Euro-Pro Shark Rapido Electronic
You can hold this lightweight iron vertically and use it as a steamer. Excellent overall quality at a fantastic price.To buy: $30, frys.com.
Obliterates wrinkles with its 400 steam holes (other irons tested had from 30 to 100), spread across an extra-broad surface.To buy: $189, amazon.com.
Oliso Smart Pro
No danger of burning clothes—it lifts itself up when you let go of the handle. Pricey, but worth it for the peace of mind.
To buy: $170, amazon.com.
T-Fal Easycord Nonstick
The wide base keeps it steady when vertical. Powerful, light, and effective.To buy: $50, amazon.com.
Panasonic 360 Freestyle
With two pointy ends and no cord, it lets you break free from convention. Great for indiscriminate ironers. Charging base included.To buy: $120, hsn.com.
Black&Decker First Impressions
Press a button and the cord zips in for easy storage. The nonstick soleplate has a nice glide.
To buy: $40, kmart.com.
Rowenta First Class Travel Compact Steam
Complete with a burst-of-steam button, it folds almost flat and tucks into a zippered pouch.To buy: $50, amazon.com.
DeLonghi Easy Turbo
This Ferrari of irons has a slick soleplate that scoots over clothes with minimal effort. The rubber grip adds control.To buy: $112, amazon.com.
Smartek 3 in 1 Steam Brush
Comes with three attachments: a lint brush, a crease clip, and a bristle brush for removing stains.To buy: $26, amazon.com.
Vornado Air 1500 Watt
The large water tank heats up in 60 seconds and provides a whopping 45 minutes of steam time.
To buy: $50, amazon.com.