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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in stores for options.
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We assess how effective the irons are at removing creases. We use synthetic organza, silk, wool, a cotton shirt, denim jeans and linen for the test.
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Ease of use score
We assess each iron for how easy it is to fill up the water tank, move the iron over various fabrics, use the steam and spray functions and adjust the temperature. We also check how comfortable the iron is to hold, and the convenience of the cord.
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This is a useful safety feature that cuts off power to the iron after it's been left sitting idle for a while.
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating isn't included in our total score. N/A means there's no rating for that company.
Whether you can store the cord when the iron's not in use.
A function that helps keep your iron free of scale and deposits that could clog it, usually by pushing hot steam through the soleplate.
Prevents water from dripping through the soleplate and potentially staining fabrics.
These are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not that particular model. If you see 'NA' as the outcome, that's because we haven't heard from enough people who own the brand.
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These are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not that particular model. If you see 'N/A' as the outcome, that's because we haven't heard from enough people who own the brand.
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Stated warranty in years. This doesn't include the rights you have under Australian Consumer Law.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Reliability score
- Satisfaction score
- Weight when full (kg)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Automatic shut-off
- Shop Ethical rating
- Soleplate type
- Power-on light
- Drip protection
- Cord storage
- Auto shut-off when horizontal and when vertical (min:sec)
- Cord length (m)
- Weight (kg)
- Stated wattage (W)
- Country of origin
- Warranty (years)