Fed up with getting tangled with iron cords as you iron? Then, a cordless model might be what you just need. Below is our review of the some of the best cordless irons in the market.
Let’s review each model below.
- Panasonic NI-L70SRW Cordless Iron
- Panasonic 360 Ceramic Cordless Freestyle Metallic Red Iron
- Sunbeam GCSBNC Cordless Iron
- Rowenta Freemove Cordless Iron
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1. Panasonic NI-L70SRW Cordless Iron
The Panasonic NI-L70SRW cordless steam iron has been designed to make your ironing process as enjoyable as possible. The iron charges by placing it on its charging base.
Features of this iron include:
- Has a curved stainless-steel soleplate that glides effortlessly over your clothes as you iron them
- The electronic temperature-control panel on the iron allows you to easily set the right temperature to iron different types of fabrics.
- Other features of this cordless iron include an anti drip system, adjustable steam, spray mist option and an anti-drip system
- With this cordless iron you can also vertical steam to enable you remove wrinkles from hanging garments
- The iron also has a detachable water tank that is easily filled.
- Iron temperature range is 248º F – 392º F
- Lastly, this iron comes with a retractable cord on the ironing base, an automatic shut-off feature for safety and a clear heat-resistant carrying case.
– Weight: 5 pounds
- Does the base need to be plugged in when in use? Yes it should
- How long does it take to heat the iron? About 10 seconds
- Can I use tap water? Yes you can without any problems
- Wattage of this iron? Its 1500 watts
- Whats’s the length of the rectractible cord? Its about 8 feet
What I Like About This Iron
- Its a weighty iron that recharges quickly
- Its curved stainless steel soleplate prevents the iron from getting stuck on the edge of the fabric..plus its no stick feature that make it glides smoothly over fabrics
- Auto shut off kicks in after about 10 minutes. Other models like those of Rowenta shut off too fast which can be annoying
- The removable water tank saves you the hassle of carrying the iron to the tap to refill it
- Some people claim that the iron cool down quickly in the middle of working
2. Panasonic 360 Ceramic Cordless Freestyle Metallic Red Iron
This is a cordless iron from Panasonic. The Panasonic 360 shares similar feature like that of its cousin the NI-L70SRW.
These features of this iron include:-
- A detachable water reservoir
- Large soleplate surface area that allow you to iron well large fabrics such as curtains or table clothes.
- A unique double point. Most irons are normally flat shaped on one end but this one has curved points on both ends
- Its vertical-steam option enables you to press fabrics such as curtains without taking them off their rods.
- Comes with an instruction manual and a 1 yr limited manufacturer warranty
- Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.8 x 7 inches
- Weight: 5 Pounds
- Does it have an auto shut off function? Yes it has
- Whats the voltage of this iron? Its 110v
- Wattage of this iron? Its 1500 watts
What I Like About This Iron
- Its 2 way plate that is not common with most irons. The 360 Degree shape of the iron makes it easy to iron small corners.
- The ceramic sole glides smoothly over fabrics.
Like with most cordless irons, you have to keep docking it to the charging plate to keep the heat up. But I think that would be a small tradeoff for the ease of manipulating a cordless iron.
3. Sunbeam GCSBNC Cordless Iron
The Sunbeam cordless iron is a hybrid that can either work as a corded or cordless iron. At first glance one might confuse it for the normal corded iron with a hefty stand. But on close inspection, by flipping a switch, one is able to disengage the iron from its charging base and use it as a cordless iron.
The iron is not battery powered like those handheld home tools, but can be disconnected from its base and used while hot, and then returned to the base to heat back up again.
How you use this iron is totally dependent on your needs at the time of use. If you are just ironing one or two items, then working with is without the cord is probably the best option but if you have heaps of garments that you need to work through, then having it corded is probably a better option.
This is a light iron that is said to be leak free and self-cleans for best steam performance. Comes with a 30-minute auto-shutoff function. The base plate is smooth, made from stainless steel that glides over your garments as you iron.
The power rating of this iron is 1500w and runs on 110-120v. Comes with a 10 foot (3 meter) cord for added convenience
The iron has an anti-drip system will stops leaks and unwanted spills when ironing at low temperatures. The vertical steam function can be used on hanging clothes and drapes.
TIP: When using vertical steam, hang clothing on a hanger for best results. You can also steam hanging curtains and drapes with this iron. For vertical steaming, hold the iron vertically near, but not touching the fabric you want to steam. Pull the fabric tight the press the “SHOT OF STEAM” button in 3-second intervals as you move iron over wrinkles.
The water tank capacity of this iron is about 5 oz. It comes with a 3 year warranty. The manufacturer advises that you clean the soleplate after every 30 ironing sessions. Alos clean the soleplate more frequently if you use starch when ironing.
- This iron heats up quite fast and is easy to set and use. It also comes with a large water reservoir that is easy to fill.
- The other thing that I like about it is its hybrid system (corded/cordless use). Should one find that the iron is losing heat fast when used without the cord, its easy to reattach the base and use it as a corded iron.
- The iron reheats quite fast, from 10-30 seconds which I think is fair enough.
The challenges with cordless irons is that the “cordless” feature is not something you would practically apply when you need to iron large pieces of fabrics that need continuous ironing for more than 60 seconds.
4. Rowenta Freemove Cordless Iron
The first thing I liked about this iron is its sleek design and deep blue color. Apart from the aesthetics, the Rowenta Freemove cordless iron is manufactured by Rowenta who are renowned for creating superior high quality appliances.
The iron has some interesting features worth mentioning here:-
- Its ergonomic tilted base is designed to flow with the natural horizontal movement as you iron ensuring effortless ironing sessions.
- This lightweight iron distributes steam across the whole soleplate to enable better steam penetration in your fabrics resulting in more efficient ironing. There are about 400 micro holes on the entire soleplate surface to deliver steam efficiently for both horizontal and vertical steaming.
- Its scratch resistant soleplate is made of smooth stainless steel material that glides effortlessly across different types of garments and fabrics
- One of the major challenges with cordless irons is that they take a bit longer to recharge. The manufacturers of this iron have tried to shorten the recharging time of this iron to about 8 seconds.
- Has an anti-drip function as well as an Anti-Calc system to help preserve the iron’s from damage over its lifetime.
– Produces losts of steam as needed.
– Instruction booklet is not very detailed.
– Quilters may find that it does not stay charged long enough for quilting purposes