Which? reveals new Best Buy steam irons and steam generator ironsWe've rated 15 new irons and steam generators

02 December 2015

Iron Batch

The best steam irons make ironing quick and easy

Looking for a new steam iron that’ll give you crease-free clothes in no time? We’ve tested the latest steam irons and steam generator irons, and uncovered five new Best Buys.

The 15 irons we tested ranged from the £25 Russell Hobbs 21261 Smart Fill to the £307 . But does more expensive equal more effective at de-creasing your clothes? 

Head to our Best Buy steam irons page to find out which models topped our test.

Steam irons you can rely on

A reliable steam iron pumps out plenty of steam for you to work with and slides beautifully over fabric – meaning you don’t need to slave away at the ironing board. 

A costlier iron should be steamier, come with a smoother, more durable sole plate, and not succumb to limescale quickly. Yet this isn’t always the case. Our tests show you don’t have to empty your bank account to get a decent steam iron. 

One of our new Best Buy steam irons for example, costs less than £40, and will leave you with beautifully neat and tidy clothing.

Steam iron reviews

Here’s the list of our newly tested models. You can read our full review of each one, and see the latest prices.

Philips GC9630/20 Perfect Care Elite - £307 

AEG DBS7135-U - £199 

Braun IS5043 Carestyle 5 - £160 

Tefal GV7750 - £259 

Tefal GV8961 Pro Express Total Auto - £170 

Bosch TDA7090GB - £85 

Hoover TID2500 Ironjet - £30 

Morphy Richards 300266 Breeze - £25 

Morphy Richards 301020 Eco Comfigrip - £35 

Philips GC3829/80 Azur Performer – £35 

Russell Hobbs 21261 Smart Fill - £25 

Russell Hobbs 21530 Extreme Glide - £35 

Tefal FV4041 Ultraglide - £32 

Tefal FV5390 Aquaspeed - £65 

Tefal FV9640 Ultimate Anti-Calc - £793

Prices correct as of Friday 20 November 2015.  

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