Best Dry Irons

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 12, 2019
A dry iron is a simple household appliance that will allow you to keep your clothes nice and neat without inconveniencing you with a number of unnecessary features or gimmicky technologies. You'll be able to keep up a sharp appearance without investing into an expensive appliance. In this review, we will help you find the most suitable option. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Soleplate
Weight
Size
Cord Length
Features
Warranty
 
PROS

The soleplate glides in any direction. You'll be able to smooth out wrinkles. The plate will let you easily reach between buttons. The soleplate will allow you to fix collars as well as cuffs and sleeves, not to mention curtains and tablecloths. 

CONS

It is hard to tell how much water there's left in the tank. 

OUR VERDICT

The Panasonic NI-W950A will have no issues quickly and easily ironing various garments. You won't have to upkeep the clog-free vents. The device will let you steam vertically. As efficient as it is durable and powerful, there's nothing about this iron that leaves much to be desired.

detailed parameters
Power

1700 watts

Soleplate

Alumite w/non-stick coating

Weight

4.4 pounds

Size

12 x 5.9 x 5.5 inches

Cord Length

10 feet

Features

360° steam and 4 steam levels, Vertical steam feature, 5 setting temperature control, Jet-off Steam feature, Moisture shot, Clog-free steam vents, Anti-drip system, 3-way auto shut-off

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS

The heavy flat 'plate comes without holes, so you'll be able to tackle the toughest wrinkles. Consulting the fabric guide and using the fabric select dial, you'll have no issues choosing the right temperature setting from the six available to find the one more suitable for the fabric at hand. 

CONS

The device is too light considering its classic profile.

OUR VERDICT

The Black & Decker Flat Iron F54 goes with the classic design, which makes more sense than one would presume. Having said that, despite the classic design, this device incorporates many modern features. The product is as rugged as they come, so you won't be replacing it anytime soon.

detailed parameters
Power

1100 watts

Soleplate

Aluminum 

Weight

~ 2 pounds

Size

~ 10 x 5 x 4.5 inches

Cord Length

~8 feet

Features

Fabric guide, 6 temperature settings, Heavy-duty construction

Warranty

2 years limited

PROS

The soleplate comes with side grooves, and those side grooves make it considerably easier to iron around buttons without ruining the clothes or inconveniencing the user. A fabric guide will provide the inexperienced users with a convenient set of instructions regarding the appropriate temperature for each fabric.

CONS

The power cable is short. 

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to like about the Oster GCSTBV4119. The ergonomic handle makes it a breeze to iron all kinds of clothes. And the soleplate isn't just durable but practical since it will allow you to glide through any fabric.

detailed parameters
Power

1000 watts

Soleplate

Polished aluminum soleplate

Weight

4.05 pounds

Size

10.4 x 6 x 5.5 inches

Cord Length

6 feet

Features

Variable temperature control, Soleplate with side grooves

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The automatic temperature control system will be able to make sure the temperature remains balanced and constant. The temperature dial can be used to select any temperature from 75 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. The fabric guide will educate you about the suitable temperatures for different fabrics. 

CONS

The appliance heats up during use. 

OUR VERDICT

The product is versatile enough to justify commercial and industrial use in addition to home use. Incorporating this stainless steel soleplate, the iron will let you glide across various fabrics, smoothing out creases and wrinkles quickly and efficiently. 

detailed parameters
Power

1000 watts

Soleplate

Stainless steel

Weight

3.3 pounds

Size

10 x 5.1 x 4.7 inches

Cord Length

~8 feet

Features

Fabric guide, Automatic temperature control systern

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The mist button lets you shoot one moisture shot, making the fabrics easier to iron. The see-through water tank means you won't have to guess/estimate and will always know when it is empty. The U-shaped soleplate minimizes snag and distributes the steam as even as possible. 

CONS

The dial is difficult to read at some angles. 

