Philips 7000 Series Steam Iron - 2800W, 50g/min Steam, 250g Steam Boost, Vertical Steam, SteamGlide Plus Soleplate, Louros/Cotton Blue (DST7020/20)
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Breville’s iron isn’t called the DiamondXpress for no reason: you’ll find actual crushed diamonds in the soleplate, which Breville says improves longevity as well as glide. The iron is light and has a slightly smaller soleplate than some of the others we tested; however, the soleplate is wide and multi-directional which makes it very easy to manoeuvre around an ironing board. It was also one of the most stable irons in a standing position and has a nice, soft handle that feels comfortable in the hand. There’s also plenty of steam produced, making it easy to remove wrinkles without too much effort.
We really liked the feel of this iron. It’s substantial in the hand without feeling too heavy, and it has a smooth action from the large soleplate. It also has a solid stand built right in, meaning you can put it down at any point with no fear of it falling over, and the big dial in the middle makes it easy to control the temperature. The cord is a little on the short side and the water tank isn’t as large as some, but this is an excellent iron with some powerful steam. High Steam Pressure: Steam output is everything, especially if you want to target deep into all types of fabrics.Power and Wattage: Depending on your ironing needs, busy households should opt for 2600W, you can even find 3100 watts if you have mountains of daily ironing.
The Philips DST7020 is lightweight and comfortable in the hand, making it ideal for those who have a lot of ironing to get through. The soleplate is smooth and glides well over all types of fabric and the iron itself has a sleek, attractive look.The variable steam function allows you to adjust not only the power of the steam but also its direction and the humidity, producing good amounts of steam which, combined with the smooth soleplate, helps remove creases faster, speeding up the ironing. Cordless Models: Are you constantly battling with a cord to manoeuvre your way around your board? A cordless option is a good call but be wary of charging cordless irons more frequently. Easy-To-Fill Water Tank: Aim for a model that is simple to refill and features an easy-grip handle for maximum comfort.