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Compare the Best IronsJanuary 2019

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 14,000 UK prices • 14,000 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Braun TexStyle 7

359 Reviews
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£31.99

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 around, with moderate running costs and a great spec. This iron has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
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#2

89

Philips GC4881

153 Reviews
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£49.99

2,800W
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Steam Generator
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50g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A best selling and positively reviewed 2,800W steam generator iron, with ok running costs and a very good price. It has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
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#3

89

Beko SPM7128P

8 Reviews
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£29.85

2,800W
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Traditional
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200g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A top-rated and very good value for money 2,800W traditional iron, with ok running costs and one of the most steam generating capacity on the market. This iron is very easy to use but heavy and unwieldy.
#4

88

Beko SPA7131P

11 Reviews
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£35.00

3,100W
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Traditional
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60g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
An excellently reviewed and remarkably cheap 3,100W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a great spec. It has outstanding features but it's heavy and unwieldy and, and bulky.
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#5

88

Beko SGA7124B

48 Reviews
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£49.00

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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110g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A top-value and positively reviewed 2,400W steam generator iron, with low running costs and a great spec. It's really easy to use, lightweight and easy to handle, and well designed.
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#6

88

Tefal FV9788

123 Reviews
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£70.00

3,000W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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£300
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
This iron has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's The best scoring iron under £100, with average running costs and a good price.
#7

88

Russell Hobbs 24820

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£12.93

2,400W
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Traditional
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90g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A top-value and very popular 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and very low running costs.
#8

88

Morphy Richards 303125

151 Reviews
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£39.99

3,100W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
The highest review score traditional iron on the market, with ok running costs and a very good spec. It has superb features and it's very easy to use, and smooth.
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#9

88

Beko SGA7126P

48 Reviews
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£64.95

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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110g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
A top of the range and critically acclaimed 2,600W steam generator iron, with average running costs and a very fair price. It has outstanding features and it's really easy to use and lightweight, and easy to handle.
#10

88

Philips GC3929

80 Reviews
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£59.99

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
A top-rated and newly released 2,600W traditional iron, with very low running costs and a reasonable price. It has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
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#11

88

Russell Hobbs 20630

380 Reviews
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£39.99

3,100W
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Info
Traditional
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210g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
A staggeringly good value for money and classic 3,100W traditional iron, with average running costs and one of the most steam generating capacity around. It has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
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#12

87

Philips GC4526

294 Reviews
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£44.99

2,600W
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Traditional
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50g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
This iron has very good features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's a top-value and positively reviewed 2,600W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a great spec.
#13

87

Morphy Richards 303123

4 Reviews
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£35.00

2,800W
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Info
Traditional
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50g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An extremely highly rated and best selling 2,800W traditional iron, with average running costs and a very good spec. This iron has excellent features.
#14

87

Philips GC2676

101 Reviews
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£39.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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40g/min
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£200
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
A bargain price and very highly rated 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and very low running costs. It has outstanding features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
#15

87

Russell Hobbs 24800

4 Reviews
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£16.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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30g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A low cost and very popular 2,400W traditional iron, with terrific user reviews and a good spec.
#16

87

Breville vin339

592 Reviews
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£26.95

2,800W
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Info
Traditional
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180g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A very popular and astonishingly many steam generating capacity 2,800W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a good spec. This iron has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
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#17

87

Russell Hobbs 23780

376 Reviews
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£21.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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40g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A top-rated and bargain price 2,400W traditional iron, with low running costs and a good spec. It has very good features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
#18

87

Russell Hobbs 23590

940 Reviews
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£13.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
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40g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
This iron has superb features and it's really easy to use, and well designed. It's a top-rated and low cost 2,400W traditional iron, with very low running costs and a good spec.
#19

87

Philips GC4527

148 Reviews
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£59.00

2,600W
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Traditional
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50g/min
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£110
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An astonishingly highly rated and spectacularly economical to run 2,600W traditional iron, with a reasonable price and a great spec. This iron has brilliant features, it's very easy to use and smooth.
#20

87

Morphy Richards 333020

346 Reviews
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£59.99

2,200W
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Steam Generator
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100g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
This iron has outstanding features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's a top-rated and best selling 2,200W steam generator iron, with very low running costs and a fair price.

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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 Philips 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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Philips Irons 146 £15 - £520
88%
4,053 reviews
#2
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Russell Hobbs Irons 50 £11 - £96
87%
3,729 reviews
#3
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Morphy Richards Irons 58 £15 - £160
81%
1,692 reviews
#4
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Tefal Irons 107 £13 - £429
80%
2,220 reviews
#5
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Bosch Irons 52 £22 - £266
75%
1,244 reviews
#6
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Breville Irons 22 £15 - £27
72%
721 reviews
#7
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Braun Irons 29 £28 - £169
69%
435 reviews
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Rowenta Irons 29 £15 - £270
61%
211 reviews

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20630
£39.99
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reviews
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GC2998
£38.95
Better brand
23% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Tefal
FV4043
£34.98
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
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£24.99
£10 cheaper
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£120.00
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£87.18
£33 cheaper
£20 cheaper to
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£520.00
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£429.00
£91 cheaper
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20630
£39.99
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303125
£39.99
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reviews
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332002
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£47.50
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£22.98
£2 cheaper
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£24.99
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£47.50
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Virtuo
£20.97
£27 cheaper
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20630
£39.99
£5 cheaper
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GC4526
£44.99
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£47.50
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£26 cheaper
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332010
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£120.00
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£108.99
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£37.83
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£24.95
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£53.68
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£47.99
£6 cheaper
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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 £520 and in total we found prices for 396 irons. On average, a new iron costs £66 and 80% of irons are priced between £19 and £140. The Russell Hobbs 22470 is the cheapest iron at only £10, and Philips GC9682/86 is the most expensive at £520.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The highest average iron price out of all brands is Taurus irons with an average price of £155. Taurus irons range in price from £97 to £208.

The second highest average iron price out of all brands is Oliso irons with an average price of £149. Oliso irons start at £149 and their most expensive iron costs £149.

The average price of Polti irons is £130 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands. Polti irons range in price from £91 to £238.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 22 expert reviews and 15,072 user reviews for irons and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of iron. The top three iron brands are Philips, Russell Hobbs and Morphy Richards. Philips has an average rating of 88%, Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 87% and Morphy Richards has an average rating of 81%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 354 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 74 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to irons. AO is the third biggest retailer with 68 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent pattern 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. Also the biggest month in 2017 for new iron releases was April, with 27 new irons released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new irons, with 104 new irons released that month.

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. That means a saving of £2 on a typical £66 new iron if you wait 6 months before buying.

Powers

'Power' denotes the power level of the iron, measured in Watts (W).

The powers of irons range from 375W to 3,200W. The powers of most irons range from 2,400W to 2,700W. The Siemens TB60XTRM, which currently retails for £144.90, has the biggest power and is a 3,200W iron. The Duronic Si2 Mini, which is available at £23.98, 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 434 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. We found 251 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.

We found 493 irons that are traditional irons, which makes this the most frequently found type amongst new irons. We found 227 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).

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 sells for £189.99, has the most steam generating capacity and is a 500g/min steam capacity iron. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Taurus Easy Travel, which is a 10g/min steam capacity iron and is on sale for £96.94.

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. 282 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. 79.7% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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