Best Steam Iron UK Reviews

Thanks for taking the time to read our reviews on the best buyer rated steam irons on the UK market. There are certainly plenty of irons to choose from, and again these are all made by the most popular brands such as Morphy Richards, Russel Hobbs and Tefal.

We also know that very few people enjoy doing the ironing. It therefore makes sense that if you have a good iron, then at least you can get through the pile of ironing a great deal quicker.

Quick Tips for Buying a Steam Iron

The secret to fast ironing is down to one thing - STEAM. If the steam is powerful enough then it makes removing creases a great deal simpler. There are of course other important things to consider when it comes to buying a steam iron. These include:

  • No snagging of the clothes caused by a rough sole plate
  • No spouting water and associated rust spots caused by a poor steam mechanism and dirty water in the iron
  • The iron should be light and easy to use
  • The electric lead should be tangle free and easy to put away
  • It should heat up quickly and be energy efficient

As you can see there are a few things to consider when it comes to buying a steam iron that will work for you. The good news is that we have done all of the research for you. We have explained that research below, so as you know that it is accurate and very useful.

How We Researched the Best Steam Iron?

When people buy a steam iron, then all of those buyers will of course use it to do their ironing. Some of those buyers then take the time to go back to where they bought their iron, and will give it a rating and some of those will also take the time to leave a review.

Those reviews, and we are talking here about online buyers, are a great source of very useful information. We look at those reviews from a range of UK websites, collect the information, analyse that information and then rate those irons based on the analysed information.

We then present that information to our readers in an easy to read format. Below you will find a top 10 table which we have ranked by the highest buyer rated first. We include a percentage buyer score marked out of 100%. We also include the model name of the steam iron and an average price point.

The average price point is based at a point in time, so please be aware that these prices can change very frequently. That is why we always recommend shopping around at the exact time that you are buying your iron.

Top 15 Steam Iron in the UK - Online Buyer Ratings

In the table below you will find what we have researched. Those have been ranked by buyer rating. You can click on the image to see a larger version of the iron. We have also included the average buyer rating, and a price point range. Prices vary quite a lot depending on where you buy your steam iron, and that is why we provide a price range.

We have also included the wattage of each iron. The rule here is that the higher the watts, the more steam the iron can create and it also creates it faster.

Underneath the table we have included summary reviews of each steam iron on out top 15 list. If you click on the product name, you can read our summary product review.

