Top 10 Steam Irons
Our Hand Picked Selections for December 2017
Welcome to our Top 10 charts for December with details of our top rated best buy steam irons and steam generator irons.
We've split it into two groups, with the 5 best models of each type. If you're looking for a new iron, this is a great place to start!
We have rated irons on price and performance, taking into account any special offers available. (Prices and details correct at time of publication)
Top Steam Irons
This represents a real step up for Russell Hobbs - not just their most powerful iron but with 3100 watts on tap, pretty much as powerful as you can get. Steam output is as good as more expensive irons too, and auto-off and a 3 metre cord are welcome features. Good value for money, usually priced betwen £35 and £40)
Cordless irons continue their revival with this brand new iron from Russell Hobbs. With 40g of continuous steam it's as good as most other corded irons, and with a quick charge base station interruptions are kept to a minimum. It even has auto-off and is well priced.
A budget iron from a well known manufacturer, but one that doesn't cut too many corners in trying to keep the cost around £30. It's got a ceramic soleplate and 2400 watts of power along with safety-auto off. Cord is nice and long at 3 metres, and this cheap iron is a much better choice than those even cheaper brands you've never heard of.
Top Steam Generator Irons
Top of the Braun Carestyle range of steam generators thanks to price competition it's cheaper than some lower models in the range! You get fully automatic controls, huge steam output of up to 360g, a decent water tank and full 6 bar steam pressure. A good choice for steam generator novices and experts alike.
This big Morphy Richards has plenty of features for a low price. The auto-clean feature makes banishing lime-scale easy and hassle-free and there's a big 2.2 litre tank to ensure you don't keep running out of water. The auto off safety is a welcome extra and the iron locks to the base to make carrying easier.
Philips pioneered automatic controls, and this smart unit has the latest version of their OptimalTEMP technology which controls the heat and steam for you - a 'smart iron' if you wish. With no controls apart from a steam boost trigger you just move the iron. Huge water tank and steam pressure plus auto-off and it's well priced too.
This isn't their most powerful steam generator, but it's got plenty of oomph and a clever calc-clean facility. Auto-off is present and the water tank is a very generous 1.8 litres in size. Fully automatic controls mean no worrying about steam and heat settings. Good value for the features on offer.
Like a lot of manufacturers, Morphy Richards has a bafflingly large range of irons that at first glance seem similar. This one is easy though - the varied attachments that come with it turn this capable steam generator into a multi-function steam cleaner for all areas of the home. More expensive than it used to be but multi-function steamers like this are quite hard to find.