Monday 21 August 2017

5 of the best... Steam Irons

Philips PerfectCare T-ionic Glide Auto-off Steam Iron, €99, www.harveynorman.ie
Philips PerfectCare T-ionic Glide Auto-off Steam Iron, €99, www.harveynorman.ie
Philips Easy Speed Iron, €35.95, available from www.harveynorman.ie
Tefal Steam Generator Iron, €229, www.harveynorman.ie
Russell Hobbs 20630 Powersteam Ultra Steam Iron, €61.49, Argos.ie
Tefal Instant Compact Garment Steamer, €147.99, Argos.ie

Philips Easy Speed Iron

At 2300 watts and with a 270ml water capacity, this iron might not have the strength of some of the other models on the market, but it's perfect for someone who does smaller amounts of ironing and at a great price point. The steam output is 35g/minute and the steam shot is 140g/min. €35.95, available from harveynorman.ie

Russell Hobbs 20630 Powersteam Ultra Steam Iron

Super powerful (3100 watts), this iron has a steam output of 45g/min and a steam shot of 210g/min, with a 350ml water tank. The soleplate is ceramic and the iron comes with anti-scale and anti-drip systems. Currently €60.78 at Argos.ie

Tefal Instant Compact Garment Steamer

Operating at 1500 watts and with a hose length of 1.27m, the water tank capacity of this steamer (1 litre) gives a steaming time of 30 minutes and it's ready to use in one minute. Great for use on delicate fabrics. Currently €121.58 at Argos.ie

Philips PerfectCare T-ionic Glide Auto-off Steam Iron

A water jug of 350ml and a wattage of 2600, with a steam output of 50g/min and a steam shot of 190g/min make this a great performer. Its real beauty, however, is the OptimalTemp technology, which means that you don't have to adjust the temperature, whatever the fabric. €99, available from harveynorman.ie

Tefal Steam Generator Iron

This steam generator iron has a water capacity of 1.7l; 2400 watts, a steam shot of 220g/m and an output of 120g/m. Nifty features include one setting for all fabrics, an eco setting that uses 20pc less energy and an Ultraglide solar plate. €299, available from harveynorman.ie

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