Steam irons: Best Buys
The best steam irons and steam generator irons produce vast quantities of steam which will help you power through your laundry pile – quickly and easily. They’re easy to use, heat up quickly and won’t clog up with limescale over time.
The best steam irons and steam generator irons produce loads of steam which will help you power through your laundry pile – quickly and easily. They’re easy to use, heat up quickly and won’t clog up with limescale over time.
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Which? invests more than £50,000 every year testing the latest irons and steam generators to uncover the models that keep steaming powerfully – every time you iron. Plus, we help you avoid the irons that will just leave creases in your clothes and an ache in your arm.
We test all of the top-selling steam irons and generators, including supermarket-own models and those from big brands.
- Every year, we test steam irons and generators for 1,920 hours on our custom-built rig, to find the models that will still steam powerfully after 16 weeks’ ironing.
- We pit each iron against thick linen trousers, creased cotton shirts and cotton-blend skirts in our ironing tests, to find those that will blitz your laundry basket.
- We reveal the poor steam irons and generators that don’t get rid of creases and take longer to get through your ironing pile.
The worst irons and steam generators have low steam levels, drag across fabrics and quickly clog up. Make sure you pick a Best Buy model with a £1 trial to Which?
- Reviews of 97 the latest irons and steam generators available.
- 25 Best Buy steam irons and generators that smooth creases quickly and effortlessly.
- Reviews of steam irons from 19 companies.
Expert steam iron reviews you can trust
We’ve tested, rated and reviewed steam irons and generators from the biggest brands, including models from Bosch, Breville, Morphy Richards, Philips, Rowenta, Russell Hobbs and Tefal. We’ve found top-scoring and poor-performing models from all of these big names.
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