Best Dry Irons

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 11, 2018
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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OUR VERDICT
Power
Soleplate
Weight
Size
Cord Length
Features
Warranty
 
PROS

The aerodynamic design of the model will allow you to maneuver through the clothes with finesse and efficiency. The iron features an automatic shut-off function that will provide you with some peace of mind as you won't have to wonder and worry whether you've turned off the iron every time you leave the house. 

CONS

The white housing is easily soiled. 

OUR VERDICT

Philips HI114 combines the simplicity of your run-of-the-mill dry iron with the functionality of a high-end steam iron. It may not be the cheapest option on the market but those few extra bucks that you'll spend on it will probably prove to be more than worth it.

detailed parameters
Power

1000 Watts

Soleplate

Golden American Heritage soleplate

Weight

1.87 pounds

Size

9.8 x 4.6 x 4.3 inches

Cord Length

~6 ft

Features

Aerodynamic design; Temperature controls; Break resistance; Silverstone coated; Temperature-ready light; Auto-shut off

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The model comes equipped with a simple and effective temperature control system. The temperature ranges from 75 to 220 degrees, so you will be able to iron all kinds of fabrics. The adjustable 6.33-feet swivel cord makes this dry iron quite practical and the fact that it is adjustable makes the product just a bit more versatile.

CONS

The handle tends to heat up. 

OUR VERDICT

WASING Classic Dry Iron is as convenient as they come. And considering the impressive temperature range, the model in question is equally suitable for industrial use as it is for some of the more household applications.

detailed parameters
Power

1000 Watts

Soleplate

Stainless steel soleplate

Weight

3.56 pounds

Size

11.1 x 5.8 x 4.8 inches

Cord Length

6.33 ft

Features

Automatic temperature control system; Adjustable swivel cord; Pilot lamp

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The dry iron has a chrome-plated body. Despite the aluminum soleplate and the said body, it doesn't weigh a whole lot. A heel rest will make it easier to store the model. Plus, you can use it to give your hands some rest without worrying about burning the clothes.

CONS

The soleplate is prone to scratches. 

OUR VERDICT

Classic dry irons may be known for their durability but Continental Electric CP43001 still takes the proverbial cake. It isn't the most sophisticated option but it will last you for years to come. Plus, it heats up in no time at all.

detailed parameters
Power

1000 Watts

Soleplate

Polished aluminum soleplate

Weight

2.2 pounds

Size

10 x 5.5 x 5 inches

Cord Length

6 ft

Features

Adjustable temperature control; Heel rest; Chrome plated body; Classic design

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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 appliance is a bit heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to like about 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 ft

Features

Variable temperature control; Soleplate with side grooves

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The appliance features an iron temperature-ready light, which is a really useful feature that will let you know when you can start ironing your clothes. Considering the model's modest size and weight, you will be able to handle a whole load of large clothes without dealing with the usual fatigue that comes with it.

CONS

The model lacks in terms of power. 

OUR VERDICT

Philips HD1134 is a perfectly capable dry iron. Using this appliance, you will be able to sharpen your look with an always neat and crease-free outfit. It is easy to use and, as long as you don't have industrial applications in mind, it should be able to handle any ironing job you throw its way.

detailed parameters
Power

750 Watts

Soleplate

Linished coated soleplate

Weight

1.76 pounds

Size

9.3 x 4.6 x 4.1 inches

Cord Length

5.6 ft

Features

Iron temperature-ready light; Cord winder

Warranty

2 years

Philips HI114

A Bit More Sophisticated

Dry irons tend to be quite simple. That said, the Philips HI114 is anything but simple. This is a pretty complicated appliance but, you know, in a good way. For example, the model comes equipped with a button groove. It may not sound like much but it really speeds up the entire procedure by making ironing along buttons and seams as fast and easy as it can be. Overall, the aerodynamic design of the model will allow you to maneuver through the clothes with finesse and efficiency.

Again, most dry irons aren't known to be some of the more sophisticated appliances out there, but this device is a bit of an exception. Aside from what we've mentioned already, the Philips HI114 features an automatic shut-off function that will provide you with some peace of mind as you won't have to wonder and worry whether you've turned off the iron every time you leave the house. The usual temperature controls are there. But the model also comes equipped with a temperature-ready light, a nice little feature that will let you know when you can start ironing. Finally, though the product in question doesn't trail behind in terms of power, this is actually one of the more compact and lightweight options on the market. With 9.8 x 4.6 x 4.3 inches in overall dimensions and precisely 1.87 pounds of weight, this appliance is as convenient as they come.

