See here the list of Top 10 best steam irons. Read the buying guide and other important factors before making a selection for you or any of your dear ones.

Bestseller No. 1
Professional Grade 1700W Steam Iron for Clothes with Rapid Even Heat Scratch Resistant Stainless...
  • 🔎 CUT YOUR IRONING TIME IN HALF - Easy gliding across various garments, smoothing hard-to-reach areas, and 1700-Watts of...
  • 🔎 TRUE POSITION AXIAL ALIGNED STEAM HOLES - Scientific research and testing has proven that less is better when it comes...
  • 🔎 EASY CONTROL THERMOSTAT DIAL - Easily select the ideal steam output based on fabric type. Anti-Drip feature, 55g/min...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Rowenta DW5080 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Taupe
  • STAINLESS STEEL SOLEPLATE W/ PRECISION TIP Easy gliding across different garments, smoothing hard to reach areas, and 1700 Watts...
  • 400+ STEAM HOLES WITH 35 G/MIN OF STEAM - Provide excellent steam distribution
  • EASY CONTROL THERMOSTAT KNOB - Easily select the ideal steam output based on fabric
SaleBestseller No. 3
Rowenta DG8520 Perfect Steam 1800-Watt Eco Energy Steam Iron Station Stainless Steel Soleplate,...
  • Exceptional 5 bars of pressure ideal for removing wrinkles from hanging garments or drapes and or smoothing and shaping sewing...
  • Micro steam 400 Stainless Steel Soleplate. Power cord length : 1.9 meter
  • Constant High Powered Steam - available at the touch of a trigger, the powerful steam makes ironing fast and effortless
SaleBestseller No. 4
Rowenta DW9280 Digital Display Steam Iron, Stainless Steel Soleplate, 1800-Watt, 400-Hole, Blue
  • 1800 WATTS OF POWER TO CLEAN THE WHOLE HOUSE - Iron out the wrinkles and refresh not only any type of clothing, but also other...
  • POWERFUL BURST OF STEAM (210G) - Smothes out even the worst wrinkles on thick garments such as suits or curtains with up to 30%...
  • 400 STEAMHOLES AND STAINLESS STEEL SOLEPLATE - Even steam distribution and smooth gliding across different garments for years to...
Bestseller No. 5
BLACK+DECKER Digital Advantage Professional Steam Iron, LCD Screen, Gray, D2030
  • Stainless Steel Soleplate - The durable, heavy-duty soleplate glides smoothly over all fabric types to press out wrinkles in no...
  • High Steam Rate - Blast away wrinkles efficiently with customizable digital settings that deliver the perfect amount of steam...
  • Digital Temperature Control - The clear-view LCD screen makes it easy to customize fabric and steam settings. Plus, the screen...
SaleBestseller No. 6
Beautural 1800-Watt Steam Iron with Digital LCD Screen, Double-Layer and Ceramic Coated Soleplate,...
  • 9 PRESET MODES - features a clear-view LCD screen, Stop with the guesswork and don't burn your clothes! Select your fabric type...
  • DOUBLE CERAMIC SOLEPLATE - Harder than stainless steel, super scratch resistant, and more durable and easier to clean! Protect...
  • BE SAFER WITH AUTO SHUTOFF - We all get distracted at some point, so DON'T PUT THOSE AROUND YOU AT RISK! Motion sensors...
SaleBestseller No. 7
Hamilton Beach Iron for Clothes with Titanium Infused Ceramic Soleplate, Electronic Temperature...
  • MADE WITH CHI FLAT IRON TECHNOLOGY. Designed using the same titanium-infused ceramic soleplate technology that powers CHI's hair...
  • GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AWARD WINNER: Named Awesome Steam Iron in the 2019 Good Housekeeping Top-Tested Cleaning Awards.
  • POWERFUL STEAM FOR EFFORTLESS IRONING. With over 400 steam holes, this iron delivers powerful steam that makes the process of...
SaleBestseller No. 8
Maytag M400 Speed Heat Steam Iron & Vertical Steamer with Stainless Steel Sole Plate, Self Cleaning...
  • HEATS FASTER: Maytag's M400 Iron reaches max temperature in less than a minute, much faster than traditional irons. Plus, it only...
  • VERTICAL STEAM: The Maytag M400 is not JUST for ironing, now you can steam out wrinkles on your hanging garments too, with the...
  • PRECISION THERMOSTAT: Iron specialty fabrics - Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool, Nylon, or Synthetic; simply turn the dial for a precise...
Bestseller No. 9
Sunbeam Steammaster Steam Iron | 1400 Watt Large Anti-Drip Nonstick Stainless Steel Iron with Steam...
  • Steammaster steam iron features 1400 watts of power, large stainless steel nonstick soleplate, large water tank, and anti-drip...
  • Clothes iron has a Shot of Steam feature for an extra burst of steam on flat surfaces or vertically hanging clothes or draperies
  • 3-Way Motion Smart auto-off for safety and peace of mind
SaleBestseller No. 10
AICOK Steam Iron, 1700W Professional Iron for Clothes with Retractable Cord, Variable Temperature...
  • Cut Your Ironing Time In Half - Quickly heats up the water, creating a high level of steam pressure, 1700W of power with our rapid...
  • Precise Thermostat Dial Control - Temperature dial with 5 ranges makes it easy and precise when you iron specialty fabrics such as...
  • Smart Design - The advanced nonstick soleplate is useful for gliding smoothly across all types of fabrics, automatic cleaning...

