I just asked Siri*, “How do most people relax?” She rattled off a list of activities including, “nosh on chocolate,” “rub your feet over a golf ball,” “count backward,” “meditate” and “drip cold water on your wrists.” Siri completely missed my favorite way to relax. I iron (not to be confused with I pump iron, which I do not). No really. There’s something soothing and instantly gratifying about a good steam iron with a heft of heat and steam gliding back and forth over wrinkled fabric.
That’s why I was excited to get another request, this time from Marianne, “I need a new iron. I’ve searched the Internet trying to find the best steam iron for the best price, and all I get is terribly confused! Can’t someone make a decent steam iron? Suggestions, please!”
I kind of jumped for joy at that question because yes, and I do have suggestions—three to be exact, based on these criteria: steaming rate, ironing quality, features, and price.
Here they are—my current** top three steam irons:
Best Better Quality
Best Steam Iron Station
There you go, Marianne. I hope that clears away the confusion and helps you make a confident decision.
*the voice-activated app for iPhone
**Steam iron manufacturers frequently introduce new models, not unlike car manufacturers. My recommendations may change from time to time. Gotta’ keep up.
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First published: 10-15-18; Updated 12-10-21