At GS, the review article, which had suggested a Philips heavy weight dry iron as one of the picks, got excellent response from our readers. Therefore, we decided to present a comprehensive review of best-selling and best-rated heavy weight dry irons in online markets. Needless to say, you need a heavy weight iron box to remove stubborn creases from clothes. Read also Steam Iron vs Dry Iron Which is Best? Find out.
Automatic Hytec Malcha Heavy Weight Dry Iron
Hytec is a local electronics brand with a promise to provide high-caliber home use appliances at affordable prices. Talking about the Malcha dry iron model of Hytec, it is certainly a promising product. My team has tasted and rated it as a value for money dry iron. But not every aspect of this is in a perfect sync with the concept behind it. Some mismatch is there. You should know them before short-listing it in the list of most favorite dry irons.
Saying it a heavy weight dry iron would not be that accurate, as it does not cross the tactical line to be a genuine one. Usually, a heavy weight iron has the weight at least 1.5 Kg or more so then only the one-Kilogram weight of this Hytec iron box appears less.
During the course of the review workshop on iron boxes, we learned one thing that for a faster performance, a heavy weight dry iron should also have a high capacity. Therefore, the 750-watt capacity of this Hytec dry iron is not that sound – considering its weight. It may take more time in getting ready for use.
Obliviously, finishing on a product by a new brand would not match to the quality of a product from well-settled brands like Philips and Panasonic. In fact, the same is the case here too with this Hytec heavy weight dry iron.
The iron box although appears a sound durable but finishing on it is not that great. Its heating plate carved out not so well; as a result, it fails in providing smooth glide over fabrics. In fact, to get best results out of this – require a flat iron board specially designed for ironing. We have reviewed one. You must have a look: Bathla Iron Board.
Features Safety Functions and Warranty Problem
In a heavy weight dry iron, higher is the capacity faster it would be in getting ready for ironing. In addition, higher is the capacity also means – it would consume more electricity. The Hytec Malcha falls short in terms of watt efficiency. Correspondingly, it takes an irritating amount of time in getting ready for ironing. Read also Good Quality Dry and Steam Iron Box below 1000 Rupees.
On the front of safety, the dry iron box has a fuse control and adjustable thermostatic control. Further, a non-stick coating is there on the heating plate, not letting it stick on fabric and burn them. The quality of this heavy weight dry iron is assured, as it owns ISI mark of authenticity.
In the list of conveniences, I would certainly include its auto-off feature, which it enacts when it is a long non-use state. Moreover, a temperature control lever is also at the front for easy manipulating power according to fabric nature. At the end, with all the convenience and safety features together ensure – users is fully protected while ironing and having pleasant ironing experience, too, in every session with it. Hytec Malcha iron box is based on the latest automatic features in dry irons.
All said and done, I cannot recommend this heavy weight dry iron, enough. The reason has to be the brand as it being not present online with an official website.
Thousands of users have rated Hytec products well online. That is a kind of certification of assurance that Hytec products have quality and durability. However, the brand does not provide any information on service delivery. How users would get one year of free service is not clear.
Hytec’s Malcha iron box is a well-made product with more pros and few cons. But what about post sales service. Buy: Rs.950
Suntreck Heavy Weight Iron Box
Like the one above, this iron box is also from a local electronics brand but it comes with a promise of quality that too at an affordable price. One needs to pay only 600 Rupees to take this 2.3-Kgs heavy weight dry iron box with 750-Watt capacity home. Not happy with its capacity still it is a product to risk on. Read also Latest Top 8 Philips Dry Steam Iron Below 3000 Rupees.
Not the regular plastic rather a premium form of plastic, the ABS build of this iron box certainly sets it apart. The build quality of this dry iron box is a certain pro. However, when I looked at the features on it, I saw more minuses than a few pluses. Meaning it could be an investment with no assurance of an assured return. Still, you could take a risk, as it is a heavy weight dry iron in a true sense but at a very affordable price.
Features Warranty safety Security and convenience features of this iron
On the count of features, it has not much to offer other than the temperature selection lever at the front.
This low-cost heavy weight dry iron has many limitations and thus it may not be an ideal choice for home use. I mean no one would wish to have an iron box, which could press only one type of cloth. As it lacks some essential features, one should not trust it for ironing cotton, jorjet, denim, nylon, silk, and other soft fabrics. In the absence of the temperature control, ample chances are there that it would burn the clothes. It lacks non-stick base as well. In addition, the essential safety feature, auto shut-off is absent, too.
