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Breville Steam Iron Reviews 

By  Carol

Thanks for taking your time to read our information on Breville steam irons. Please note our information is best for readers based in the UK and Ireland. Breville have several models of steam irons available on the UK market. 

In this article we give you some information about the Breville brand and we then list the various models of Breville steam irons and tell you the key features and benefits of each one. We have also completed a comparison table where you can compare each model side by side.

If you decide that a Breville steam iron is the best option for you, then at least you will know the full range of models and be able to decide which iron is best for you.

The Breville Brand

Breville are part of the Jarden Consumer Solutions (Europe) Ltd Group. They make a range of household products that include Breakfast products, a range of Blending & Juicing products, Cooking & Food Preparation products, their famous Sandwich Makers, and last but not least Garment Care.

Breville are an Australian company based in Sydney. The Groups owns several brands,which are Kambrook, Ronson, Sage by Heston Blumenthal, Solis, Gastroback, Stollar, Catler, Bork and Riviera&Bar.

The company started as a small importer in 1957. They have been listed on the Australian stock exchange since 1999

Breville Steam Iron Comparison List

For the UK market they have 6 steam iron models. They range in price from £27-£45 and that depends on the range of features that you want to have for your steam iron. We have listed those just below. 

Iron Name

Watts

Tank Size

Features

Average Price

3100

400 ml

Automatic shut-off, anti-scale, anti-drip, self-clean feature, vertical steam plus 3m power cord

£45

3000

300 ml

Ceramic soleplate, 3m cord, auto-shutoff, spill free filling and self-clean

£33

2200

250 ml

Stainless steel soleplate, 2 metre power cord, temperature indicator light

£33

2400

320 ml

Auto-shutoff, digital temperature control, stainless steel soleplate, anti-scale, anti-drip and self clean 

£45

2200

340 ml

Auto-shutoff, Ceramic soleplate
Illuminated water tank and dry tank alert
Anti-scale, anti-drip and self-clean 

£27

2400

400 ml

Auto-shutoff, Electronic temperature control

£30

Please note we have used UK average market prices. The actual price may vary depending on where you make your final purchase. The prices above should only ever be used as a guide.

Breville DiamondXpress Steam Iron (Best Seller)

Constant Steam

70g/min

Steam Shot

200g/min

90% buyer satisfaction based on 7,000+ online buyer reviews

This model is by quite a distance Breville's best selling steam iron on the UK market as you can tell from the high number of buyer reviews.

It gets a solid and reliable 90% buyer satisfaction rating

It has a diamond-infused ceramic soleplate

It has 70g/min variable steam and a 200g/min shot of steam

It has a large 400ml water tank with an easy fill water inlet

One excellent thing is the 3 metre long cord with a 360 degree swivel with a wide heel design for greater stability and neat cord storage. It is also a lightweight iron at 1.63 Kg with a soft grip handle and also has a spray mist function. It also has a 3-way auto shut-off feature for extra safety. It is the best choice for a family iron.

Breville VIN405 PowerSteam Advanced

Constant Steam

60g/min

Steam Shot

220g/min

88% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

This model is another popular choice for some UK buyers

It gets a steady 88% buyer satisfaction rating

It is available in a plum or a purple colour

It has 60g/min variable steam and a 220g/min shot of steam

It has a standard 300ml water tank with an easy fill water inlet

This is a smaller and lighter iron than their best seller and that lighter weight may suit some buyers. Some buyers prefer a heavier iron but for those with arthritis or similar ailment a lighter iron will be a better choice and this is one of Breville's lightest irons.

Breville VIN369 Easy Glide Iron

Constant Steam

40g/min

Steam Shot

100g/min

90% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

Some UK buyers prefer this smaller and lighter model.

It gets a good 90% buyer satisfaction rating

It is one of the lightest steam irons on the UK market weighing just over 1 Kg

It has 60g/min variable steam and a 220g/min shot of steam

It has a smaller 250ml water tank with an easy fill water inlet

This is a smaller and lighter iron with a stainless steel soleplate. It has temperature control, a temperature indicator light and easy temperature markings. It also has a spray button and a water level maximum indicator.

Breville Digital Extreme Steam IR76 Steam Iron

96% buyer satisfaction based on 10+ online buyer reviews

This model is new to the UK market so there are not a lot of buyer reviews for this one right now.

It gets a very high 96% buyer satisfaction rating though not really enough reviews to see how this will perform in the long term

It is available in a light green/white colour

It has a slightly larger 320ml water tank with an easy fill water inlet so it will be heavier when filled.

This is called a digital iron as it doesn't use a temperature control button for fabric selection. You press a + button for selection, wait for the iron to beep and then start ironing. The soleplate gets heated to the right temperature once the iron has beeped.

It also has anti-scale, anti-drip, self cleaning, auto-shut-off and a dry tank alert.

Breville Supreme Steam IR80 Steam Iron

90% buyer satisfaction based on 10+ online buyer reviews

This model is also new to the UK market so there are not a lot of buyer reviews for this one right now.

