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#1

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Braun TexStyle 7

360 Reviews

£29.99

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#2

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Beko SPM7128P

8 Reviews

£29.90

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
200g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
Continuo-
us Steam
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Water
Level
Indicato-
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#3

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Beko SPA7131P

11 Reviews

£35.00

3,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
60g/min
Info
£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#4

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Philips GC2999

166 Reviews

£35.00

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
May 2018
Continuo-
us Steam
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
More
Features
#5

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Philips GC4881

153 Reviews

£49.99

2,800W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
50g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
More
Features
#6

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Philips GC3929

80 Reviews

£54.95

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
More
Features
#7

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Braun TexStyle 7 Pro

£10.00

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
50g/min
Info
£260
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Non-
Twisting
Cord
More
Features
#8

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Philips Azur Performer Plus GC4526

294 Reviews

£52.99

2,600W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
50g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
More
Features
#9

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Beko SGA7124B

48 Reviews

£69.00

2,400W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
110g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Removabl-
e Water
Tank
More
Features
#10

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Russell Hobbs 23780

376 Reviews

£20.00

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#11

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Philips GC2676

101 Reviews

£39.99

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
£200
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
Non-
Twisting
Cord
More
Features
#12

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Breville vin339

592 Reviews
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£29.99

2,800W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
180g/min
Info
£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
Vertical
Steam
Function
More
Features
#13

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Philips GC2146

109 Reviews

£36.75

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
30g/min
Info
£200
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
Continuo-
us Steam
Steam
Boost
Function
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
More
Features
#14

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Philips GC2995

10 Reviews

£47.99

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
45g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
Continuo-
us Steam
Steam
Boost
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Spray
Function
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Extra
Large
Water
More
Features
#15

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Russell Hobbs 23590

942 Reviews

£13.99

2,400W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
40g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
Continuo-
us Steam
Vertical
Steam
Function
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#16

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Tefal FV9788

123 Reviews

£65.00

3,000W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
55g/min
Info
£300
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
Cordless
Continuo-
us Steam
Automati-
c Anti-
Calc
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Spray
Function
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
Calc-
Clean
Function
Non-
Twisting
Cord
More
Features
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Morphy Richards 303125

151 Reviews

£39.99

3,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
55g/min
Info
£310
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features
#18

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Hoover TIM 2500

£49.99

2,500W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
140g/min
Info
£250
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Auto
Power
Off
More
Features
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Morphy Richards 333020

346 Reviews

£54.99

2,200W
Info
Info
Steam Generator
Info
100g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Removabl-
e Water
Tank
More
Features
#20

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Russell Hobbs 20630

382 Reviews

£39.99

3,100W
Info
Info
Traditional
Info
210g/min
Info
£310
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
Steam
Boost
Function
Variable
Steam
Function
Anti-
Scale
System
Vertical
Steam
Function
Self-
Cleaning
Auto
Power
Off
Anti-
Drip
Function
More
Features

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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 89%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Morphy Richards Irons 58 £10 - £160
89%
1,692 reviews
#2
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Braun Irons 29 £10 - £115
89%
436 reviews
#3
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Philips Irons 145 £13 - £520
88%
3,728 reviews
#4
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Russell Hobbs Irons 50 £10 - £90
88%
3,731 reviews
#5
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Rowenta Irons 29 £14 - £378
87%
211 reviews
#6
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Breville Irons 23 £13 - £40
87%
721 reviews
#7
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Bosch Irons 52 £21 - £339
85%
1,245 reviews
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Tefal Irons 107 £10 - £461
85%
2,245 reviews

