Best Steam Irons

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 18, 2017
In the modern world, we cannot imagine our life without a steam iron, because we all adore freshly washed and well-ironed clothes. New models of irons can help us with disinfecting and freshening of our garments too. Let's take a look at our brief review of 5 best steam irons! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
POWER
STEAM OUTPUT
WATER TANK CAPACITY
SOLEPLATE MATERIAL
WEIGHT
DIMENSIONS
CORD LENGTH
EXTRAS
CONVENIENCE
 
PROS
Pump injection technology forces 30% more steam for perfect ironing results. An LED display indicates when the soleplate heats to the desired temperature.The new design of the iron ensures concentrated shot of steam at the top of the precision soleplate tip.
CONS
This model seems to be a little heavy for some people.
OUR VERDICT
This versatile steam iron is able to remove stubborn wrinkles on any type of fabrics faster than other models. It includes all the required options and settings for perfect and fast ironing.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Corded
POWER
1800W
STEAM OUTPUT
210 g/min.
WATER TANK CAPACITY
320 ml
SOLEPLATE MATERIAL
Polished stainless steel
WEIGHT
1.7 kg
DIMENSIONS
11.4 x 4.9 x 6 inches
CORD LENGTH
2.4 m
EXTRAS
Anti-drip system, Continuous steaming, 3-way auto-off system, Water spray, Vertical steam, Anti-calc system, Ready temperature system, Smart Steam Motion Sensor
CONVENIENCE
Soleplate with 400 steam holes, Soft grip handle, LED display
PROS
Innovative Ultraglide soleplate gives you high ironing performance. Due to the stable frame of an iron, you will never turn it over. An ergonomic grip handle is really comfortable.
CONS
The fragile soleplate is not protected against mechanical damages
OUR VERDICT
This is a truly manoeuvrable and easy-to-use steam iron which has a cutting-edge Ultraglide soleplate and an extra long power cord.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Corded
POWER
1725W
STEAM OUTPUT
100 g/min.
WATER TANK CAPACITY
270 ml
SOLEPLATE MATERIAL
Ceramic
WEIGHT
1.3 kg
DIMENSIONS
11.1 x 5.3 x 5.9 inches
CORD LENGTH
3.7 m
EXTRAS
Water spray, Self-clean system, Anti-scale system, 3-way auto off, Anti-drip system, Continuous steaming
CONVENIENCE
Stable frame, Easy control
PROS
A distinguishing feature of this model is the biggest water tank among the listed irons. Its LCD display shows temperature and ironing modes for your convenience. A temperature ready tones let you know when it is ready to iron.
CONS
You should be careful when filling a water tank because this model has a small water inlet.
OUR VERDICT
That's a worthy choice steam iron for everyone. It includes all modern technologies, a big water tank and an LCD display for easy control.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Corded
POWER
1500W
STEAM OUTPUT
100 g/min.
WATER TANK CAPACITY
350 ml
SOLEPLATE MATERIAL
Stainless steel
WEIGHT
1.6 kg
DIMENSIONS
5 x 11.5 x 6 inches
CORD LENGTH
2.4 m
EXTRAS
Auto off audible alerts, Anti-drip system, Self-clean, Continuous steaming, Vertical steam
CONVENIENCE
LCD display, Easy control of current ironing mode
PROS
This model has a sharp tip for a better ironing in hard-to-reach areas such as around buttons. The soleplate with Microsteam 400 holes ensures better steam distribution. The innovative ergonomic thermostat allows you to control temperature.
CONS
You may find that the sound of a steam output seems to be a bit noisy
OUR VERDICT
Perfect unit for ironing dense and heavy fabrics. High steam output and unique steam distribution owing to 400 holes ensure excellent ironing results.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Corded
POWER
1700W
STEAM OUTPUT
100 g/min.
WATER TANK CAPACITY
300 ml
SOLEPLATE MATERIAL
Polished stainless steel
WEIGHT
1.2 kg
DIMENSIONS
11 x 5 x 6 inches
CORD LENGTH
2 m
EXTRAS
Anti-drip system, Water spray, Self-clean system, Auto-off system, Continuous steaming
CONVENIENCE
Soleplate with 400 steam holes, Easy control, Ergonomic grip handle
PROS
Powerful Vertical and Shot of Steam technology removes wrinkles fast and easily. Dual Spray Mist diffuses more water to remove all kinds of wrinkles. Retractable cord ensures convenient management.
CONS
It more time to warm in comparison with other models.
OUR VERDICT
This steam iron has got the same set of features that expensive units have. So you will get the same powerful steam output for a lower price of the iron.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Corded
POWER
1400W
STEAM OUTPUT
100 g/min.
WATER TANK CAPACITY
270 ml
SOLEPLATE MATERIAL
Stainless steel
WEIGHT
1.2 kg
DIMENSIONS
14 x 6 x 7 inches
CORD LENGTH
2.4 m
EXTRAS
Vertical steam, Self-clean system, 3-way motion smart auto-off system, Anti-drip system, Continuous steaming, Anti-calc system, Variable Steam
CONVENIENCE
Retractable cord, Dual spray mist

