11 Best Steam Irons In Malaysia 2020: Ironing Has Never Been Easier! (All Types & Features)

Your pursuit of the best steam iron in Malaysia 2020 begins and ends with this post! No more burn marks or frequent struggling with material that refuses to straighten out!

A portable steam iron or a standing steam iron can make a dull chore like ironing faster and less frustrating! Without harming your clothes too!

Want to know what other features you might appreciate in a steam iron? Keep reading!

How To Choose A Steam Iron

1. Material Of Your Clothes

What are most of your clothes made of? Steam irons work very well on natural fabrics!

2. Load To Iron

Invest in a larger system if you have many clothes to de-wrinkle on a frequent basis!

The amount of laundry will determine the tank capacity you need too!

3. Power

Higher power basically equates to less waiting time for the iron to heat up. Look for an iron with at least 1,400W.

4. Safety

With such a high-powered device, safety is a priority!

Desirable safety features include a power indicator light, auto-power off and a leak-proof design!

5. Weight

If the iron is heavy, you won’t have to do much pressing!

6. Soleplate Make (Quality)

Soleplates can be made of anodized aluminum, ceramic or stainless steel. There may be a nonstick coating too.

Stainless steel and ceramic glide the best! Non-stick coatings tend to stick more.

7. Steam Output

Grams per minute of how much steam the iron produces. Higher is better. Most steam irons will fall under the range of 120-160 g/minute.

8. Extra Features To Consider

  • Steam burst (i.e. surge/ steam shot) for fabric prone to stubborn wrinkles (e.g. linen)
  • Vertical steaming function
  • Retractable cord
  • Cord length – Adequately long so you don’t need to use an extension cord!
  • Narrow point – to get those corners!
  • Steam holes – the more, the merrier
  • Fabric settings
  • Anti-calcium build up feature
  • Temperature control
  • Steam control
  • Transparent water tank

Types Of Steam Iron

  • Conventional Steam Irons –Shaped like classic irons but with a built-in water container. Manually drag them over your clothing so that the weight and steam smooth out the wrinkles!
  • Steam Generators – Although they work the same as steam irons, steam generators usually have a separate (and larger) water tank so that they can produce more steam!
  • Steam Ironing Systems – All-in-one station with the water tank built into the ironing board.

What About Garment Steamers?

An alternative to steam irons:

Gone are the days when you need to bend over a bulky ironing board!

Garment steamers can cover large areas (like curtains and bed sheets) faster! And you will not risk burning or snagging your delicate clothes!

Have a look at the best garment steamers in Malaysia!

How To Maintain Your Steam Iron

  1. Wipe down the soleplate once in a while (not when it’s heated, obviously!)
  2. If the water supply to your house contains very hard water, you may want to get a water filter!

11 Best Steam Irons In Malaysia 2020

For a capable model, steam iron prices can range from RM100 to RM4,000!

1. Philips GC2145/26 EasySpeed Steam Iron

Philips’ EasySpeed Plus entry-level steam iron is powerful but light weight with a ceramic soleplate and generous cord length! You can adjust the temperature and steam (plus steam boost).

Philips GC2145/26 EasySpeed Steam Iron

An orange light comes on as the iron quickly heats up. And the water tank is transparent with adequate capacity. Because the steam gets through to the other side of the clothes too!

  • Type: Steam Iron
  • Power: 2,100 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 270 ml
  • Power Cord Length: 1.9 m
  • Iron Weight: n/a
  • Soleplate: Ceramic
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 30 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 110 g
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM96

2. Tefal FV1848 Maestro 2 Blue Steam Iron

Tefal has another entry-level steam iron that is value for money and not heavy!

Tefal FV1848 Maestro 2 Blue Steam Iron

With many features to make it efficient (e.g. wide ceramic soleplate for more coverage, constant steam output, steam boost, etc)!

Not forgetting the anti-calcium and anti-drip protection! As well as the convenient water tank!

  • Type: Steam Iron
  • Power: 2,500 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 270 ml
  • Power Cord Length: 1.95 m
  • Iron Weight: 0.8 kg
  • Soleplate: Ceramic
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 40 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 130 g
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM109

3. Panasonic NI-U600CASK U-Series Steam Iron

From the picture, you can see why this iron costs more than the previous two! The exterior design is attractive with your comfort in mind! And the soleplate is wide to cover more surface area!

