Ironing is a chore we all love to hate, (although some find it therapeutic!) Either way we all want it done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Today’s irons host a range of clever and often intuitive features designed to give you the best possible results with minimum fuss.
Our range of steam irons with their powerful steam shots, durable soleplates and continuous steam power will make the whole experience more enjoyable, or at the very least less of a chore.
Steam irons and brushes
Irons differ in price due to their temperature, steam and soleplate specifications. The models below are all noteworthy for their innovative features, designed to make ironing quick and easy.
For complete freedom when ironing the Tefal FV9920 Freemove Cordless Steam Iron is a dream to use. Thanks to its cordless design, you can power through the laundry pile in next to no time. The ergonomic base recharges the iron during each rest period and with an easy fix system, you can attach the base onto the ironing board at any time, for complete stability and flexibility.
Full of style and substance the Philips GC5057/02 PerfectCare Xpress Pressurised Steam Iron will become the new power tool for your laundry. Featuring a compact steam generator inside, powerful ironing is at your fingertips. What’s best about this model is that no adjustment of temperature or setting is required for different fabrics. Iron with ease straight from cotton to silk.
The Philips GC4870/02 Azur Ionic Steam Iron hosts an ionic deep steam function for removal of the toughest creases in troublesome materials such as cotton and linen. Enjoy pristinely-pressed laundry every time.
For a steam clean check out this Rowenta IS6200 Compact Valet Garment Steamer, the perfect go-to for a quick steam finish. Its versatile hanging system means you can hang trousers through to blazers and steam vertically. The steam penetration also works to eliminate odours and quickly refresh any garment.
Alternatively, this hand-held steam brush Rowenta DR5050 Steam Brush quickly removes creases and can be used on upholstery.
If you’re looking for an iron with more lasting power, or you have a large ironing load, then it’s worth considering one of these steam generators. Ironing times can be reduced by half, compared to a conventional iron, and clothes are left drier because of the use of high temperature dry steam.
The Philips PerfectCare GC8620/02 Steam Generator Iron is a robust piece of kit and works hard for you. Its large water tank capacity and continuous steam output of 120/g per minute gives a total of 2 hours uninterrupted ironing.
For a truly professional pressed finish, the Ipas Lelit PS25 Steam Generator Iron works wonders on any stubborn creases, and is the preferred choice of tailors and dressmakers.
Ironing tips & time-savers
- Try ironing in the bedroom. You'll be able to use the bed to sort your laundry, and you'll have hangers close at hand in the wardrobe
- Cut your ironing time by putting a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover. The foil will reflect heat so you're actually ironing from both sides at once
- To prevent collars, cuffs, and hems from puckering, iron them on the wrong side first
- Insert a rolled-up towel in sleeves so they can be pressed without leaving creases
Why not update your ironing board at the same time with a stylish cover to brighten up the task at hand?