No 1 Steam iron

No 2 steam iron

No 3 steam iron

no 4 steam iron

no 5 steam iron

Breville PressXpress 3100W Steam Iron

Breville PressXpress 3100W Steam Iron
92%
Fill Counter

3100 watts

ANSIO Steam Iron 3000 Watts Ceramic Soleplate

ANSIO Steam Iron 3000 Watts Ceramic
92%
Fill Counter

3000 watts

Morphy Richards Comfigrip Steam Iron

Morphy Richards Comfigrip Steam Iron
90%
Fill Counter

2800 watts

Tefal FV9830 Ultimate Pure Steam Iron

Tefal FV9830 Ultimate Pure Steam Iron
90%
Fill Counter

3000 watts

Morphy Richards Turbosteam Pro

Morphy Richards Turbosteam Pro Steam Iron
88%
Fill Counter

2800 watts

£38-70

£20-25

£28-80

£72-130

£35-45

No 6 Steam iron

No 7 steam iron

No 8 steam iron

no 9 steam iron

no 10 steam iron

ANSIO Steam Iron Light Weight Ceramic Soleplate

ANSIO Steam Iron Light Weight Ceramic Soleplate
88%
Fill Counter

2000 watts

Philips GC4526/87 Azur Performer Plus

Philips GC452687 Azur Performer Plus Steam Iron
88%
Fill Counter

2600 watts

Breville DiamondXpress 3100W Steam Iron

Breville DiamondXpress 3100W Steam Iron
86%
Fill Counter

3100 watts

Tefal FV9788 Ultimate Anti Scale Steam Iron

Tefal FV9788 Ultimate Anti Scale Steam Iron
86%
Fill Counter

2800 watts

Morphy Richards Steam Iron 303131 Turbosteam

Morphy Richards Steam Iron
86%
Fill Counter

3100 watts

£38-70

£20-25

£28-80

£72-130

£35-45

No 11 Steam iron

No 12 steam iron

No 13 steam iron

no 14 steam iron

no 15 steam iron

Tefal FV4040 Ultraglide Steam Iron

Tefal FV4040 Ultraglide Steam Iron
86%
Fill Counter

2400 watts

Bosch TDA3020GB Power III Steam Iron

Bosch TDA3020GB Power III Steam Iron
86%
Fill Counter

2800 watts

Russell Hobbs Supreme Steam Traditional Iron

Russell Hobbs Supreme Steam Traditional Iron
84%
Fill Counter

2400 watts

Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra 

Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra  Vertical Steam Iron
82%
Fill Counter

3100 watts

Russell Hobbs New Pearl Glide Steam Iron

Russell Hobbs Pearl Glide Steam Iron
82%
Fill Counter

2600 watts

£38-70

£20-25

£28-80

£72-130

£35-45

Just below we have listed the top selling and buyer rated steam irons, but this time we have shown the important features that include the weight, wattage, tank size, steam output and steam shot sizes.

Steam Iron Feature Comparison Table

Product Name

Weight

Watts

Tank Size 

Steam Output 

Steam Shot

1.96 Kg

3100

400 ml

70 grams

200 grams

1.74 Kg

3000

380 ml

35 grams

None

1.5 Kg

2800

400 ml

55 grams

190 grams

1.45 Kg

3000

350 ml

60 grams

260 grams

1.54 Kg

2800

400 ml

50 grams

190 grams

1.00 Kg

2000

200 ml

15 grams

None

1.58 Kg

2600

300 ml

50 grams

210 grams

1.96 Kg

3100

400 ml

50 grams

200 grams

1.80 Kg

3000

350 ml

55 grams

230 grams

2.07 Kg

3100

400 ml

55 grams

200 grams

1.50 Kg

2400

270 ml

40 grams

150 grams

1.50 Kg

2800

320 ml

40 grams

170 grams

1.13 Kg

2400

300 ml

40 grams

110 grams

1.60 Kg

3100

350 ml

45 grams

210 grams

1.41 Kg

2600

315 ml

40 grams

150 grams

So as you can see from the table above, there is quite a wide range of steam iron options available on the UK market. Generally speaking there are not huge differences between them when it comes to the buyer ratings. The percentage differences are really quite small across the range of irons.

The price however does vary quite a bit with some as low as £15-25 and others upwards of £60+. The usual well known UK brands are all represented, and ANSIO is probably the only one that is not a household name.

No 1 Choice - Breville PressXpress 3100W Steam Iron

Breville PressXpress 3100W Steam Iron
  • This iron is fairly new to the market and buyers clearly like this iron a lot
  • The soleplate is ceramic and it has a very wide soleplate which means it irons more material than a normal steam iron at any one time
  • The iron has a 200 gram steam shot that is used for getting through tough creases
  • It has a 400 milliliter water tank
  • The handle is comfortable according to buyers
  • It comes with automatic shut-off, anti-scale, anti-drip,a self-clean feature, vertical steam and a 3 metre power cord

PROS

  • 83% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers believed this was a good brand and good vale for money
  • Buyers also said this was a powerful iron
  • Buyers said the iron heated up quickly
  • Buyers liked the larger water tank and the fact that you could fill it straight from the tap thanks to the wide opening

CONS

  • 3% of all buyers gave this a bad review
  • A couple of buyers received a faulty product and had to get it replaced

No 2 Choice - ANSIO Steam Iron

ANSIO Steam Iron 3000 Watts Ceramic
  • This is one of the cheaper steam irons on the UK market, but as you now know it gets very good buyer reviews
  • It is right up there in the power stakes with 3000 Watts
  • It has a consistent 35 gram per minute steam output
  • This iron has a ceramic sole-plate
  • The temperature is adjustable so as you can match the heat of the sole plate to the type of material that you have to iron
  • It also has anti-scale and anti-drip features
  • The water tank holds 380 millilitres
  • The power cord is 3 metres long
  • Comes with a 2 Year Warranty

PROS

  • 85% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers believed this was EXCELLENT value for money
  • Buyers did not know of this brand before they bought it, took the chance and are clearly very impressed
  • Buyers agreed that this is a lightweight iron that is very well made

