Best Steam Iron

Best steam irons

Finding a good iron is key to getting the wrinkles out of your clothes without damaging them.


Steam irons are a great way to safely iron your clothes without worrying about leaving a mark – both on your clothes and your wallet. Using a steam iron would be a great alternative to dry cleaning and an easy, cost-effective way to keep your clothes looking brand new. But one false move and your clothes can get ruined. You need to carefully choose the best steam iron for your clothes and your budget.

We’ve compiled a few favorites from our reviewers for the best steam irons, and they all have some pretty cool features. These are no traditional irons, and the special features make steam irons so easy to use that it’s nearly impossible to mess up.

Rowenta DX-9800 Perfect Steam Iron

Viewpoints score of 97/100 based on 6 reviews

Best steam iron

Rowenta DX-9800 Perfect Steam Iron

Not all irons are created alike, and Rowenta knows that. The Rowenta DX-9800 Perfect Steam Iron claims it has a perfect steam right in the name, but does it actually work? Our reviewers seem to think so.

“The Rowenta Perfect DX9800 is the best iron I have purchased in my lifetime.” ldav70, Reviewer since 2009

This iron works both dry or with steam, with settings that allow the user to adjust the temperature based on fabric type. The steam iron even includes a steam-burst button to get out the most stubborn wrinkles. The automatic shut-off is another key feature that makes this iron “perfect.”

Sizzling Bonus Features: Anti-drip to prevent leaking and comfort grip

Panasonic NI-S300TR 1200-Watt Steam Iron

Viewpoints score of 88/100 based on 38 reviews

Best steam iron

Panasonic NI-S300TR 1200-Watt Steam Iron

The Panasonic NI-S300TR 1200-Watt Steam Iron steams clothes quickly and gently with its impressive 1200-watt iron.

“This little iron has given me a lot of bang for the buck.” vbgirl7, Reviewer since 2009

There are adjustable steam settings for heavier fabrics, and a mist button for extra moisture where it’s needed. Our reviewers marvel at the low price given the high quality of the Panasonic NI-S300TR 1200-Watt Steam Iron.

Sizzling Bonus Features: An electronic sensor that turns the iron off if left upright for more than 60 seconds and an automatic retractable cord reel for storage.

Rowenta Steam Iron DX1700

Best steam iron

Rowenta Steam Iron DX1700

Viewpoints score of 79/100 based on 39

For another product we think is the best steam iron, Rowenta scores again with its Rowenta Steam Iron DX1700.  It has a special indicator to monitor the water levels and prevent leakage. The transparent water tank also ensures you can see the water level and when it needs to be refilled. This updated Rowenta Steam Iron DX1700 uses an AIRGLIDE stainless steel soleplate for smoother results.

Sizzling Bonus Features: Protection from lime and scale build up in the iron and auto-shut off after 30 seconds if resting horizontally or knocked over


Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Goods and written by Viewpoints reviewer ms1708.

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