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Compare the Best IronsJune 2018

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Kagoo Score - Our unique irons rating considers: 11,000 UK prices • 23,000 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Beko SPM7128P

7 Reviews
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£35.83

2,800W
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200g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
The best rated iron under £50, with average running costs and features
#2

89

Morphy Richards 303123

195 Reviews
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£29.99

2,800W
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50g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A best selling and top-rated 2,800W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with moderate running costs and great features
#3

89

Russell Hobbs 20630

881 Reviews
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£19.99

3,100W
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210g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
A very popular and impressive value for money 3,100W iron, with average running costs and a many 210g/min steam generating capacity
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#4

89

Tefal FV9788

25 Reviews
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£69.99

3,000W
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55g/min
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£270
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
The highest scoring iron under £100, with ok running costs and a reasonable price
#5

89

Philips GC4527

142 Reviews
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£56.98

2,600W
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50g/min
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£100
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A staggeringly economical to run and best selling 2,600W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with fantastic user reviews and a good price
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#6

88

Beko SPA7131P

7 Reviews
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£44.99

3,100W
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50g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A positively reviewed and excellent value for money 3,100W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with satisfactory running costs and the latest technology
#7

88

Breville vin339

189 Reviews
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£34.99

2,800W
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180g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A staggeringly many steam generating capacity and very popular 2,800W iron, with average running costs and a stunningly cheap price
#8

88

Swan SI11010

38 Reviews
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£39.90

2,200W
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100g/min
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£200
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
A top-rated and very popular 2,200W, 100g/min steam capacity iron, with a very reasonable price and very good features
#9

88

Philips GC4526

230 Reviews
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£57.49

2,600W
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50g/min
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£180
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
An excellently reviewed and best selling 2,600W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with a reasonable price and very low running costs
#10

88

Russell Hobbs 23060

293 Reviews
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£14.00

2,400W
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110g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A very popular and affordable 2,400W, 110g/min steam capacity iron, with good features and superb user reviews
#11

88

Russell Hobbs 23780

48 Reviews
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£25.00

2,400W
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40g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A best selling and bargain price 2,400W, 40g/min steam capacity iron, with marvellous user reviews and low running costs
#12

87

Morphy Richards 300251

184 Reviews
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£19.99

2,600W
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45g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
An impressive value for money and classic 2,600W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with average running costs and great features
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#13

87

Morphy Richards 303125

125 Reviews
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£29.99

3,100W
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55g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A very popular and positively reviewed 3,100W, 55g/min steam capacity iron, with satisfactory running costs and very good features
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#14

87

Philips GC2998

169 Reviews
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£45.00

2,400W
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45g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very highly rated and cheap 2,400W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with low running costs and good features
#15

86

Philips GC4881

103 Reviews
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£60.00

2,800W
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50g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A positively reviewed and fully featured 2,800W, 50g/min steam capacity iron, with satisfactory running costs and a good price
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#16

86

Bosch TDA3020GB

97 Reviews
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£25.00

2,800W
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40g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
A best selling and excellent value for money 2,800W, 40g/min steam capacity iron, with alright running costs and great features
#17

86

Philips GC3920

24 Reviews
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£49.00

2,500W
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45g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A good value for money and positively reviewed 2,500W, 45g/min steam capacity iron, with good features and very low running costs
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#18

85

Morphy Richards 303118

150 Reviews
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£22.95

2,800W
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55g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
A positively reviewed and low cost 2,800W, 55g/min steam capacity iron, with average running costs and good features
#19

85

Tefal FV9736

3 Reviews
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£74.99

2,800W
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55g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A very popular and excellently reviewed 2,800W, 55g/min steam capacity iron, with alright running costs and a fair price
#20

85

Russell Hobbs 24840

27 Reviews
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£18.39

2,400W
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30g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A remarkably cheap and top-rated 2,400W, 30g/min steam capacity iron, with low running costs and the latest technology

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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 93%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Irons 47 £19 - £180
93%
1,416 reviews
#2
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Braun Irons 22 £40 - £270
90%
4 reviews
#3
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Philips Irons 122 £18 - £360
87%
5,587 reviews
#4
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Tefal Irons 83 £20 - £300
87%
2,067 reviews
#5
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Russell Hobbs Irons 47 £12 - £50
84%
3,167 reviews
#6
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Breville Irons 21 £15 - £35
83%
217 reviews
#7
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Rowenta Irons 25 £37 - £270
80%
137 reviews
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Bosch Irons 49 £19 - £250
75%
216 reviews

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£28.37
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£24.97
£3 cheaper
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£44.07
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£61.95
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GV8963
£219.17
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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

Irons range in price from £11 to £360 and in total we found prices for 189 irons. A new iron costs on average £77 and 80% of irons are priced between £19 and £180. The Russell Hobbs Steamglide 22470 Travel Iron is the cheapest iron at only £12, and Philips GC9682/86 is the most expensive at £360.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The average price of Polti irons is £236 which is the highest average price of all iron brands. Polti irons start at £236 and their most expensive iron costs £236.

Tefal irons range in price from £20 to £300, and the average price of Tefal irons is £105 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands.

Rowenta irons start at £37 and their most expensive iron costs £270. The average price of Rowenta irons is £98 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 16 expert reviews and 13,066 user reviews for irons available online and used this data to calculate 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 93%, Braun has an average rating of 90% and Philips has an average rating of 87%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 338 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 318 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is ao with 69 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

September to October is the most common period for new irons to be released in. If you want the latest iron technology you may be best waiting until September 2018. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current irons tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month in 2017 for new iron releases was October, with 27 new irons released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new irons, with 114 new irons released that month. 59 new irons were released in July 2015 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 3% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new iron costing £77, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £2.

Powers

This 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 most irons range from 2,300W to 2,500W. The Bosch DI90, which can be purchased for £69.00, has the biggest power and is a 3,200W iron. The Russell Hobbs Steamglide 22470 Travel Iron, which is available at £11.99, 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.

Available Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new irons is White. We found 378 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. We found 208 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making blue the second most popular colour amongst new irons.

Steam Generating Capacity

This 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 6g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of the majority of irons range from 35g/min to 50g/min. The Tefal GV 9071, which sells for £218.98, has the most steam generating capacity and is a 500g/min steam capacity iron. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Russell Hobbs Steamglide 22470 Travel Iron, which is a 10g/min steam capacity iron and currently retails for £11.99.

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. 202 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. 59.8% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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