Fastpress Dry Press
Should you not need the steam option, the Dry model from Fastpress is a good bet.
It is slightly cheaper but has pretty much the same specifications, including the ironing area.
You still just need a light press to lower the handle, and there is still 46kg of pressure applied to the clothing. You can still place it anywhere you wish, whether you want to buy a dedicated stand or use it at a table while sitting down.
It doesn’t need water because of the Teflon-coated heating plate, which gives you steam results without the actual steam. Perfect if you are cautious about the longevity of appliances such as irons and kettles.
Variable temperature selection will help with both those finer clothes and the tougher ones where the creases never seem to budge. It was the best clothes and garment press which we tested, and if you’re not a fan of hot steam then you can’t get a product which is better.
- Ironing Area: 62 x 25cm
- Dimensions: L65 x W53 x H21cm
- Weight: 12kg
- Good at ironing delicate items
- Self-explanatory to use
- Lack of steam could put some traditionalists off
No messing around filling water reservoirs or having to distill it - it has won us over
SINGER ESP-2 Steam Press
A reservoir of 300 ml and a continuous steam rate of 30 g/min, this Singer press great for those larger tasks at hand.
It is ideal for all materials, whether it be your jeans, shirts or precious curtains. The temperature can be controlled, and you can give the garments a boost of steam by pressing the dedicated button. Likewise, if you’d rather dry iron, just turn off the steam function altogether.
Thanks to the wide opening, it is also ideal for bulkier items which you’d otherwise struggle to iron manually or several items in a pile which you’d have to iron separately usually. A temperature ready indicator lets you know when it is ready to go so you don’t waste any pressing energy, and you don’t even have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. The automatic safety shut off feature operates when the press is both opened and closed.
It is one of the more affordable press models on our list, but yet still does a fabulous job. This is why it was one of our favourites, and we thought it was pretty much the best budget steam press available to buy online. You don’t just get a relatively good price, but also a high performing, user-friendly item.
- Ironing Area: 63 x 26cm
- Dimensions: 21 x 65 x 54cm
- Weight: 10kg
- Easy to pour water into reservoir
- Different temperature settings
- Larger hinge would help when placing in bigger items
- Gets very hot around edges - keep your arms clear
A large enough area for pressing sheets and bedding, and very quick at getting the job done. For under £200, there is no reason why you have to break the bank - this one is cheap and cheerful when compared to the others on the market
Fastpress Steam Press
For flattening out all of those creases, the products from the Fastpress brand will be absolute saviours.
The Steam Press only needs a slight bit of pressure applied to the handle to lower the top half down, and then it can do the rest of the work on your behalf. No need to hold it down for ages until it is done which could put a strain on your wrist. There is 46kg of pressure to be precise – fab for crisp bed sheets.
As it offers steam, it is great if you have garments which need a bit more attention when it comes to eliminating creases. There’s also a cuff and sleeve pad for ironing work shirts, which is great for the more sensitive areas.
Variable heat control makes it ideal even for the delicate clothing you may own, such as silk or fine cotton. A safety cut out will let you know if it gets too hot and will shut itself down.
It is slightly heavier than a few others available, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing with an item like this. You can tell the difference in ironing power versus the lightweight options, and there is no denying it gets through ironing in lightning speed. Just be aware of keeping your hand away from the steam button when using the handle.
- Ironing Area: 62 x 25cm
- Dimensions: L65 x W53 x H21cm
- Weight: 12kg
- Good at getting through layers/folded sheets
- Easy to lower down top
- Good steam power
- No water indicator - can’t tell if it runs out
A few extra features compared to cheaper models which could make it worth the additional pennies for you
Blanca Press Dry Ironing Press
By far the most expensive ironing press we have featured on this list, but if you own a B&B or professional business and need something which can tackle things with no issues and in a short time, it is going to be worth the investment.
First of all, there is a larger ironing area compared to most others out there, which is handy for sheets, towels, and other larger items. Several layers will be tackled at once, so you can just press for a short time and voila. To say it doesn’t use steam, this is impressive work.
It is heavy. Over 5kg heavier than some more budget-friendly models, in fact. So we would say this is definitely one for someone who maybe has an area set up specifically for laundry tasks and doesn’t have to be moving it around too much, such as in a utility room or spare bedroom.
Despite the price too, we can safely say it is incredibly well built and should be a fab investment. Other users who have had the Blanca for a few years have said there is no sign of limescale (because you don’t use steam), or even any damage at all, so you’ll soon make back the money in saved time and replacements!
- Ironing Area: 78 x 28cm
- Dimensions: L79 x W57 x H22cm
- Weight: 17kg
- Makes light work of all materials
- Large ironing area
The high-end luxury pick from us, but well worth the price
Speedypress PSP202E Steam Ironing Press
Featuring a generously sized ironing plate and steam function which will help tackle stubborn creases, this is a nice budget pick for anyone who needs some help tackling the laundry but doesn’t want to spend hundreds of pounds.
It has a nice wide opening for larger items which is great if you’re ironing thick jumpers, or folded up duvet covers. A clear LED display lets you know when it is ready to be used, and there is a safety cut out feature which will cut the power if it has been on for too long.
Temperatures can be lowered for more delicate items, which makes it a nice all-rounder. We will say it is best for smaller items as opposed to large sheets and bedding because of the plate size, but after some folding and shaping, you should be fine.
You can buy a stand separately, so you have somewhere to keep it if you wish. But it is lightweight enough to move around from surface to surface, or pop away in between uses. It takes a little longer to heat up compared to the other models, but for the saving you’d be making in cost, it isn’t going to be a massive pain.
- Ironing Area: 64cm x 27cm
- Dimensions: 65 x 24 x 55 cm
- Weight: 12.5 Kg
- Variable temperature
- Extra wide opening
- Steam can be a little intermittent
Performs well to say it is half the price of some other options