Trending Iron Comparisons

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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
£5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better user
reviews
VS
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Philips
GC2998
£44.99
Two years newer
Better brand
23% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Rowenta
DW9230
£99.00
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£49.99
£49 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
£49.99
£30 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Russell Hobbs
Supreme Steam
£10.00
£114 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
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Morphy Richards
332013
£124.00
Better brand
45% more steam
generating
capacity
Newer by five
months
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Rowenta
dw9280
£57.83
£79 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
14% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Oliso
TG1600
£137.08
Newer by three
years
Cheaper to run
by $49 over
five years
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Bosch
TDS6010
£123.61
45g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£120.00
Two years newer
Better brand
User reviews
are better
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Tefal
FV4043
£29.98
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
£5 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by one
month
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Bosch
Sensixx'x DI90
£64.90
Seven months
newer
Slightly more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£49.99
£15 cheaper
Better brand
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Braun
TexStyle 9
£80.00
£40 cheaper
Better brand
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£120.00
Considerably
better user
reviews
Better overall
reviews
More steam
generating
capacity
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Rowenta
VR7045
£55.00
£15 cheaper
More steam
generating
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
VS
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Philips
HI5916
£69.95
Better Kagoo
Score
18 months newer
Better brand
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Rowenta
DW6010
£55.59
£81 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Oliso
TG1600
£137.08
Newer by six
years
More steam
generating
capacity
Cheaper to run
by $49 over
five years
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Philips
GC9682/86
£520.00
Better brand
6% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
GV9569
£249.00
£271 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Four months
newer
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Bosch
DA50
£21.50
£41 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Rowenta
DW5210
£62.10
Better brand
Newer by nine
months
Cheaper to run
by £20 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
£39.99
Newer by 20
months
More customers
recommend it
Marginally
better user
reviews
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Philips
GC4938/20
£119.99
Two months
newer
A little more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
£84.89
£35 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Rowenta
dw9280
£57.83
110g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Philips
GC4526
£52.99
£5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£20.00
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
Six months
newer
Cheaper to run
by £60 over
five years
VS
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Morphy Richards
303118
£10.00
£10 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
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Rowenta
dw9240
£117.23
Better brand
10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
FV9788
£65.00
£52 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Better Kagoo
Score
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£20.00
£20 cheaper
Newer by 17
months
29% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Morphy Richards
333006
£59.95
25% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Swan
SI11010
£46.95
£13 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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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 £10 to £888 and in total we found prices for 438 irons. The average price of a new iron is £69 and 80% of irons are priced between £17 and £145. The cheapest iron that we found is the Tefal Fv3770 at only £10, and the most expensive is the Fagor PLV-110 at £888.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The average price of Fagor irons is £888 which is the highest average price of all iron brands. Fagor irons range in price from £888 to £888.

Solac irons start at £21 and their most expensive iron costs £248. The average price of Solac irons is £137 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands.

Oliso irons start at £136 and their most expensive iron costs £136. The average price of Oliso irons is £136 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 25 expert reviews and 14,774 user reviews for irons and used these reviews 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 89%, Braun has an average rating of 89% and Philips has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 366 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is over 5 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, AO for whom we found 69 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 46 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

We couldn't see any clear pattern in the release dates for new irons over the last 3 years. In April 2018, 33 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In 2017 most new irons were released in October, with 28 new irons released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new irons, with 93 new irons released that month.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

On average irons drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £2 on a typical £69 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 375W to 3,200W. The powers of the majority of irons range from 2,400W to 2,700W. The Bosch TDI903231A, which is priced at £82.85, has the biggest power and is a 3,200W iron. The Duronic Si2 Mini, which currently retails for £23.70, has the smallest power and is a 375W 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 common colour amongst new irons is White. We found 440 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. We found 252 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making this the second most frequently found 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 495 irons that are traditional irons. We found 227 irons that are steam generator irons, making steam generator the second most frequently found type amongst new 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 4g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of most irons range from 30g/min to 50g/min. The Tefal GV 9071, which is available at £179.47, has the most steam generating capacity and is a 500g/min steam capacity iron. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the TriStar ST-8132, which is a 10g/min steam capacity iron and is available at £17.83.

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. 297 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. 81.1% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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