Polti Steam Generator Iron UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews of the Polti range of steam generator irons. This Italian brand do 9 different models of this type of generator iron, so picking the right one for your needs can be quickly narrowed down.

They give each of their models a slightly different number, and that can get a little confusing. To make things a little easier to understand we have listed these irons below.

We have put the list in order of those with the highest online buyer rating first. Beside each iron name you will see a percentage satisfaction rating, and the higher this is the better.

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, steam generators with boilers and garment steamers. They also make a range of steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners and window cleaners.


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

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Full List of Polti Steam Generator Iron Model Numbers

  1. Polti 535 vaporella eco pro 90%
  2. Polti Vaporella Next VN18.10 Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 88%
  3. Polti Vaporella 505 Pro Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 88%
  4. Polti La Vaporella XT100C Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 86%
  5. Polti Vaporella Next VN18.15 Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 86%
  6. Polti La Vaporella XM80R Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 86%
  7. Polti Vaporella Next VN18.35 Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 84%
  8. Polti Vaporella Simply VS20.20 Steam Generator Iron with Boiler 80%
  9. Polti Vaporella Express VE30.20 High Performance Generator Iron 62%

So that is the full list in order of buyer satisfaction rating. As we mentioned earlier, the model numbers don't really help that much, so we have created a table that shows the important differences.

Those differences are the size, water tank size, wattage, continuous steam and steam shot sizes. We have included the current average price points, but please note these change a lot and there are also offers to consider. The price we have quoted is simply a band price to give you the reader an approximate indication.

If you click on the model number, you can read our more detailed review of that particular model.

Model

Number

Weight (kg)

Water Tank

Heat up Time

(mins)

Bar Pressure

Ave Price

535

4.3

0.9 litre

2

4

£90-125

VN18.10

5.8

1.3 litre

2

5.5

£200-250

505

4.1

0.9 litre

4

3.5

£85-120

XT100C

5.2

1.5 litre

2

7.5

£75-170

VN18.15

5.9

1.3 litre

2

5.5

£200-250

XM80R

6.8

1.0 litre

2

7

£75-100

VN18.35

5.82

1.3 litre

2

6

£210-250

VS20.20

3.3

1.5 litre

2

6.5

£115-150

VE30.20

3.54

1.6 litre

1

8

£155-200

Below you will find summary reviews of these iron options

We review each of these models and have also provided a link where you can check the availability of the model at Amazon UK

polti generator iron reviews uk

Polti 535 Vaporella eco pro Summary Review

In terms of online buyer reviews, this is the highest rated model from the Polti brand. There are over 1800 online buyer reviews and a high 90% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 69% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 5% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low-point range for this type of iron.

This model is a smaller version of the larger Polti steam generator iron and has a cork handle.

It comes with a 10 year warranty against a CALC attack. It also has a fabric selection knob or a universal setting that is safe for all fabrics.


  • 0.9 litre tank
  • 4 bar pressure
  • 90 grams of continuous steam
  • Vertical steaming
Buyers Liked

Buyers said that they loved the appearance and style of this iron, and it created a lot of steam

Buyers Liked

Buyers said that this iron is very well made and works like a treat, and as such, was great value for money

Buyers Liked

Buyers were very impressed by just how much time this model saved them on ironing so money well spent.

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said the iron was slow and didn't produce enough steam for their needs. It came with a European plug

Polti Vaporella Next VN18.10 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

In terms of online buyer reviews, this is the second highest rated model from the Polti brand. There are over 75 online buyer reviews and a high 88% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 74% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 12% of all buyers gave this a poor review

This is a steam generator iron with a powerful 5.5 bar boiler, and a useful turbo function, that will easily remove any stubborn creases.

It takes 2 minutes to heat up before use. You can refill this iron without having to switch it off. The steam output can be adjusted, it has an aluminium soleplate and powered by 2200 watts.

  • 1.3 litre watertank
  • 5.5 bar pressure
  • 2 minute heat up and auto shut off
  • Easy calc boiler cleaning
  • Available in white/grey, or a white/grey/black colour
Buyers Liked

Many buyers who bought this model said it was to replace an older Polti iron that had lasted them for years.

Buyers Liked

Buyers said that it heats up very quickly, and they particularly liked the clever design of the soleplate

Buyers Liked

Buyers were very impressed by just how fast they could get their ironing completed, and the vertical steaming was very useful

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said that this iron is just too expensive with a limited warranty

Polti Vaporella 505 Pro Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

In terms of online buyer reviews, this is the third highest rated model from the Polti brand. This one is new to the UK market so only a handful of online buyer reviews and so far a high 88% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 75% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 4% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low range for this type of iron, but is very good quality., and one of the more affordable options in the Polti range.

It has an aluminium soleplate that distributes the heat evenly. The holes in the soleplate are concentrated at the tip to smooth out creases more easily.

  • 0.9 litre water tank
  • 3.5 bar pressure
  • 4 minute heat up time
  • Cork handle
  • 90 g/min of continuous steam
Buyers Liked

Buyers thought this model, although basic, was very good value for money

Buyers Liked

Buyers loved the "retro" style cork handle and the old fashioned appearance of this iron

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the silicone mat where the iron can be rested when you have to set it down

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers didn't like that you can't top the water up during ironing

Polti La Vaporella XT100C Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Polti irons.


