It is nearly impossible to live without a steam iron. They are the most popular appliance that can be found in every household. These days irons are nothing like the ones used just 20 years ago. Today irons are all about steam pressure, gliding and correct temperature based on the fabric. Because of their design the ironing process becomes effortless even when dealing with large piles of laundry. Here are the top 5 steam irons 2015.
5. Rowenta DW8080
The Rowenta DW8080 is a heavy duty steam iron designed for home use. Its high price might make some turn away but it should serve best the ones with the budget and with a large family. The bottom side holding the soleplate is made of metal adding weight thus making it easyer to apply pressure without pushing down. The water tank can hold up to 12 ounces of water which makes it convenient to use when dealing with large piles of laundry as it will not be necessary to fill the tank that often. According to the specifications the iron is a professional grade 1700 watts steam iron meaning it can heat up fast and it can reach really high temperatures.
4. Sunbeam Steam Master GCSBSP-201
Looking at the more affordable models the Sunbeam Steam Master GCSBSP-201 is one of the higher rated models. The build quality of the model is fairly decent with its chromed elements green accents on the water tank and handle and stainless steel soleplate. Despite its rather large size it is a significantly lighter than other models which forces the user to apply a bit of pressure by pushing down to obtain the best results. It has a 3 way motion auto-off function and a retractable cord that will make it easy to store and pack in just a few seconds. While it might not be the most advanced model the Sunbeam is an affordable product that would be appreciated mostly by the ones with a limited budget.
3. SINGER Expert Finish Steam Iron
SINGER’s Expert Finish steam iron model is a compact product that comes with an interesting design and several useful features along with a rather low price tag. It is made mostly out of plastic with purple on the bottom side and grey rubber on the handle to ensure a good grip. The soleplate is made of stainless steel that was brushed to ensure a smooth glide. Unfortunately it is also a light model even when the water tank is full. Users will need to push down to add extra pressure when dealing with difficult fabrics to ensure that they get ironed properly. Maximum rated power of the model is 1700 watts which means it will heat up fast. Temperature control is done using the button on the top of the handle while the status of the iron will be showed on the LCD display.
2. Black & Decker D2030
The Black & Decker D2030 is an inexpensive steam iron with a compact form factor and just enough functionality to make it a valid pick for people with large families and a limited budget. According to the product specifications the iron has a rate power of 1500 watts which helps it heat fast and reach high temperature. The model also comes with temperature control that has different settings for each type of fabric. It comes with an easy-to-read LCD monitor, burst of steam feature and an auto clean function. As an additional safety feature the manufacturers included a motion-sensitive sensor that turns off the iron when it does not detect any movement for a certain period of time.
1. Panasonic NI-E650TR
Panasonic has multiple models available on the market but very few come close to the positive feedback that the NI-E650TR managed to get from the consumers. It is a compact and light model with a large water tank and a decent build quality. It is able to heat up quite fast and the control dial offers the option to adjust the temperature for each type of fabric. The soleplate is made of stainless steel covered with a non-stick material that ensures a smooth glide. When using it on difficult fabrics the model manages to iron them properly without applying additional pressure. Last but not least the Panasonic NI-E650TR is an affordable product that can compete with more expensive models.