With features like precision tips, steam bursts, auto shut-off, anti drip, and easy-glide surfaces, a new wave of clothing irons has us wondering if it is time to consider an appliance upgrade in the laundry room. We’ve rounded up a collection of conventional steam irons, as well as a few professional-style home ironing systems recommend by the experts.
Above: The Electrolux Steam Iron features an even-heat nonstick ceramic sole plate, continuous steam, and four temperature settings; $129.99 at Verishop. Above: The Panasonic 360 Quick Multi-Directional Steam Dry Iron (NI-W810CS) is designed to iron in any direction and features a ceramic-coated soleplate; $59.95 at Panasonic. Above: The T-Fal Powerglide Steam Iron captures calc particles for a clean and fast clean; available through T-Fal stockists. Above: The Rowenta Professional Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel (DW8080) is $82.80 on Amazon. Above: Another style from Rowenta, the Steamium Steam Iron in Brown is available through Rowenta directly. Above: Above: Do you worry about scorching or melting while ironing? Consider the Oliso TG1600 Pro Press Smart Iron that lifts itself up when you let go of the handle, preventing burns, scorching, and tipping; $199.99 at Sew Vac Direct. Above: Source a refurbished Reliable 2000IR-R Classic Iron for $96.75 at Reliable. Above: The DeLonghi Cygnus FXN27G Iron is available through DeLonghi stockists. Above: Looking for a basic iron without bells and whistles? The Black + Decker Classic Steam Iron looks like something from the laundry room of your childhood but offers updated auto-shut off and steam surge features; $30.52 at Amazon. Above: The Reliable Professional Stainless Steel Iron Station is $599.99 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
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N.B.: This post was originally published on April 24, 2014. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.