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Why you need to clean your iron regularly (yes, really!)

Ironing is one of the nation’s most-hated tasks and it doesn’t get any easier when your iron becomes clogged up with limescale over time. Even the best irons become less...

Effie: how much would you pay to never iron again?

Effie is the world’s first automated ironing machine you can use at home – drying and ironing your clothes so you don’t have to. So what’s the catch? It’s no...

8 spring cleaning jobs you shouldn’t avoid

There’s no better time than the Easter bank holiday for a good old spring clean. But don’t stop at clearing out cupboards and hoovering under the sofa. It’s a great...

Tefal IXEO QT1020 – the first iron and garment steamer in one

Tefal have launched the IXEO QT1020 - the world's first garment steamer and steam iron in one. We try it out to see if it makes it easier than ever to keep clothes smart and fresh.

Meet the new machine that folds your laundry for you

FoldiMate, ‘the robotic laundry folding machine’ is designed to automatically fold your laundry, getting through a load of 25 items in less than five minutes. The prototype was unveiled at...

Make 2019 the year you buy an iron that lasts

Find out which irons will get your clothes crisp for years to come and which will need replacing sooner than you think

Lidl launches new iron and garment steamer

Can a cheap Lidl iron or a garment steamer banish those creases as well as more expensive models? Our ironing experts reveal the pros and cons of budget options.

The best irons for your summer wardrobe

Has the sunnier weather inspired you to rediscover your springtime wardrobe? Do your clothes justice with a good steam iron to banish those creases. We've reviewed new irons from Philips, Bosch, Tefal, Morphy Richards and more.

Are cheap steam irons any good?

Is an expensive steam iron - a £120- Philips iron, for example - a worthwhile investment? Will it have you storming through your laundry pile, sending creases running for the hills? Or will a cheap steam iron make for quick, easy ironing?

Can a cordless steam iron make ironing easier?

We’ve just finished testing the Tefal FV6520 Freemove Air Cordless steam iron (£42), and our latest review is hot off the press. This lightweight iron comes with a power base...

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