CONS

  • 5% of all buyers gave this a bad review
  • A few buyers received a faulty product and had to get it replaced
  • A couple of buyers said it wasn't as light as they thought

No 3 Choice - Morphy Richards Steam Iron

Morphy Richards Comfigrip Steam Iron
  • If you like the Morphy Richards brand, then according to buyers this is their highest rated steam iron
  • It produces 55 grams of constant steam and has a 190 gram steam boost ​for the tougher creases
  • The sole plate is made from pearl ceramic soleplate which means it is non-stick and very smooth
  • It has excellent temperature control - match the setting to your garment
  • Again powerful enough at 2800 Watts and helps it heat up quickly
  • It comes with a 400 milliliter water tank
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty

PROS

  • 74% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers thought this was great value for money for a good quality brand
  • Buyers said that the size of the tank meant you could get on with your ironing
  • Buyers said this iron was really efficient at taking out stubborn creases

CONS

  • 3% of all buyers gave this a bad review
  • A few buyers said the water leaked out on the highest setting

No 4 Choice - Tefal FV9830 Ultimate Pure Steam Iron

Tefal FV9830 Ultimate Pure Steam Iron
  • Tefal do make great irons and this model has lots of extra features but it is the most expensive iron on our top 15 list
  • This iron has a very good filter so a good choice for anyone in the UK who lives in a hard water area
  • The filter removes impurities from the water and prevents any rust stains or water spots on ​your ironing
  • It has a powerful 3000 Watt boiler for fast heat-up and high performance.
  • The normal steam output is 55 grams per minute and it also has a steam shot of 250 grams per minute for the really tough creases
  • It has a Durilium Airglide soleplate which means very smooth ironing
  • The water tanks is 350 millilitres and the power cord is 3 metres 

PROS

  • 54% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers said the narrow tip was great for ironing shirts
  • Buyers said it warmed up very quickly
  • They said the steam iron was easy and fast to fill
  • Worked really well at preventing limescale

CONS

  • No buyers gave this a bad review
  • A few buyers said this iron was heavy

No 5 Choice - Morphy Richards Turbosteam Pro Steam Iron

Morphy Richards Turbosteam Pro Steam Iron
  • This is one of the best selling steam irons on the UK market and from the popular Morphy Richards brand
  • It has a 50 gram per minute steam flow and a 170 gram steam boost for the tougher creases
  • It comes with a pearl ceramic soleplate which is non-stick and very smooth
  • It also has a precise temperature control - match the setting to your garment care to avoid damage and shine.
  • Powered by a 2800 watt boiler for fast heat up so you don't have to wait around.
  • Large 400 milliliter water tank 

PROS

  • 71% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Most buyers were impressed by the quick heat up time
  • Most buyers thought this iron was smooth
  • Most buyers liked the larger tank and that it didn't leak
  • Buyers thought it was light and easy to handle

CONS

  • 5% of all buyers gave this a bad review
  • A few buyers thought this was not that powerful of an iron
  • Some thought it was too heavy
  • A few buyers reported having leaking problems

No 6 Choice - ANSIO Steam Iron Light Weight

ANSIO Steam Iron Light Weight Ceramic Soleplate
  • This is a lightweight iron and many people buy this who prefer to work with a lighter iron.
  • It uses 2,000 watts of power
  • It also has a constant steam output of 15 grams per minute, but does not have a steam shot
  • It does however have a water spray setting, that allows fast and easy ironing
  • It comes with a 3 metre (10 feet) power cord
  • It has a ceramic soleplate
  • It also has precise temperature settings allow to match the garment type ​to the heat of the iron
  • It has a 200 ml water tank and the iron is self cleaning
  • Comes with a 2 Year Warranty

PROS

  • 83% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers didn't know the brand but they took a chance and now they really liked the iron
  • It feels really light but buyers say it is really well made
  • Many people buy this because it is cheap and they are happy if they get 1 to 2 years use and they can then just buy another one

CONS

  • 5% of all buyers gave this a bad review
  • A few buyers said this did not glide well as it is too light

