Best steam iron Singapore: The top 10 & how to choose one

There is just no comparison— pressing clothes with a steam iron is easier and quicker for you, and better for your fabric. The magic is in the steam, which is why choosing the best steam iron is slightly more complicated than choosing a traditional iron.

There are 5 types of steam irons:

  • Traditional: The most common type, it typically has a water tank and spray mist feature as well as the steam function. Traditional steam irons can be used on a variety of fabrics.
  • Steam generator irons: Steam generator irons consist of a separate water tank and base unit. They produce a higher volume of continuous steam and are suitable for heavy-duty ironing.
  • Cordless: Cordless steam irons offer freedom of movement. They come with a separate charging base and are useful when manoeuvrability is a priority.
  • Travel: These compact and lightweight irons usually have fewer features compared to regular irons but are convenient for quick touch-ups while on the go.
  • Vertical steamers: Vertical steamers are perfect for removing wrinkles from hanging garments. They are best for delicate fabrics that are difficult to iron on a traditional ironing board.

Each type has its own advantages and is suitable for different purposes. Consider your specific needs such as the frequency of use, the types of fabrics you’ll be ironing, and convenience features, to choose the most suitable type of steam iron for you.

If you are still unsure, here are the factors you should consider before buying one:

  • Steam output – Higher steam output eliminates stubborn wrinkles quicker
  • Wattage – Higher wattage means the iron heats up faster
  • Soleplate – Non-stick or ceramic soleplates are less likely to damage fabric
  • Water tank capacity – Consider the water tank capacity of the iron. A larger water tank means less frequent refilling, which can be convenient for longer ironing sessions.
  • Adjustable settings – Different fabric types require different steam settings

Best steam irons in Singapore

Here are 10 of the best models in Singapore based on the factors we discussed above, but also considering price.

1. Philips GC1752/36 EasySpeed

Steam Irons - Philips GC1752/36
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  • Type: Steam iron
  • Steam output: 25 g/min
  • Wattage: 2,000 W
  • Soleplate: Ceramic
  • Water tank capacity: 220 mL
  • Features: 4 steam settings; wide tank opening; drip stop

Buy from S$64 at Lazada

2. Braun SI9188EBK TexStyle 9

Steam Irons - Braun SI9188EBK
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  • Type: Steam iron
  • Steam output: 50 g/min
  • Wattage: 2,800 W
  • Soleplate: EloxalPlus Aluminium
  • Water tank capacity: 330 mL
  • Features: Vertical steam; self-clean; digital iCare

Buy from S$209 at Lazada

3. Panasonic NI-WL41VSH Cordless

Steam Irons - Panasonic NI WL41VSH
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  • Type: Cordless
  • Steam output: 11 g/min
  • Wattage: 1,550 W
  • Soleplate: Ceramic
  • Water tank capacity: 135 mL
  • Features: Curved multi-directional soleplate; symmetrical design; detachable tank

Buy from S$125 at Lazada

4. Braun IS-7156 CareStyle 7 Steam Generator

Steam Irons - Braun IS 7156
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  • Type: Steam generator
  • Steam output: 125 g/min
  • Wattage: 2,400 W
  • Soleplate: EloxalPlus Aluminium
  • Water tank capacity: 2 L
  • Features: Eco mode, fast descaling, 2-min rapid heat-up

Buy from S$525 at Lazada

5. Panasonic NI-M300T

Steam Irons - Panasonic NI M300T
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  • Type: Steam iron
  • Steam output: 20 g/min
  • Wattage: 1,800 W
  • Soleplate: Titanium coated
  • Water tank capacity: 210 mL
  • Features: Vertical steam; 360-degree swivel cord; spray function

Buy from S$35 at Lazada

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6. Philips Azur Elite GC5039/30

Steam Irons - Philips GC5039/30
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  • Type: Steam iron
  • Steam output: 75 g/min
  • Wattage: 3,000 W
  • Soleplate: Stainless steel with titanium coating
  • Water tank capacity: 350 mL
  • Features: Guaranteed no burns and no temperature settings with OptimalTEMP

Buy from S$227 at Lazada

7. PowerPac PPIN1107

Steam Irons - PowerPac PPIN1107
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  • Type: Steam iron
  • Wattage: 1,400 W
  • Soleplate: Teflon
  • Features: Swivel cord; spray function; transparent tank

Buy from S$24 at Lazada

8. Tefal DT3030 Handheld Steamer

Steam Irons - Tefal DT3030
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  • Type: Handheld
  • Steam output: 16 g/min
  • Wattage: 1,300 W
  • Soleplate: None – non-contact steamer
  • Water tank capacity: 120 mL
  • Features: Vertical steamer; 15-sec heat-up; 7-min operation

Buy from S$82 at Lazada

9. Xiaomi Mijia Portable Garment Steamer

Steam Irons - Xiaomi Garment Steamer
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  • Type: Handheld
  • Steam output: 22 g/min
  • Wattage: 1,200 W
  • Soleplate: None – non-contact steamer
  • Water tank capacity: 160 mL
  • Features: Vertical steamer; 30-sec heat-up; 780 grams only

Buy from S$30 at Lazada

10. Rowenta Compact Travel Steam Iron DA1560

Steam Irons - Rowenta DA1560
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  • Type: Travel steam iron with dual voltage
  • Wattage: 1,000 W
  • Soleplate: Stainless steel
  • Water tank capacity: 60 mL
  • Features: Dual voltage; dry or steam; vertical steam

Buy from S$54 at Lazada

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