Best Travel Iron

Best Travel Iron - UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our UK reviews on the best travel irons that are currently available on the UK market. There are quite a lot of these available on the UK market and from many different brands.

Some of those are of very high quality and others are simply a bad choice of product. The key purpose of buying a travel iron is that you can take it with you when you are away from home.

We go away for many reasons such as with work, on holidays, weekend breaks, to university and other reasons.

There are also quite a few people in the UK, who have holiday homes, mobile homes and caravans. All of the above people will probably be able to make use of a good quality travel iron.

These are all about being small and compact enough for easy travel, while at the same time being able to do the job properly. Finding that combination can be difficult.

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Top 10 Travel Irons Available in the UK

Just below we have listed the top 12 travel irons that are currently available in the UK. Beside each iron product name you will see a number in brackets expressed as a percentage. That percentage is the average online buyer satisfaction rating.

The higher this number is the better according to all the buyer ratings that we could find online. We look at the many websites that sell travel irons. We then collect all the ratings and work out the average.


Top 10 Travel Iron Summary Reviews

Duronic Mini Steam Iron Si2

94% buyer satisfaction based on 2,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a mini steam iron which is small and compact. It uses 375 watts of power and has a 50 ml capacity.

There are variable heat settings, and it comes with a water filler cup.

Measures 16.4 x 14.6 x 10 cm and weighs 495 grams.

It has a temperature range of 65-230°c.

Comes with a UK plug fitted

We think that this one is currently the best on the UK market.

Swan SI3070N Travel Iron with Pouch

90% buyer satisfaction based on 800+ online buyer reviews

This iron uses an amazing 900 Watts of power, for quick and efficient ironing

It has a large 100 ml water tank (Most have 50 ml)

It has a stainless steel soleplate and also has variable temperature control

There is a steam button for  tough creases. 

Measures 8.3 x 16.7 x 9.8 cm and weighs 685 grams.

It comes with a 2 year guarantee, a travel pouch and measuring beaker.

Russell Hobbs Steam Glide Travel Iron

88% buyer satisfaction based on 2,500+ online buyer reviews

This is a very popular choice for many UK buyers.

It has a stainless steel soleplate, with 10 grams of continuous steam and a water spray.

It also has both steam and temperature control.

The water tank is 80 ml and the cord length is 1.5 metres.

Measures 21.6 x 11.6 x 11.2 cm and weighs 780 grams. 

ecHome Lightweight Portable Travel Steam Iron

90% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

On average this travel iron costs £19-25 and over 100 online buyers have given this iron an average buyer satisfaction rating of 90%.

This is a dual voltage iron so suitable for worldwide use. It can be used for either dry or steam ironing. 

This iron has a smooth anti-adhesive coating on the bottom plate. It also has 4 temperature settings.

Comes with a water measuring cup

Measures 19.4 x 11 x 10.8 cm and weighs 621 grams. 

Severin Travel Steam Iron BA 3234

88% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

This is a mini steam iron that uses 1,000 watts of power.

It has a water capacity of 50 ml.

It is suitable for steam and dry ironing.

Can also be used for vertical steam.

Measures 9.2 x 20 x 11 cm and weighs 780 grams.

It is dual voltage and has a variable thermostat.

Signature Travel Iron with Non-Stick Teflon Soleplate

88% buyer satisfaction based on 350+ online buyer reviews

This is a compact and lightweight travel iron with 100 ml jug

Has a Teflon soleplate that helps remove tough creases

Has variable temperature control

Measures 19.4 x 10.4 x 10.2 cm, with a 1.8 m cord

Comes with 2 year guarantee, get extended 1 year warranty upon registration

Unibos Foldable Compact Steam Travel Iron

84% buyer satisfaction based on 250+ online buyer reviews

This is a mini steam iron which is small and compact.

It uses 375 watts of power and has a 50 ml capacity.

There are variable heat settings

It comes with a water filler cup.

Measures 16.4 x 14.6 x 10 cm and weighs 495 grams.

It has a temperature range of 65-230°c.

Comes with a UK plug fitted.

Crystals Compact Travel Iron

82% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

This is a single voltage only and uses 700 watts of power.

It does have adjustable temperature control and a folding handle for compact storage

It can be used for both dry and steam ironing

It has a transparent detachable water tank and comes with a jug.

Kingavon Travel Iron

82% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews

This can be used as either a dry or as a steam iron.

It has a foldable handle, comes with a water jug, and there is variable temperature control.

Please note this is single voltage only.

It measures 8 x 5.6 x 6 cm and weighs 458 grams

It uses 700 watts of power.

Palson 1000W Steam Travel Iron

80% buyer satisfaction based on 25+ online buyer reviews

This is a mini steam iron that uses 1,000 watts of power.

It is a dual voltage iron with a folding handle

It also has steam and spray functions and a thermostat

Measures 23.2 x 11.4 x 10 cm and weighs 880 grams

Comes with a 2 year warranty

Comes with a UK plug and EU adaptor

Denny Shop 700W Non Stick Travel Iron

76% buyer satisfaction based on 40+ online buyer reviews

This is a 700 Watt compact iron with a folding handle.

It does have adjustable temperature control.

It also has an easy clean sole-plate and offers dry and steam ironing.

Comes in two options single and dual voltage.

Single Voltage Iron: 700 Watts 230 Volts

Dual Voltage Iron: 700 Watts with Dual Voltage 115 Volts/230 Volts

Travel Iron Buying Guide

Dual Voltage

It is certainly worth explaining the meaning of dual voltage when it comes to buying a travel iron. The term also applies to other electrical appliances such as hair driers and kettles.

Dual voltage simply means it will work on two different voltages. The reason that is required as different countries throughout the world use different voltage ratings in their main power supplies.

  1. The UK and Ireland uses 230-240 Volts
  2. Most countries(Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and others) use 110 Volts

Size & Weight Matter

You should also give some consideration to both the size and the weight of a travel style iron. This is especially true if you plan on taking this on an aircraft or even on a cruise. We all know too well about weight restrictions, and large or heavy iron will eat into your allowance.

The weight will not matter so much if you want to use it in a holiday home or caravan.

Water Tank Size

This is also an important consideration. With a compact iron you are never going to get a huge water tank like you have at home. That said you want it to be big enough to be able to iron something like a couple of shirts, t-shirts, shorts and dresses.

Travel Iron Frequently Asked Questions

How Much do Travel Irons Weigh?

Travel irons weight about half of a normal steam iron. Typically a travel iron weighs about 0.5 to 0.75 kg on average. A normal steam iron weighs between 1.3-1.5 kg when not filled with water.

Are Travel Irons Any Good?

People get used to the iron they use at home, and can get frustrated when it comes to using a travel iron. It is an understandable reaction as generally speaking travel irons are smaller and less powerful than a normal steam iron that you use at home.

Normal steam irons have wattage of anything between 1200-1800 watts so they heat up quickly in under a minute in most cases.

They also have water tanks between 300-400 ml, so when filled are usually enough to not need filled again too often.

The soleplate on ordinary steam irons is also larger than a travel iron so they cover more material.

The problem with your normal steam iron is that it is heavy with an average weight of 1.3-1.5 kg, and they are not dual voltage. When travelling with luggage, lightness is important, and you trade that for less power, and slower ironing.

Add in the fact that no-one likes to iron on holidays, and you can see the frustration.

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