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We test 30 irons in the CHOICE labs, including models from Philips, Sunbeam, Tefal and more.
Here's a statement you'll rarely hear: "I love ironing!" OK, maybe some people enjoy it – perhaps as a meditative exercise – but for most it's a chore. If you're not keen on ironing and don't want to spend a lot – look no further. We've tested 30 models to tell you:
*The Kambrook KI360 is a lightweight, dry-only iron. We've included it in the full test results.
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Content producer - Household
Baby furniture, Children and safety, Laundry and cleaning, Kitchen, Baby transport
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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. The ease of use score accounts for 30% of the overall score.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price at January 2014.
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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