There are over 50 online buyer reviews and a high 86% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 66% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 7% of all buyers gave this a poor review

This iron has a powerful boiler with 7.5 bar pressure and pump pressure of 15 Bars.

It also has a Turbo button for a shot of steam at 500 g/min that will blast away stubborn creases


  • 1.5 litre water tank
  • 7.5 Bar pressure
  • 6 pre-set programs
  • Steam Pulse 500 g/min
Buyers Liked

Buyers said that they liked the fact that thissuch powerful pressure as it is great for ironing cottons and linens

Buyers Liked

Buyers loved the larger water tank, and when ironing 2-3 times a week, it will last for about a week

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the choice of programs, the quick heat up and the amount of steam this generates quickly

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said there is no power switch on the actual iron, and you have to keep putting the iron back on its base

Polti Vaporella Next VN18.15 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Polti irons.


There are only 50+ online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 86% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 74% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 10% of all buyers gave this a poor review

This iron has a compact and modern, Italian design.

Buyers like the soleplate design as it allows multi-directional ironing and eliminates even the most difficult creases with very little effort

Buyers liked the Turbo function and the 350 g Steam Pulse make ironing fast and pleasant.

Buyers also liked the Calc Cleaning as it is fast and easy to do.

  • 1.3 litre water tank
  • 5.5 bar boiler pressure
  • 15 Bar Pump
  • 2 minute heat up
Buyers Liked

Buyers said this iron heats up quickly and is a joy to use as all of the controls are simple and easy to understand

Buyers Liked

Most buyers said this iron is light, has a huge water tank and creates plenty of steam for fast ironing

Buyers Liked

Buyers really liked that you could fill the iron with water without having to switch it off

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said they did receive a faulty product and had to get it replaced

Polti La Vaporella XM80R Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Polti irons.


There are just over 45 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 86% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 59% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 11% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It has 4 pre-set ironing programs which are very useful and this iron can also be used for vertical steaming.

It also has a no clac long life boiler which is built to last

  • 1.5 litre removable water tank
  • 100 grams of continuous steam
  • Steam Pulse of 450 g/min
  • 2 minute heat up time
  • 7 Bar boiler pressure and 15 Bar pump pressure
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the universal setting as it is the perfect temperature for the vast majority of fabric and materials

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that the water tank is very easy to fill and you can see how much water is in the tank and refill any time

Buyers Liked

Buyers seemed to really like the turbo feature which is great if you want to blast your way through the ironing

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said that the base of the iron is rounded so won't sit steady on the board and only on the supplied iron rest

Polti Vaporella Next VN18.35 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Polti irons.


There are over 40 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 84% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 73% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 18% of all buyers gave this a poor review

Like all Polti irons, this one has an aluminium soleplate with double ceramic coating, which is ideal for getting rid of creases with one pass.

The powerful 350g Steam Pulse, ideal also in the vertical position, makes ironing fast and comfortable.

  • 1.3 litre water tank
  • Up to 6 bar boiler pressure and 15 bar pump pressure
  • Steam pulse 350 g/min
  • 2 minute heat up time
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the high quality of this model and it feels really sturdy and well made with a nice design

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that the steam output is great and the curve of the iron really does have a better glide to it.

Buyers Liked

Buyers said this was amazingly quick at ironing bedding, and basically anything that you need ironing will be done quickly

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this model is just too expensive, and a few would have preferred a universal temperature setting

Polti Vaporella Simply VS20.20 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Polti irons.


There are over 50 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 82% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 55% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 10% of all buyers gave this a poor review

IThis model comes in a white/black colour and has temperature adjustment and a useful economy setting.

The iron is light, with a large ceramic soleplate and it can be parked vertically. Vaporella Simply is light and compact, ideal for those who have little space at home.

  • 1.5 litre water tank
  • 6.5 bar boiler pressure
  • Steam boost 210 g/min
  • 2 minute heat up time
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the fact that this iron is light, easy to use and pumps out lots of steam to get rid of wrinkles and creases

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that they had used a Polti iron that lasted years and this one was just as good

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the way this iron doesn't clog up, heats up quickly and has a wonderful soleplate that doesn't stick

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said that it wet their clothes rather than ironing them

Polti Vaporella Express VE30.20 High Performance Generator Iron Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Polti irons.


There are just over 20 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a low 62% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 40% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 22% of all buyers gave this a poor review

On this particular model there is a unique temperature to iron all fabrics. It also has a powerful steam boost of 240 g / min and anti-scratch aluminum gliding soleplate that allows you to iron even the most stubborn creases.

  • 1.6 litre water tank
  • 8 Bar boiler pump
  • One temperature technology
  • 1 minute heat up time
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked that this iron was light and was good for onge sessions of ironing

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that the base is quite bulky because of the size of the tank but it does let you do lots of ironing on one tank

Buyers Liked

Buyers said this iron looks complicated when beginning, but it is actually very easy to use and does a good job

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this model was disappointing and did not deliver on steam pressure or ironing

Polti Steam Generator Iron Summary

Buyers of Polti mainly state that these are great irons that last for many years. The majority of these buyers do tend to go back and buy another one, so that is always a very good sign. There is no question that these are very well designed, and they also look really stylish.

Generally speaking they are more expensive than other brands such as Philips or Tefal. That said, it really does depend on which model and style you prefer. Hopefully you have found this information on Polti steam generator irons useful and informative.

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