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The Best Steam Generator Irons

Wondering which steam generator iron to buy? Here are the best rated steam generators from all the current models on the market right now. We've hand-picked this selection based on performance, price and user feedback, and we show the best up-to-date prices from reputable retailers.

Buying a steam generator iron - top tips!

  • Total products found: 12
  • Sorted by Price: Low to High
Morphy Richards Power Steam IntelliTemp 333006

Morphy Richards

Power Steam IntelliTemp 333006

One of the cheapest steam generators with automatic controls for hassle-free ironing

from £59.00

  • Steam150g/min
  • Shotno shot
  • Cord1.6 metres
  • Weight1.1kg
  • Water1 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Morphy Richards 332014 Auto Clean Power Steam Elite

Morphy Richards

332014 Auto Clean Power Steam Elite

Offers a huge water tank, hassle free self clean, auto off and good steam output

from £119.00

  • Steam170g/min
  • Shotno shot
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.1kg
  • Water2.2 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Tefal Pro Express Care GV9060

Tefal

Pro Express Care GV9060

Premium steam generator with powerful steam output and lots of useful additional features

from £169.96

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot430g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.2kg
  • Water1.6 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Tefal Pro Express X-pert Care GV9071

Tefal

Pro Express X-pert Care GV9071

Top of the range generator has extremely powerful steam output and many other features

from £178.97

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot500g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.2kg
  • Water1.6 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Philips GC8735/80 PerfectCare

Philips

GC8735/80 PerfectCare

Huge 6.5 bar steam pressure plus a 420g steam shot make this an ultra powerful iron

from £179.00

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot420g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.2kg
  • Water1.8 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Morphy Richards 332002 Auto Clean Power Steam Elite

Morphy Richards

332002 Auto Clean Power Steam Elite

Great steam output, auto clean, huge water tank and strong 6.5 bar pressure

from £179.99

  • Steam170g/min
  • Shotno shot
  • Cord2 metres
  • Weight1.1kg
  • Water2.2 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Tefal Pro Express Auto GV8962

Tefal

Pro Express Auto GV8962

6.5 bar steam pressure is super powerful along with a huge steam shot and auto controls

from £199.99

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot430g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.2kg
  • Water1.8 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Rowenta DG8961 Silence

Rowenta

DG8961 Silence

Great steam output with the volume turned down and uses Tefal's clever anti-calc system

from £208.20

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot420g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.15kg
  • Water1.4 litres
  • Auto-offNo
  • Power
  • Features
Bosch TDS6030GB EasyComfort

Bosch

TDS6030GB EasyComfort

Garish colour scheme hides a hugely powerful steam generator with all the trimmings

from £229.99

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot370g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.2kg
  • Water1.5 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Philips GC9630/20 PerfectCare Elite

Philips

GC9630/20 PerfectCare Elite

Very high performance steam generator with plenty of steam and a very lightweight iron

from £269.99

  • Steam135g/min
  • Shot470g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight0.8kg
  • Water1.8 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Bosch TDS8040GB ProHygienic

Bosch

TDS8040GB ProHygienic

Automatic controls, a large water tank and lots of steam makes light work of the laundry

from £314.99

  • Steam120g/min
  • Shot500g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight1.2kg
  • Water1.8 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features
Philips GC9650/80 PerfectCare Elite

Philips

GC9650/80 PerfectCare Elite

One of the most powerful steam irons with 7.5bar steam pressure and 500g/min. shot

from £349.00

  • Steam150g/min
  • Shot500g/min
  • Cord1.8 metres
  • Weight0.8kg
  • Water1.8 litres
  • Auto-offYes
  • Power
  • Features

Steam generators explained

Here are a few buying tips if you are new to the whole steam generator thing!

The Power of Two
A steam generator consists of a base unit with a large water tank and some controls. A hand iron is attached to it and has two cables, one for power and one for steam. This setup has two advantages:

  • The base unit is much more powerful and can produce better steam for longer
  • The hand iron is as much as 50% lighter than a regular iron

Half the Time
Because the steam produced is much more powerful, it can penetrate fabrics deeper, and the larger water tank will mean less time filling up. You could cut your ironing time down by half.

Bulking Up!
Because they are more powerful and can hold much more water, steam generator irons are much bigger and heavier than regular irons. Consider where you are going to store the unit when not in use.

You also need to think about your ironing board - it must be able to cope both with the weight and size of the base unit. Look for boards that are specially designed for steam generators. Check our ironing board reviews.

Read our exclusive buyers guide for an in-depth guide to buying a steam iron.