Top-of-the-line irons, good at removing wrinkles and effective at steam ironing, the CHI steam iron has a number of features found on more expensive picks.
The CHI Steam Iron for Clothes with Titanium Infused Ceramic Soleplate, 1700 Watts, XL 10â Cord, 3-Way Auto Shutoff, 300+ Holes, Professional Grade, Silver (13101) works the best for evenly breezing through denim and the most stubborn jeans, as well as preventing wrinkles. It's the most expensive model we tested, but its features, design, and build quality make it worth the investment.
This steam iron has a number of technical advantages over our top pick, including a large water reservoir, variable temperature control, self-cleaning, and auto-shut off. But its slow start, lighter weight, and less than stellar steam production make it hard to recommend over the iron we picked.
The Steam/Dry iron from the Panasonic NI-W810CS offers the same quality, performance, and reliability as more expensive competitors, but comes with a more affordable price.
The Maytag M1400 iron models our reviewers as a hardworking, intelligent, and all-around useful device that gets the job done. It may not have a steam setting, and it wont heat as fast as some, but its well-constructed, makes quick work of tough fabrics, and irons at a decent speed.
Wonderful design, easy to use, and long lasting are the only ways to describe this steam iron. The digital screen is easy to use, and the iron comes with a three year warranty.
The 1800-watt Vremi brand iron is the least expensive option we tested, and it did the best job of cleaning wrinkles out of fabrics. It's lightweight and has a power that rivals pricier irons, and the self cleaning feature saves you the hassle of constantly cleaning and replacing water.
We like the easy-to-view water tank, and this iron has all the features you'd expect in an iron in its price class. But it takes a little practice to get accurate steam distribution.
* Based on Steamaway testing of 10 iron models within its price category.
Powerful steam, wide soleplate, and anti-drip steam-wand refill make this Rowenta iron among the best you'll discover in this price range.
The PowerXL is the first cordless iron we tested (and the only one since), and it's the best of the bunch, with impressive steam, powerful 1500 watts, auto-off and a steam cleaner.