What is a Steam Iron

Nowadays, everyone wants to look nice and neat. As we all know, ironing clothes after washing is very important if you want to have a brilliant appearance and make a good impression on the others. A steam iron is a household appliance used by billions of people all over the world, and it is a real key to success for people. Removing wrinkles on different fabrics is not the only way you can use a steam iron for. You can also disinfect and freshen up your clothes with the help of steam.

If you've got lots of clothes, made from delicate fabrics, you may also want to read our comparison of the best Garment Steamers.

What Features to Compare

Type

There are 2 types of steam irons for home use on the market: corded and cordless. In our review, we are going to present you only corded models because it is the most widespread and efficient type. Such appliances are easy-to-use and cheap though you can use it near the power outlet (to which it's connected) only. However, a good iron features a long cord and you are not limited in movements. To explain you the difference between these 2 types of steam irons we will briefly tell you about cordless models. The introduction of such appliance solved the problem of portability. Cordless models have an operation mode that reminds of electric kettles that stand on the reheating base. Similar to it, the iron has a station which is connected to a power outlet via a cord and the iron heats up when you put it on the station. Using a cordless iron, you can reach any point of the ironing board. Hovewer, these 2 types feature the same capabilities and available setting and differ only in price.

Power

The most outstanding feature of a steam iron is the power which directly impacts the ironing speed. The higher it is, the faster your iron heats up to the pre-set temperature. The steam output also depends on power, so the more powerful a steam iron is, the denser the steam release will be, which means that the ironing will be more efficient. The average steam output is 75-140 g/min. You should pay attention to the location of steam holes, they must be spread over the whole soleplate surface. The water tank capacity is usually about 200-400 ml and a tank should be transparent, so you can see the water level.

Ironing convenience

The soleplate surface, the weight and the size of the iron are very important features for comfortable usage. Nowadays, manufacturers use a variety of materials in their products. So, the soleplate can be made from stainless steel, ceramics or metal-ceramics. Irons with stainless steel soleplates slide better and they are scratch-resistant. Ceramic and metal-ceramic soleplates also ensure high-quality ironing too, they are scratch- and scuff-resistant, slide well on fabric and do not burn synthetic fabrics. If you iron a large number of clothes frequently, you should consider the weight and the size of a steam iron too. If it is too heavy, you can get tired fast, if it is too lightweight, it will be difficult to iron dense and heavy fabrics. The average weight of the iron is 1.3-1.6 kg.

Extras

Currently, steam irons have a lot of extras aside from water spray and self-cleaning. Most of them have a safe auto shut-off feature which turns the iron off if you don't use it for some time.