In conclusion, the Philips HI114 combines the simplicity of your run-of-the-mill dry iron with the functionality of a high-end steam iron. It may not be the cheapest option on the market but those few extra bucks that you'll spend on it will probably prove to be more than worth it.

Review of Philips HI114 Ceralon Coating Dry Iron

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WASING Classic Dry Iron

A Classic Approach

As the name suggests, the model from WASING is a classic dry iron. But it does include a couple of features that you wouldn't really expect in a classic model. They aren't really particularly fancy or anything but they do help you get the job done. For example, there's a pilot lamp that serves as a temperature indicator. When the lamp turns on, you'll be able to start ironing. The model comes equipped with a simple and effective temperature control system. The temperature ranges from 75 to 220 degrees, so you will be able to iron all kinds of fabrics. The system also has an automatic setting that will control the temperature on its own and prevent you from burning the clothes or setting the said temperature too low to iron.

Of course, it's not a game-changer or anything but we particularly liked the adjustable 6.33-feet swivel cord. The size and the swivel structure make this iron without steam holes quite practical and the fact that it is adjustable makes the model just a bit more versatile. Other than that, the stainless steel soleplate should last you for a decade to come and the model's 1000 watts of power reduce the heating time and allow for uniform heat distribution.

All in all, WASING Classic Dry Iron is as practical as they come. And considering the impressive temperature range, the model in question is equally suitable for industrial use as it is for some of the more household applications.

Review of WASING Classic Dry Iron Mirror Stainless Steel Soleplate

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Continental Electric CP43001

A Heel Rest Can Go a Long Way

Classic dry irons are known for their durability and the Continental Electric CP43001 is as good of an example of that durability as it gets. Naturally, the sturdy and robust composition of the polished aluminum soleplate comes without saying. As does the fact that the "polished" means you'll be able to easily glide through any fabric. But, in addition to the soleplate, the model in question also boasts a chrome-plated body.

And, again, we probably don't have to tell you that this not-so-little detail makes this appliance a lot more durable than the rest of them. But what we feel inclined to share with you is the fact that fact that, despite the aluminum soleplate and the chrome-plated body, the model features just a couple of ounces above 2 pounds in weight, so it's not like you'll be forced to deal with a bulky and cumbersome appliance on a regular basis.

Not as important as the rest of the non-steam iron's construction but a nice little touch nonetheless is a heel rest that will make it easier to store the model. Plus, you can use it to give your hands some rest without worrying about burning the clothes. Other than that, the model is not devoid of the adjustable temperature control settings, so you should be able to properly iron tons of different fabrics.

To rephrase our earlier point, classic dry irons may be known for their durability but the Continental Electric CP43001 still takes the proverbial cake. It isn't the most sophisticated option but it will last you for years to come. Plus, it heats up in no time at all.

Review of Continental Electric CP43001 Classic Dry Iron

 

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

 

Philips HD1134

A Smaller Appliance

The Philips HD1134 is by no means a bad product but it did leave us with a bit of mixed feelings. Now, don't get us wrong, there's nothing particularly wrong with that. You won't have any issues removing creases or just ironing your clothes in general. And there's quite a lot to like about it too.

For instance, it comes equipped with an iron temperature-ready light, and that is a really convenient feature both for young people and for some of the more seasoned individuals with decades of experience ironing clothes under their belt. Just turn the appliance on, wait till the indicator lights up, and you're ready to iron your clothes. We would also like to mention a cord winder that will allow you to conveniently store the main cord. And there's the fact that the cord can be wrapped around the heel rest, further making it easy to store the dry iron.

Finally, with 1.76 pounds in weight and 9.3 x 4.6 x 4.1 inches in overall dimensions, this is arguably the most lightweight and compact iron on the market. With it, you will be able to handle a whole load of large clothes without dealing with the usual fatigue that comes with it.

So, what is it that left us with mixed feelings? Well, mostly the model's 750 watts of power, the sort of unimpressive numbers that mean that the appliance is going to take its time to heat up and won't be as effective in terms of heat distribution. But, other than that, the Philips HD1134 is a perfectly capable dry iron. Using this appliance, you will be able to sharpen your look with an always neat and crease-free outfit. It is easy to use and, as long as you don't have industrial applications in mind, it should be able to handle any ironing job you throw its way.

Review of Philips HD1134 Dry Iron

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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