Ironing is a chore at the best of times, so when you do tackle it you want the best device. With so many on the market however, how on earth do you choose?
Don’t worry, we’ve narrowed down the best steam iron generators so all you have to do is tackle that pile in the laundry.
With a 6 bar steam pressure and 120g/min continuous steam, this Tefal cuts through creases like a hot knife and butter. Delivers a 260g/min shot of steam, and has a self-cleaning soleplate which makes sure hot fibres don’t stick to it. The iron heats up in just 2 minutes and features a large 1.8 litre removable water tank which allows you three hours of continuous ironing without the need to refill. There’s a 3-meter cord which tucks away for easy storage.
BEST FOR NOISE REDUCTION
If your favourite pastime is ironing in front of the television but the pesky noise of the steam made you miss the dialogue, here’s your answer. The Philips PerfectCare Silence steam generator iron has been designed with quiet in mind but this noiseless device has much more to offer. There’s the adequate detachable 1.5L water tank which allows hours of non-stop ironing, plus a hefty 6.5 bars of steam pressure. This is enough to iron out the most stubborn of creases. Plus you get an additional steam boost of up to 360g.
Not as much pressure as the previous two irons but the Power Steam Elite packs a respectable 4.5 bar pressure & 160g steam. We love the super-large water tank, at 2L it’s the biggest yet and means you can iron for hours and hours, and it’s detachable. Features three steam settings as well as a vertical and variable steam options. Also includes a durable ceramic soleplate which works to glide smoothly over any fabric. A bargain at this price.
BEST FOR SPEED
This iron was designed to provide fast and effective ironing. The device heats up in under a minute and there’s 5 bars of pressurised steam. The water tank is not as big as the others at 1.2L but it’s detachable and easy to refill. There’s 5 bars of pressurised steam which penetrates into the deepest of creases. We liked the ergonomic shape of the device which made ironing even easier.
BEST FOR LONGEVITY
Forever by name, forever by nature, this iron will last you forever if you look after it. It has a tough soleplate which has an anti-stick and anti-scratch ceramic coating, this means you can iron over buttons and zips. The Vaporella has a unique system of creating dry steam which provides a cushion effect that lifts the soleplate above the fabric to make ironing hassle-free. It is this combination of the lifting and the soleplate that ensures faster ironing.