In the econ­o­my of any home there should always be a good, high-qual­i­ty iron. The qual­i­ty and safe­ty of your clothes, the pre­sentable appear­ance, and often the cozi­ness and com­fort in the house depend on which iron you choose. There­fore, the choice of this sub­ject should be approached very care­ful­ly and mean­ing­ful­ly. A poor-qual­i­ty iron can, at best, dam­age clothes or tex­tiles, and at worst, cause a fire safe­ty haz­ard. We have com­piled a list of rec­om­men­da­tions that will help you not to make a mis­take when choos­ing an iron.

What to look for in an iron

A good iron com­bines sev­er­al impor­tant qual­i­ties:

  • Reli­able tem­per­a­ture con­trol for com­fort­able iron­ing of var­i­ous mate­ri­als
  • High-qual­i­ty steam release sys­tem, with­out the appear­ance of water and drops
  • Smooth smooth sur­face

Be sure to check all these char­ac­ter­is­tics to deter­mine which iron is right for you.

Steam functions

Mod­ern irons have not only the main func­tion of steam release, but also a set of spe­cial modes, each of which allows you to get the max­i­mum effi­cien­cy from the device. Please note the fol­low­ing fea­tures.

The steam set­ting allows you to select and con­trol the amount of steam, so you can, for exam­ple, increase the amount of steam to remove wrin­kles from fab­rics such as linen. In cas­es with more del­i­cate mate­ri­als, you can reduce the amount of steam.

The ver­ti­cal steam func­tion allows you to iron even hang­ing cur­tains. This can be very con­ve­nient, espe­cial­ly for those who are sewing. Also, the func­tion is very use­ful in the econ­o­my.

A burst of steam at the touch of a but­ton or a burst of steam may not seem like a very impor­tant option, but it can be very use­ful when you are deal­ing with par­tic­u­lar­ly dif­fi­cult creas­es in the fab­ric.


Tem­per­a­ture set­tings are on almost every mod­ern iron. How­ev­er, this does not mean that a sim­ple ther­mo­stat is enough to make a choice. You should choose an iron with an accu­rate and reli­able ther­mo­stat that will allow you to con­trol the tem­per­a­ture with­out errors. This will allow you to use the iron with dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als with­out fear of dam­ag­ing them.

Also, the sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the stroking sur­face to tem­per­a­ture changes should be high.

Iron weight

It would seem that the iron should not be heavy in order to com­fort­ably move it over the sur­face of the fab­ric, and to com­fort­ably hold it, espe­cial­ly when it is filled with water for steam. The lighter the iron, the eas­i­er it is to move, how­ev­er, you will have to apply more pres­sure dur­ing iron­ing. Like­wise, a heav­ier iron will require less pres­sure and is not always com­fort­able to han­dle. What you should do is to choose a bal­anced device that you will be com­fort­able using. It is best to try the iron in prac­tice before final­ly decid­ing on the choice.

Ironing surface of the iron

One of the main char­ac­ter­is­tics that you need to pay atten­tion to when choos­ing an iron is its iron­ing sur­face. It should be not­ed right away that due to the fact that this is the part that comes into con­tact with the mate­r­i­al, includ­ing light fab­rics, it is nec­es­sary to keep the sur­face clean. The eas­i­est way to do this is if the sur­face is non-stick. Things are a lit­tle more com­pli­cat­ed with sur­faces made of stain­less steel.

At the same time, the non-stick sur­face is much less resis­tant to mechan­i­cal dam­age, espe­cial­ly scratch­es, which can reduce the life of the device.

When choos­ing a stain­less steel sur­face, you should also be wary of scratch­es and stains, but in every­day life it man­i­fests itself some­what eas­i­er and more con­ve­nient than any oth­er option. Ulti­mate­ly, it is worth choos­ing the option that is right for you.

Leak protection

The leak pro­tec­tion fea­ture is built into many mod­ern steam irons. It is designed to pro­tect the iron from drops on the sur­face, as they can dam­age the mate­r­i­al you are iron­ing. This func­tion is essen­tial in a qual­i­ty device and is essen­tial for the safe­ty of your clothes and linen when iron­ing.

Water quantity indicator

In order to con­ve­nient­ly con­trol the amount of water in the iron and avoid unnec­es­sary dam­age, you will need a trans­par­ent tank. Thus, when you draw water or use the iron, you can always see how much water is placed inside.

Self cleaning

Some irons are equipped with this use­ful fea­ture, which allows you to auto­mat­i­cal­ly remove scale that can accu­mu­late and clog the tubes and holes on the iron­ing sur­face of the iron. With this func­tion, you can extend the life of the device and reduce the need for fre­quent clean­ing.

Convenient wire storage

In most cas­es, the wires are attached direct­ly to the body of the iron. Often this com­pli­cates the stor­age of the device and threat­ens to dam­age the wire. In order to avoid this, some man­u­fac­tur­ers equip irons with an addi­tion­al fea­ture: a spe­cial latch that holds the wire in the cor­rect posi­tion and pre­vents kinks.

