Bosch unveils 'most powerful' steam generator ironBosch launches three new steam generator irons

21 February 2011

Bosch Premier Protect

The Bosch Premier Protect (TDS3540GB)

Bosch has launched three new steam generator irons, including the Premier Power, which claims to be the most powerful on the market - but is it any good?

Which? irons expert Carole Shepherdson says: 'A very powerful iron will heat up faster but won't necessarily tackle the ironing any better.

'The most important factors are the smoothness of the sole plate, the steam output and the weight. You can see how the Premier Power (TDS 3569GB) did for all of these in our steam irons review.'

The Premier Protect (TDS3540GB) and the Premier Eco (TDS3531GB) complete the line-up, each boasting its own unique feature.

Bosch steam generator irons

The Premier Eco's energy-saving button and auto shut-off should offer energy savings of up to 25%, according to Bosch - claims we'll be putting to the test later this year. The Premier Protect's soleplate, meanwhile, has a cover specially designed for ironing delicate fabrics.

All three new models offer 130g per minute of steam and 'super-smooth Palladium glissée' ceramic soleplates, which contain an element used in jewellery. Plus all three have an anti-calc feature to stop scale building up.

In order to get the best out of your iron see the Which? video guide to ironing - with top tips about how to make it less of a chore. We have tested 127 steam irons and have 27 Best Buys, including 18 steam generators. You can see all the results in our full steam irons review.

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