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Should You Buy a Breville Iron?

Updated 23 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Breville Iron?

Breville is well known for its electric kettles, toasters, blenders and fryers.

If you are wondering how Breville irons compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,100 irons by objectively and impartially analysing over 15,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Breville are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and highly recommended irons and start at $20 for the VIN369 which has a power of 2,200W, a steam generating capacity of 30g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $68 for the VIN406 which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 1g/min and is a traditional iron. The average price of a new Breville iron is $33.

Breville are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular and highly recommended irons.

Is Breville the Best Iron Brand?

So are Breville 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.

Breville is ranked the No. 5 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Breville is the 5th 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 Breville 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
Breville Irons

Breville have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Breville iron being 70%. Breville also have a number of great features including Multi-Directional Soleplate which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Breville irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 7 Breville irons currently on the market in the US. Breville irons also tend to be cheaper than most other iron brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Breville iron is $49 (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
$33
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $499
Price Distribution of Breville Irons

What Do the Breville Iron Reviews Say?

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

Breville logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
518
4 stars
154
3 stars
50
2 stars
25
1 star
56
Breville has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its irons than most other iron brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Breville irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Breville irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Breville 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 Philips Tefal Bosch Russell Hobbs Rowenta Breville
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
87%
1 review
84%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
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
67%
7 reviews
78%
7 reviews
92%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
66%
2 reviews
90%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Breville Irons Received?

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

Breville has won 1 award for its irons.

Compare all award winning irons

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

How Reliable Are Breville Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Breville irons. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Breville iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Breville irons are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

unfortunately broke
Argos.co.uk
it's still perfectly sturdy
amazon.co.uk
apart from it leaking constantly it is very good
Tesco.com
Very robust
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

The steam selection slider was broken
amazon.co.uk
Always worried that I choose one that doesn't come up to scratch
Argos.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Breville Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Breville irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Multi-Directional Soleplate.

Breville Multi-Directional Soleplate

Breville irons that feature Multi-Directional Soleplate include the Breville VIN339 ($28).

What is the Best Mid-Range Breville Iron?

Breville VIN339

$28.08
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Breville VIN339
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Breville VIN339
2,800W
180g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.4L
WATER TANK
$228
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $28.08 is the Breville VIN339, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
Multi-Directional Soleplate
Many steam generating capacity (180g/min)
Big water tank capacity (0.4L)
Vertical steam function
Automatic anti-calc system

A steam generating capacity and award winning 2,800W traditional iron, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It has an automatic anti-calc system, a vertical steam function and an anti-drip function and features anti-scale system. Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron has outstanding features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

95
Reviews
673 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Running Costs
$230 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Breville VIN339 has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

Trusted Reviews Recommended

The cheapest price that we could find for the VIN339 in the US is $28.08 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Breville Iron?

Breville VIN401

$45.60
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Breville VIN401
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Breville VIN401
3,100W
70g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.4L
WATER TANK
1.9kg
$252
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Breville iron then the Breville VIN401 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $45.60.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (70g/min)
Big water tank capacity (0.4L)
Heavy (1.9kg)
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function

A fully featured and good value for money 3,100W traditional iron, with moderate running costs. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Running Costs
$250 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Breville 3100W DiamondXpress Steam Iron (VIN401) - Unboxing and Review
Breville 3100W DiamondXpress Steam Iron (VIN401) - Unboxing and Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the VIN401 in the US is $45.60 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Breville Iron?

Breville VIN310

$19.53
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Breville VIN310
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Breville VIN310
2,400W
40g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.25L
WATER TANK
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $19.53 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Breville VIN310 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Features anti-scale system

A classic and very economical to run 2,400W steam generator iron, with a good price and a very good spec. It has a vertical steam function and features anti-scale system.

96
Reviews
7 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Breville VIN310 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 89%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VIN310 in the US is $19.53 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Breville Iron?
Is Breville the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Breville Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Breville Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Breville Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Breville Irons
Breville Multi-Directional Soleplate
What is the Best Mid-Range Breville Iron?
What is the Best High End Breville Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Breville Iron?

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