Using the best tool for the job is always important which is why finding the right steam iron for quilting is key. There are a lot of options out there so we researched the best-sellers and top-rated products to help you find the right one for your needs. Before we get started with our individual product reviews, let’s take a closer look at some key features to find out what makes a good iron a good iron.
Type: There are both corded and cordless irons available. Most of our top picks are corded so you won’t have to worry about battery life but we did find one really great cordless option if that’s what you’re looking for.
Power: The more watts an iron has, the more powerful it is so it heats up faster and hotter. Usually, travel irons have fewer watts because they’re smaller than standard irons. The range on our list is 420 to 1800 watts.
Steam: All of these items use the power of steam. While most of them can also be used as dry irons, steam helps you get out tough creases and wrinkles. Some of them can even be used as a clothes steamer.
Travel: Technically, you can travel with any iron but if you’re looking for something that’s specifically designed for it, we found a few. Travel irons are smaller, lighter, and some are even equipped with dual voltage selection.
Size: This will really show you the differences in size between mini travel irons and full sized ones. Keep in mind that the area of the soleplate is usually in direct proportion to the size of the iron.
Warranty: Warranties are important with a small electronic item such as an iron. Every item on our list is covered for between 1 and 2 years. Make sure you know what’s covered and what isn’t with whichever item you choose.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move right into our product reviews. If you’re in a hurry, the best place to start is with our top and budget picks. They’ll really show you the range that’s available. They’re right at the top of our list so they’re really easy to find. Stick around if you can, all of these items are great and you never know which one will catch your eye. Okay, let’s get started.