• Top 5 Best Steam Generator Irons 2018

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    If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more powerful than your ordinary portable steam iron, then you need a steam generator iron which is capable of producing more steam and for longer, making strenuous ironing sessions much more easier.

    Here are 5 of the best steam generator irons of 2018. Below the table are notes for certain points within the table.

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    IronMaven J490A

    Our User Rating
    Cord6 ft. (steam cord)N/A• 6 ft. steam cord
    • 12 ft. power cord
    • 6 ft. steam cord
    • 12 ft. power cord
    Auto Clean
    SoleplateHeavy Gauge Stainless SteelHeavy Gauge Satin-Polished AluminumStainless SteelStainless SteelHeavy Gauge Stainless Steel
    Steam Holes23194005013
    Steam OutputN/AN/A90g/minN/AN/A
    Steam Pressure35 PSI, 2.5 bar3.5 bar4 barN/AN/A
    Water Tank1.4 L1 L1 L1 LN/A
    Extra Features• 12-gauge heavy-duty wiring throughout
    • All stainless-steel steam tank
    • Adjustable thermostat
    • 4 safety systems
    • Thermostat reset button automatically shuts the heating element when water is low preventing burn outs
    • 10-15 minute heat up time
    • Up to 2 hours of continuous ironing
    • Adjustable thermostat
    • Steam ready indicator light
    • Regulator to adjust emission
    • Continuous steam lock button
    • Double boiler - stainless steel upper and super alloy bottom
    • Up to 1.5 hours of ironing time
    • Handle trigger releases steam on demand
    • Adjustable thermostat
    • Anytime refill
    • Heats up within 3 minutes
    • Up to 1.5 hours of ironing tim
    • Handle trigger releases steam on demand
    • Adjustable thermostat
    • Anytime refill
    • Heats up within 3 minutes
    • Up to 1.5 hours of ironing time
    • On/Off switch
    • Anti-calc warning system
    • Low water indicator
    • Adjustable thermostat
    • Includes litmus paper and de-scaling powder
    Dimensions9" x 12.5" x 6.5"10" x 13" x 12"15" x 10.2" x 11"12.75" x 10" x 11"14" x 10.5" x 10"
    Weight3.9 lbs (steam iron)N/A10.6 lbs• 3 lbs (steam iron)
    • 9 lbs (iron & base)
    16 lbs
    Warranty1 year
    (boiler tank lifetime)
    3 years1 year1 year1 year
    Made InItalyN/AChinaChinaEurope

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    Why Choose A Steam Generator Iron?

    If you’re the person responsible for ironing your entire family’s clothing and wash, then you would probably already know that it’s a long and arduous task that requires an efficient steam iron. The problem with portable steam irons is that they either run out of water too quick so you have to keep refilling, or they’re not powerful enough, which makes ironing much longer.

    best steam generator ironsThat’s where a steam generator iron comes into play. They are designed for those who have to undertake long ironing or steaming sessions, and there are some significant differences between these and normal steam irons. The most notable being:

    • Steam generator irons often have a more powerful steam output as a result of having a separate boiler which is able to produce more steam.
    • They can hold a lot more water due to having a separate larger water tank. You don’t need to worry about having to keep refilling your iron after steaming a couple of shirts.
    • Because it has a separate water tank, the water tank that you would normally find on a portable steam iron is eliminated, making the actual iron lighter and smaller in size.
    • Having a larger separate water/boiler tank would mean that it would be more difficult to store away, and may even be difficult to iron with if you don’t have adequate space to put it.
    • With the many advantages that come with a steam generator iron, this would of course mean that they’re generally more expensive than normal steam irons.

    If you’re not looking for a steam generator iron yet, then check out our Top 10 Best Steam Irons which features a comparison of the best stand-alone steam irons. Some models are very powerful and can have a steam output that matches the above.

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