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Rowenta DW9280 Steam Force Steam Iron

Type

Rowenta DW9280 is the top notch model of corded steam irons that cuts down the ironing time by times. It has a cord with the length of 2.4 m and 360-degree pivot, giving users enhanced maneuverability during use. Rowenta DW9280 is not the most lightweight steam iron in our review, but that's actually not a shortcoming. Thanks to its weight, it's capable of smoothing out all folds in an instant so that you don't need to glide the iron over the clothes over and over again. Another distinguishing feature about this model is the Smart Steam Motion Sensor which is able to sense when the iron is not in motion and turn it off, saving your bills on electricity and conserving water.

Ironing speed

Rowenta DW9280 is the most powerful steam iron in our review. Along with the power capacity and pump injection technology this iron forces 30% more steam for perfect ironing results. Moreover, Microsteam 400 Platinum soleplate ensures excellent glide and perfect steam distribution. Due to the extra-large tank capacity, you needn't refill it frequently. The water should last for quite a while, evaporating for continuous work. You can be sure that this model will remove wrinkles on any type of fabric.

Ironing convenience

The unique soleplate is made of stainless steel and coated with an ultra-thin silicate coating. This coating ensures smoother surface and provides non-stick and stretch-resistant properties. New soleplate design with rounded edges allows to move the iron in any direction and ensures extra glide movements. It's also possible to set the appropriate temperature and select the type of fabric that needs ironing. When that is done, the iron automatically delivers the required steam output. Though Rowenta steam iron is slightly heavier in comparison with other models, it is able to remove even stubborn wrinkles on any type of fabrics.

Extras

Rowenta DW9280 steam iron offers a wide variety of extra features. With the anti-calc and self-cleaning options the iron automatically flushes out mineral deposits. Rowenta also features Ready temperature feature. So when the soleplate heats up to the desired temperature an LED display indicates that the iron is ready for use. The Vertical steam option allows to iron hanging clothes and continuous steaming is perfect for delicate fabrics. So, the unity of all available settings and additional features makes Rowenta steam iron the best option even for the most demanding customer.

Rowenta DW9280 Steam Force Steam Iron
Rowenta DW9280 Steam Force Steam Iron
 

T-fal FV4495

Type

T-fal steam iron become one of the most popular models for the housewives all over the world due to its unique features. It has an Innovative Ultraglide ceramic soleplate for better glide on all types of fabrics, it is scratch-resistant with non-stick properties. The extra long cord of 3.7m gives you an opportunity to move around the ironing board easily.

Ironing speed

The heating power and high steam output produced by this iron allow you to use it as a vertical steamer. All you need to do is to choose an appropriate mode for it. This steam iron heats-up pretty quickly, features an extra smooth soleplate and delivers great steam output in all modes, making the ironing process faster and more comfortable.

Ironing convenience

This model is easy to handle due to its lightweight and smooth ceramic soleplate. The soleplate surface is scratch-resistant, so if you have accidentally pulled it through the metal buttons or a zipper it won't be spoiled. The ceramic soleplate shows great gliding abilities and non-stick properties on all the types of fabrics.

Extras

You should use self-clean and anti-calc functions at least once a month in order to prolong the lifespan of your steam iron. In this way you will be able to avoid limescale forming. T-fal also has an auto-off feature which will turn the iron off in 8 minutes if you leave it plugged in and forget about it. And the last important thing is the extra long power cord with a flaptail and 360-degree rotation.

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T-fal FV4495
T-fal FV4495
 

BLACK+DECKER D2030

Type

Black & Decker is a new and up-to-date model of a corded steam iron. It includes a variety of interesting features, for example it has an LCD display, which shows temperature and fabrics settings. The elegant design of this model and informative controls turn the ironing process into a fascinating and effortless activity.

Ironing speed

High heating power along with an impressive steam output ensure a quick and efficient removal of wrinkles on different types of fabrics. This model has the largest water tank among the listed irons and it seems to be a great advantage, you don't need to refill it very often and you will get the larger volume of steam at a time.

