Which is the best iron in the market in 2016? If you iron bathes of clothes on a regular basis and shopping for a new ironing box that you can use for years to come, the 10 models reviewed on this list are among the best. They are affordable, have well designed systems that are perfect for ironing several types of clothes, and have ergonomic designs that are perfect for heavy-duty ironing.
10. Sunbeam Classic
Sunbeam Classic is a medium-sized 1200-watt electrical iron with a sturdy and non-stick sole plate that does not burn clothing when in use. It is durable, has a light and easy to maneuver plastic body, and a durable 360-degree swivel cord that does not restrict the movement on users and or hasten hand fatigue when ironing large batches of clothes. The Shot of Steam feature offered generates a burst of steam for efficient ironing. Its well-sealed designed has an anti-drip technology that prevents water leakage, while its adjustable temperature setting, built in 30 minute auto-off timer, and a self-cleaning technology that rid its interior off minerals that often lower the performance of minerals over time. Sunbeam offers a 3-year limited warranty for parts and a lifetime warranty for its soleplate.
9. T-fal FV4476 Ultraglide
Fitted with a durable, scratch-resistant, and non-stick ceramic soleplate and a powerful 1700-watt electrical heating element, FV4476 Ultraglide by T-fal is an advanced iron board with an aesthetic blue theme that does not fade over time. It is anti-drip, easy to use, and has a well-designed scale system that you can adjust to match the type of clothing that you are ironing. It also has a powerful steam release system (80 grams per minute) that comes in handy when ironing overly wrinkled clothes, has an Easycord system that prevents re-wrinkling of or ironed clothes, and had a self-cleaning technology that keeps its working well for many years.
8. Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot GCSBTR-100-000
For people with space limitations and or shopping for a compact irons for light to medium duty use, Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot GCSBTR-100-000 is a compact 800-watt accessory with a well-designed non-stick soleplate that lasts long. It is affordable, easy to use, and has an advanced dual-voltage system that works with most 120 volt to 240-volt electrical outlets. The variable temperature control offered boosts its versatility. Its Shot of Steam feature eliminates creases and wrinkles well, while its soft touch handle and indicator light boost comfort and performance respectively.
7. Panasonic NI-E200T
Durable, affordable, and with an advanced titanium-coated U-shaped soleplate, Panasonic NI-E200T is a multi-functional steam/dry iron with a light and portable construction that works well for both men and women. It glides smoothly on all fabrics for faster and efficient ironing. It well engineered electrical system is power efficient, while the temperature ready indicator light it comes with tells you when the iron is on or off and when its soleplate is at the right temperature for ironing. Other features that have earned it a spot in top 10 best irons reviews are its advanced spray mist technology that generates extra moisture when needed, a 360-degree rotating cable that boosts its versatility, and a light 3.3 pound design with a blue water tank that boosts its aesthetic value significantly.
6. Rowenta DW9081 Steamium
Recommended for heavy-duty ironing, Rowenta DW9081 Steamium is a high performance 1800-watt iron with a powerful steam force technology that improves steam production by up to 30%. It has light and easy to use design; has a non-stick 400-hole soleplate that irons several types of fabrics, and has a well-engineered electrical system with a novel auto-shutoff feature that prevents it from overheating when left unattended. You also get a fabric select dial for customizing usage, a large 10-4/5 water tank, anti-drip system, LED display, and a steam on demand button. Rowenta offers a 1-year limited warranty for this DW9081 Steamium iron.
5. Rowenta DW5197
Rowenta DW5197 is a stylish purple-themed electric ironing box with an advanced 400-hole stainless steel soleplate that distributes heat well for faster and safer ironing. It is durable, has a powerful 1725-watt element, and a high-precision steam tip that penetrates hard to reach areas such as collars, around buttons, and seams. Even though this iron lacks auto shutoff, it is safe, has an ergonomic thermostat knob for regulating heat, and has a clear tank with a graduated scale for regulating water capacity. You also get a self-cleaning anti-calc technology that keeps its working optimally for several years and a limited one-year manufacturer warranty.
4. Sunbeam Steam Master
Christened the Steam Master for the powerful steam system that comes integrated on its body, this ironing box by Sunbeam is a large-sized accessory with a powerful 1400-watt heating element that offers value. Its stainless steel soleplate has a well-polished non-stick surface, while its anti-drip technology prevent the messes that people often grapple with when using poorly designed traditional steam irons. It is chrome/ teal-themed, has a long 8-foot retractable cord, and variable steam control.
3. Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master
For those that iron often and looking to have a productive experience at home, Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master is a professional-grade 1700-watt accessory that offers value. It, for instance, has light and portable design, a stainless steel 400-hole sole plate that dissipates heat well for perfect ironing, and an auto shut off safety feature that turns it off automatically after a period of inactivity. The variable steam system offered works in three modes (cool mist, vertical steam, and burst of steam). Its ergonomic and covered handle enables individuals to work comfortably for long, while its extra-large water tank (12.7 ounces) and long (7-foot) power cord boosts its functionality.
2. Rowenta DW5080 Focus
Rowenta DW5080 Focus is a German made high-performance electrical iron box with a stainless steel sole plate (400-holed), a power efficient 1700-watt heating element, and a striking beige theme that does not stain, overheat, nor lose its aesthetic value over time. The adjustable thermostat it comes with boosts its versatility. Its large built in tank (10 ounces) allow users to iron for long, while its ergonomic design, Shot of Steam technology, and self-cleaning anti-calc technology re innovative.
1. BLACK+DECKER D2030
This white themed BLACK+DECKER D2030 iron tops our list of the best. Apart from its high aesthetic values, its longevity, reliability, and plethora of innovative features has ranked it among the most sought-after in the market. The 1500-watt element it comes with, for instance, is durable. Its variable steam control works well, while its motion sensitive auto off feature and temperature ready tones that boost safety and ease of use. BLACK+DECKER D2030 weighs 3.9 pounds and has a one-year warranty.