No 7 Choice - Philips GC4526/87 Azur Performer Plus Steam Iron

Philips GC452687 Azur Performer Plus Steam Iron
  • Many buyers like the popular Philips brand
  • This model has a 300 ml water tank
  • Has a 50 grams per minute constant steam and a really high 210 gram steam shot for the tougher creases
  • It also has a build in descaler container which is really useful in hard water areas
  • It uses 2,600 watts of power
  • The power cord is 2.5 metres long
  • The handle of the iron is classed as soft grip

PROS

  • 67% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers have mixed reviews on this iron but those who liked it really liked it a lot
  • Buyers said it does get through a lot of water, but that it also puts out a lot of steam, so worth the hassle
  • Buyers liked the steam output especially for bedding

CONS

  • 7% of all buyers gave this a bad review
  • A couple of buyers said this was not good at removing creases
  • A few buyers said that the iron burned their clothes

No 8 Choice - Breville DiamondXpress 3100W Steam Iron

Breville DiamondXpress 3100W Steam Iron
  • This is the first one on our list from the Breville brand
  • This model has a 400 ml water tank
  • Has a 45 grams per minute constant steam and a really high 200 gram steam shot for the tougher creases
  • It uses 3,100 watts of power
  • The power cord is 3 metres long
  • It also has automatic shut-off, anti-scale, anti-drip, self-clean feature, and vertical steam

PROS

  • 79% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers liked the length of the power cord and the fact that if felt light when using it
  • Buyers liked the fact that it heated up quickly
  • Buyers thought this was good value for money

CONS

  • No buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • A few buyers said the iron was too heavy for long use

No 9 Choice - Tefal FV9788 Ultimate Anti Scale Steam Iron

Tefal FV9788 Ultimate Anti Scale Steam Iron
  • This is the first one on our list from the Breville brand
  • This model has a 350 ml water tank
  • Has a 55 grams per minute constant steam and a really high 230 gram steam shot for the tougher creases
  • It uses 2,800 watts of power
  • The power cord is 3 metres long
  • It also has a scale collector to help prevent the build up of limescale on your iron
  • It also has an automatic steam setting and automatic cut off
  • The sole plate is one of the smoothest on the market

PROS

  • 64% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers liked the way you can easily get water into this iron
  • Buyers said the iron felt heavy but that it was good at getting rid of creases quickly
  • Buyers said this iron created a lot of steam which was very good

CONS

  • 7% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • A few buyers said the customer service was poor
  • A few buyers said the iron didn't last any longer than a year

No 10 Choice - Morphy Richards Steam Iron 303131 Turbosteam Pro

Morphy Richards Steam Iron
  • This Morphy Richards model is a dual temperature iron which means you have full control
  • The iron can be used on all ironable fabrics from Cashmere to Cotton - no burns guaranteed
  • It has 55 grams of constant steam, and a 200 gram steam boost
  • It also has a pressing plate to remove excess moisture
  • It comes with a pearl Ccramic soleplate
  • Powered by 3100 watts
  • It also has a 400 ml water tank

PROS

  • 67% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers loved the intelligent function as it keeps their clothes safe from burns
  • Buyers also said the soleplate is the smoothest they have ever used
  • Buyers do say this iron feels heavy but that weight does help get wrinkles out faster

CONS

  • 6% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • A few buyers said the iron was just too heavy
  • A few buyers received  damaged goods and had to return to get a proper iron

No 11 Choice - Tefal FV4040 Ultraglide Steam Iron

Tefal FV4040 Ultraglide Steam Iron
  • This is another one from the popular Tefal brand
  • The model number is the FV4040
  • It uses 2400 watts of power for fast heating
  • It has a continuous steam of 40 grams per minute and a steam shot boost of 150 grams per minute for the tougher creases
  • It uses the Tefal Durilium Technology soleplate for very smooth and tag free ironing
  • It also has double Anti-scale and a Self Clean feature
  • It also has automatic steam iron regulation and a convenient steam trigger
  • It also sports what is called an "easy cord system" that keeps the cord out of the way whilst ironing
  • Finally it has a Vertical Steam Shot and Drip Stop

PROS

  • 66% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers loved the fact that it irons very smoothly
  • They also thought it held a lot of water which meant that they could get on with the ironing
  • Quite a few buyers also said that it makes easy ironing of some really awkward shirts and tops
  • Some buyers said that Tefal are always good for crease removal and this model is no exception

