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Top 10 Irons 2014

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The best irons that we chose for the top 10 list displayed several important features that make ironing easier and more efficient. Chief among them were safety features like an auto shut-off and a sturdy base and ironing performance with enough steam to get out tough wrinkles.

1,500 watts
Stainless steel soleplate
4.6 pounds (no water)
11.25″ x 5.0″ x 6.0″

Even clothes irons can be packed with features. The Black & Decker D6000 is a perfect example of that. It is very convenient…read more


1,500 watts
9 temperature settings
3.5 pounds
12.5″ x 5.5″ x 7.5″

A powerful iron with 1,500 watts, this Hamilton Beach model heats up quickly and keeps you informed of all its settings with a bright, colorful display. The soleplate is sturdy and glides smoothly…read more


Oliso TG1600  9/10

1,800 watts
Stainless steel soleplate
12-foot cord
12.7-oz. fill tank

If you get tired of the repetitive motion of setting the iron back on its heel, then you’ll be impressed with the Oliso TG1600′s levitating feet feature. Smart technology detects when you release…read more


1,200 watts
5 fabric settings
Stainless steel soleplate
3 pounds
10.4″ x 4.3″ x 5.3″

With powerful steam, this Panasonic iron gets wrinkles out quickly and easily. We were curious to see how well the retractable cord works, and we didn’t experience any trouble with it. By pushing…read more


T-Fal FV4379003  8.5/10

9-ounce water tank
3.2 pounds
5.8″ x 11.4″ x 5.8″
 

With a smart design that keeps the cord out of the way as you iron and a retractable button feature, this T-Fal iron has a smooth glide and satisfactory steam performance. We were happy with how…read more


1,100 watts
3.6 pounds
5.2″ x 10.1″ x 6.2″
 

Advertising itself as a “classic” iron, this Black & Decker steam/dry iron is no-frills and basic, making it easy to use. The dial and steam button are located conveniently at the top of the handle…read more


1200 watts
7.1-oz. capacity water tank
Titanium soleplate
3.3 lbs.

The Panasonic NI-E650TR steam iron features a unique u-shaped soleplate base that allows for better steam circulation and a smoother glide. The temperature dial is right under the handle and the steam buttons are conveniently…read more


1,700 watts
Stainless steel soleplate
1.5 pounds
12.6″ x 5.7″ x 7.1″

A powerful steam iron with 1,700 watts, this Rowenta model has a wide, stable base so you can rest it face down or sitting up. The stainless steel soleplate has 400 holes for even steam…read more


Singer EF.04  8/10

1,700 watts
9 temperature settings
Stainless steel soleplate
3.4 pounds
11.5″ x 4.25″ x 6″

The LCD display on this Singer steam iron handily shows you which fabrics are best for each temperature setting, so you’ll get the best ironing results. The steam functions are…read more


T-Fal FV5266  8/10

Ceramic soleplate
3.4 pounds
12-foot cord
 

A more than competent steam iron that rests upright on a sturdy triangular base, the T-Fal FV5266 contains 67 steam holes in its ceramic soleplate that improve the steam circulation. To prolong…read more


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