OUR VERDICT

Using the Panasonic Dry and Steam Iron NI-E250TR, you'll be spending far less time and effort on ironing. At the same time, you'll also be wasting less time hiding and storing this appliance because the one-touch cord storage system will automatically retract the cord into the iron.

detailed parameters
Power

1200 watts

Soleplate

Non-stick, titanium-coated

Weight

3.3 pounds

Size

10 x 5.8 x 4.4 inches

Cord Length

~8 feet

Features

Steam feature with 2 steam settings, 3 temperature settings, Anti-calcium system, Moisture shot, Large water window, One-touch cord storage

Warranty

1 year limited

Panasonic Dry and Steam Iron

Gliding and Reaching Everywhere

The Panasonic NI-W950A compromises nothing. Its streamlined, ergonomic profile makes the appliance comfortable and efficient.

The elliptical soleplate effortlessly glides in/towards any direction, smoothing out wrinkles, reaching between buttons, making short work of collars, cuffs, and sleeves, as well as curtains and tablecloths.

The non-stick alumite (essentially anodized aluminum) soleplate is large, curved, and scratch-resistant, incorporating non-stick coating to let you handle/tackle any fabric.

The five-setting heat dial enables you to select the right temperatures for different fabrics, while the four adjustable steam settings easily remove wrinkles and creases. The high heat setting is perfect for heavy, everyday fabrics, while the low setting should be reserved for delicate fabrics and quick, easy touch-ups. You can also go with dry ironing when no steam is needed.

The one-touch Steam-Jet feature sends this powerful steam burst through the soleplate, penetrating clothing, sheets, and various upholstery/clothing items, letting you tackle the toughest wrinkles and creases.

Long story short, drawing 1700 watts, the Panasonic NI-W950A will let you quickly and easily iron anything. The clog-free steam vents require no maintenance. You can steam vertically too. Efficient, effective, powerful, and durable, this is easily the most exciting prospect on the dry/steam iron market right now.

Review of Panasonic Dry and Steam Iron with Alumite Soleplate, Fabric Temperature Dial and Safety Auto Shut Off

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Black & Decker Iron Dry

Almost Traditional Iron

The Black & Decker Flat Iron F54 features that classic iron design that many customers prefer over modern-day irons. At the same time, the product has some features that you normally wouldn't find in these classic irons.

First though, the heavy flat aluminum soleplate incorporates no holes, letting you easily handle the biggest, baddest, toughest wrinkles.

The button groove lets you reach between buttons and easily iron around them. The fabric guide makes ironing the easiest task there is.

Classic irons didn't use to include fabric select dials but we're glad the feature is there. Using this dial, you can choose between six temperature settings, each more or less suitable for different fabrics. As it is usually the case, the high settings should be reserved for heavy everyday fabrics, while the low settings will let you safely handle delicate fabrics like silk and linen.

Apart from that, there's nothing especially interesting about this product. That said, the appliance measures 10 x 5 x 4.5 inches, which is pretty standard but weighs ~2 pounds, which is too light considering the classic profile.

Nevertheless, the Black & Decker Flat Iron F54 is an excellent dry iron for people who don't care for gimmicky features and prefer traditional appliances.

Review of Black & Decker Iron Dry Heavyweight Classic Clothing Flat Iron model F54

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Oster GCSTBV4119

Maneuver Around Buttons

Though it isn't a perfect appliance by any stretch of the imagination, the Oster GCSTBV4119 has quite a lot going for it. First, there's the polished aluminum soleplate. Other than earning the model some extra durability points, the soleplate will allow you to glide through any fabric with ease and convenience.

Speaking of fabrics, the appliance from Oster comes equipped with variable temperature control, and that's another reason why you'll be able to iron different types of fabric without burning them but also without worrying whether the heat is quite enough for the fabric. By the way, going back to the soleplate for just a moment, we would like to mention that it comes with side grooves, and those side grooves make it considerably easier to iron around buttons without ruining the clothes or inconveniencing the user.