Ironing convenience

This steam iron is a really easy-to-use model. You can choose the temperature, fabric settings and steam output level thanks to the LCD display. Black & Decker also has got variable steam controls, so you can decide whether you need the delicate spray mist or the strong burst of steam for any type of fabrics.

Extras

Black & Decker can be used as a steamer for removing difficult wrinkles on curtains or clothes on a hanger without the ironing board if you use a vertical steam mode. It also has a motion-sensitive 3-way auto off technology which makes an audible alert when shutting down. Also, you will hear an audible signal when the temperature of the iron has reached the heat for ironing.

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BLACK+DECKER D2030
BLACK+DECKER D2030
 

Rowenta DW5080

Type

This is a corded model which makes the ironing process easier and faster. Rowenta is a lightweight steam iron with the unique highly polished stainless steel soleplate for a better gliding across all types of fabrics. Its powerful and continuous steam output along with the vertical steam mode will remove all the wrinkles even in the hard-to-reach areas.

Ironing speed

You don't need to wait long to start ironing thanks to the high power heating element in this model, it heats up within seconds. And 400 Microsteam holes ensure great and quick steam distribution all over the soleplate surface, so ironing dense fabrics and linen will be easy and more efficient. No need to say, using a lot of steam is very beneficial for ironing soft and tender fabrics (you will certainly burn silk, for example, if you iron it without steaming).

Ironing convenience

The drop-shaped soleplate with a sharp tip helps to remove wrinkles in the hard-to-reach areas. Now you can easily reach and iron the pleats on the skirt and the area around the buttons. The iron has a stable frame and a cord with a 360-degree pivot, giving you an opportunity to move around the ironing board.

Extras

The anti-drip system and continuous steaming will help you iron clothes made of delicate fabrics without any efforts. A thermostat knob is very simple and useful, so you can easily check the right temperature setting. Rowenta forms the large amount of steam to remove wrinkles even at the low temperature. The auto-off system shuts off the iron in a few minutes if you forget about it.

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Rowenta DW5080
Rowenta DW5080
 

Sunbeam Steam Master 1400 Watt

Type

If you are looking for an affordable and reliable corded iron, Sunbeam Steam Master would be perfect for you. This model comes with a retractable cord and allows safe storage inside the base with just a quick press on a button. Moreover, such cord is very convenient in management as you may retract it to the appropriate length. Sunbeam steam iron is a lightweight model so you won't get tired fast during the ironing.

Ironing speed

This steam iron takes slightly more time to heat up in comparison with other models on our shortlist. Though, the lower power doesn't impact on the steam output. With a Shot of Steam feature a high-volume steam burst blasts away even the extra-stubborn wrinkles. In comparison with the top rated irons, Sunbeam has only 15 macro-sized steam holes on a soleplate. This model also offers a Variable Steam lever that allows for setting the desired amount of steam output to iron different types of fabric.

Ironing convenience

Sunbeam Steam Master has a smooth stainless steel soleplate that glides smoothly on any type of fabric. A pointed tip allows ironing pleats and around buttons easily. You can also use the dual spray mist when you need to dampen the materials. So, even the most stubborn wrinkles will be removed with this reliable steam iron. Sunbeam Steam Master has a dial on a grip handle that is easy to turn and thus, avoid accidental change of preset settings.

Extras

Sunbeam steam iron has got the same set of features that expensive units have. The continuous steaming mode will help you smooth out the folds from the most delicate fabrics such as silk. Sunbeam Steam Master can also be used for quick ironing of the clothes in upright position so that you don't need to start for half an hour process but can get rid of unwanted wrinkles in a matter of minutes. The anti-drip system prevents the water from spilling when you need ironing at a low temperature. And the 3 Way Motion Smart technology stands for your safety, automatically turning the steam iron off in case it's been either tipped over or left on the garmet or plugged in for some time not in use.

Sunbeam Steam Master 1400 Watt
Sunbeam Steam Master 1400 Watt
 
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