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    RESULTS
    Conventional steam irons (32)
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5
    Steaming rate

    Steaming rate

    Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

     /  5
    Ironing fabric

    Ironing fabric

    Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point and temperature swing

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron produced steam at low settings.

     /  5