the oven(s) and hob is an important consideration - the higher the power level, the faster and more efficiently food can be cooked. All our ovens and cookers are measured in watts (W).

Energy Efficiency

All our cookers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used during cooking, and the cheaper the cooker will be to run. Look for a cooker graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Extras

Finally, there are a multitude of smaller features and functions to consider when choosing a cooker. These can involve safety features such as child locks and automatic shut-off systems and pre-programmed settings to make cooking popular dishes extremely easy. We also have cookers in a wide range of colours and styles, so you can match it perfectly to the design of your kitchen.

Iron Retailers, Prices and Features

Iron Prices

In total we found 406 irons ranging from £0 to £350. On average, a new iron costs £46 and 80% of irons are priced between £0 and £95. The cheapest iron that we found is the Philips GC4521 at only £0, and the most expensive is the Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite 332001 Steam Generator Iron at £350.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Oliso irons range in price from £128 to £128, and the average price of Oliso irons is £128 which is the highest average price of all iron brands.

Siemens irons start at £35 and the most expensive Siemens iron costs £155. The average price of Siemens irons is £88 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands.

The average price of Hoover irons is £82 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands. Hoover irons range in price from £0 to £150.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 8 expert reviews and 1,706 user reviews for irons written online and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of iron. The top three iron brands are Russell Hobbs, Morphy Richards and Tefal. Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 93%, Morphy Richards has an average rating of 93% and Tefal has an average rating of 86%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 223 current offers for irons from Amazon UK making it the biggest iron retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 209 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 53 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

July to September is the most common period for new irons to be released in. Last year most new irons were released in September, with 43 new irons released that month. In July 2015 66 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. The biggest month in 2014 for new iron releases was September, with 74 new irons released that month.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, irons drop in price by 18% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £8 on a typical £45 new iron by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

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

The powers of irons range from 760W to 3,200W. The powers of most irons range from 2,200W to 2,500W. The BoschDI90, which can be purchased for £58.55, has the biggest power and is a 3,200W iron. The BoschDI90, which is priced at £9.99, has the smallest power and is a 760W iron.

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.

Colours

Amongst new irons, the most common colour is White. We found 254 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. The second most frequently found colour amongst new irons is Blue. We found 143 irons that are irons that have a Blue coloured.

Types

Amongst new irons, the most common type is steam. We found 212 irons that are steam irons. We found 170 irons that are dry & steam irons, making dry & steam the second most popular type amongst new irons.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 223 current offers for irons from Amazon UK making it the biggest iron retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 209 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 53 current iron offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Irons?

The cheapest shop by number of iron for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 120 irons.

Proportion of Irons for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of iron for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 57.4% of its irons.

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