Which? tests uncover two new Best Buy steam ironsWe put 10 irons head-to-head to find the best

18 February 2015

Iron Batch

The best steam irons make ironing quick and easy

On the lookout for a new steam iron to help you blitz your laundry pile in record time? We’ve tested the latest premium and cheap steam irons from all the big brands and uncovered two Best Buys which will do exactly that.

The 10 irons we put under the microscope ranged in price from a wallet-friendly £12 iron from Asda to the budget-busting cordless Tefal Freemove FV9970, which costs £80.

Do you need to spend more to get a quick and effective iron? Go to our Best Buy steam irons page to find out the models which have topped our tests.

Great value steam irons

The best steam irons belt out plenty of steam and glide effortlessly over clothes, helping you spend the minimum amount of time and effort at the ironing board.

Which? irons expert Jess O’Leary said: ‘Pricier irons tend to have more steam power and smoother soleplates, theoretically making it easier to blitz creases. But our tests prove it’s not always the premium models that shine, and that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get quick and easy ironing.

‘We’ve tested some great value irons costing £50 or less. These models will help you power through your ironing pile without having to put your back into the job. See our pick of these in our list of top five cheap steam irons'.

Steam iron reviews

Below is the full list of newly tested models. Click on the links to read our full review and see the latest prices.

AEG Safety Plus DB5210-U - £40 

Asda George Home 2200W Ceramic Soleplate - £12 

Braun TexStyle 3 TS255A - £25 

Braun TexStyle 7 TS765A - £80 

Morphy Richards Comfigrip 301015 - £42 

Philips EasySpeed GC2042/40 - 25 

Philips Azur Performer Plus GC4511/40 - £65 

Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra 20630 - £45 

Tefal FV4488 Ultraglide - £40 

Tefal FV9970 Freemove  - £80

Prices correct on Monday 16 February 2015. 

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