CONS

  • 7% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • A few buyers said the iron dripped a lot
  • Some buyers said this only lasted between 1-2 years before stopping

No 12 Choice - Bosch TDA3020GB Power III Steam Iron

Bosch TDA3020GB Power III Steam Iron
  • Some buyers just love the German Bosch brand
  • The soleplate is smooth and buyers say a good choice for crease free ironing in all directions.
  • It has an LED control light
  • The water tank is transparent and with a capacity of 320 ml
  • It has continuous steam of 40 grams per minute and a steam shot of 170 grams per minute
  • It also has a soft grip handle
  • It comes with a 3 in 1 cleaning function - self-clean, calc'n clean and integrated anti-calc system.

PROS

  • 67% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Most buyers said that this Bosch model was a good weight and the sole plate glided easily over the clothes in all directions.
  • Those who lived in an area with hard water stated that the anti calc and descale feature works really well for them

CONS

  • 8% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • A few buyers said the iron leaked a lot of water
  • Buyers also said it has no auto-shut off
  • A few buyers thought this was poor value for money

No 13 Choice - Russell Hobbs Supreme Steam Traditional Iron

Russell Hobbs Supreme Steam Traditional Iron
  • This Russell Hobbs steam iron is one of the biggest sellers online
  • That is down to the good brand name and the very affordable price
  • It produces 40 g of continuous steam and also has a 110 g shot of steam
  • It also has a very useful powerful vertical steam function
  • It also incorporates a self-cleaning function
  • The water tank has a capacity of 300 ml
  • It also has a soft touch handle and dial

PROS

  • 58% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • The majority of buyers said that this steam iron does not have a lot of features but they said it does the basics well and is affordable
  • Buyers also said it was light and easy to use
  • The majority of buyers though really liked the price of this iron

CONS

  • 13% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • A few buyers said the iron stopped working after just a few months
  • Some buyers said it barely produced any steam at all
  • A few buyers received a faulty product and had to send it back

No 14 Choice - Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra Vertical Steam Iron

Russell Hobbs Powersteam Ultra Vertical Steam Iron
  • This Russell Hobbs steam iron is also a big seller online even though it is twice the price of the one above, but it does have a lot more features
  • This one has 45 g/min continuous steam and a very powerful 210 g steam shot for the stubborn creases
  • It uses 3,100 watts for a speedy heat-up time and it's 15% faster than previous Russell Hobbs models
  • It also has a very good self-cleaning function
  • It has a 350 ml water tank
  • The soleplate is very good and very smooth
  • It also has an automatic switch-off function

PROS

  • 63% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers said that the temperature is ideal and that the plate glides well
  • Buyers said it was a heavy iron but that they believed that helped deal with wrinkles faster
  • Buyers said that the iron heated up really quickly

CONS

  • 13% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • Some buyers received a used iron that needed to be replaced
  • A few buyers said it just stopped working after a few months

No 15 Choice - Russell Hobbs New Pearl Glide Steam Iron

Russell Hobbs Pearl Glide Steam Iron
  • This Russell Hobbs steam iron is the third in a row for this brand
  • This iron is fairly new to the UK market
  • It has what the brand calls a pearl infused ceramic soleplate, which the manufacturer claims is 50 percent smoother glide Vs Russell Hobbs Standard Ceramic
  • It has a 150g steam shot for the toughest wrinkles and 40g continuous steam
  • It also sports an anti-drip feature means water won't drip onto your clothes as you iron
  • It also has a self-clean feature that helps to prevent the build-up of limescale

PROS

  • 63% of all buyers gave this steam iron a 5 star review
  • Buyers said that the temperature is ideal and that the plate glides well
  • Buyers said it was a heavy iron but that they believed that helped deal with wrinkles faster
  • Buyers said that the iron heated up really quickly

CONS

  • 13% of all buyers gave this iron a bad review
  • Some buyers received a used iron that needed to be replaced
  • A few buyers said it just stopped working after a few months

Stem Irons Buying Guide & Buyer's Tips

If you don't know a lot about a steam iron, then below we are going to cover off everything you will ever need to know about a steam iron. Some features are far more important than others, so we will place our buying advice in order of importance.

