Best Iron in India 2021

Best Iron in India 2021

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Our choice is the Philips PerfectCare Elite Steam Generator (scroll down for full review). This doesn’t exactly make ironing ‘fun’, but it does take most of the hassle out of it, with no temperature gauge, the removal of even the slightest possibility of burning clothes, and enough steam to get rid of the most testing creases.

If you’re on a budget, have less space, or just have a less frequent need to iron, the much cheaper but still highly effective Tefal Smart Protect FV4970 iron is our recommendation. 

It’s got a comparably foolproof feature set to the Philips but is less powerful and hence less expensive. 

 

HOW TO BUY THE BEST IRON FOR YOU

The current trend is towards hugely efficient two-part steam generator irons that produce enough vapour to power the Flying Scotsman. 

Steam generators are more bulky and take longer to warm up, but because most of the work is performed by the steam and not your arm, they really are effortless to use and ideal for daunting laundry piles.

Although your common-or-garden modern steam iron will make a very decent fist of flattening clothing, unless you actively enjoy the job, we’d recommend the most expensive steam generator you can afford, preferably with auto-sensing tech so you don’t have to worry about setting the correct temperature for different fabrics.

If you are looking for the best steam iron to buy this year, then look no further, as we have rounded up everything from travel wonders to full blown domestic wizards.

Philips PerfectCare Elite Steam Generator: Best Iron in India

The best steam generator you can buy today

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,400 watts

Tank capacity: 1.8 litres

Other features: auto-shutoff

Dimensions: 23.3 x 28.5 x 45.3cm

REASONS TO BUY

+High pressure steam+Superb iron

REASONS TO AVOID

-Are the controls too simple?-You do have to wait for it to warm

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

A steam generator like this is far and away the best option if you are regularly faced with mountainous piles of laundry. This elegant, Which?-awarded steam generator is the most expensive model in the Philips range.

It comprises of a large, detachable 1.8-litre water reservoir that continually pumps high-pressure steam (120 g/min) to a comfortable and unbelievably lightweight iron unit. This glides over tricky cotton-rich fabrics like an air hockey puck. 

If you hit a troublesome patch, double tap the button for a whopping 470g steam boost.

Making things even simpler, the Philips PerfectCare has no temperature controls at all. Instead, the ingenious OptimalTEMP technology controls the heat of the soleplate so you can swap from silk to denim without having to fiddle with different temperature settings. 

A remarkable side effect of this system is that you can leave the iron face down on fabric – even silk – without burning it. 

Add Philips’ effective Easy De-Calc Plus lime descaler function and you can be sure this smooth operator will remain gunk-free for years to come. 

Yes, you will do to wait a little longer for it to reach operating temperature, and pay more for the privilege, but seriously, if God wanted to flatten the Himalayas, this is what he’d use. If you can afford it, get it.

 

Tefal Smart Protect FV4970

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,500 watts

Tank capacity: 0.27 litres

Other features: auto-shutoff

Dimensions: 34.4 x 17.8 x 14.4 cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Smart auto-off+No setup+Superbly priced

REASONS TO AVOID

-Small tank

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

If you can’t stretch your budget or storage space to a Philips PerfectCare steam generator, here’s the best, cheapest, smallest option. 

Like the Philips, the Tefal Smart Protect has just one fixed, no-burn heat setting for all fabrics, so switching between silks and linens is a breeze. In fact, this system is so efficient and fuss free that you wander while all irons aren’t built this way. 

The Tefal makes the most of its 40 g/min steam output by way of a smooth-running Durilium Technology soleplate fitted with extra steam holes at the tip and on the edges. 

It also provides a 150g/min blast for stubborn creases and has an Eco mode that reduces energy consumption by 20%. Top mid-price choice.

 

Rowenta Silence Steam DG 8960

Designed for silent performance

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,400 watts

Tank capacity: 1.5 litres

Other features: 120g per minute steam, safety lock

Dimensions: 24 x 41 x 32.5 cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Powerful pressure+Minimal steam noise+Anti-scale

REASONS TO AVOID

-It is quite expensive

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

Rowenta is widely considered the Rolls Royce of iron manufacturers. This steam generator model is their Silver Cloud and it comes with a price tag to match.

The Silence Steam’s 1.5-litre reservoir is an ungainly beast but it delivers an industrial-strength 260g/min steam shot guaranteed to iron the wrinkles out of anything short of corrugated roofing. 

Bonus: our test model has been going strong since 2013 with no hiccups whatsoever.

 

Braun CareStyle 5 IS 5043

The perfect temperature for every fabric

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,400 watts

Tank capacity: 1.4 litres

Other features: easy lock, designed to glide over buttons and zips

Dimensions: 18 x 36 x 28cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Designed for regular ironers+Easy lock and stowage

REASONS TO AVOID

-Cheaper options available

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

The BraunCarestyle 5 steam generator is perfect for large piles of laundry and delicate clothing though it’s not as attractive a design as the Philips PerfectCare. 

iCare is Braun’s smart textile protection system, setting the right temperature for every fabric. 

