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Last updated: 16 February 2017

If you're not keen on ironing (who is?) and don't want to spend a lot – look no further. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best iron for you. Our irons buying guide will help you decide on the features you need and how we test explains how we get our results. You can also check out the brands our members find to be the most reliable.

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Our test covers irons with ceramic, metallic and non-stick soleplate. Our expert testers give every iron a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • perform the best on a variety of fabrics
  • are easy to use
  • come with useful features.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you see which irons are self-cleaning and which come with drip protection. We also give you brand reliability scores where available and our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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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. The performance score accounts for 70% of the overall score.

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