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{Russell Hobbs Supremesteam 23052 Steam Iron
£19.98
Was £30 (90 days ago)
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#1

90

SPA7131P

Beko SPA7131P

7 Reviews
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£41.51

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3,100W
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
The highest scoring steam iron around, with OK running costs and a recent release date
#2

88

SPM7128P

Beko SPM7128P

7 Reviews
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£29.56

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2,800W
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£260
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A top-value and positively reviewed 2,800W dry & steam iron, with moderate running costs and a recent release date
#3

82

FV9736

Tefal FV9736

3 Reviews
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£54.35

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2,800W
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£260
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
The highest review score steam iron on the market, with OK running costs and good features
#4

81

TDA70EASY

Bosch TDA70EASY

35 Reviews
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£35.77

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A cheap and positively reviewed 2,400W steam iron, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#5

79

GC3920

Philips GC3920

12 Reviews
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£56.99

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2,500W
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£230
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A top-rated and best selling 2,500W steam iron, with moderate running costs and good features
#6

78

20630

Russell Hobbs 20630

787 Reviews
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£36.94

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3,100W
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£280
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
A very cheap and best selling 3,100W steam iron, with good features but high running costs
#7

78

303118

Morphy Richards 303118

30 Reviews
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£22.99

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2,800W
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£260
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
A top-value and best selling 2,800W steam iron, with good features and excellent user reviews
#8

78

SI30110

Swan SI30110

8 Reviews
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£20.69

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3,000W
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£260
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A top-value and excellently reviewed 3,000W steam iron, with good features but high running costs
#9

77

23780

Russell Hobbs 23780

48 Reviews
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£25.00

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
An affordable and positively reviewed 2,400W steam iron, with alright running costs but only average features
#10

76

FV4970

Tefal FV4970

28 Reviews
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£44.99

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2,500W
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£230
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A very popular and highly rated 2,500W steam iron, with moderate running costs and good features
#11

75

TDA3020GB

Bosch TDA3020GB

97 Reviews
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£34.99

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2,800W
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£260
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
A highly rated and best selling 2,800W steam iron, with a fair price but high running costs
#12

74

FV5640

Tefal FV5640

16 Reviews
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£45.00

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
An excellently reviewed and very popular 2,600W steam iron, with moderate running costs but only average features
#13

73

VIN310

Breville VIN310

4 Reviews
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£14.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A low cost and excellently reviewed 2,400W steam iron, with alright running costs but inferior features
#14

73

TexStyle 7 TS 755 A

Braun TexStyle 7 TS 755 A

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£39.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very good value for money and very popular 2,400W dry & steam iron, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#15

73

Breeze

Morphy Richards Breeze

1 Review + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
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£12.00

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£240
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A very popular and top-value 2,600W steam iron, with alright running costs and an industry award
#16

72

PL618

JATA PL618

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£22.93

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£240
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A good spec and bargain price 2,600W dry & steam iron, with alright running costs
#17

71

PL1028

JATA PL1028

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£44.29

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3,000W
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£270
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A very cheap and fully featured 3,000W dry & steam iron, but with high running costs
#18

70

SI3030

Swan SI3030

4 Reviews
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£18.79

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
A positively reviewed and bargain price 2,400W steam iron, with moderate running costs but only average features
#19

70

FV2631

Tefal FV2631

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£39.49

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£230
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A fairly new and good value for money 2,500W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs and good features
#20

70

FV5546

Tefal FV5546

3 Reviews
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£47.99

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£240
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A top-rated and good spec 2,600W dry & steam iron, with average running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money

69

Optima 2.0

Solac Optima 2.0

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£25.59

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
An affordable and newly released 2,400W dry & steam iron, with alright running costs but only middle of the road features

69

E22004

Elgento E22004

6 Reviews
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£17.75

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2015
A bargain price but marginally out of date 2,600W steam iron, with moderate reviews but high running costs

69

SI11010

Swan SI11010

31 Reviews
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£42.00

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2,200W
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£200
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
A good value for money and top-rated 2,200W steam iron, with low running costs but inferior features

69

DB 3512

Clatronic DB 3512

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£16.43

Wellindal
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2,500W
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£230
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A low cost and good spec 2,500W dry & steam iron, with satisfactory running costs

68

23060

Russell Hobbs 23060

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£14.49

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£220
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A sensationally cheap and very popular 2,400W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs but only middle of the road features

68

FV2660

Tefal FV2660

119 Reviews
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£29.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and affordable 2,400W steam iron, with alright running costs and outstanding user reviews

