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Steam irons advice guides

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Our expert buying guides below guide you through choosing the best steam iron or steam generator iron for you.

How to buy the best steam iron

Need a hand deciding which steam iron to buy? We explain what you need to look for to find the right iron for your needs and budget.

Easy-to-use steam irons

We round up the top easy-to-use steam irons and generators, plus the best lightweight steam irons that won’t tire out  your arm.

Top five cheap steam irons

You don’t have spend a lot to get a top-class iron. Below, we round up five of the best, cheap steam irons that have aced our tests.

Top cordless irons for 2021

We recommend the cordless steam irons that will help you spend less time behind your ironing board

Top steam iron brands

Our expert guide reveals the reliable steam iron brands that don’t break down early, plus which are most loved by their customers.

Best steam generator irons to buy

Find out which is the best steam generator iron for you, plus what you need to know to buy the best steam generator.

Top steam generator iron brands to buy in 2021

Want to know which steam generator brands are worth spending your money on?  Our expert guide reveals which brands are most popular and reliable.

How we test steam irons

Find out more about how our tests and reviews uncover the best steam irons that genuinely make ironing quicker and easier.

How to iron clothes properly

Faced with a crumpled mountain of ironing? Don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to make the whole experience quicker and easier.

How to clean an iron

Find out how to clean an iron quickly and easily, including how to descale your iron.

How to choose the best ironing board

Can't decide which ironing board to buy? We explain how to buy the best ironing board size, type and cover for you.

How to iron different fabrics

Careless ironing could ruin your favourite silk blouse or linen trousers. Here's how to iron different fabrics properly and get your garments looking their best.