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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 10,000 UK prices • 15,000 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • 15 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

90

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Beko SGA7126P

135 Reviews

£54.05

2,600W
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Steam Generator
Info
100g/min
Info
£260
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#2

89

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Tefal FV9788

180 Reviews

£63.99

3,000W
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Info
Traditional
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55g/min
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£300
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
Voucher
#3

89

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Breville VIN339

669 Reviews
Trusted Reviews - Recommended

£29.00

2,800W
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Traditional
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180g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
Voucher
#4

88

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Beko SPM7128P

8 Reviews

£29.89

2,800W
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Traditional
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200g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#5

88

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Morphy Richards ComfiGrip

15 Reviews

£24.99

2,800W
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Traditional
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55g/min
Info
£200
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
#6

88

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Philips GC299984

210 Reviews

£61.91

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
May 2018
#7

88

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Braun TexStyle 7

438 Reviews

£25.99

2,400W
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Info
Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
Voucher
#8

88

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Morphy Richards Power Steam

85 Reviews

£59.99

2,600W
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Info
Steam Generator
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150g/min
Info
£260
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
#9

88

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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020

134 Reviews

£230.08

2,400W
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Info
Steam Generator
Info
120g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
#10

87

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Philips Azur GC456786

32 Reviews

£79.99

2,600W
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Info
Steam Generator
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50g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Aug 2018
#11

87

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Beko SGA7124B

70 Reviews

£45.00

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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110g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
Voucher
#12

87

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Swan SI11010N

81 Reviews

£44.99

2,200W
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Steam Generator
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100g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
#13

87

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Philips GC267629

141 Reviews

£29.99

2,400W
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Traditional
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40g/min
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£200
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
#14

87

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Russell Hobbs 23780

499 Reviews

£20.00

2,400W
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Traditional
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40g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
£4 Voucher
#15

87

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Tefal Liberty SV7020

11 Reviews

£74.95

2,200W
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Steam Generator
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120g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
#16

87

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Beko SPA7131P

17 Reviews

£45.00

3,100W
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Traditional
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60g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#17

87

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Russell Hobbs 24820

4 Reviews

£15.99

2,400W
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Info
Traditional
Info
90g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#18

87

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Philips GC214639

130 Reviews

£22.49

2,400W
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Traditional
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30g/min
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£200
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
#19

87

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Philips GC392966

82 Reviews

£64.99

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£220
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
Voucher
#20

86

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Russell Hobbs 24430

£56.00

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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95g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Nov 2017

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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
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Philips Irons 159 £14 - £441
88%
4,042 reviews
#2
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Tefal Irons 120 £15 - £499
82%
2,425 reviews
#3
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Russell Hobbs Irons 58 £11 - £75
79%
4,468 reviews
#4
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Morphy Richards Irons 39 £16 - £250
76%
277 reviews
#5
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Bosch Irons 52 £18 - £288
76%
1,283 reviews
#6
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Braun Irons 34 £15 - £290
75%
584 reviews
#7
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Breville Irons 25 £13 - £49
71%
806 reviews
#8
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Rowenta Irons 31 £25 - £277
71%
253 reviews

Trending Iron Comparisons

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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better user
reviews
Better overall
reviews
VS
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Philips
GC2998
£42.00
Better brand
Two years newer
23% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Tefal
FV4043
£34.98
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Vastly better
overall reviews
VS
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Russell Hobbs
Power Steam Iron
£24.99
£10 cheaper
Newer by one
month
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Bosch
Steam Iron
£17.90
£57 cheaper
One more award
Cheaper to run
by £30 over
five years
VS
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Philips
GC3925
£75.19
20 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Rowenta
dw9280
£66.84
£52 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
14% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Oliso
TG1600
£119.16
Newer by three
years
Cheaper to run
by $49 over
five years
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Bosch
Sensixx'x DI90
£78.99
£5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Six months
newer
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£84.40
Better brand
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Rowenta
VR7045
£59.99
£20 cheaper
More steam
generating
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
VS
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Philips
HI5916
£79.99
Better Kagoo
Score
19 months newer
Better brand
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Braun
TexStyle 9
£89.99
£30 cheaper
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£120.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Considerably
better user
reviews
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Bosch
TDS6010
£288.41
45g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£120.00
£168 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Philips
GC9682/86
£320.00
£109 cheaper
Better brand
6% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
GV9569
£429.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Four months
newer
Cheaper to run
by £10 over
five years
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Philips
GC4938/20
£99.99
Better brand
Two months
newer
A little more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
£60.00
£40 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Morphy Richards
Turbosteam
£33.99
£6 cheaper
One year newer
35% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Rowenta
dw9240
£129.00
10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
FV9788
£63.99
£65 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
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Russell Hobbs
Powersteam Ultra
£29.24
£55 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
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Philips
Azur Pro
£84.40
Better brand
Newer by six
months
£30 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Rowenta
DW6010
£71.42
£48 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Oliso
TG1600
£119.16
Newer by six
years
More steam
generating
capacity
Cheaper to run
by $49 over
five years
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Braun
TexStyle 5
£33.95
Better Kagoo
Score
21 months newer
User reviews
are vastly
better
VS
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Bosch
Steam Iron
£17.90
£16 cheaper
Better brand
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Morphy Richards
ComfiGrip
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£23.99
16 months newer
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
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Bosch
DA50
£49.30
£16 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Rowenta
DW5210
£64.84
Newer by nine
months
Cheaper to run
by £20 over
five years
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£39.99
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£23.99
£16 cheaper
Newer by 16
months
29% cheaper to
run over five
years
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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 445 irons ranging from £10 to £499. On average, a new iron costs £73 and 80% of irons are priced between £18 and £175. The cheapest iron that we found is the Elgento E22003 at only £10, and the most expensive is the Tefal GV9610 at £499.

Iron Brands - Price Range

Solac irons start at £21 and their most expensive iron costs £257. The average price of Solac irons is £172 which is the highest average price of all iron brands.

The second highest average iron price out of all brands is Polti irons with an average price of £132. Polti irons start at £95 and their most expensive iron costs £200.

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Taurus irons with an average price of £127. Taurus irons range in price from £43 to £209.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 44 expert reviews and 15,460 user reviews for irons and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. The top three iron brands are Philips, Tefal and Russell Hobbs. Philips has an average rating of 88%, Tefal has an average rating of 82% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

We found 360 current offers for irons from eBay making it the biggest iron retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 241 current offers for irons. The third biggest retailer is AO with 73 current iron offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

We couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release dates for new irons over the last 3 years. In 2018 most new irons were released in April, with 32 new irons released that month. In November 2017, 45 new irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. 83 new irons were released in September 2016 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 3% on average.

That means that on a typical iron costing £73 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).

The powers of irons 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 DI90, which is a 3,200W iron and is priced at £109.99. The Duronic Si2 Mini, which can be purchased for £23.38, 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

Amongst new irons, the most common colour is white. We found 460 irons that are irons that have a white coloured. We found 269 irons that are irons that have a blue coloured, making this the second most popular 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 511 irons that are traditional irons, which makes this the most frequently found type amongst new irons. We found 248 irons that are steam generator irons, making this the second most popular 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).

Comparing all irons, the steam generating capacity range from 1g/min to 500g/min. The steam generating capacity of the majority of irons range from 20g/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 priced at £175.00. The iron with the least steam generating capacity is the Tefal FV9830, which is a 1g/min steam capacity iron and can be purchased for £76.95.

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. 274 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. 76.1% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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