Panasonic NI-U600CASK U-Series Steam Iron

Always forget to turn off your iron? You don’t have to worry about this one! It shuts off automatically after 1 minute (or 10 when vertical).

Other features include anti-calcium, self-cleaning, anti-drip and steam boost. And something called power shot to expel water and flush out the steam holes!

  • Type: Steam Iron
  • Power: 2,300 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 300 ml
  • Power Cord Length: 1.9 m
  • Iron Weight: n/a
  • Soleplate: Ceramic
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 35 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 130 g
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM265

4. Morphy Richards 303131 Turbosteam Pro Intellitemp Steam Iron

You can fully trust Morphy Richards’ 303131 not to ruin your favorite blouse! As the iron will adjust automatically for any fabric from cashmere, silk, nylons, denims and cotton!

Morphy Richards 303131 Turbosteam Pro Intellitemp Steam Iron

It’s extremely comfortable to hold, being light with an ergonomic handle. The powerful steam output will eliminate stubborn creases quickly!

The water tank has sufficient capacity for a sizeable pile of laundry and easily refillable too!

  • Type: Steam Iron
  • Power: 3,100 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 400 ml
  • Power Cord Length: 3 m
  • Iron Weight: n/a
  • Soleplate: Pearl Ceramic
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 55 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 200 g
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM390

5. Tefal FV5648 Turbo Pro Steam Iron

Expect smooth gliding with Tefal’s FV5648 with their latest Durilium® Airglide Autoclean technology! An improvement on their ceramic soleplates!

Tefal FV5648 Turbo Pro Steam Iron

You can use it either vertically or horizontally without water dripping onto your clothes. And the auto-off will trigger after 30 seconds (on side) or 8 minutes (vertically)!

A unique scale collector, self-cleaning flush and high-efficiency steam output (adjustable) will keep this iron working for years!

  • Type: Steam Iron
  • Power: 2,600 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 300 ml
  • Power Cord Length: 2 m
  • Iron Weight: ~1.5kg
  • Soleplate: Durilium® Airglide Autoclean (5 stars)
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 50 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 220 g
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM429

6. Philips GC7805/20 Steam Generator Iron

Philips GC7805/20 packs incredible power into a surprisingly light and compact iron (with a carry-on lock). The continuous steam output alone may be all that you need to get through your laundry!

Philips GC7805/20 Steam Generator Iron

You can use the turbo steam mode for vertical steaming. And it’s not necessary to fiddle with controls either as the temperature will adjust accordingly to the fabric type! Even wool!

After some time, the Smart Calc Clean will remind you to use the built-in descaling system!

  • Type: Steam Generator Iron
  • Power: 2,400 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.5 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.8 m
  • Steam Cord Length: 1.6 m
  • Total Weight: 2.95 kg
  • Iron Weight: 1.2 kg
  • Soleplate: SteamGlide (4 stars) – scratch resistant
  • Pump Pressure (Max): 5.3 bar
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 120 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 250 g
  • Ready To Use: 2 minutes
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM565-1,400

7. Tefal SV7112 Steam Generator Express Compact Iron

If for some reason, you can’t get your hands on the previous model in this list:

The Tefal SV7112 is tremendously similar! It has a large water capacity, carry-lock, powerful steam output, smooth soleplate, anti-scale (with alert), etc.

Tefal SV7112 Steam Generator Express Compact Iron

And this particular steam iron also has the highest steam boost of all the steam irons in this list!

  • Type: Steam Generator Iron
  • Power: 2,600 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.7 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.6 m
  • Steam Cord Length: n/a
  • Total Weight: 3.15kg
  • Iron Weight: n/a
  • Soleplate: Xpress Glide
  • Pump Pressure (Max): 5.9 bar
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 120 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 360 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 2 minutes
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM599-999

8. Morphy Richards 333201 Speed Steam Pink Steam Generator Iron

One thing you will not fail to notice about Morphy Richards’ 333201 steam generator iron:

Morphy Richards 333201 Speed Steam Pink Steam Generator Iron

Is how silent it is! You’ll be done with large laundry loads before you know it! There are 3 steam settings you can choose. With lights to indicate which setting you’re currently on!

