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Compare the Best IronsNovember 2018

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 13,000 UK prices • 28,000 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Braun TexStyle 7

262 Reviews
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£12.00

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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120g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
The highest scoring steam generator iron available, with average running costs and a great spec. It has superb features, it's really easy to use and excellent value for money.
#2

89

Beko SPM7128P

8 Reviews
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£35.99

2,800W
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Traditional
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200g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
The highest scoring traditional iron available, with moderate running costs and a superb spec.
#3

88

Morphy Richards 303123

195 Reviews
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£35.00

2,800W
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Traditional
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50g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A very popular and positively reviewed 2,800W traditional iron, with average running costs and a very cheap price.
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#4

88

Morphy Richards 303126

110 Reviews
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£29.00

3,100W
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Traditional
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50g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A top-rated and best selling 3,100W traditional iron, with average running costs and a very good price.
Save £15
#5

88

Beko SPA7131P

8 Reviews
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£44.00

3,100W
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Traditional
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60g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A sensationally cheap and phenomenally highly rated 3,100W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a very good spec.
#6

87

Bosch DA50

832 Reviews
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£44.98

3,050W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A best selling and top-quality 3,050W traditional iron, with ok running costs and marvellous user reviews. This iron is superb value for money,very easy to use but heavy and unwieldy.
#7

87

Beko SIM6124B

50 Reviews
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£25.00

2,400W
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Traditional
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150g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An extremely highly rated and astoundingly good value for money 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and a phenomenally many 150g/min steam generating capacity.
#8

87

Philips GC2990/26

3 Reviews
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£28.04

2,400W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A very popular and positively reviewed 2,400W traditional iron, with low running costs and a very reasonable price.
#9

87

Tefal FV9736

52 Reviews
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£72.97

2,800W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
The best scoring iron under £100, with ok running costs and a great spec.
#10

87

Russell Hobbs 24840

28 Reviews
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£12.00

2,400W
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Traditional
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30g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A very popular and astoundingly cheap 2,400W traditional iron, with superb user reviews and a good spec.
#11

87

Russell Hobbs 23780

48 Reviews
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£21.95

2,400W
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Traditional
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40g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A very popular and stunningly highly rated 2,400W traditional iron, with low running costs and a good spec.
#12

87

Braun SI 7042

23 Reviews
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£24.90

2,400W
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Traditional
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50g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A bargain price and very highly rated 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and low running costs.
#13

87

Morphy Richards 300251

216 Reviews
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£23.00

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
An excellent value for money and classic 2,600W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a very good spec.
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#14

86

Philips GC2997

29 Reviews
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£24.07

2,400W
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Traditional
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40g/min
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£110
Over 5 years
Jan 2018
A low cost and spectacularly economical to run 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and excellent user reviews.
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#15

86

Breville vin339

189 Reviews
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£22.00

2,800W
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Traditional
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180g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A stunningly many steam generating capacity and very popular 2,800W traditional iron, with moderate running costs and a very low price.
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#16

86

Tefal FV9788

26 Reviews
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£49.99

3,000W
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Info
Traditional
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55g/min
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£300
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A top-rated and very popular 3,000W traditional iron, with moderate running costs and a reasonable price.
#17

86

Morphy Richards Breeze

32 Reviews
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£14.95

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
This iron is excellent value for money, very easy to use and very well designed. It's a best selling and affordable 2,600W traditional iron, with average running costs and a good spec.
#18

86

Philips GC2994

38 Reviews
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£50.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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40g/min
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A phenomenally economical to run and very popular 2,400W traditional iron, with a good price and superb user reviews.
#19

86

Philips GC4516/20

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£40.00

2,400W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A very popular and very highly rated 2,400W traditional iron, with low running costs and a reasonable price. This iron is excellent value for money, good-looking but noisy.
#20

86

Philips GC2998

170 Reviews
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£34.99

2,400W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
A very popular and top-rated 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and low running costs.

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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 91%. Compare all award winning irons.

Rank Brand Number of Irons Price Range Average Rating
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Morphy Richards Irons 52 £15 - £195
91%
1,975 reviews
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Braun Irons 25 £25 - £196
90%
738 reviews
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Philips Irons 141 £13 - £370
88%
6,523 reviews
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Tefal Irons 94 £18 - £430
86%
2,802 reviews
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Russell Hobbs Irons 48 £12 - £61
84%
5,015 reviews
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Breville Irons 21 £12 - £40
84%
248 reviews
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Bosch Irons 51 £19 - £251
84%
2,610 reviews
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Rowenta Irons 26 £25 - £240
80%
152 reviews

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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

We currently list 426 irons ranging from £10 to £430. A new iron costs on average £64 and 80% of irons are priced between £18 and £139. The Elgento E22002 is the cheapest iron at only £10, and Tefal GV9569 is the most expensive at £430.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The highest average iron price out of all brands is Oliso irons with an average price of £155. Oliso irons range in price from £155 to £155.

The second highest average iron price out of all brands is Polti irons with an average price of £147. Polti irons start at £80 and their most expensive iron costs £236.

The average price of Panasonic irons is £146 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands. Panasonic irons range in price from £139 to £153.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 29 expert reviews and 21,033 user reviews for irons written online and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of iron. Morphy Richards is the top rated iron brand with an average rating of 91%. Braun is the second best brand with 90% and Philips is the third best brand with 88%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 335 current offers for irons from Amazon UK making it the biggest iron retailer. That is very close in size to the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 328 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is ao with 60 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Most new irons tend to be released between September and November. That means that most of the latest iron technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2017 most new irons were released in November, with 26 new irons released that month. 106 new irons were released in September 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new irons, with 57 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 that on a typical iron costing £64 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).

Across the range of irons, the powers range from 375W to 3,200W. The powers of most irons range from 2,300W to 2,500W. The iron with the biggest power is the Bosch TDI903231A, which is a 3,200W iron and can be purchased for £77.10. The iron with the smallest power is the Duronic Si2 Mini, which is a 375W iron and is available at £19.99.

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

White is the most frequently found colour amongst new irons. We found 403 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. Blue is the second most popular colour amongst new irons. We found 219 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.

The most popular type amongst new irons is traditional. We found 457 irons that are traditional irons. We found 205 irons that are steam generator irons, making this the second most common 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).

The steam generating capacity of irons range from 4g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of the majority of irons range from 30g/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 is on sale for £189.00. The Russell Hobbs Dual Voltage Travel Iron, which is priced at £11.99, has the least steam generating capacity and is a 10g/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. 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. 65.2% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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