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Last updated: 10 August 2018

Steam stations, or steam generators, are bulkier – and pricier – than your traditional iron, but they help you get through your ironing fast. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best steam station for your needs. Our steam stations buying guide will help you decide which one you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour. You can also find out which brands our members find to be the most reliable.

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If you do a lot of ironing then a steam station could be a worthwhile investment. They are great for getting your ironing done quickly, easily and without fuss. Our expert testers give every steam station a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are best at removing creases from a range of fabrics
  • are easy to use
  • heat up the fastest.
We also give you good and bad points for each model as well as their brand reliability results to help you buy the best. And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top. Show less


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Being able to refill as you go saves you time.

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This locks the steam supply trigger in position so you don't have to constantly hold it while ironing. It's handy for vertical ironing or ironing a large piece of fabric.

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