Automatic shutdown

In order to enhance fire safe­ty, some irons are equipped with an auto-off func­tion after the device has not been used for a cer­tain peri­od of time. As a rule, when the iron is turned off, it emits a beep. This fea­ture is extreme­ly con­ve­nient, espe­cial­ly if you some­times for­get to turn off the pow­er of the iron your­self.

Power indicator light

Mod­ern irons are equipped with a light indi­ca­tor so that you always under­stand when the device is con­nect­ed and when it is turned off.

Ironing surface with indentation for buttons

The dis­tance between the body of the iron and its iron­ing sur­face allows you to iron shirts and oth­er prod­ucts with but­tons with great con­ve­nience, with­out fear of dam­ag­ing them or melt­ing them. This fea­ture is option­al, but is present in most mod­ern devices that are avail­able on the mar­ket. It pro­vides con­ve­nience when iron­ing and sim­pli­fies your task.

Ergonomic shape

The shape of the iron and its spout is no less impor­tant than the design and mate­ri­als from which the device is made. Most mod­ern irons are made of plas­tic that is resis­tant to high tem­per­a­tures. Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion must be paid to the tip of the iron, as it should eas­i­ly pass over the sur­face of the fab­ric with­out leav­ing marks or dam­ag­ing the mate­r­i­al itself. Also, it should eas­i­ly pass into hard-to-reach places on gar­ments, such as pleats, pleats, and more.

iron cost

When it comes to price, qual­i­ty irons can vary in price depend­ing on the func­tion­al­i­ty. There are more pro­fes­sion­al mod­els designed for spe­cial mate­ri­als. There is also a wide range of steam sta­tions or steam gen­er­a­tors on the mar­ket that are designed to work with del­i­cate fab­rics. Such devices, as a rule, cost from 10,000 rubles. An ordi­nary iron can cost up to 1,000 rubles and more, up to 7,000, depend­ing on the brand and spec­i­fi­ca­tions. The choice should be based both on the amount you are will­ing to spend on this device, and on the char­ac­ter­is­tics that you are look­ing for. Among the pop­u­lar brands are Tefal, Braun, Bosch and many oth­ers.

Iron models

Polaris PIR 1005T is one of the most afford­able irons on the mar­ket with a wide range of fea­tures and high effi­cien­cy. The device is extreme­ly easy to use. The iron­ing sur­face is made of stain­less steel. The iron is equipped with a steam release func­tion, because there are a large num­ber of spe­cial holes for steam on the sur­face. With its light weight and com­pact size, the iron is very con­ve­nient to use and store. Also, this iron is well suit­ed for trips and trav­el. The sur­face glides eas­i­ly over the fab­ric, regard­less of its type, and leaves no marks. The pow­er of the iron is 1000W. Also Polaris PIR 1005T has the func­tion of steam boost and ver­ti­cal steam­ing. The weight of the iron is 0.64kg. The iron has a styl­ish and sim­ple appear­ance and an ergonom­i­cal­ly shaped body that pro­vides a com­fort­able work process. The Polaris PIR 1005T is a con­ve­nient and afford­able choice for any home.

Braun TexStyle TS745A is a state of the art steam iron that can iron even the tough­est areas of cloth­ing and tex­tiles with steam. In addi­tion, the iron is equipped with spray and steam boost func­tions. The iron sole­plate is made of alu­minum and has a spe­cial remov­able noz­zle Tex­tile Pro­tec­tor, designed for more effi­cient iron­ing.

The iron has a clas­sic black body with a trans­par­ent reser­voir and a con­ve­nient cir­cu­lar tem­per­a­ture con­trol. The but­tons on the body of the iron are locat­ed in such a way as to pro­vide con­ve­nient and easy access to most of the func­tions that you may need dur­ing oper­a­tion. The Braun TexStyle has a pow­er of 2400W and a 400ml tank. In addi­tion, the iron has a self-clean­ing sys­tem, anti-drip pro­tec­tion and anti-scale pro­tec­tion. When inac­tive, the iron turns itself off. The device weighs 1.4 kg, which cre­ates the per­fect com­pro­mise between light­ness and pres­sure dur­ing iron­ing. Braun TexStyle is suit­able for any task.

Bosch Sen­sixxx TDA702421E com­bines pow­er and reli­a­bil­i­ty. This iron is equipped with a con­ve­nient switch-on sys­tem, which is acti­vat­ed by touch­ing the han­dle, if there is no con­tact with the han­dle, the iron will auto­mat­i­cal­ly turn off. The iron­ing sur­face is made of anodized alu­minum with enam­el lines, which pro­vides both fast heat­ing and easy glid­ing over the sur­face. The pow­er of the iron is 2400W, so it is able to iron even the thick­est and heav­i­est mate­ri­als. The capac­i­ty of the water tank is 380ml, so the steam mode can be used for quite a long time. The iron from Bosch has the func­tions of steam boost and spray, as well as con­tin­u­ous steam.

In addi­tion, this iron pro­vides an anti-drip sys­tem, self-clean­ing, anti-calc and auto-off. The Bosch Sen­sixxx iron weighs 1.88kg. The iron has a styl­ish appear­ance, a com­fort­able ergonom­ic body and a but­ton lay­out that pro­vides access to the nec­es­sary func­tions when iron­ing.