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Compare Irons 2017 - What Makes the Best Buy Steam Iron?

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Our updated compare irons 2017 table lets you judge – at a glance the best buy irons. Based on our survey results, you'll find the users overall satisfaction ratings per model plus a run-down of the facts owners tell us are important – like how long the power cable is.

Check out the top steam irons – as voted by UK users - from Morphy Richards and Breville. Sadly, no Bosch, Rowenta or Russell Hobbs irons made it into the top ten this time.

In our quest to find the UK’s best buy iron, we’ve now surveyed over three thousand user in order to build our compare irons table.

Help me choose – you’ll find user-led recommendations here…

Users recommend   Best Buy Morphy Richards 301021     Breville VIN 311 Best Buy     Morphy Richards 300007   Morphy Richards 303100

Model

Morphy Richards

Breville

Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards

Tefal

Philips

Morphy Richards

Breville

Tefal

Philips

Model Number

301021

VIN311

300007

303100

FV9965

GC2045

303107

VIN258

FV2650

GC4511/20

 

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Ranked

1

2

3

4

5

6

6

7

8

9

Overall User Rating

9.58/10

9.44/10

9.21/10

9.04/10

9.03/10

8.97/10

8.97/10

8.96/10

8.92/10

8.91/10

Expect to pay

£40

£30

£30

£40

£60

£25

£40

£35

£30

£60

Guarantee

3 yrs

1 yrs

3 yrs

3yr

2yr

1 yr

3yrs

1Yr

2 yrs

2 yrs

Comfort grip

#

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Light-weight

Y

Y

#

#

Y

Y

#

#

#

#

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*Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating for effective ironing, ease of use and value for money.

Tefal FV9965 Cordless  Philips GC2045  Morphy Richards 303107  Breville VIN 258  Tefal FV2650  

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Which steam iron can help you get through that ironing pile and deliver, neatly pressed results?

Model

Morphy Richards

Breville

Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards

Tefal

Philips

Morphy Richards

Breville

Tefal

Philips

Model Number

301021

VIN311

300007

303100

FV9965

GC2045

303107

VIN258

FV2650

GC4511/20

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Cable length

2m

2m

2.0m

3M

Base 1.8m

1.8m

2m

3m

2m

2m

Cord freedom

360*

360*

180*

180*

Cordless

180*

360*

360*

180*

180*

Wattage

2600W

2500w

2200W

2800W

2600w

2300w

2800w

2800w

2300w

2400w

Energy saving features

Y

#

#

#

#

#

#

Y

#

#

Auto off function

Y

#

N

N

#

#

#

Y

#

#

Motion sensitive steam

#

#

#

#

Auto

#

#

#

Y

#

Continuous steam

55g/min

35g/min

40g/min

50g/min

35g/min

35g/min

55g/min

50g/min

35g/min

45g/min

Steam boost

200g/min

95g/min

160g/min

170g/min

160g/min

120g/min

190g/min

180g/min

120g/min

180g/min

Water tank

350Ml

250Ml

350ML

400ML

250Ml

270ML

400Ml

400Ml

270Ml

300Ml

Steam ironing time

c24m

c21m

c27m

c24m

c21m

c24m

c21m

c24m

c24m

c21m

Table © Best Buys Compared 2017

Here are the top irons. What they give you is a lot of controlled steam.

It’s steam production that relaxes fabric and makes it easy to smooth wrinkles &
banish creases in one pass of a slippery iron sole-plate.

And it is the capacity of the water tank that determines how long you can keep
ironing for before needing to top up the tank.

All in all the best irons deliver you a shorter ironing chore.

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Best Buy Morphy Richards 301021Morphy Richards 301021 (9.58/10) - User Recommendation 1

The cream of the crop, based on an overall user satisfaction rating of 9.58/10
is the Morphy Richards 301021.
This is a lightweight, comfortable iron with a
reasonably long continuous ironing time before the tank needs a refill.

It also has a good burst of crease busting extra steam. And the added peace
of mind of auto switch off and a long 3 year guarantee.

 

Breville VIN 311 Best BuyBreville VIN311 (9.44/10) - Owner Recommendation 2

For our money, the best budget buy iron is the Breville VIN311 (User rating 9.44/10).
For around £30 this steam iron delivers 35g/minute of continuous steam & a respectable
boost to 95g of steam. It also incorporates a self-clean system to counter the ill effects
of limescale build up.

 

  

Morphy Richards 300007Morphy Richards 300007 (9.21/10) - User Recommendation 3

The Morphy Richards 300007 (User rating 9.21/10) is another budget best buy.