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Steam ironing stations with separate water tanks are becoming more and more popular with conventional steam irons. There is a simple reason for this: they make much more steam – and that makes ironing much easier. Steam ironing stations consist of an iron, which is connected via a hose to a water tank, in which a boiler is housed, which heats water to steam. The advantage: it can be filled more water and there is much more steam at higher pressure available than a conventional steam iron.

But those who rarely iron, do not necessarily need a steam ironing station. They are not only much larger and unwieldy but also much more expensive. The cheapest steam ironing station in the test costs just under 60 euros, the most expensive almost 300. Steam irons are available from 30 euros, but you can also spend 100 euros for it.

Ironing with steam – why?

If you have tried it before, you know that it is much easier to iron textiles smoothly with steam than without them. Because water vapour permeates the textiles and straightens up the fibres. The higher the vapour pressure, the deeper the water vapour penetrates into the fabric of the garments. In conventional steam irons, the steam is generated in the iron itself. However, steam irons have only a small water tank, who iron much with steam, must often refill. In addition, steam generator steam generation is coupled to the temperature of the sole of the iron. At low ironing temperature, therefore, little or no steam is available.

Steam ironing stations deliver the same amount of steam at each ironing temperature

Steam ironing stations, where the water tank and boiler are housed in a separate device that is connected to the iron with a hose, have become more practical and now much more popular. These stations are much larger than steam irons, but still small enough to be placed on the ironing board. But watch out, the hose can get very hot. We actually had a small blister in the test because the tube accidentally got to an unprotected skin on the leg!

The separation of boiler and iron in addition to the significantly greater vapour development has another advantage: the iron does not drip, the clothes will not get wet. This is a crucial difference to steam irons, which often cause wet spots on clothing. The water output of steam irons is measured in grams per minute. The higher the value, the better the ironing result theoretically. However, you should not weigh exactly, because whether a device now spits out 70 or 80 grams per minute, is negligible. Our test has shown that you can achieve very good ironing results with irons that emit 100 grams of steam per minute.

To save power, just use a little less steam – 80 to 90 per cent of electricity consumption goes back to the steam. In addition to the amount of water vapour that is released, when ironing it depends on the pressure with which it is ejected because it depends on how well and how deeply the water vapour penetrates into the textiles. Most devices in the test work with values ​​between 4 and 6 bar.

Temperature adjustment

For cotton, you should always work at the highest level and with the maximum amount of steam. So it ironed quickly and easily. However, be careful with finer textiles such as silk or linen. Steam here only at low level and with the lowest possible temperature, which is usually marked with a star. Before buying, consider which textiles you prefer to iron, as some irons offer many different temperature settings, others less. For example, if you almost always want to iron cotton, then a very finely adjustable steam station is not worth it.

Sole, Accessories & Co.