It gets a very high 96% buyer satisfaction rating though not really enough reviews to see how this will perform in the long term

It has a larger 340ml illuminated water tank with an easy fill water inlet

It has the better ceramic soleplate

There are not a lot of sales in the UK for this steam iron as it is new to the UK marketplace. The cord length is 3 metres which is good. It uses 2200 watts of power so will heat up in around 90 seconds.

It also has anti-scale, anti-drip, self cleaning, auto-shut-off and a dry tank alert.

Breville Hydrojet IR37 Steam Iron

Constant Steam

30g/min

Steam Shot

85g/min

95% buyer satisfaction based on 10+ online buyer reviews

This model is also new to the UK market so there are not a lot of buyer reviews for this one right now.

It gets a very high 95% buyer satisfaction rating though not really enough reviews to see how this will perform in the long term.

This is a larger 400ml steam iron with lots of useful features such as electronic temperature control and an auto-cut-off feature.

Comes in a light blue/white colour

This iron uses 2400 watts to heat up the water and soleplate and is ready to use in about 90 seconds which is fast. It has a stainless steel soleplate and is also anti-drip, self cleaning and can be used for vertical steaming. It has a 3 metre long electrical cord and it comes with a filling jug.

How to choose a Breville Steam Iron?

Power & Wattage

All steam irons have a power rating that is measured in watts. Typically this wattage ranges from 2000 watts to 3100 watts. This rating determines how quickly the iron soleplate will heat up and how quickly the water will turn to steam.

A steam iron with 2600 watts takes about 2 minutes to heat up. Smaller wattages will take a little longer and bigger wattages will take a little less. It's not a very important feature but worth knowing what it matters.

Water Tank Capacity

Water tank capacity is measured in millilitres (mls) and is the amount of water that your iron can hold. This is of course the water that is used to create the steam that makes ironing your clothes easier and faster.

Like most other ironing brands, Breville have tank sizes ranging from 250ml to 400 ml. The larger the tank the longer you can iron for without having to fill the water tank.

The disadvantage of a larger water tank is that it also makes the iron heavier. When making your choice this is worth bearing in mind.

Soleplate

The quality of the soleplate is what determines how quickly and smoothly your ironing will be. These days most steam irons have very good quality soleplates. They are not as big an issue as they used to be.

A few years back soleplates did cause a lot of problems with snagging and sticking as they were made from stainless steel which good get very hot. The holes that allow the steam out also got eroded with rust which caused water damage, rust spots and snagging.

Most good manufacturers, including Breville, have made excellent improvements to soleplates and most of these older problems have been resolved. Ceramic soleplates are now the most popular choice and Breville use this type quite a lot. That said, the stainless steel ones are also much better and with anti-calc options the rust and water spot problems have all but disappeared.

Cord Length

This might not sound like a big issue when buying but it really can be. it depends on where you do your ironing and the availability of the nearest electrical socket. When you plug the iron in, it then has to reach from that socket to the ironing board and have enough length left to let you reach whatever garment your are ironing.

In many homes the electrical socket is usually low down on a wall and the cord has to be long enough to stretch to the ironing board. If the cord is too short then it may also mean using an extension lead and that id just a nuisance, every time you want to do some ironing.

Most Breville models have a 3 metre cord length (10 feet) It is worth measuring that just to make sure the cord length works for you. Many people are now moving to cordless as there are no leads to worry about and Breville do one cordless steam iron which is the Breville Turbo Charge Cordless Iron.

Anti-Scale

Many areas in the UK have what is known as hard water. This type of water has lime in it which can cause limescale to build up on any metal parts of the iron. That includes the boiler inside the iron and also the small steam holes on the soleplate of the iron.

The anti-calc feature on a steam iron helps filter out the lime and as such reduces the limescale build up.

Breville Customer Service Details

  • The Breville Customer Service team are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm - Call on 0800 028 7154
  • All Breville products intended for domestic use come with a 12 month warranty and you should register the product online once you have bought it.

Where can you buy Breville Steam Irons?

You can buy Breville steam irons in the following UK outlets:

You can also buy them online at many online websites such as Amazon UK. Please note that most of these stores will only have a couple of Breville models available.

Breville Steam Iron Summary

We trust that we have provided you with enough information so as you fully understand the models that Breville make and the differences between them. All of them heat up and are ready for use in under 2 minutes which is standard for all brands. Most models do have a professional stainless steel soleplate and a couple have a ceramic soleplate, but both types are actually very good.

The other key difference is really the size of the water tank. If you prefer a lighter iron go for a smaller tank. The larger tank is better for larger family style types of ironing.

Breville are a well known brand in the UK and they do have good customer service and if you need parts for your iron then they do carry a good stock. They also have online a full set of user manuals.

If the Breville brand is not for you, then we recommend reading our article on the best steam irons by clicking here. That article lists the top 10 steam irons in the UK by all brands.

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