Steam Irons Brands

Many home owners just like to buy a good brand when it comes to steam irons. The very popular brands in the UK include:

  • Morphy Richards
  • Tefal
  • Philips
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Breville
  • Bosch

Most of these brands will offer either a 2 or 3 year warranty on their steam irons. Ansio is also a popular choice. They are based in London and make a range of home appliances. They were formed in 2014 so pretty new to the UK market place.

Steam Irons Wattage

You will usually see this referred to as something like 3000W. This refers to 3,000 watts and is what determines two things with regards to your steam iron:

  1. How quickly does the iron heat up
  2. How much steam can it create

Inside your iron is a small boiler that heats the water up and then turns that water into steam. A good rule of thumb is the higher the number of watts, the faster the iron will heat up. Steam irons range from 2,000 to 3,100 watts.

Steam Irons Amount of Steam Flow and Steam Shot

The steam flow is usually referred to as something like 25g/m. This means that when the steam is produced by the boiler, then this is the rate that which the steam is delivered to the sole plate and the vents on your steam iron. The more steam coming out there the easier it makes the removal of lighter creases and wrinkles.

Most steam irons also have a steam boost or steam shot as it is sometimes called. This is usually shown as something like 200g steam shot. That simply means that when you push the steam boost button on your iron, a shot is released of higher pressured steam. In this example that would be 200 grams per minute.

That shot is really useful for releasing a large burst of steam to remove very stubborn creases in jeans or a similar material.

Steam Irons Soleplates

Manufacturers use a variety of very descriptive language to describe the soleplate of the iron. Almost all of these will be made from some type of metal, and that is usually steel. The slightly better quality steam irons will have a ceramic soleplate.

The soleplate is of course the part of the iron that comes into contact with your clothes. It is very important that this does not snag or splash water or rust on to your clothes.

Steam Irons Temperature Control

When you iron different garments you will realise that more delicate fabrics need to be ironed at a much lower temperature than say a normal shirt or a pair of jeans. It is very important to be able to adjust the temperature of the soleplate on your iron.

Make sure any iron that you buy has this adjustable feature. The good news is that almost every iron does have this but some have a wider range of choices than others.

Steam Irons Water Tanks

The water tank is where you can pour water into your iron to then create the necessary steam. The average size of a water tank in a normal steam iron is around 350-380 millilitres. Some of the better ones will have 400 ml.

A 400 ml tank will let you iron between 45-60 minutes before you need to fill it again.

Most irons will come with a filling jug that allows you to pour the water into the iron through a pretty small hole. Some of the better designs now have a wider hole so you can fill straight from the tap which is faster and cleaner.

Steam Irons Limescale Filters

This is probably the main feature where you will see the biggest difference in the price points of irons. Most people will use tap water to fill their steam irons up. Tap water does contain minerals and those minerals do react with the metal parts of your iron.

When that happens over time then a limescale can build up in the boiler, the small steam pipes and eventually to the soleplate on your iron. That is when you start to notice spluttering, water spots, rust spots and leaks starting to happen.

Most steam irons do not have a filter that helps reduce this limescale. So over time the iron will eventually start to clog up. If you live in what is a hard water area in the UK, then this will happen faster.

One way of preventing this happening is to either filter the water used or use distilled water. Some manufacturers do make irons where a filter is included and these will usually be more expensive.

Cheap Steam Irons vs More Expensive Irons

It is certainly an interesting debate as to whether you should buy a cheap iron or an expensive steam iron. Those who buy a cheap iron are happy enough if they get 1-2 years use from the iron. That period is normally covered under warranty.

You can buy an iron like this for anything between £13-20. If it lasts a year the cost is about 30-40 pence a week.

More expensive irons cost around £40-50 so for a year that would cost you about £1 a week. With either of these if you get any longer than a year then the overall cost will fall.

Most people have a belief that buying a cheaper iron just works out better value. Let's face it nobody fixes or repairs an iron any more as the for the cost of doing that, it makes more sense just to replace it.

The only advantage of buying a more expensive steam iron really is that you get a few extra features, such as a large water tank that saves you trips back and forwards to the sink. You also usually get a better ceramic soleplate on your iron and almost always a better range of variable temperatures.

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