So then, why this local brand heavy weight dry iron has been given a place in this article, as it is a no-no for most essential requirements on a dry iron box. Actually, this Suntreck iron box is one very affordable product in its segment. Thus, for some special requirements, if it fits with its built and features, one should surely consider it.
Essentially, this article does not address the requirement of a section of buyers. Rather my team has listed here some best-performance heavy weight irons in the Indian market. From them, whichever fits your requirements – buy without worrying much about their quality thereby durability, too.
Coming to the Suntreck heavy weight dry iron, I rate it pick but only for specific requirements. Carefully read, what are its pros & cons and then decide whether to PICK or KICK it. Buy: Rs. 600
1000 Watt Russell Hobbs RDI500H Heavy Weight Dry Iron
Let us now talk on one of the most rated heavy weight dry irons in the premium segment that is, by the way, a best seller as well. I will discuss the features and Pros & Cons of this powerful dry iron but first, few words about the brand, Russell Hobbs. Read also Havells Steam Iron with Non Stick Soleplate Below 1400 Rupees.
Russell Hobbs is a British brand with a notable presence in Europe and Asia markets. The brand has been selling from cheapest to costliest home appliances to its consumer base. Above 70%, verified ratings for its electronics products, up for sales in the Indian online retail stores, are either three or four or five-star ratings. This proves buyers are happy with the product they have bought and service they have obtained from the brand Russell Hobbs or its associates. All this means is that you could trust the brand and its wide range of products.
Reliable Build and Secure Features
The features that justify its price of Rs 2000 – is the non-stick coated aluminum alloy sole plate. Just because of this, the durability factor has increased many folds.
In addition, because of the solid built, the Russell Hobbs dry iron box swiftly clears stubborn creases from clothes and gives them the real shape and a shining straight appearance as well.
So what are the pros and cons of this heavy dry iron? BIS has certified the quality of this Russell Hobbs dry iron with an ISI mark. Further, 1000-Watt capacity is appropriate for a dry iron like this one. Moreover, just because of a uniform heating of the soleplate, this could create solid long lasting creases on clothes.
Since the soleplate has a non-stick coating, there are negligible changes that it would burn or harm cloth while ironing. Bringing this to your attention is important because not all the heavy weight dry iron have a soleplate with non-stick coating.
A temperature control setting is there. Users could set the right temperature according to the fabric nature. To protect from over-heat; under safety programs, this iron box has a thermal fuse function. Moreover, Russell Hobbs offers two years of warranty as well for Indian customers.
All in all the heavy weight dry iron box RDI550H from the British brand Russell Hobbs – looks a promising product. Its price, 2000 Rupees, too, is according to the quality, durability, and warranty you get with it. Even If I consider buyers rating on the popular online shopping websites, a true opinion about this, then also, the Russell Hobbs iron box is a must buy. Buy: Rs. 2000
Philips GC181 Heavy Weight 1000 Watt Dry Iron Pick
At Gadgets Shiksha, the Philips GC181 is one of the best-selling dry iron boxes. In fact, unexpected response to this Philips iron box had given my team a confidence that yes there is demand for heavy weight dry iron box. So here, we are with an article that helps you to buy one superior heavy weight iron box. Read also Top 5 Premium Steam Iron Between 800 to 2500 Rupees.
Even if I say ten good things about a product of a newly launched brand, you would still think, should you buy them, will that be the right choice as suggested. However, when you have already experienced a branded product and I suggest one again from it, then you would not hesitate about the brand and its product quality rather your entire focus would on the specifications of the product. It is a human tendency. I am making this point to explain why one would still consider this Philips heavy weight dry iron even if I do not refer it by many exciting words.
Philips GC181 Iron is not just a heavy weight dry iron. In fact, it comes with many nifty features to make your ironing smooth and safe. It looks stylish, in fact, it consists of the best in the market in terms of non-stick coating, temperature management, and automated safety features. I have this dry iron for personal use. I am using Philips Diva, a 750-Watt dry iron box also. Mostly I prefer using the GC181 iron just because of the heavy weight factor.
Check the buyers rating for this Philips product on major shopping websites in India. It comes with close to 4.8-star rating against maximum 5-star rating available. This is fantastic. In fact, the most authentic certification for assuring potential buyers, you should buy this when cannot take a risk with the product of a never heard brand. Read more about Philips GC181 at Two 1000W Dry Iron Box in 1000 to 1500 Rupees.
