Skip to content   Skip to footer navigation 

Steam station iron reviews

Buy smarter with CHOICE membership


Or Learn more

Last updated: 14 August 2023


Checked for accuracy by our qualified fact-checkers and verifiers. Find out more about fact-checking at CHOICE.

Steam stations, or steam generators, are bulkier – and pricier – than your traditional iron, but they help you get through your ironing fast. 

Our expert testers give every steam station a thorough workout in the CHOICE labs 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've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

Just looking for a regular iron? Check out our steam iron reviews.

Read more

We also give you good and bad points for each model, and our Recommended list will show you at a glance which models come out on top.

Shopping links on the CHOICE website

CHOICE is an independent, nonprofit organisation dedicated to helping consumers. Clicking a link will take you to a retailer's website to shop. While we make money if you buy through some retailer links, this doesn't influence any of our rankings. 100% of the money we make goes straight back into our nonprofit mission. We're currently testing this service and will consider providing more shopping links in the future. Tell us what you think.

Show less


Expand to view more details.

List of brands we tested in this review.


    Expand to view more details.

    This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in stores for options.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 69 and 2799

    Recommended products

    Remove product

    Member only

    This test score is for members only. Join now to unlock our expert results.

    Already a member?

    Performance score

    Expand to view more details.

    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.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 62 and 100

    Ease of use score

    Expand to view more details.

    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.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 73 and 91

    Hose length (m)

    Expand to view more details.

    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.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 1.5 and 2.1

    Variable steam

    Expand to view more details.

    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

      Expand to view more details.

      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.

        Included in this review

        Members-only access
        • CHOICE Expert Rating
        • Recommended
        • Performance score
        • Ease of use score
        • Warranty (years)
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Automatic shut-off
        • Shop Ethical rating
        • Price
        • 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


        Your filters

        Clear all filters

        Product selected for a detailed comparison

        Clear all

        Get full access to all our tests and reviews

        or Log in