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#1

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Morphy Richards logo

Morphy Richards Turbosteam Pro

 
TriZone Technology  IntelliTemp  Big water tank capacity 
TriZone Technology
IntelliTemp
Big water tank capacity

£19.99

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
55g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
May 2020
#2

88

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Breville logo

Breville PressXpress

12 Reviews
Multi‑Directional Soleplate  Many steam generating capacity  Big water tank capacity 
Multi‑Directional Soleplate
Many steam generating capacity
Big water tank capacity

£22.00

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
180g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#3

87

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Breville VIN401

 
Many steam generating capacity  Big water tank capacity  Automatic anti‑calc system
Many steam generating capacity
Big water tank capacity
Automatic anti‑calc system

£39.00

3,100W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
70g/min
Info
£310
Over 5 years
Jun 2020
#4

86

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Morphy Richards Turbo Glide

 
Big water tank capacity  Automatic anti‑calc system Vertical steam function
Big water tank capacity
Automatic anti‑calc system
Vertical steam function

£29.99

2,800W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
50g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
Jan 2019
#5

86

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Philips 8700 series GC873580

22 Reviews

£174.99

2,600W
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Info
Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
£260
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
#6

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Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra

 

£25.00

3,100W
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Info
Traditional
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45g/min
Info
£310
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
#7

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Tefal FV9788

 

£69.99

3,000W
Info
Info
Traditional
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55g/min
Info
£300
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
#8

86

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Tefal Freemove Air

 

£39.75

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
35g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Apr 2019
#9

86

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Swan SI11010N

20 Reviews

£37.45

2,200W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
100g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
#10

85

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Tefal FV9830

 

£99.99

3,000W
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Info
Traditional
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55g/min
Info
£300
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#11

85

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Tefal SV6050

 

£107.63

2,200W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
100g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Jan 2018
#12

85

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Morphy Richards Speed Steam

 

£109.99

3,000W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
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120g/min
Info
£300
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
#13

85

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Morphy Richards 303250

 

£49.00

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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30g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
May 2020
#14

85

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Tefal Ultraglide

 

£20.00

2,500W
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Info
Traditional
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40g/min
Info
£250
Over 5 years
Jan 2019
#15

85

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Philips GC299984

 

£60.06

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
May 2018
#16

85

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Philips Azur GC490116

 

£89.98

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
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50g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
Jun 2019
#17

85

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Russell Hobbs 23780

116 Reviews

£10.93

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
#18

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Beko SPA7131P

3 Reviews

£45.99

3,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
60g/min
Info
£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#19

85

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Morphy Richards Crystal Clear

 

£19.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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30g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Jan 2019

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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 89%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
Philips Irons 180 £18 - £480
89%
1,380 reviews
#2
Braun Irons 39 £25 - £360
85%
2 reviews
#3
Tefal Irons 141 £18 - £597
84%
789 reviews
#4
Russell Hobbs Irons 63 £10 - £65
80%
1,064 reviews
#5
Morphy Richards Irons 44 £13 - £249
79%
29 reviews
#6
Bosch Irons 55 £13 - £326
75%
148 reviews
#7
Breville Irons 26 £14 - £30
73%
38 reviews
#8
Rowenta Irons 35 £22 - £299
70%
38 reviews

