9 best steam generator irons

To get through your ironing as swiftly as possible, invest in one of these efficient gadgets

Ironing is one of those chores that most of us want to run for the hills. Invest in a decent iron and at least you’ll make quicker work of what can otherwise seem like the dullest household task going.

For the ultimate in speedy ironing, get a steam generator iron. Not only do they produce more steam than standard irons, but they don’t need refilling with water anywhere near as often.

But don’t just pick any old model. Your tick list should include a good lime scale filter, comfy handle, easy-to-fill tank, auto shut-off, a hassle-free power cord and thin soleplate that tapers at the nose.

Still not sure which brand or model to opt for? We’ve blitzed through mountains of clothes and fabrics of all types to bring you the very best steam generator irons on the market.

Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys

 

Verdict

This is tricky as they are all so good. If pushed, we’d go with the Tefal Pro Express Total Xpert GV8975 for its astonishingly high quality performance and durability, with the Philips PerfectCare Aqua coming in at a close second for its sheer ease of use.

Buy now

1. Philips PerfectCare Aqua, £259.95

2. Rowenta Silence Steam, £244.99

3. Hoover Ironspeed SRD4110, £229.99

4. Breville Extreme Steam, £74.99

5. Tefal Pro Express Total Xpert GV8975, £299

6. Polti Vaporella Forever 1600 Eco, £229.95

7. Hotpoint SG E12 AA0 UK Power Perfection, £139.95

8. Bosch, £279.99

9. Russell Hobbs SmartGlide Pro Steam, £99.99

 

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