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The 10 Best Irons - June 2017

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 720 irons, 708 reviews and 34,600 prices. Last updated 23 June 2017.

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#1 in Irons
Focus

Rowenta Focus

Reviews
53
3 Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
99
Fully-Featured
Age
72
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
66
Good
2,400W
Black
Dry
Power
Colours
Type
Sep 2015
Release Date
  • £27.47
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  • More shops: 11
  • £57.11 Amazon UK
#2 in Irons
DA50

Bosch DA50

Reviews
61
1 Review
Value for Money
1
Mediocre
Features
100
Fully-Featured
Age
92
6 Months Old
Running Costs
28
£686 / 10 Years
Overall Score
68
Good
3,000W
Purple
Dry
Power
Colours
Type
Dec 2016
Release Date
  • £50.99
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  • More shops: 2
  • £60.00 ao
#3 in Irons
TDI9020GB

Bosch TDI9020GB

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
4
Mediocre
Features
100
Fully-Featured
Age
65
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
36
Mediocre
3,120W
Anthracite
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Mar 2015
Release Date
#4 in Irons
GV6720

Tefal GV6720

Reviews
83
76 Reviews
Value for Money
78
Very Good
Features
53
Average Features
Age
70
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
66
Good
2,200W
White
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Jul 2015
Release Date
#5 in Irons
FV3680

Tefal FV3680

Reviews
83
283 Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
41
Average Features
Age
65
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
63
Good
2,200W
Violet
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Apr 2015
Release Date
#6 in Irons
SV6040

Tefal SV6040

Reviews
54
1 Review
Value for Money
69
Good
Features
71
Average Features
Age
72
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
58
Average
2,200W
White
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Sep 2015
Release Date
#7 in Irons
DB6150

AEG DB6150

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
45
Mediocre
Features
93
Fully-Featured
Age
71
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
39
Mediocre
2,400W
White
Dry
Power
Colours
Type
Sep 2015
Release Date
  • £49.99
    Save £20.00 (29%)
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#8 in Irons
TDA7060GB

Bosch TDA7060GB

Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
Reviews
91
1 Award
Value for Money
65
Good
Features
27
Missing Some Features
Age
65
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
60
Good
2,800W
Blue
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Mar 2015
Release Date
#9 in Irons
FV5546

Tefal FV5546

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
47
Mediocre
Features
76
Average Features
Age
81
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
36
Mediocre
2,600W
Blue
Dry
Power
Colours
Type
Apr 2016
Release Date
#10 in Irons
VIN243

Breville VIN243

Reviews
70
10 Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
22
Missing Some Features
Age
71
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
54
Average
2,000W
White
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Aug 2015
Release Date

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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 37 £22 - £339
Tefal logo Tefal Irons 28 £18 - £300 73%
Bosch logo Bosch Irons 22 £15 - £230 67%
Other brands Other Iron Brands 136 £4 - £180

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 323 irons ranging from £0 to £330. The average price of a new iron is £44 and 80% of irons are priced between £0 and £118. The most expensive iron that we found is the Philips GC9410/60 at £330, and the cheapest is the Hoover TIF 2600 at only £0.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Polti irons range in price from £186 to £186, and the average price of Polti irons is £186 which is the highest average price of all iron brands.

The average price of Philips irons is £98 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands. Philips irons start at £0 and the most expensive Philips iron costs £330.

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Hoover irons with an average price of £63. Hoover irons range in price from £0 to £145.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 6 expert reviews and 563 user reviews for irons and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. The top three iron brands are Tefal, Morphy Richards and Breville. Tefal has an average rating of 83%, Morphy Richards has an average rating of 68% and Breville has an average rating of 65%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 134 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 81 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 53 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

The most common period for new irons to be released in is between June and July. That means that most of the latest iron technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. 30 new irons were released in June 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In 2015 most new irons were released in July, with 68 new irons released that month. September was the biggest month in 2014 for new irons, with 77 new irons released that month.

How Fast Do Iron Prices Drop After Release?

On average irons drop in price by 21% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new iron costing £44, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £9.

Powers

The powers of irons range from 35W to 3,200W. The powers of the majority of irons range from 2,200W to 2,500W. The SiemensTSI803210 has the biggest power. This iron is a 3,200W power iron and is on sale for £0.00. The SiemensTSI803210 has the smallest power. This iron is a 35W power iron and is available at £29.99.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 134 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest iron retailer is Amazon UK with 81 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to irons. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 53 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Irons?

With the cheapest price on 76 irons, eBay is most frequently the cheapest iron retailer.

Proportion of Irons for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 56.7% of its irons, eBay is most frequently the cheapest iron shop.

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