This steam irons offers 40g regular and a crease busting 160g of steam on demand.
That's enough steam oomph to power through a family's laundry pile.It also has an
impressive steaming time of c27 minutes and that Morphy Richards extra long,
3 year guarantee.
  

Model

Morphy Richards

Breville

Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards

Tefal

Philips

Morphy Richards

Breville

Tefal

Philips

Model Number

301021

VIN311

300007

303100

FV9965

GC2045

303107

VIN258

FV2650

GC4511/20

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Vertical steam

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sole plate

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Ceramic

Easy glide soleplate

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Steam in tip

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Water spray

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Drip stop on low heat

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Dry iron setting

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Use tap water

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Anti-scale system

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Self-clean system

#

Y

#

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

#

Y

Table © Best Buys Compared 2017

Guide to Comparing Steam Irons UK Table

Overall Users Satisfaction Rating
The key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your steam iron now for six or more weeks.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your iron overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about ease of use, reliability and value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given model and found an Overall Users Satisfaction Rating per model

Your best buy irons will have a score of 8 or more. A score of 7 suggests a good design marred by poor reliability. A score of less than 7 suggests a product has both design and reliability faults. It’s a waste of your money.

Expect to pay
A guide at the time of publishing.

Family Ironing
This steam iron copes well with the demands of a family ironing pile containing mixed fabric garments.

Singles & Couples
This iron would serve single people and/or couples well.

Lighter Weight
How heavy an iron feels will depend on how big its water tank is (water is heavy). The figures given here are before adding water.

Power Watts
The more powerful the wattage, generally the more steam an iron can produce.

Cable Length
You want a cable that’s around 2.5 to 3m in length – just right.

Cable freedom
An iron with 180* or 360* freedom will keep the cable in an arch shape so it doesn’t tangle in the garment or snag your arm.

ECO features
are claimed to reduce power consumption.

Auto-off/Hibernates
puts an iron into hibernation if it’s left parked for a period of time – usually 20-30 minutes.

Sole-plate
All the iron sole-plates in the table have been enamelled with a non-stick ceramic coating. This resists scratches & brown residue. It makes the sole-plate easy to push over a garment.

Steam in tip of sole-plate
You want this function! It makes it easier to iron collars, round buttons or along fiddly pleats.

Water spray
A handy feature is you iron once a week and fabric is bone dry.

Motion Sensitive Steam Production
The iron starts producing steam in response to you pushing it over a garment. Usually associated with the auto-off/hibernation function.

Regular steam output
The more g/min (grams per minute) the more steam is pushed into the fabric. Steam dampens and relaxes fabric making it easy for you to smooth away wrinkles and creases with one or two passes of the iron.

Boost steam
Your best buy iron will have this function! It provides added wrinkle or crease busting power. It’s also great for putting creases into garments like trousers and for vertical steaming.

Continuous steam up to N minutes
This is the theoretical time before you have to refill the water reservoir.

Actual time to top up the water tank
In practice you won’t be continuously ironing. You will also be adjusting garments on the ironing board, putting ironed clothes to air or sorting out the next item to iron.

Ionic steam
Said to make steam particles smaller so they penetrate fabric more effectively. Probably makes water wetter, too.

Vertical Steaming
enables you to steam hanging garments – say a shirt or coat - and fixtures like curtains.

Low Heat drip stop
Dry Ironing
These functions let you switch off the steam and avoid annoying drips at lower temperature ironing.

Use tap water?
It’s more convenient and probably cheaper than distilled water.

Water tank
Capacity measured in millilitres. The bigger the tank the longer the iron can produce steam before refilling.

Self-clean System
You hold the iron over the sink and press a button. The iron produces pulses of steam and water to flush the sole-plate of lime-scale particles.

Anti-scale system
The iron contains a filter to neutralise lime-scale. That keeps the iron’s heater efficient and prevents the sole-plate steam holes from clogging.

Cord/clip binder
There’s a facility to tidy the cable to iron when not in use.


Compare Irons for the Best Buy AND Best Price

You’ll compare irons because you want the best buy steam iron and that means both performance and price. We’ve done the research for you and found the top 10 steam irons in the UK right now.

As you would expect these best buys for steam irons come from respected manufacturers like Morphy Richards & Philips. A couple of Tefal and Russell Hobbs irons almost made the top 10. Sadly no Rowenta steam irons did.

Cheapest steam irons here

But you don’t need to pay top whack for the best.

For a 50% off bargain check out the relevant steam iron’s price search page to make great savings from anywhere in Britain.

We can point you to the right solution to your ironing blues. Banish wrinkles and creases from any fabric at full steam, low temperature or dry iron settings.

Use our clothes iron comparison table and then check out our price research pages. Grab yourself the best buy iron in the UK at a small price. That’s right, save money and save your time – over and over again.

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