Trending Iron Comparisons

Rowenta
dw9240
£124.40
10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
Tefal
FV9788
£69.99
£54 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Better Kagoo
Score
Philips
GC9650
£281.21
Better brand
Nine months
newer
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
VS
Tefal
GV9580
£266.99
£14 cheaper
35g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
Tefal
SV6040
£74.95
£25 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Five months
newer
VS
Philips
GC6704
£100.00
Better brand
Braun
TexStyle 9
£48.00
£112 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Philips
GC5039
£160.00
Better brand
More steam
generating
capacity
Newer by four
months
Philips
GC2992
£35.60
£23 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Russell Hobbs
24800
£58.65
Nine months
newer
Tefal
FV9788
£69.99
£20 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
9% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
Philips
GC4567
£89.98
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
Philips
GC4938/20
£120.00
Better brand
Two months
newer
A little more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
Braun
TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
£79.98
£40 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
Tefal
SV7030
£148.99
£51 cheaper
Newer by seven
months
VS
Philips
GC7808
£199.99
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
Tefal
GV9060G0
£189.99
£80 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Philips
GC9410
£269.99
Better brand
Nine months
newer
Rowenta
DW9230
£119.00
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Braun
TexStyle 9
£48.00
£71 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
Tefal
FV4950
£49.82
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
VS
Morphy Richards
360001
£44.99
£5 cheaper
62% cheaper to
run over five
years
130g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
Bosch
Steam Iron
£12.94
£63 cheaper
One more award
VS
Philips
GC3925
£76.07
20 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Rowenta
dw9280
£58.35
43% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
Bosch
TDA3024010
£55.07
£3 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Braun
TexStyle 5
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
21 months newer
User reviews
are vastly
better
VS
Bosch
Steam Iron
£12.94
£12 cheaper
More popular
One more award
Philips
GC2996
£47.49
£9 cheaper
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £60 over
five years
VS
Rowenta
DW5210
£56.17
Better Kagoo
Score
10% more steam
generating
capacity
Morphy Richards
ComfiGrip
£19.99
£7 cheaper
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £30 over
five years
VS
Breville
VIN401
£26.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
years
18% more steam
generating
capacity
Tefal
GV9071
£199.99
£97 cheaper
380g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
Philips
GC9630
£296.99
Two years newer
Better brand
Tefal
GV9071
£199.99
£320 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
Philips
GC9682
£519.99
Better brand
Nine months
newer
Rowenta
DX1251
£34.75
User reviews
are vastly
better
31% cheaper to
run over five
years
Three months
newer
VS
Bosch
Steam Iron
£12.94
£22 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Tefal
SV6035G0
£119.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
VS
Polti
PLGB0073
£94.95
£25 cheaper
35% 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:

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.

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 413 irons ranging from £10 to £597. A new iron costs on average £85 and 80% of irons are priced between £18 and £200. The cheapest iron that we found is the Russell Hobbs 22470 at only £10, and the most expensive is the Tefal GV9610 at £597.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The average price of Polti irons is £175 which is the highest average price of all iron brands. Polti irons start at £95 and their most expensive iron costs £279.

The average price of Taurus irons is £144 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands. Taurus irons range in price from £99 to £190.

The average price of Panasonic irons is £137 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands. Panasonic irons range in price from £137 to £137.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 7 expert reviews and 3,668 user reviews for irons and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of iron. Philips is the top rated iron brand with an average rating of 89%. Braun is the second best brand with 85% and Tefal is the third best brand with 84%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 297 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is AO with 49 offers. That means eBay is over 6 times bigger than AO when it comes to irons. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 48 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

The most common period for new irons to be released in is between February and April. If you want the latest iron features you may want to think about waiting until February 2021. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current irons cheaper in February once the latest models have been released. The biggest month last year for new iron releases was April, with 17 new irons released that month. 36 new irons were released in February 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In November 2017, 44 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, irons drop in price by 4% on average.

That means a saving of £3 on a typical £85 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 the majority of irons range from 2,300W to 2,500W. The Bosch DI90, which currently retails for £89.99, has the biggest power and is a 3,200W iron. The iron with the smallest power is the Philips GC896040, which is a 210W iron and is priced at £284.64.

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 502 irons that are irons that have a white coloured, which makes white the most frequently found colour amongst new irons. We found 292 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making this 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 560 irons that are traditional irons. The second most common type amongst new irons is steam generator. We found 285 irons that are steam generator 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 1g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of most irons range from 20g/min to 50g/min. The Tefal GV9071, which can be purchased for £180.00, has the most steam generating capacity and is a 500g/min steam capacity iron. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Aigostar 31HHL, which is a 5g/min steam capacity iron and is available at £15.99.

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. 214 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. 72.1% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.