Electrolux Steam Iron in Matte Black
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The Best Irons to Help You Press, Steam, and Perfect Your Laundry

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Whether you're smoothing the wrinkles out of your dress shirts before a meeting or keeping your clothes in tip-top condition while you're on vacation, the right iron makes laundry so much easier. But you have a lot of choices: With eco-friendly options, steamer-iron combinations, and cordless designs on the market, it can be tricky to narrow down the best device for your specific needs. Ahead, we asked laundry experts which irons they rely to get their own garments in order, and listed them below; we also suggested several of our favorite models. Scoop one up for smoother clothes, stat.

Top Picks

Hilife Handheld Steamer
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This steamer-iron hybrid fits right into the palm of your hand and is perfect if you need to stay wrinkle-free while traveling or when you want a quick option at home. "The steam coming out from this device removes even the most stubborn wrinkles," says Chris Spencer, the CEO of Picked For Home. "And it's portable, so you can bring it to your office or take it on a business trip, ensuring that your clothes will always be presentable at any time of the day."

Shop Now: Hilife Handheld Steamer, $29.99, amazon.com.

Nori The Nori Press
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Another two-in-one iteration, this first-of-its-kind device presses and steams your clothes, no ironing board necessary. Plus, its sleek design makes it super portable. "It has a similar look to a flat iron," Nori co-founder Annabel Love says, "so it's extremely easy to bring with you no matter where you go—whether it's a business meeting or a vacation."

Shop Now: Nori "The Nori" Press, $120, nori.co.

Panasonic Contoured Stainless-Steal Triangle Cordless Iron
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Completely cordless, this appliance—which boasts nearly 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon—utilizes vertical steam technology to keep your clothes wrinkle-free.

Shop Now: Panasonic Contoured Stainless-Steal Triangle Cordless Iron, $84.95, amazon.com.

T-Fal Pro Express Care Steam Generator
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"This has the perfect combination of steam and temperature," Bryan Stoddard of Homewares Insider says. "It features Smart Steam Technology, which consists of a motion sensor that automatically adjusts the steam and a system that prevents dirty droplets from getting on the fabric."

Shop Now: T-Fal Pro Express Care Steam Generator, $300, harrods.com.

BLACK+DECKER Steam Iron Retractable Cord Gray
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Thanks to its retractable cord, you can easily fit this option it into your supply closet; its automatic shut-off feature means no anxiety when you leave the house. Another iteration with smart technology, this iron intuitively associates the steam level with the selected temperature.

Shop Now: BLACK+DECKER Steam Iron Retractable Cord Gray, $24.99, target.com.

Sunbeam Steammaster Steam Iron
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This self-cleaning appliance has a large water tank that won't leak thanks to its anti-drip system. Plus, its auto-off feature means you will never have to panic about whether or not you left the iron on.

Shop Now: Sunbeam Steammaster Steam Iron, $32.37, amazon.com.

T-Fal Ecomaster Steam Iron
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What's better for your laundry than a sustainable iron? This energy-saving device—also from T-Fal, but at a much different price point—cuts energy use by up to 25 percent and features anti-drip protection so you won't stain your garments as you go.

Shop Now: T-Fal Ecomaster Steam Iron, $24.99, amazon.com.

Rowenta Focus 1700 Iron
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Designed to provide the best heat distribution possible, this iron can be used in an upright position, so you can smooth wrinkles out of hanging curtains and garments, like dresses, too.

Shop Now: Rowenta Focus 1700 Iron, $89.98, wayfair.com.

Electrolux Steam Iron in Matte Black
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Searching for a model you won't mind displaying on a laundry room shelf? This sleek matte black iron, complete with gold-toned plates, is as aesthetically pleasing as it is effective.

Shop Now: Electrolux Steam Iron in Matte Black, $129.99, verishop.com.