In addition to this, the water tank is easy to fill and serves as storage for both power and steam cords.  And for safety measures, there’s auto-shut off and a carry-lock!

  • Type: Steam Generator Iron
  • Power: 3,000 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.7 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.8 m
  • Steam Cord Length: 1.6 m
  • Total Weight: n/a
  • Iron Weight: n/a
  • Soleplate: Ceramic (& Non-stick)
  • Pump Pressure (Max): 6 bar
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 120 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 220 g/min
  • Ready To Use: n/a
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM799-1,300

9. Philips GC9660/36 PerfectCare Elite Plus Steam Generator Iron

Even more powerful than the other Philips steam irons we mentioned so far:

The PerfectCare Elite Plus Steam Generator Iron is from the Philips sustainable range where they use recycled plastic to make new products!

Philips GC9660/36 PerfectCare Elite Plus Steam Generator Iron

Other ways this iron is eco-friendly include the eco mode, a descaling system to prolong the iron’s lifespan and automatic power off!

OptimalTEMP Technology is present in this model as well. Meaning you don’t have to mess with temperature settings when you have different fabrics! Or risk burns on your clothes!

  • Type: Steam Generator Iron
  • Power: 2,700 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.8 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.8 m
  • Steam Cord Length: 1.7 m
  • Total Weight: 5.1 kg
  • Iron Weight: 0.8 kg
  • Soleplate: T-ionicGlide (5 stars) – Stainless steel base with 6-layer coating including a titanium layer
  • Pump Pressure (Max): 7.5 bar
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 155 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 520 g
  • Ready To Use: 2 minutes (with sound alert)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM1,399-2,500

10. Tefal GV9585 Pro Express Ultimate Steam Generator

Achieve professional-level steaming with the GV9585 by Tefal. Using the direct control panel on the handle! You’ll need to do so with different types of fabrics!

Tefal GV9585 Pro Express Ultimate Steam Generator

Steam at 8-bar pressure means you will spend even less time doing the laundry! And with optimal water intake and no chance of drips!

The improved anti-calc collector is something to admire too!

  • Type: Steam Generator Iron
  • Power: 2,800 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.9 L
  • Power Cord Length: 1.6 m
  • Steam Cord Length: n/a
  • Total Weight: 6.5kg
  • Iron Weight: n/a
  • Soleplate: Durilium® Airglide Autoclean (5 stars)
  • Pump Pressure (Max): 8 bar
  • Continuous Steam (Max): 180 g/min
  • Steam Boost: 650 g/min
  • Ready To Use: 2 minutes
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM2,199

11. Laurastar Lift Plus Steam Generator Iron

Along with the phenomenal price tag:

The Laurastar Lift Plus Steam Generator Iron is very aesthetically-pleasing steam station that can unleash powerful blasts of microfine steam to combat the most stubborn of wrinkles!

Laurastar Lift Plus Steam Generator Iron

Enough to kill 100% of dust mites and 99.99% of bacteria too!

And even though it has been around since 2014, it can still compete with newer models on the market! With its ergonomic, durable and compact design (retractable cable)!

Just don’t use it on tailored wool jackets or trousers that you’d like to retain the shape of!

  • Type: Steam Generator Iron
  • Power: 2,200 W
  • Water Tank Capacity: ~1.1 L
  • Power Cord Length: 2.3 m
  • Steam Cord Length: 1.95 m
  • Total Weight: 5.5 kg
  • Iron Weight: 1 kg
  • Soleplate: 3D active soleplate
  • Pump Pressure (Max): 3.5 bar
  • Continuous Steam (Max): n/a
  • Ready To Use: 3 minutes
  • What’s Included: Steam cord holder, protective soleplate for delicate fabric, heat resistant iron mat, water tank
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM2,899-3,999

Conclusion

This list of the best steam irons in Malaysia 2020 may look like a battle between Philips and Tefal:

But there are other models to check out in-between that may suit your preferences and lifestyle (and budget) more!

Just keep in mind that a great steam iron should have a durable build, plenty of steam (pun intented!) that you can control and practical safety features!