Iron is an essential home appliance. No matter how much a person earns or what their 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 feel that you’ve worn old clothes. Thus, we can say that one of the reasons why people buy and use iron is to get rid of wrinkles. People may also buy iron to 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, 2000, and 3000 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 tank hole is kept extra-large purposefully so that the user can fill it easily. 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 two years warranty.
The EasySpeed iron is an excellent alternative to GC1905. It looks better than the above device but is 1000 Rs costlier. Philips EasySpeed has a ceramic soleplate, and it heats up quickly. It has a steam generator function that produces up to 110 grams of steam at the rate of 30 grams per minute. EasySpeed requires up to 2200 Watts power. It is one of the heaviest irons on our list. EasySpeed’s weight is 1.19 kilograms. According to Philips, the soleplate of this iron is scratch-resistant and glides smoothly on clothes.
DX-7 is Bajaj’s best-selling dry iron in India. It has a modern design and features a 360-degree swivel cord so that you can iron your clothes without worrying about the base of the cord getting damaged. It has two 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 iron body 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 soleplate, which will make ironing easy. Its weight is 1.6 kilograms, and the dimensions are 123 x 237 x 140 millimeters. GC181’s soleplate has a non-stick coating like other irons we’ve shared here. 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 with a 360-degree swivel cord and non-stick soleplate. It also has an indicator, thermal fuse, and indicator lamp. This device has a 1.8-meter cable, and its weight is 495 grams only. It lets users iron five 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 soleplate with a PTFE coating. The weight of this Usha iron is 1000 grams, and its dimensions are 142 x 117 x 126 millimeters.
Crompton’s ISI-rated InstaGlide iron comes with an extra-large soleplate 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.
Wipro Smartlife Super Deluxe
This Smartlife series Wipro iron costs around 500 Rs and contains a soleplate with Teflon coating. The Teflon containing ensures that the clothes won’t stick to the soleplate when you’re ironing them. Super Deluxe flaunts a bulb that will automatically turn off or turn on when the iron is in heating mode, or the heating element has stopped to prevent damage to the clothes. Smartlife Super Deluxe requires up to 1000-watt power and weighs 820 grams.
Conclusion: These are 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 eight devices we’ve shared above. These irons are manufactured by top companies. They come with a one or two year warranty and have been tested.