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Best travel iron

best travel iron
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When it comes to preparing for a trip, it doesn’t matter how well you’ve ironed your clothes or how perfectly you pack your suitcase, creased clothes are often a familiar sight when you unpack at your destination. You can of course just unpack and hang the clothes up whilst hoping for the best or you could invest in a good travel iron. When shopping for a good travel iron you need to look for one that will be compact but powerful and you should also consider whether features such as an automatic safety shut off function or self-cleaning option are useful to you. So whether you’re heading off on your annual family holiday or taking an important business trip, our round-up of the best travel iron will help you keep the creases away during your trip. 

Best overall

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Tower T22008 glide

Cord or cordless the choice is yours

The Tower 22008 is the ideal companion for travelling thanks to it’s corded or cordless operation. It has a 2400 watt output meaning that it heats up in less than 30 seconds leaving you more time for enjoying your trip. It also has a wide array of functions such as precision steaming, anti-drip, anti-calcium, and self-cleaning. You can use this iron on different fabrics from silk to wool with ease thanks to the multi-layered ceramic soleplate. 

Best dual voltage

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Severin BA3234 travel steam iron

Switch voltage at the flip of a switch to suit whatever country you’re in

The Severin BA3234 travel steam iron has a dual voltage option so switching between 115 or 230 volts is as easy as flipping a switch. It has 1000 watt power and a variable thermostat so you can easily manage the temperature. The handle folds down for effortless storage and transportation leaving more room for your clothes. 

Best budget

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Ansio steam iron

Lightweight and powerful at an attractive price tag

This travel steam iron has 2000 watts of power combined with 15 g/minute steam output making it suitable for a wide range of fabrics. With a 3-metre power cord, it’s easy to use wherever you are. There’s also a precise temperature setting that will match your garment type for a smooth, crease-free experience. 

Best compact

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Duronic Si2 mini steam iron

Small but powerful

Who says small can’t be mighty? That’s certainly not the case with this compact travel iron which measures just 13cm long. The Duronic Si2 comes with its own travel pouch to make storing and transportation even easier. It is powered by 375 watts and takes just seconds before it’s fully heated and ready to use. It’s also designed to be ambidextrous, so whether you’re left or right-handed you’ll find this comfortable to manage. The temperature range is 65 -230 degrees so it’s perfect for a range of different fabrics. 

Best steam

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Muro steam iron

Keep the whole family looking sharp

Muro offers fast removal of creases whilst at the same time freshening your clothes thanks to the unique ceramic panel that steams and irons. It takes just 45 seconds to heat up and it’s compact design makes it ideal for use when travelling. It also comes with two additional brushes; a long hairbrush for fabric and a lint brush for use with flannelette or delicate clothing.

Bottom line

No one wants to arrive on holiday with creased clothing, so we love how the Tower T22008 glide offers a powerful performance so you can spend more time enjoying your trip and less time ironing. It’s also perfect for travel since it can be used on a variety of different fabric so will keep the whole family looking sharp. 

The Muro steam iron is another one of our favourites. We love how it offers both horizontal or vertical ironing and steaming for clothes. As well as the range of great additional features. This steam iron offers a fast and smooth experience.