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Should You Buy a Braun Iron?

Updated 09 January 2020 by Matthew
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should you buy a Braun Iron?

Braun is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its blenders, mixers and coffee makers.

We've collated all the key information on Braun irons in this handy guide. We've analysed over 15,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 irons to impartially compare each iron brand.

Braun are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular irons. Their irons start at $45 for the TS 375 A which has a power of 2,200W, a steam generating capacity of 30g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $260 for the SI 7066 which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron. The average price of a new Braun iron is $117.

Braun are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular irons.

Is Braun the Best Iron Brand?

So are Braun irons any good? We give every iron a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all irons we are able to impartially rank all the iron brands.

Braun is ranked the No. 7 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Braun is the 7th best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,129 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,461 reviews
#3
France
86%
86%
2,429 reviews
#4
Germany
82%
82%
830 reviews
#5
Australia
81%
81%
797 reviews
#6
United Kingdom
81%
81%
277 reviews
#7
80%
80%
584 reviews
#8
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#9
Germany
77%
77%
253 reviews
#10
Swan
74%
74%
452 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#12
Hoover
United States
67%
67%
26 reviews
#13
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#14
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
241 reviews
#15
Brentwood Appliances
65%
65%
5 reviews
#16
Conair
64%
64%
0 reviews
#17
Panasonic
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Elgento
61%
61%
8 reviews
#19
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Solac
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Taurus
60%
60%
0 reviews
#22
Oliso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#24
Hamilton Beach
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Applica
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Ufesa
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Braun irons compare to the other iron brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All iron Brands
Braun Irons

Braun have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Braun iron being 75%.

The average review score for a Braun iron is 75%.

There's a smaller selection of Braun irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 7 Braun irons currently on the market in the US. Braun irons also tend to be more expensive than most other iron brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Braun iron is $48 (based on a person typically using an iron for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other iron brands.

No. Of Irons
Average Price
$93
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$117
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $499
Price Distribution of Braun Irons

What Do the Braun Iron Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Braun iron to work out the average distribution of reviews for Braun and then compared this to the other iron brands.

Braun logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Braun logo

User Reviews

5 stars
420
4 stars
99
3 stars
19
2 stars
10
1 star
33
Braun has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its irons than most other iron brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Braun irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Braun irons by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other iron brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Tefal Philips Bosch Russell Hobbs Rowenta Braun
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
81%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
82%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
78%
7 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
66%
2 reviews
91%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Braun Irons Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Braun iron. The table below compares the number of awards given to Braun to other popular iron brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Braun has won 1 award for its irons.

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Bosch Russell Hobbs Rowenta Braun
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2
1
1

How Reliable Are Braun Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Braun irons. 100+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Braun iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% of reviewers think Braun irons are reliable.

So, most people think that Braun irons are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Braun irons that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Why does it seem nothing is built to last these days
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Broken now
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End Braun Iron?

Braun IS3042

$179.95
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2,400W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
2L
WATER TANK
4.8kg
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Braun iron then the Braun IS3042 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $179.95.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (2L)
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Heavy (4.8kg)
Removable water tank
Anti-drip function

A critically acclaimed and very economical to run 2,400W steam generator iron, with a very good spec. It has a removable water tank, an anti-drip function and a water tank capacity of 2L and features anti-scale system. Owners report that it's very easy to use, well designed but it doesn't have a big storage capacity.

93
Reviews
15 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
86
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Braun IS3042 has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 15 reviews.

Braun CareStyle 3 IS3042WH Easy Removable Review
Braun CareStyle 3 IS3042WH Easy Removable Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the IS3042 in the US is $179.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Braun Iron?

Braun TexStyle 7

$71.48
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2,400W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.4L
WATER TANK
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $71.48 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Braun TexStyle 7 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (0.4L)
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Automatic anti-calc system

A fully featured and excellently reviewed 2,400W steam generator iron, with very low running costs and a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well-built.

95
Reviews
439 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Braun TexStyle 7 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 438 reviews.

Braun TexStyle 7 Iron Review
Braun TexStyle 7 Iron Review

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Braun Iron?
Is Braun the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Braun Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Braun Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Braun Irons?
What is the Best High End Braun Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Braun Iron?

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