Best Brands of Steam Generator Irons 

By  Carol

Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the best brands of steam generator irons. There are many buyers of steam generator irons who simply like or prefer to search by a particular brand name. We thought it would make searching a little easier, if we gave you some useful background company information on the brands that are sold in the UK.

As mentioned on our Home page there are quite a few brands to select from, but for convenience, we have listed as many as we can of them below:

Again to keep things simple, we have created a page on each of these leading brands, and that will include their range of steam generator irons that they currently have on sale in the UK. We will try to keep this as up to date, so as you are looking at the most recent and best rated ironing products.

Now we also know that some people will have their own particular brand that they may prefer. However, some brands make much better steam generating irons than others, so just be aware of that. Our opinion is to never fall in love with a brand as every single product they make is not always the best.

The three most popular brands are Philips, Morphy Richards and Tefal.

List of the Best Steam Generator Iron Brands

  • Beko - 5 models (They usually refer to their steam generator irons as steam stations.)
  • Bosch - 10 different models
  • Breville - 3 different models
  • H.Koenig - 3 different models
  • Morphy Richards - 16 different models
  • Philips - 30 different models
  • Polti -12 different models
  • Quest - 2 different models
  • Rowenta - 2 different models
  • Russell Hobbs - 2 different models
  • Swan - 3 different models
  • Tefal - 10 different models

Beko Brand

Beko are currently the UK's best selling large home appliance brand and best known for their washing machines, dryers etc They have been in the UK since 1990 and have sold millions of appliances.

They don't sell that many steam generator irons, but they are very well priced. They usually refer to their steam generator irons as steam stations which can be confusing

Beko plc is a subsidiary of Arçelik A.S, and they are owned by Koç Holding, one of Turkey's biggest industrial and commercial conglomerates.

Bosch Brand

Bosch in the UK is known as BSH Home Appliances Ltd. and their offices are based in Milton Keynes. They have a UK customer service team 0344 892 8979 and can also be contacted online.


Their website has a lot of useful information including contact details, user manuals, returns policy etc.

Bosch was founded in Germany and are now a worldwide brand and a household name. They make a range of 10 steam generator irons.

Breville Brand

Breville have a variety of high performance steam irons and steam generator irons that have been designed to cut through family-sized ironing piles, quickly and efficiently.

They also make a wide range of other household products such as blenders and various cooking appliances.

They were formed in Australia and are part of Jarden Consumer Solutions (Europe) Ltd.

H.Koenig Brand

This H. Koenig brand is a German brand founded in 1960 and are now recognised as an international brand. They make a wide range of products for cooking, floor care etc.

They make a small range of steam stations and steam generator irons.

They are a part of the ADEVA company who are based in France.

Morphy Richards Brand

Morphy Richards is an extremely well known brand in the UK. They make a range of household appliances such as toasters, kettles, steam irons and steam generator irons.

They have a UK customer care team (0344 871 0944) and they stock a wide range of parts for their products. They formed back in 1930 and were bought over in 1980 by the CFI Group.

More homes in the UK have some type of small appliance from Morphy Richards than any other brand.

Morphy Richards make a wide range of steam generator irons at a range of prices depending on exactly what features you want to have on your iron.

Philips Brand

Philips manufacture the largest number of steam generator irons with just over 30 different models on the UK market.

They are based in Guildford, Surrey, England and are part of the Royal Philips of the Netherlands Group. Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips) is the parent company of the Philips Group

Polti Vaporella Brand

The Polti company is an Italian brand and has a very distinct style to their steam generator irons. They were formed in 1978. They make steam generator irons and steam generators with boilers.

The company was formed by Franco Polti and they are now in 50 countries with their HQ in Bulgarograsso, Como.

Quest Brand

Quest are known for their range of kitchen and home appliances. These include kettles. toasters, hot water dispensers and many more kitchen products.

Their main office is located in Liverpool, England. They make a small range of steam generator irons.

Rowenta Brand

Rowenta is a long established brand and formed in 1909. They formed as a German brand and are now part of the global French Groupe SEB.

They make a small number of steam generator irons.

Russell Hobbs Brand

Russell Hobbs are a British manufacturer of many household appliances and are very well known for their steam irons. 

They formed in 1952 when Bill Russell and Peter Hobbs teamed up to transform kitchens across Britain.

Their UK website is very good and has plenty of information.

Swan Brand

Swan do a wide range of both small and large kitchen appliances, including an interesting "Retro" range. They do a small number of steam generator irons and steam stations, at affordable prices.

They have offices in Newcastle-Under-Lume, England. They are now owned by the Moulinex brand.

Tefal Brand

Tefal is part of a bigger group who are known as Groupe SEB and are a French company. A number of brands trade under this group name and include, KRUPS, Panex, Rochedo and Rowenta.

Tefal have been around since 1956 and started out as being the first company to make non-stick pots and pans using a Teflon coating. Since then they have gone on to become a household name throughout the UK.

They are now well known for their range of steam irons, and like many other brands, expanded into the steam generator iron market. Tefal were the first to introduce steam generators to the market

General Brand Information

If you are knew to this type of steam generating iron, then please allow us to give you a few points in the right direction, which you may find useful.

The main thrust of opinion, and our extensive customer research informs us that Philips and Morphy Richards lead the market for these particular products. The Tefal brand are also a very popular choice for many buyers.

That does not of course mean you have to buy one of those, but it is a really good standard to measure against.

You can always tell when a particular brand is good at something simply because they sell the best. When you have read as many reviews as we have, you can quickly pick out the top performers. For these types of steam generator irons the two brands we have mentioned above do stand out from the crowd.

The good news about this type of purchase, is that these type of irons really do last really well. If you have been used to buying ordinary steam irons, then you know that they suffer from all sorts of problems. They also tend not to last for very long. With these generator models, and with the better brands, you certainly get a much longer lifespan.

You will probably be familiar enough with the brands that we have listed above. However, what you really want to look out for, is what type and length of warranties they offer, what is their return's policy and most importantly, what is their after care  and customer service really like.

Brand UK Customer Service Information

Generally speaking the level of customer service is actually pretty good. When you get to the individual brand review pages, we do go into that in a lot more detail.

These are the type of considerations that people tend to overlook when they are buying a new iron. That is natural as they are more focused on the type of information that we have provided in our steam generator buying guide.

Don't over look these important issues though as they are essential to helping you make sure you get a good quality iron that is supported by a very high standard of customer service.

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