Gravity Feed Steam Irons Review: Our Best 3

Gravity feed steam irons are popular with design studios, tailors, and tailoring shops. The beauty of these irons lies in their design – the water tank is independent of the iron, and is usually suspended from a hook at least 3 feet high.

The water thus flows continually into the iron giving the user continuous steam!

Below are our review of top gravity steam irons. Clicking on each subtitle opens up a tab that reveals more information about the iron.

A. Silver Star ES-300: Gravity Feed Steam Iron

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The Silver Star ES-300 is just what you need if you want an iron that is similar to a household iron but has a separate water tank.

This gravity feed steam iron comes as a complete set containing a water bottle, hose, water demineralizer, silicon iron rest and most importantly, a Teflon shoe!

  1. When using this iron, you will not have to keep stopping to refill the water tank, as it is big enough to give you high-quality steam over a long period.
  2. The set also contains a water demineralizer that you can use to remove impurities from the iron’s system.
  3. You do not need to worry about unwanted shiny spots on your fabrics, as the Teflon non-stick soleplate glides smoothly over them.
  4. Also, there is an insulated iron rest that protects the ironing surface from being burnt when you put the iron down.
  5. Lastly, this iron comes with a one-year warranty!

This iron measures 11 by 6.5 by 12 inches and weighs 8.3 pounds (shipped weight is 8.47 pounds).

Who is this product designed for?

This product is perfect for anyone who is looking for an iron that guarantees continuous, high-quality steam distribution.

  1. Does this iron have an auto shut-off mechanism? No, it does not have one.
  2. Does this iron come with all the accessories, or do you have to order them separately? All the accessories are included in the package.
  3. How high should the water tank be hung so that the water flows freely? The water tank should be hung at least 5 feet above the ironing board.
  4. Does this iron have a stainless steel soleplate? No, it does not.
  5. What are the options for hanging the water tank? You can use a hook or an IV stand.

Pros

  1. The large water tank does not require frequent refills
  2. The iron does not have an auto shut off feature
  3. The silicon resting mat protects the ironing surface
  4. This iron distributes steam evenly
  5. The non-stick soleplate does not leave a shine on clothes

(a.3.2) Cons

  1. There is no hook available for hanging the water tank
  2. The water container must be put high enough to function properly
  3. The soleplate is not made of stainless steel

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B. GOLDSTAR Silver Star Gravity Feed Tailor’s Steam Iron

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The Goldstar Tailor’s Steam Iron is the ironing companion you are looking for – lightweight, efficient, and not as pricey as other gravity feed irons!

This iron has a hard anodized aluminium soleplate, a soft grip handle with a thumb-controlled switch, and a 5-position temperature control. It comes with a padded iron rest, a non-stick shoe, and a water tank with a 6-foot hose.

  1. Shiny marks on your fabrics will be a distant memory, thanks to the non-stick shoe on this iron.
  2. Also, the steam button is located at a place where your thumb can comfortably get to when you need it – simply press it when you need steam.
  3. The five-position temperature control gives you the flexibility of choosing the right temperature setting for your fabrics.
  4. 14 ounces of demineralizer is also part of the package, saving you the trouble of buying distilled water for ironing.

The entire unit weighs 8.6 pounds and measures 12.6 by 11.3 by 7.7 inches.

Who is this product designed for?

The Goldstar Tailor’s Steam Iron is made for individuals who want their clothes to look professionally ironed and shine-free without having to go to a dry cleaner.

  1. Does this iron get hot? Yes, it gets very hot.
  2. Does this iron ‘spit’ sometimes? Unlike other irons, this iron does not spit.
  3. How high should one hang the water tank? The water tank must be hung at least 3 feet high.
  4. Is there an auto shut-off mechanism? No, this iron does not have auto shut-off.
  5. How heavy is the iron itself? The iron weighs 4.5 pounds.