The sole is the underside of the iron. There are different coatings, which promise a better lubricity depending on the material. Our test showed: The lubricity of coated soles is best, they are the easiest to iron. Manufacturers choose sounding names for the coating materials, such as trillium, glissium and alumite, which are usually applied to aluminium soles. But there are also soles made of stainless steel and with ceramic coating, with ceramics can be found especially in the high-priced segment.

Often you hear that for the use of a steam ironing station, a so-called active ironing board is necessary. That may be true for some ironing tables because a normal ironing board is not actually designed to absorb large amounts of steam. So it can happen that the ironing board gets too wet and drips water on the floor.

Active ironing tables are not a requirement for an ironing station

In our test with a normal ironing board but no difficulties have occurred – and we have really ironed a lot! And yet the ironing table used had already been ten years old. Nevertheless, moisture was not dripping on any steam ironing stations. So before you invest in a new ironing board, first test whether your age does not. In addition, manufacturers often argue that ironing stations are too heavy for commercial ironing tables. It depends on the construction of the ironing board. Our tip: If you find your ironing board too shaky, simply place the steam ironing station on the floor. The connecting hoses are sufficiently long.

Tap water or distilled water?

Previously, you should use distilled water for steam irons, because tap water is more or less calcified depending on the region. This can not only damage the device, it also leaves ugly white spots when ironing. Today, however, almost all steam irons and steam ironing stations are designed to use ordinary tap water. Many have their own decalcification system. But otherwise, the use of distilled water is not as unproblematic as one would think. Because distilled water is deprived of all ingredients, it reacts easily with other materials and can attack, for example, stainless steel.

That’s how we tested

After extensive research, we have selected and extensively tested eleven steam ironing stations and eight steam irons from the large selection. At the ironing stations, it was particularly important to us to find out how much steam the models really give off and if the manufacturer’s information is correct. Of course, we also wanted to know how well the stations are doing in practice. For that, we ironed and steamed what the stuff holds.

In order to measure the expelled steam volumes, we measured the stations on a calibrated precision balance before and after one minute of continuous steam. So we could determine how many grams of water vapour is released. This test procedure was repeated five times per steam ironing station to rule out measurement inaccuracies. The results were surprisingly consistent and varied only by a few grams. Some of our measurement results differ considerably from the manufacturer’s specifications.

This may be because we actually released steam for a minute during our measurement. Because many steam ironing stations deliver a lot of steam at the beginning and then they quickly run out of steam. If one measures only the steam output of the first ten seconds and multiplies the value by six, one comes to much higher values. When ironing, it is important that the continuous steam output is really durable, so our measurement method is in our opinion much more meaningful. In fact, all steam ironing stations where we measured a high value also delivered consistently high steam output.

Big differences in the amount of steam

The refill of water was not possible in the test on all machines during use, because on some models, the water tank and pressure booster are not separated. If the water needs to be filled directly into the boiler, it has to cool down before you can open it and top up with water. If you open it when it is still hot, there is a risk, like a pressure cooker, that a boiling water splashes in the face!

In the ironing test, we used different textiles and tested the steam with several layers of fabric to check how deep the steam penetrates. In addition to the steam ironing, we also tried ironing without steam. Here we had to say: Ironing without steam is not worthwhile, only the Siemens Slider, the model from Klarstein, the Perfect Care Elite Silence from Phillips and the Pro Express Control Plus from Tefal were able to achieve satisfactory results. We also tried the “vertical steam ironing” offered by all the stations. You steam a hanging garment with the iron.

Attention: Please never garment items of clothing vertically in the living object! Hot steam quickly causes burns!
With the steam irons our focus was less on the gram accurate determination of the steam output, but more on the subjective ironing quality. This is also due to the fact that the check of the steam discharge quantity did not move within the measurable range for each model.

Another important point for us was whether the manufacturer’s promise that the iron does not drip on the laundry, is respected. Almost all manufacturers advertise with the “anti-drop” promise that the laundry does not drip completely, despite the formation of steam and holes in the sole. In practice, we, unfortunately, had to realize that this is often not the case. Especially the Ultragliss of Tefal was negative here because it dripped even after unplugging and without electricity.