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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 784 irons, 723 reviews and 54,600 prices. Last updated 11 August 2017.

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#1 Bosch TDA3020GB

TDA3020GB
The highest scoring steam iron on the market, with moderate running costs and very good features
94
Reviews
97 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
2,800W
Black
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Feb 2015
Release Date
Sonic Direct £39.95
Hughes £39.99
ao £40.00
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£50.00
Save £15.01 (23%)

#2 Bosch DA50

DA50
The best scoring iron under £100, with average running costs and a recent release date
77
Reviews
1 Review
93
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Age
8 Months Old
56
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
3,000W
Purple
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Dec 2016
Release Date
ao £50.00
Appliances Direct £54.98
Amazon UK £75.61
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£64.98

#3 Bosch TDA7060

TDA7060
Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
The highest review score steam iron around, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
95
Reviews
1 Award
83
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
53
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
2,800W
White
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Feb 2016
Release Date
Amazon UK £64.98
Currys £64.99
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£19.95

#4 Elgento E22004

E22004
A fully featured and bargain price 2,600W dry & steam iron, with average running costs and great user reviews
80
Reviews
6 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
2 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£637 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
2,600W
Black
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Apr 2015
Release Date
Amazon UK £19.95
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£17.49

#5 Morphy Richards Breeze

Breeze
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
A bargain price and award winning 2,600W steam iron, with satisfactory running costs and good features
83
Reviews
1 Award
98
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
56
Running Costs
£637 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
2,600W
Pink
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Aug 2015
Release Date
eBay £17.49
Ebuyer £18.98
J D Williams £19.00
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£39.99
Save £19.01 (32%)

#6 Bosch DA30

DA30
The latest steam iron around, with moderate running costs
90
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
94
Age
2 Weeks Old
64
Running Costs
£588 / 10 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
2,400W
Black
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Jul 2017
Release Date
ToolStop £39.99
Appliances Direct £46.98
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£37.99

#7 Tefal FV2631

FV2631
A new and top-value 2,500W dry & steam iron, with satisfactory running costs and good features
94
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
90
Age
6 Months Old
57
Running Costs
£613 / 10 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
2,500W
Black
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Feb 2017
Release Date
Wellindal £37.99
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£17.75
Save £32.15 (64%)

#8 Elgento E22004

E22004
A staggeringly good value for money and top-rated 2,600W steam iron, with OK running costs and good features
78
Reviews
6 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£637 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
2,600W
Black
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Oct 2015
Release Date
eBay £17.75
Ebuyer £17.97
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£74.90
Save £85.09 (53%)

#9 Bosch TDI9020GB

TDI9020GB
A top of the range and good value for money 3,120W steam iron, with average running costs
85
Value for Money
Excellent
94
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
2 Years Old
40
Running Costs
£765 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
3,120W
Anthracite
Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Mar 2015
Release Date
eBay £74.90
PC World Business £79.98
Currys £79.99
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£16.99
Save £20.27 (54%)

#10 Clatronic DB 3512

DB 3512
A phenomenally cheap and good spec 2,500W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
70
Age
2 Years Old
55
Running Costs
£613 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
2,500W
Black
Dry & Steam
Power
Colours
Type
Apr 2015
Release Date
Wellindal £16.99
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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
Tefal logo Tefal Irons 44 £17 - £300 73%
Bosch logo Bosch Irons 36 £19 - £270 75%
Philips logo Philips Irons 31 £21 - £350
Other brands Other Iron Brands 170 £4 - £200

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 386 irons ranging from £0 to £350. A new iron costs on average £49 and 80% of irons are priced between £0 and £113. The cheapest iron that we found is the Adler AD 5022 at only £0, and the most expensive is the Philips GC9324/20 at £350.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Oliso irons range in price from £108 to £108, and the highest average iron price out of all brands is Oliso irons with an average price of £108.

Philips irons start at £0 and the most expensive Philips iron costs £350. The second highest average iron price out of all brands is Philips irons with an average price of £85.

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Bosch irons with an average price of £70. Bosch irons range in price from £0 to £270.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 10 expert reviews and 680 user reviews for irons available online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. Tefal is the top rated iron brand with an average rating of 83%. Bosch is the second best brand with 80% and Breville is the third best brand with 70%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 174 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 60 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 53 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

We couldn't see any evident trend in the release dates for new irons over the last 3 years. In February 2016 46 new irons were released 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. 77 new irons were released in September 2014 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 19% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical iron costing £47 you could save on average £9 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

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

Comparing all irons, the powers range from 760W to 3,200W. The powers of most irons range from 2,200W to 2,500W. The iron with the biggest power is the SiemensTSI803210, which is a 3,200W iron and is priced at £0.00. The SiemensTSI803210 has the smallest power. This iron is a 760W iron and is on sale for £9.99.

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.

Colours

The most popular colour amongst new irons is White. We found 245 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. The second most popular colour amongst new irons is Blue. We found 133 irons that are irons that have a Blue coloured.

Types

Amongst new irons, the most popular type is steam. We found 201 irons that are steam irons. We found 167 irons that are dry & steam irons, making this the second most common type amongst new irons.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 174 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest iron retailer is Amazon UK with 60 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as 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 98 irons, eBay is most frequently the cheapest iron shop.

Proportion of Irons for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest iron prices (found to be cheapest for 56.3% of its irons).

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