Of course, all of that is well and good, but we did say earlier that, just like the rest of them, this appliance is not perfect. In this case, the imperfection mostly lies with the weight of the model. It isn't critical but its 4 pounds of weight make it a bit more difficult to use the dry iron, especially for a prolonged period of time. And, not dissimilar to the majority of these things, the product in question comes equipped with a convenient fabric guide that will provide the inexperienced users with a convenient set of instructions regarding the appropriate temperature for each fabric.

In short, there's a lot to like about the Oster GCSTBV4119. The ergonomic handle makes it a breeze to use the iron. And the soleplate isn't just durable but practical since it will allow you to glide through any fabric including quilt stuff.

Review of Oster GCSTBV4119 Heavyweight Classic Dry Iron

 

WASING ___Classic Dry Iron

Quickly Heating Up

The WASING Classic Dry Iron looks elegant and even somewhat sleek considering the classic profile. There are downsides to the classic design though, the biggest being the fact that the entire appliance heats up during use, so you'll have to occasionally unplug the iron and wait for some time when ironing sizable loads.

Generally speaking, we're all for these classic irons but the handle that remains cool to the touch no matter what would improve this product so much.

Still, this is a solid iron. The stainless steel soleplate effortlessly glides through/across different fabrics, letting you smooth out the most stubborn wrinkles and creases.

The automatic temperature control system is far removed from classic irons though and we don't mind one bit because the system works wonders keeping the temperature balanced and constant.

Of course, there's also the standard temperature dial and a fabric guide below the handle that tells you what temperature is more suitable for what fabrics.

Bottom line, the WASING Classic Dry Iron is good enough for commercial, industrial, and, needless to say, home use. Because there are no vents, the iron heats different fabric pieces evenly. Also, the iron quickly heats up.

Review of WASING ___Classic Dry Iron for Industry and Household Usage

 

Panasonic ___Dry and Steam Iron

Quick, Neat, Tangle-Free Storage

The Panasonic Dry and Steam Iron NI-E250TR is flexible and pretty nifty. First thing first, the one-touch mist button shoots one moisture shot to make the fabric more susceptible to ironing.

Meanwhile, the large water window lets you see when the water is low, so you don't have to guess and estimate. At the same time, the wide, easily accessible refill port makes sure to prevent spills when you're replenishing the tank.

You can choose between two steam settings or iron dry.

The appliance's biggest strength though is probably the curved titanium-coated soleplate. Minimizing snags, the soleplate's smooth, U-shaped, steam-circulating build evenly distributes steam, enabling fast and effortless ironing.

The precision temperature dial lets you easily control and maintain the right temperature.

Last but not least, the anti-calcium system automatically keeps the appliance's steam vents clean, clear, and working like new. Minimizing calcium build-up in the vaporizing chamber, the system continually reduces natural sediment.

To sum up, the Panasonic Dry and Steam Iron NI-E250TR will make ironing easy and effortless. When you're done, the one-touch cord storage system automatically retracts the power cord into the appliance, enabling quick, neat, and tangle-free storage.

Review of Panasonic ___Dry and Steam Iron with Titanium Coated Soleplate

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What Is a Dry Iron?

These days, most people go for steam irons as they are far more functional and versatile compared to traditional irons. But are they better? We wouldn't say so. Sure steam irons have their advantages, but they also have a number of disadvantages too. Unlike steam irons, dry irons will not stain your clothes with leaks and spits. On top of that, certain fabrics (like silk, for example) can't be used with a steam iron as that steam can damage the fabric. Dry irons tend to be much cheaper.

And, sure, you can look at the fact that they do not feature the same number of sophisticated technologies as a flaw on their part. But that also means that they are far easier to use. You won't have to tinker with complicated settings or figure out the way all of those technologies work. Plus, technologies tend to age. But a good dry iron will serve you for years to come. It will allow you to keep your clothes nice and neat, and that is all you really need from it.

Ironing clothes isn't the most complicated task out there to begin with but a proper ironing board will help make it even more convenient and simple. And if you're the type to go on long trips but cannot stand the idea of walking around in messy, crumpled clothes, you can always take a travel iron with you.

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Publish Date: 2018-09-11 15:04:42