Iron is an essential home appliance. No matter how much a person earns or what his/her position is, you won’t find a grown-up who doesn’t like to wear ironed clothes. Clothes can get wrinkled when you wear them 3 to 4 times. If your clothes are wrinkled and you don’t get rid of the wrinkles, the clothes will look shabby. Even if the shirt or pant is new, people will think that you’ve worn old clothes. Thus, we can say that one of the reasons why people buy and use iron is that they can get rid of wrinkles. Another reason why people may buy iron is that an iron can dry clothes.
Irons are of two types – steam and dry. Steam iron can generate and spray steam on clothes. This type of iron has a steam system built in. Are these devices safe? It depends on the quality of the product. If you purchase a steam iron without BSI/ISI rating from a local shop and the manufacturer of the iron is not well-known, you may get an electric shock while using it. If you purchase an iron launched by a reputed company, you’ll not get an electric shock while using it.
Dry irons don’t have a steam system built in. To steam press clothes, you will have to sprinkle water on the clothes before ironing them. When water comes in contact with the heated sole, it will turn into steam instantly. Is this method safe? Yes. Dry irons may be cheaper than steam ones but they’re safe. Various companies have launched irons in India. Here are the best irons you can buy:
Best iron under 1000 Rs
GC1905 is equipped with an aluminum soleplate. It can produce up to 13 grams of steam every minute and requires 240 volts of input power. Philips GC1905 features a 180-millimeter tank and it is equipped with a 1.8-meter cord. The hole of the tank is kept extra-large purposefully so that water doesn’t spill out when you’re putting water into it. You can put the standard tap water in the tank. GC1905 features steam boost and stream spray functions. Its weight is 820 grams and its price is below 1500 Rs. The dimension of this steam iron is 261 x 115 x 136 millimeters. GC1905 comes with 2 years warranty.
DX-7 is Bajaj’s best-selling dry iron in India. It has a modern design and features 360-degree swivel cord so that you can iron your clothes without worrying about the base of the cord getting damaged. It has 2 way LED indicator and a thermal safety fuse. DX-7 is a BSI marked iron and features a golden color soleplate. This plate is non-sticky. Sometimes, the body of the iron will become hot when its sole heats up. According to Bajaj, the body of DX-7 will stay cool no matter what you use the iron for. DX-7’s weight is 0.78 kilograms only. Its dimensions are 245 x 105 x 113 millimeters. It costs below 1000 Rs.
GC181 is heavy duty dry iron priced around 1200 Rs. It has an ergonomic grip and heavy sole plate which will make ironing easy. Its weight is 1.6 kilograms and the dimensions are 123 x 237 x 140 millimeters. Like other irons we’ve shared here, GC181’s sole plate has a non-stick coating. It also has a 360-degree 1.8-meter cord.
USHA EI 1602
Usha is one of the leading manufacturers of sewing machines, fans, water motor pumps, etc. It has also launched low-cost irons for a price starting at 500 Rs. EI 1602 is the company’s best-selling iron. Usha 1602 is an ISI-certified device that has a 360-degree swivel cord and non-stick sole plate. It also has an indicator, thermal fuse, and indicator lamp. This device has a 1.8-meter cord and its weight is 495 grams only. It lets users iron 5 different types of fabrics. The dimensions of Usha EI 1602 are 410 x 200 x 330 millimeters.
D’zire is yet another top-rated dry iron in India. This device looks similar to Usha UI 1620 but costs 350+ Rs more than Usha’s device. It has a 360-degree swivel cord and comes with a thermal fuse for the user’s safety. D’zire’s top handle has an indicator. Thus, you don’t have to tilt the iron sideways to see whether it is heating itself or not. D’Zire’s sole has a non-stick coating and it has a 360-degree swivel cord.
Usha Steam Pro SI 3713
Steam Pro is enabled with the fine spray function through which you can get rid of greasy stains from clothes. According to Usha, Steam Pro features 19 steam holes and requires up to 1300-watts of power. This steam iron costs 500 less than Philips GC1905 and it generates steam at the rate of 18 grams per minute. Although Usha SP is cheap, it looks great. SP also has a sole plate with PTFE coating. The weight of this Usha iron is 1000 grams and its dimensions are 142 x 117 x 126 millimeters.
Cromton’s ISI rated InstaGlide iron comes with an extra-large sole plate so that it can cover more area of the cloth you’re currently ironing. It features a swivel cord and supports these clothes – rayon, silk, nylon, wool, rayon, and cotton. InstaGlider looks slightly different from the steam and dry irons we’ve shared above. Its weight is 1 kilogram. InstaGlide is compact as well. Its dimensions are 254 x 115 x 170 millimeters.
Conclusion: So these where India’s best dry and steam irons you can buy for within 500 to 2000 Rs. If your old iron has malfunctioned or you want to replace it with a newer and better one, you can buy one of the 7 devices we’ve shared above. These irons are manufactured by top companies. They come with a 1 or 2-year warranty and have been tested.