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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 8,900 UK prices • 16,000 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • 11 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Beko SGA7126P

135 Reviews

£56.00

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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100g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#2

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Braun TexStyle 7

438 Reviews

£27.69

2,400W
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Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
#3

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Breville VIN339

678 Reviews
Trusted Reviews - Recommended

£29.00

2,800W
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Traditional
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180g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#4

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Tefal FV9788

180 Reviews

£59.95

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

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Beko SPM7128P

8 Reviews

£29.90

2,800W
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Traditional
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200g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#6

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Breville VIN401

£39.99

3,100W
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Traditional
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70g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
£4 Voucher
#7

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Philips GC780840

166 Reviews

£89.90

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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280g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
#8

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Beko SGA7124B

69 Reviews

£64.99

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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110g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#9

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Morphy Richards 303131

£45.00

3,100W
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Traditional
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100g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
#10

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Russell Hobbs 24430

£58.00

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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95g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#11

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Philips GC267629

141 Reviews

£29.99

2,400W
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Traditional
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40g/min
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£200
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
#12

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Russell Hobbs 20630

458 Reviews

£39.99

3,100W
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Traditional
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210g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
#13

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Philips GC2999

210 Reviews

£40.00

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
May 2018
#14

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Morphy Richards 330023

45 Reviews

£99.00

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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180g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
#15

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Russell Hobbs 24440

64 Reviews

£59.99

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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100g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#16

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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020

134 Reviews

£234.99

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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120g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
#17

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Russell Hobbs 23780

499 Reviews

£20.00

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

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Philips GC392964

82 Reviews

£49.99

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
#19

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Tefal Fasteo SV6020

96 Reviews

£64.00

2,200W
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Steam Generator
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120g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
£4 Voucher
#20

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Tefal Liberty SV7020

11 Reviews

£69.95

2,200W
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Steam Generator
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120g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2017

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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 88%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Irons 60 £15 - £229
88%
1,484 reviews
#2
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Braun Irons 32 £10 - £170
88%
583 reviews
#3
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Philips Irons 154 £15 - £380
88%
4,027 reviews
#4
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Russell Hobbs Irons 54 £10 - £48
88%
4,193 reviews
#5
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Breville Irons 23 £13 - £35
87%
809 reviews
#6
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Bosch Irons 52 £20 - £278
85%
1,282 reviews
#7
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Tefal Irons 112 £10 - £429
85%
2,419 reviews
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Rowenta Irons 30 £25 - £832
85%
252 reviews

Trending Iron Comparisons

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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better user
reviews
Better overall
reviews
VS
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Philips
GC2998
£39.99
Two years newer
23% cheaper to
run over five
years
Better brand
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Rowenta
DW9230
£99.00
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£44.99
£54 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
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Braun
TS765A
£79.99
Better brand
£40 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£44.99
£35 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Bosch
Steam Iron
£19.99
£35 cheaper
More popular
Cheaper to run
by £30 over
five years
VS
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Philips
GC3925
£54.99
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
Better brand
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Tefal
FV4043
£37.98
Better Kagoo
Score
Vastly better
overall reviews
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Russell Hobbs
Power Steam Iron
£24.99
£13 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by one
month
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Bosch
Sensixx'x DI90
£49.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Six months
newer
Slightly more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£44.99
£4 cheaper
Better brand
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Bosch
TDS6010
£203.29
45g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£120.00
£83 cheaper
Two years newer
Better Kagoo
Score
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Rowenta
VR7045
£99.95
More steam
generating
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
VS
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Philips
HI5916
£79.99
£20 cheaper
19 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
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Philips
GC9682/86
£380.00
£49 cheaper
Better brand
6% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
GV9569
£429.00
Four months
newer
Cheaper to run
by £10 over
five years
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Braun
TexStyle 9
£90.00
£30 cheaper
Better brand
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£120.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Considerably
better user
reviews
Considerably
better overall
reviews
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Philips
GC4938/20
£120.00
Two months
newer
A little more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
£74.13
£46 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Morphy Richards
303125
£29.99
£10 cheaper
Newer by 20
months
Marginally
better user
reviews
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Bosch
DA50
£35.99
£27 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Rowenta
DW5210
£63.38
Newer by nine
months
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
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Rowenta
DW9230
£99.00
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 9
£90.00
£9 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
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Rowenta
dw9240
£129.61
10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
FV9788
£59.95
£70 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£22.00
£13 cheaper
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
Six months
newer
VS
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Morphy Richards
303118
£35.00
Better Kagoo
Score
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Tefal
FV2560
£23.95
Cheaper to run
by £10 over
five years
VS
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Russell Hobbs
23770
£20.00
£4 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£22.00
£18 cheaper
Newer by 17
months
29% cheaper to
run over five
years
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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 417 irons ranging from £10 to £832. On average, a new iron costs £69 and 80% of irons are priced between £17 and £155. The Tefal FV3770 is the cheapest iron at only £10, and Rowenta DW5080 is the most expensive at £832.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Solac irons range in price from £231 to £250, and the average price of Solac irons is £240 which is the highest average price of all iron brands.

Polti irons range in price from £86 to £221, and the average price of Polti irons is £137 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands.

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Taurus irons with an average price of £121. Taurus irons range in price from £31 to £204.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 34 expert reviews and 16,379 user reviews for irons and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. The top three iron brands are Morphy Richards, Braun and Philips. Morphy Richards has an average rating of 88%, Braun has an average rating of 88% and Philips has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 360 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 241 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to irons. AO is the third biggest retailer with 73 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent trend in the release month for new irons. 33 new irons were released in April 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new iron releases was November, with 45 new irons released that month. In September 2016, 90 new irons were released 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 3%. That means that on a typical iron costing £69 you could save on average £2 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 Bosch TDI903231A, which is a 3,200W iron and is priced at £107.10. The iron with the smallest power is the Duronic Si2 Mini, which is a 375W iron and currently retails for £24.93.

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 452 irons that are irons that have a white coloured, which makes white the most frequently found colour amongst new irons. Blue is the second most common colour amongst new irons. We found 263 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 504 irons that are traditional irons, which makes this the most common type amongst new irons. The second most popular type amongst new irons is steam generator. We found 249 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).

The steam generating capacity of irons 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 Tefal GV9071, which is a 500g/min steam capacity iron and sells for £142.99. The Philips GC875066, which currently retails for £300.00, has the least steam generating capacity and is a 1g/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. 274 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. 76.1% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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