Steam distribution is powerful (6 bar) and even from the 1.4-litre reservoir, with an Eco-mode for those saving the planet, and cash. 

Best of all, the Eloxal 3D BackGlide soleplate consists of smooth, rounded edges, allowing the iron to almost glide over fabrics forwards and backwards. It’s also durable, so you can iron over zips and buttons without needing to worry about scratches.

We also liked the click-in lock mechanism, which is faintly reminiscent of loading a magazine into a gun. Get in!

 

Russell Hobbs Freedom Cordless

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,400 watts

Tank capacity: 0.3 litres

Other features: cordless, variable temperature

Dimensions: 36 x 18.8 x 17.8 cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Ready for use in 30 seconds+FIve second recharge

REASONS TO AVOID

-Some won’t like it cooling down-Small capacity tank

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

For fuss-free cordless ironing, this can’t be beat. The battery adds some extra bulk, and the circular power dock that constantly tops up the battery is a bit fiddly, but wire-free pressing remains a boon, although some won’t like the fact it cools down before a recharge. 

The Freedom sports a 135g/min boost and 40g/min of continuous steam. You can also use it vertically for curtains and delicate garments like suits and dresses.

A more convenient way to get through the most boring of all chores.

 

Hoover AirFlow Iron

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,600 watts

Tank capacity: 0.35 litres

Other features: fan to blow out hot air, self-clean

Dimensions: 37.1 x 19 x 16cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Poweful +Cooling for your hand and arm

REASONS TO AVOID

-What’s not to like?

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

This Hoover iron uses a fan to cool the air around your hand and offers a very decent 190g/min steam boost to tackle your stubborn creases, and 45g/min of continuous steam. 

With a ceramic soleplate, a raft of steam settings, an anti-scale device and nice wide legs for wrapping up the cord, it’s a textbook example of the modern-day iron. It’s also got a super-long power cord at 2.5 metres.

Meanwhile, its cool air blower allegedly, ‘lowers the temperature around your hand by up to 50 percent’. So that’s nice.

 

Breville Power Steam Advanced Sure-Fill

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,400 watts

Tank capacity: 0.25 litres

Other features: vertical steam shot

Dimensions: 29.6 x 12 x 14cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Empty List

REASONS TO AVOID

-Low capacity tank 

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

A lot of people just don’t need a high-end iron. If you only iron shirts for weddings and funerals, and then only barely, something like this Breville is fine.

No, it’s not got the highest steam output in the yard – 40g/min and a not-too-shabby 120g steam shot for rebellious creases – but the water tank is easy to fill and it costs very little. There’s also a soft-grip handle, too as well as anti-scale and anti-drip features. 

The ceramic soleplate is more slippery than old-style steel plates, but spreads the same level of heat. A special feature means that it can also be used vertically for removing creases from suits, dresses and curtains. 

 

Swan 900W Travel Iron

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 2,700 watts

Tank capacity: 0.1 litres

Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.4 x 17 cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Small and portable+Actually quite powerful 

REASONS TO AVOID

-Tiny tank

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

This cheap, dinky travel companion is a small and packable steam iron for those who simply must maintain an immaculate appearance even when ostensibly letting their hair down. 

Key stats: 900W, 1-litre tank, 500g in weight, about 10 quid. And it comes with a ‘travel pouch’, too. 

Mmm, travel pouch.

 

Bosch Sensixx’x DA5070 EditionRosso

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 3,050 watts

Tank capacity: 0.3 litres

Other features: 200 g/min steam shot for stubborn creases

Dimensions: 12.2 x 30.3 x 15.1cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Super powerful+Vertical shot+Very efficient A+++

REASONS TO AVOID

-Small tank

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

Looking like a Ferrari and just as quick to get up to ironing temperature, the awkwardly named Sensixx’x (?!) has a power output of 3,050 watts. 

It also features an easy-glide CeraniumGlissée soleplate and a 50 g/min continuous steam output for fuss-free pressing.

The Sensixx’x is comfy in the hand, well balanced and one of the lightest irons on test. The anti-calc cleaning system is a major but although the 300ml tank is ample, it’s also too dark to see the remaining water level. 

A worthy contender, nonetheless.

 

Morphy Richards Redefine ATOMiST

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: 950 watts

Tank capacity: 0.6 litres

Other features: limescale-free

Dimensions: 34.5 x 19.5 x 22cm

REASONS TO BUY

+Vapour mist prevents limescale+Uses less water

REASONS TO AVOID

-Not very powerful

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

This expensive, idiosyncratic cloth flattener doesn’t use steam. Instead, a unique micro spray system – which requires 80% less water and leaves no unsightly limescale marks – moistens clothing with an ultra-fine mist. 

This ‘vapour mist’ is said to penetrate deep into the fabric making ironing more effective, while the unique transparent thermoglass sole plate allows you to see the creases being flattened as you go. It also heats up very quickly.

Problem is, this doesn’t glide over fabrics as smoothly as a steam iron and the thick tube running from the removable water tank to the iron unit keeps getting in the way. Still, top marks for effort.

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