68

GC2995/37

Philips GC2995/37

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£40.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A cheap and very popular 2,400W steam iron, with moderate running costs but only average features

68

FV5648

Tefal FV5648

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£49.95

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A good value for money and fairly new 2,600W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs and good features

68

Titanox K109

Imetec Titanox K109

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£19.87

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2,000W
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£180
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
An excellent value for money and very economical to run 2,000W dry & steam iron, but with only average features

67

TexStyle 7 Pro

Braun TexStyle 7 Pro

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£49.00

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2,800W
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£240
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A cheap and fairly new 2,800W dry & steam iron, with moderate running costs and good features

67

Ionic Expert 2200

Solac Ionic Expert 2200

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£29.59

Wellindal
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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An affordable and relatively new 2,600W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs and good features

67

SI3030BLKN

Swan SI3030BLKN

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£18.93

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A top-value and good spec 2,400W dry & steam iron, with alright running costs

67

Power Steam Iron

Russell Hobbs Power Steam Iron

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£17.99

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2,750W
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£250
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A top-value and good spec 2,750W steam iron, but with high running costs

67

Atlantis 2400

Taurus Atlantis 2400

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£24.59

Wellindal
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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
An affordable but 2 year old 2,400W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs but only middle of the road features

67

GC3829-80

Philips GC3829‑80

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£47.18

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A cheap and good spec 2,600W dry & steam iron, with moderate running costs

67

GC2998/86

Philips GC2998/86

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£39.89

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
A good value for money and relatively new 2,400W steam iron, with moderate running costs and good features

67

SI10010N

Swan SI10010N

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£14.99

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An affordable but marginally out of date 2,600W steam iron, with alright running costs but only average features

67

TexStyle 5

Braun TexStyle 5

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£29.99

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2,000W
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£180
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A relatively new and good value for money 2,000W dry & steam iron, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

66

18616

Russell Hobbs 18616

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£19.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
May 2016
A bargain price but 2 year old 2,400W steam iron, with satisfactory running costs but only middle of the road features

66

PV1100

Ufesa PV1100

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£21.99

Wellindal
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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Jan 2015
A good spec and low cost 2,400W steam iron, with OK running costs

66

DA50

Bosch DA50

2 Reviews
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£52.99

ToolStop
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3,000W
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£260
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A relatively new and fully featured 3,000W dry & steam iron, with alright reviews but representing only moderate value for money

66

TDA2633

Bosch TDA2633

139 Reviews
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£27.95

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2,200W
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£200
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An affordable and fairly highly rated 2,200W steam iron, with low running costs but poor features

65

300251

Morphy Richards 300251

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£19.99

Hughes
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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A low cost but 2 year old 2,600W steam iron, with alright running costs but only average features

65

SIM7124B

Beko SIM7124B

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£41.30

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A good spec and recently released 2,400W dry & steam iron, with OK running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money

65

GC4527/80

Philips GC4527/80

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£60.00

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A good spec and relatively new 2,600W steam iron, but with high running costs and representing only moderate value for money

65

TDA7060GB

Bosch TDA7060GB

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£69.99

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2,800W
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£260
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A good spec and award winning 2,800W steam iron, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website

65

Extreme Glide

Russell Hobbs Extreme Glide

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£20.00

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A top-value but 2 year old 2,400W steam iron, with average running costs but only average features

65

GC3925

Philips GC3925

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£49.99

Argos
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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A fairly new but only middle of the road value for money 2,400W steam iron, with moderate running costs and good features

65

SI11010N

Swan SI11010N

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£17.99

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2,200W
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£200
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A best selling and good value for money 2,200W steam iron, with low running costs but only average features

65

DW5110

Rowenta DW5110

34 Reviews
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£59.50

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A highly rated but moderately out of date 2,400W steam iron, with moderate running costs but only average features

64

ZIR10600600

Zelmer ZIR10600600

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£38.46

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A good value for money but 2 year old 2,400W dry & steam iron, with moderate running costs but only middle of the road features

64

Comfigrip 303107 Steam Iron

Morphy Richards Comfigrip 303107 Steam Iron

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£29.00

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2,800W
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£260
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A good spec and good value for money 2,800W dry iron, but with high running costs

64

FV2560

Tefal FV2560

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£27.95

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2,300W
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£210
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
A relatively new and affordable 2,300W dry & steam iron, with moderate running costs but only average features

64

FV1533

Tefal FV1533

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£19.99

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2,100W
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£190
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A newly released and bargain price 2,100W steam iron, with very low running costs but not very good features

