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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique irons rating which considers: 9,700 UK prices • 15,000 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • 22 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Tefal FV9788

180 Reviews

£76.37

3,000W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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£300
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
Voucher
#2

90

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Beko SGA7126P

135 Reviews

£47.95

2,600W
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Info
Steam Generator
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100g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#3

89

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Beko SPM7128P

8 Reviews

£22.90

2,800W
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Traditional
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200g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#4

89

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Breville VIN339

675 Reviews
Trusted Reviews - Recommended

£19.99

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

88

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Beko SPA7131P

17 Reviews

£29.99

3,100W
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Traditional
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60g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
#6

88

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Braun TexStyle 7

439 Reviews

£36.66

2,400W
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Info
Steam Generator
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120g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
Voucher
#7

88

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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020

134 Reviews

£219.00

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

88

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Philips Azur GC456786

32 Reviews

£54.99

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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50g/min
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£260
Over 5 years
Aug 2018
#9

88

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Russell Hobbs 24420

£51.49

2,400W
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Steam Generator
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90g/min
Info
£240
Over 5 years
Dec 2017
#10

88

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Morphy Richards ComfiGrip

15 Reviews

£24.99

2,800W
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Info
Traditional
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55g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
#11

88

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Beko SGA7124B

70 Reviews

£49.97

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

88

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Tefal FV9736

56 Reviews

£65.57

2,800W
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Traditional
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55g/min
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£280
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
#13

87

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Morphy Richards Power Steam

85 Reviews

£19.99

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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150g/min
Info
£260
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
#14

87

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Russell Hobbs 23780

499 Reviews

£20.26

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

87

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Russell Hobbs 24820

4 Reviews

£15.95

2,400W
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Traditional
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90g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#16

87

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Morphy Richards Breeze

10 Reviews

£14.99

2,600W
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Traditional
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45g/min
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£240
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#17

86

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Tefal Fasteo SV6035

11 Reviews

£75.00

2,200W
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Info
Steam Generator
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100g/min
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
#18

86

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Tefal TurboPro FV5640

48 Reviews

£89.67

2,600W
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Info
Traditional
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50g/min
Info
£260
Over 5 years
Jul 2019
#19

86

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Russell Hobbs 20630

461 Reviews

£44.99

3,100W
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Traditional
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210g/min
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£310
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
#20

86

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Russell Hobbs 24440

64 Reviews

£72.00

2,600W
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Steam Generator
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100g/min
Info
£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 174 £17 - £463
88%
4,128 reviews
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Tefal Irons 128 £16 - £500
82%
2,434 reviews
#3
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Russell Hobbs Irons 59 £10 - £68
79%
4,461 reviews
#4
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Morphy Richards Irons 40 £14 - £149
76%
277 reviews
#5
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Braun Irons 37 £22 - £292
75%
584 reviews
#6
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Bosch Irons 52 £15 - £317
74%
829 reviews
#7
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Breville Irons 25 £12 - £35
70%
806 reviews
#8
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Rowenta Irons 31 £24 - £158
70%
253 reviews

Trending Iron Comparisons

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Russell Hobbs
20630
£44.99
£24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
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Philips
GC2998
£68.81
Two years newer
Better brand
23% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Rowenta
dw9240
£101.49
10g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
FV9788
£76.37
£25 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Better Kagoo
Score
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Philips
GC4938/20
£120.00
Better brand
Two months
newer
A little more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
£52.99
£67 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
£20 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Philips
GC9650
£248.13
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
User reviews
are
significantly
better
VS
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Tefal
GV9580
£216.97
£31 cheaper
35g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
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Tefal
SV6040
£67.06
£13 cheaper
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Philips
GC6704
£79.99
Better brand
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Rowenta
VR7045
£70.00
More steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Philips
HI5916
£73.68
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Braun
TexStyle 9
£80.07
£80 cheaper
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£160.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Considerably
better user
reviews
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Rowenta
DW9230
£93.84
£5 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 9
£80.07
£14 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Four years
newer
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Bosch
Steam Iron
£19.95
£47 cheaper
More popular
One more award
VS
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Philips
GC3925
£66.75
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
User reviews
are hugely
better
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Braun
IS5042
£206.53
A lot more
steam
generating
capacity
£40 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Tefal
FV9736
£65.57
£141 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
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Philips
GC9682/86
£420.00
Better brand
6% more steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Tefal
GV9569
£215.00
£205 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Five months
newer
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Tefal
FV2560
£23.95
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £10 over
five years
VS
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Russell Hobbs
23770
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Significantly
better user
reviews
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Bosch
TDI903231A
£82.78
£32 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Tefal
SV6035G0
£114.99
Newer by four
years
Better brand
£100 cheaper
to run over
five years
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Tefal
FV4970
£84.99
Better brand
More popular
Cheaper to run
by £30 over
five years
VS
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Braun
TexStyle 7 Pro
£24.99
£60 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by nine
months
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Bosch
TDS6010
£313.07
45g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
VS
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Philips
GC5039
£160.00
£153 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Tefal
FV4950
£42.91
£6 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
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Morphy Richards
360001
£48.95
62% cheaper to
run over five
years
130g/min more
steam
generating
capacity
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Braun
TexStyle 5
£29.99
21 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
User reviews
are vastly
better
VS
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Bosch
Steam Iron
£19.95
£10 cheaper
More popular
One more award
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£44.99
£4 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Morphy Richards
Turbosteam
£49.00
One year newer
35% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Russell Hobbs
20630
£44.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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JML
Phoenix Gold
£28.86
£16 cheaper
More popular
Newer by 17
months
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Tefal
SV7030
£99.99
£76 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by seven
months
VS
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Philips
GC7808
£176.47
More popular
Better brand
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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 £500 and in total we found prices for 397 irons. On average, a new iron costs £74 and 80% of irons are priced between £18 and £168. The most expensive iron that we found is the Tefal GV9611G0 at £500, and the cheapest is the Russell Hobbs 22470 at only £10.

Iron Brands - Price Range

The highest average iron price out of all brands is Solac irons with an average price of £157. Solac irons range in price from £22 to £243.

Polti irons range in price from £100 to £199, and the second highest average iron price out of all brands is Polti irons with an average price of £149.

The third highest average iron price out of all brands is Taurus irons with an average price of £125. Taurus irons range in price from £28 to £213.

Iron Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 49 expert reviews and 15,090 user reviews for irons and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of iron. The top rated iron brand is Philips with an average rating of 88%. The second best brand is Tefal with 82% and the third best brand is Russell Hobbs with 79%.

Biggest Iron Retailers

The biggest iron retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 307 current iron offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 178 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to irons. AO is the third biggest retailer with 61 current offers.

When Are Most New Irons Released?

The most common period for new irons to be released in is between January and February. That means that most of the latest iron technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2019 for new iron releases was January, with five new irons released that month. 36 new irons were released in February 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new iron releases. In 2017 most new irons were released in November, with 44 new irons released that month.

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 £74 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 210W 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 sells for £62.99. The iron with the smallest power is the Philips GC896040, which is a 210W iron and can be purchased for £306.90.

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 478 irons that are irons that have a white coloured. The second most common colour amongst new irons is blue. We found 276 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 frequently found type amongst new irons is traditional. We found 534 irons that are traditional irons. We found 264 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 most 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 £179.00. The Breville VIN406, which sells for £22.95, has the least steam generating capacity and is a 1g/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. 210 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. 68.4% of their iron prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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