Most clothes iron manufacturers use different terminology for the same features, this can make choosing the right product more difficult​​.

Distilled water may harm your iron, as may softened water. Check the instructions before putting any water into the iron.

The WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) means that retailers and manufacturers have to either pay towards electrical recycling facilities at a council site or offer a service themselves. Ask if they will take away your old iron if you have a new one delivered, if not maybe you can take it back to the shop or even send it back to the manufacturer for recycling.