Panasonic Heavy Weight Iron (Made In Japan with Deluxe Metal Cover) Ni-22Awtxj
It is funny actually. While this Panasonic premium is one of the most read and appreciated product on GS, it is at the bottom of the sales chart in its category. Philips GC181 is the most popular heavy weight dry iron on GS as well as in the Indian market. But why? The one and the only oblivious reason is the price of this Made in Japan dry iron.
Rupees 5000 for a dry iron; isn’t this astonishing? I would say, however, Panasonic is right in asking the price from Indian consumers, even when most Indian consumers can’t afford it. The Panasonic dry iron is one of its kinds, and it has a very robust built and is with lots features, too.
This Panasonic heavy weight dry iron is certainly a premium appliance and for premium users. Read more about this very premium Made in Japan iron at Wave A Goodbye To Wooziness: Stay Stress-free With a Heavy Duty Iron and Iron Board.
Heavy Weight 1000Watt Bajaj DHX 9 Dry Iron – PICK
One of the top 20 dry iron boxes on Amazon India, the Bajaj DHX 9 is, needless to say, a best-seller. But why it is so popular? At the price of 900 Rupees, it certainly offers much more – even more than the Philips iron box listed above.
The first factor that prominently appears as a pro is the look of this dry iron. Being a heavy weight could have made it look an ugly appliance. On contrary, it looks very stylish thanks to the use of a golden symphony on its body as well as on the soleplate. It has a deluxe golden soleplate with a durable non-stick coating.
To make it a usable iron box on fabrics type nylon, silk, cotton and other soft clothes, it comes with the feature to adjust temperature level. Thus, according to the fabric nature – set low, medium, or a high temperature.
The thermostatic pilot lamp is also in this Bajaj iron, showing power supply status: ON or OFF. In fact, an indicator is always a great help to check whether the power supply to it is through or not.
Safety, Capacity, and Warranty
Never buy electronic appliances without adequate safety features – first for users and second for the appliance itself. Security features on electronics devices are not a big thing; however, what matters is how they are being incorporated. Read also Top 6 1000W Iron Box Online in Indian Market.
Talking about the security features of this dry iron box, the thermal fuse safety protects it from short-circuit in the case of overheating. The fuse cuts off the power supply when the iron box has reached to the temperature level – set by the user.
The Bajaj iron has a very appropriate capacity, 1000 Watts. So it is an ideal choice if you are looking for a heavy weight iron for home use. Moreover, 2-year warranty from the brand is a sound certification that this product has a quality, so durable, too. Needless to say, it would remain in use many years without being exposed to an early malfunction.
If the Philips heavy weight iron is not in your budget then consider this Bajaj product. It comes with all the necessary safety and convenience features. In fact, the Bajaj DHX9 heavy weight is a value for money product at its current price. Buy: Rs. 900
Tandem Plancha Heavy Weight 750-Watt Dry Iron
During the research for this dry iron review article, I came across to this Tandem product, which has earned more than 4-star ratings from certified buyers at prominent shopping sites. The price, Rs. 800, is very friendly to the budget of Indian families. Moreover, the brand provides two years of exclusive warranty on this heavy weight iron box. All this together indicates it is a value for money dry iron box. But is that so? Let us now examine whether potential buyers should invest on it or the Bajaj iron box above is the best and cheapest option here. Read also Top 5 Iron Box In India Under 1000 Rupees.
Online, we didn’t get much information about the brand Tandem. That means it is one of those local brands- selling products through various channels but yet to develop a prestigious known brand name. My experience says, however, a product of such local brands might have the quality and durability as Bajaj and Philips ensure on their products.
Talking about the features of this Tandem heavy weight dry iron, it comes with all the necessary safety and security comfort. For instance, temperature control, shockproof handle, swivel cord, and the most important Nickel Chromium iron soleplate with a lasting non-stick coating – are some to note here.
Even though the iron box is before you with a long warranty, adequate capacity, and many amenities, I cannot recommend it enough. Adding just Rupees 100 more in your budget lets you buy the Baja heavy weight iron box. My only concern with the brand Tandem is – it is not a brand. Here, I do not doubt the product quality; actually, I doubt the brand quality.
My suggestion is – such non-branded local products should be bought from a local electronics store. That helps. In case of any malfunction in the appliance, you could claim for the warranty with the shopkeeper and avail the benefit of free service. Buy: Rs.800