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List of brands we tested in this review.
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We assess how effective the steam station irons are at removing creases. Synthetic organza, silk, wool, a cotton shirt, denim jeans and linen are used for the test. The performance score accounts for 70% of the overall score.
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Ease of use score
We assess each steam station iron for how easy it is to fill the water tank, move the iron over various fabrics, use the steam function, adjust the temperature and store; as well as how comfortable the iron is to hold and the convenience of the cord and steam hose. The ease of use score accounts for 30% of the overall score.
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Hose length (m)
The length of the hose in metres. If the main tank is placed on a table, you'll need a hose that's long enough to reach the ironing board.
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This allows you to control the amount of steam coming from the iron. You can turn it up when you're trying to get creases out of linen, and turn it down for more sensitive fabrics.
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
This is a specially designed heel to wrap the cord around and/or a clip to secure the cord.
Refill tank during ironing
Being able to refill as you go saves you time.
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.
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
- Warranty (years)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Automatic shut-off
- Shop Ethical rating
- Soleplate type
- Steam lock
- Variable steam
- Refill tank during ironing
- Cord storage
- Auto shut-off
- Heat-up time
- Cord length (m)
- Hose length (m)
- Weight (kg)
- Stated wattage (W)
- Country of origin