Pros

  1. This iron is very easy to set up
  2. You get lots of steam with this iron
  3. This product gives you value for money
  4. The tank is quite large
  5. The water tank and hose ensure a constant water flow

Cons

  1. You must read all the instructions if you want the iron to produce enough steam
  2. The iron sometimes gets too hot, especially around the handle
  3. The iron takes long to heat up

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C. Sapporo SP527/SP-527 Gravity Feed Bottle Steam Ironing System with Demineralizer and Magic Glide Shoe

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Introduction

This is the perfect industrial iron for tailors who deal with delicate fabrics like nylon, taffeta, silk, and synthetics on a regular basis!

The Sapporo SP527 has a sleek design, featuring Jacobson’s Magic Glide Shoe and a pointed tip. It also features a separate water tank, a soft-touch thumb steam switch, a built-in sheathed wire heater, and 1 pound of Sapporo demineralizer.

  1. First, the Sapporo demineralizer eliminates the hassle of purchasing distilled water for ironing.
  2. You just need to hang up the water tank, fill it with tap water, use the soft-touch switch to release steam when you need it and demineralize regularly!
  3. Inside the iron is a built-in heater that shortens its heating time and improves its thermal efficiency. You are therefore assured of lots of steam to work on pleats, darts, pockets, etc, as well as just enough steam for delicate fabrics.

The Sapporo SP527 weighs 5.02 pounds, or 9 pounds when shipped, and measures 13 by 7 by 12 inches.

Who is this product designed for?

This product is designed for the individual who needs a gravity steam iron that can be used for sewing projects on both strong and delicate fabrics.

  1. Does this iron come with a steam hose? Yes, it does.
  2. Does the Jacobson’s Shoe come with the package? Yes, it does.
  3. What is the voltage of this iron? The voltage is 110V.
  4. What is the black spring in the package for? Use the black spring to keep the water pipes away from the hot iron.
  5. Does the iron rest get very hot? Yes, it does. Turn the iron off periodically so that the iron rest can cool.

Pros

  1. The iron is heavy enough to flatten creases
  2. There is a black spring to hold the water hose out of the way
  3. The water tank holds lots of water
  4. There is no auto shut-off function
  5. This iron produces lots of steam

Cons

  1. The instructions are not very clear
  2. The iron gets very hot during use
  3. You must check to see that you have all the accessories when you receive your package

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D. Silver Star Bottle Steam Iron ES-300 Gravity Feed Steam Iron with Non-Stick Laminate Sole Plate, Demineralizer

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This 110 V iron, with its Magic Non-stick shoe and heat shield, will keep your clothes scorch-free and your ironing board free from heat damage!

The Silver Star ES-300 is equipped with a U/L approved thermostat, a comfortable urethane handle, a water storage bottle and a rotary heat dial. In addition, it comes with a Magic non-stick shoe, heat shield, and demineralizer.

  1. The heat shield is ideal for keeping your ironing board free from burns, while the non-stick shoe prevents your fabrics from getting an unwanted shine.
  2. Also, the water storage bottle gives you hours of continuous steam production, just what you need.
  3. Temperature control is easy with this iron, using the rotary heat dial that lies under the handle and the thermostat that keeps the temperature just right.
  4. The urethane handle also has a soft-touch button switch that you press when you need steam. With this iron, you are sure to get even steam distribution.

This product weighs 8 pounds, or 8.15 pounds when packed. It measures 8.2 by 4.8 by 5.8 inches.

Who is this product designed for?

The Silver Star ES-300 is perfect who users who not only need an iron that presses their clothes perfectly but also need an iron that keeps the ironing surface in good condition.

  1. What is the voltage of this iron? 110 Volts.
  2. Is the Magic non-stick shoe included in the package? Yes, it comes in the package.
  3. Does this iron leave a shine on fabrics after ironing? No, it does not.
  4. Does the iron rest protect the ironing surface? Yes, it does.
  5. Is demineralizer provided in the package? Yes, the In-Line Demineralizer is provided.

Pros

  1. This iron is delivered on the same day
  2. There is no auto shut-off function
  3. The steam distribution is perfect
  4. The iron does not leave a shine on fabrics
  5. The water tank allows you to iron for longer

Cons

  1. The extended warranty may not always apply
  2. After a while, the iron may stop producing steam
  3. Some irons start sputtering immediately after purchase

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