64

Supreme 23040

Russell Hobbs Supreme 23040

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£14.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A low cost but 2 year old 2,400W dry & steam iron, with moderate running costs but only middle of the road features

64

GC3580/20

Philips GC3580/20

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£44.99

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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A good value for money and fairly new 2,400W steam iron, with OK running costs and good features

64

GC3830/80

Philips GC3830/80

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£49.99

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2,600W
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A good spec and relatively new 2,600W steam iron, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money

64

VIN225

Breville VIN225

13 Reviews
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£17.99

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£200
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A low cost and economical to run 2,200W steam iron, with very good user reviews but poor features

64

Auto Steam

Russell Hobbs Auto Steam

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£19.00

J D Williams
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2,400W
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£220
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A bargain price but 2 year old 2,400W steam iron, with moderate running costs but only middle of the road features

64

DW3110

Rowenta DW3110

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£46.29

Wellindal
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2,300W
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£210
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A cheap and relatively new 2,300W dry & steam iron, with average running costs but only middle of the road features

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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 45 £18 - £300 86%
Philips logo Philips Irons 37 £15 - £300 80%
Bosch logo Bosch Irons 33 £19 - £270 78%
Russell Hobbs logo Russell Hobbs Irons 22 £10 - £94 90%
Morphy Richards logo Morphy Richards Irons 20 £12 - £200 86%
Other brands Other Iron Brands 155 £8 - £345

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Russell Hobbs
18680
£22.09
Better brand
Tefal FV4043
Tefal
FV4043
£29.98
£37 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Morphy Richards Comfigrip 303107 Steam Iron
Morphy Richards
Comfigrip 303107 Steam Iron
£29.00
Better brand
Tefal FV4944
Tefal
FV4944
£57.86
£12 cheaper
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £74 over
five years
VS
Philips GC4881/20
Philips
GC4881/20
£69.97
More popular
Tefal FV5356
Tefal
FV5356
£71.82
Cheaper to run
by $40 over
five years
VS
Tefal FV5640
Tefal
FV5640
£45.00
£27 cheaper
Better brand
Bosch Steam Iron
Bosch
Steam Iron
£19.99
£20 cheaper
More popular
12% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Tefal FV2631
Tefal
FV2631
£39.49
Better brand
Bosch TDA7060GB
Bosch
TDA7060GB
£69.99
More popular
VS
Tefal FV5540
Tefal
FV5540
£52.98
£17 cheaper
Better brand
7% cheaper to
run over five
years

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 315 irons ranging from £7 to £350. The average price of a new iron is £57 and 80% of irons are priced between £17 and £130. The cheapest iron that we found is the Essentials C12IR13 at only £8, and the most expensive is the Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite 332001 Steam Generator Iron at £350.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The average price of Oliso irons is £127 which is the highest average price of all iron brands. Oliso irons start at £127 and the most expensive Oliso iron costs £127.

Hoover irons start at £0 and the most expensive Hoover iron costs £176. The average price of Hoover irons is £84 which is the second highest average price of all iron brands.

Morphy Richards irons range in price from £0 to £350, and the average price of Morphy Richards irons is £82 which is the third highest average price of all iron brands.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 8 expert reviews and 3,716 user reviews for irons available online and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. Morphy Richards is the top rated iron brand with an average rating of 94%. Russell Hobbs is the second best brand with 93% and Beko is the third best brand with 90%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 204 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest iron retailer is Amazon UK with 173 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to irons. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 55 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

Most new irons tend to be released between July and September. In 2016 most new irons were released in September, with 44 new irons released that month. In July 2015 66 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. 75 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?

In the first 6 months after release, irons drop in price by 13% on average. That means a saving of £6 on a typical £42 new iron if you wait 6 months before buying.

Powers

This 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 2,300W to 2,500W. The SiemensTB603010, which is on sale for £110.69, has the biggest power and is a 3,200W iron. The SiemensTB603010, which is priced at £14.49, 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.

Colours

Amongst new irons, the most popular colour is White. We found 262 irons that are irons that have a White coloured. The second most common colour amongst new irons is Blue. We found 148 irons that are irons that have a Blue coloured.

Types

We found 227 irons that are steam irons, which makes this the most popular type amongst new irons. We found 171 irons that are dry & steam irons, making dry & steam the second most popular type amongst new irons.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 204 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 173 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 55 current iron offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Irons?

With the cheapest price on 114 irons, eBay is most frequently the cheapest iron shop.

Proportion of Irons for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 55.9% of its irons, eBay is most frequently the cheapest iron retailer.