Steam iron: how to choose?
There are many criteria to consider if you want to buy a steam iron that offers excellent value for money.
The power of a steam iron is expressed in watts (W). It influences both the heating time of the appliance and the preparation of steam. Generally, a high-performance steam iron has a power between 2000 and 2600 W.
The steam flow is expressed in grams per minute. It indicates the quantity of steam released per minute. The higher the steam output, the better the smoothing of your laundry will be. Note that steam irons providing a steam output above 40 g per minute are useful for ironing all types of clothes. Want to increase the effectiveness of steaming? Turn to a model with the “pressing” or “pulse” function.
Steam irons with a 200 to 250 ml tank are especially suitable for occasional use. Models with a water tank of 300ml and above are recommended for households with more than 4 people.
- The coating of the sole
The soleplate of a steam iron can be stainless steel or ceramic. Some manufacturers currently offer models with soles incorporating high-performance technology such as Durilium AirGlide or OptimalTEMP.
Available options, maintenance, price and design also matter when choosing a steam iron.
Our pick: 2600 W steam iron in blue
With its power of 2600 W, the Russell Hobbs Steamglide Pro blue steam iron is your best ally for effectively smoothing your laundry. It measures 13 x 32.4 x 15.3 and weighs 1.23 kg. Made of stainless steel, this innovative iron is equipped with a ceramic soleplate to allow it to glide easily on all types of fabrics. In addition, this steam iron is equipped with a steam regulator that stops the steam if you want to iron dry.
The blue-coloured Steamglide Pro steam iron from Russell Hobbs is our personal favourite, as it delivers a continuous steam output of 40g per minute. It offers, among other things, a variable vapor of up to 70 g per minute. In addition, this steam iron has a tank with a capacity of 300 ml. Its non-slip “Soft Touch” handle is specially designed to offer you perfect handling.
2500 W steam iron in turquoise color
Do you want to iron your laundry with steam, but don’t want to invest in a steam iron? We suggest you opt for this Calor Easygliss Plus steam iron 2500 W turquoise color. It is equipped with a sole incorporating Durilium Airglide technology guaranteeing perfect glide. Its continuous steam output of 40 g per minute is ideal for shortening your ironing sessions. Its ultra-powerful 195 g per minute steaming function, meanwhile, eliminates the most stubborn creases.
The Calor Easygliss Plus turquoise 2500 W steam iron has an anti-drip system to protect your laundry from water stains. Its water tank has a capacity of 270 ml. With its total weight of 1.3 kg, this steam iron is easy to handle. In terms of dimensions, it is 18.4 cm wide, 34.29 cm long and 14.5 cm high.
2400 W steam iron in purple and black
Would you like to acquire a high-performance, stylish steam iron designed for prolonged use? We advise you to opt for the steam iron series 5000 DST5030/80 colors purple and black from Philips Domestic Appliances. With its 2400 W power, it offers you high performance and a rapid temperature rise. Its special non-stick SteamGlide Plus soleplate provides ultra-fast gliding. Plus, it’s easy to clean and scratch-resistant.
The 5000 DST5030/80 series steam iron in purple and black from Philips Domestic Appliances has an anti-drip system. So you can iron delicate fabrics at a low temperature, without worrying about water drops getting dirty. Finally, this steam iron incorporates Calc-Clean anti-limescale system so that it remains efficient for a long time.
2400 W steam iron in blue color
Do you want to make your ironing sessions smoother and faster? We recommend that you purchase the blue steam iron developed by Ensobo. It offers a maximum output of 2400W and features 3-way auto power off. Its reservoir can hold up to 320 ml of water. On the back of this tank is a temperature dial that acts as a heating indicator.
The blue color steam iron from Ensobo provides a rapid heating of 15 seconds. Its burst of steam can reach up to 300 g per shock. In addition, this steam iron has an anti-drip system and an anti-limestone system. Its soleplate with non-stick nano-ceramic coating has 98 steam outlets. The latter is adjustable between 0 and 40 g per minute.
2400 W steam iron in dark blue and white
the Yabano dark blue and white steam iron is what you need to iron your laundry in the best conditions. With a maximum power of 2400 W, it has a nanometric non-stick ceramic soleplate. Thus, it can glide smoothly over all fabrics and without leaving the slightest trace of scratches. We love this steam iron, because of its large 350ml tank capable of delivering better quality steam.
In addition, the Yabano dark blue and white steam iron is adjustable at 5 speeds to overcome creases on all types of fabrics. It also has an anti-calcium system to prevent the accumulation of sediment on its sole. This steam iron also has an anti-drip system and a self-cleaning system. Note that this steam iron is equipped with an extra long 2.2 mm power cord. Finally, it weighs 310 g and measures 36 x 17.5 x 16.1 cm.