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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Matthew
Updated 05 March 2020
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should you buy a Philips Iron?

Philips is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and fryers.

If you are wondering how Philips 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 16,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $23 for the GC1424 which has a power of 1,400W, a steam generating capacity of 15g/min and is a steam iron and go up to $785 for the GC9410 which has a power of 2,100W, a steam generating capacity of 120g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Philips iron is $191.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons.

Is Philips the Best Iron Brand?

So are Philips 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.

Philips is ranked the No. 1 best iron brand.

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

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,128 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
93%
93%
4,487 reviews
#3
France
86%
86%
2,433 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
253 reviews
#5
Australia
82%
82%
808 reviews
#6
Swan
80%
80%
452 reviews
#7
Germany
80%
80%
830 reviews
#8
79%
79%
583 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
77%
77%
277 reviews
#10
Brentwood
75%
75%
0 reviews
#11
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#12
Conair
74%
74%
61 reviews
#13
Brentwood Appliances
72%
72%
5 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
70%
70%
7 reviews
#15
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#16
Sunbeam
66%
66%
0 reviews
#17
Hoover
United States
62%
62%
26 reviews
#18
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Elgento
62%
62%
8 reviews
#20
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#21
Andis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Hamilton Beach
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Oliso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#24
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#25
JML
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Ufesa
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Philips 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
Philips Irons

There's a wide selection of Philips irons available compared to other iron brands, with 20 Philips irons currently on the market in the US. Philips also have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Philips iron being 88%.

The average review score for a Philips iron is 88%.

However Philips irons 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 Philips iron is $47 (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
$105
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$191
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $509
Price Distribution of Philips Irons

What Do the Philips Iron Reviews Say?

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

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
2,711
4 stars
947
3 stars
199
2 stars
90
1 star
165
Philips has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its irons than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 71% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Philips irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Philips irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had nice technical features and was nicely designed. Their irons have also won a total of 2 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips 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 Russell Hobbs Bosch Swan
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
69%
1 review
74%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
79%
8 reviews
67%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
92%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Irons Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Philips irons. This means that Philips has more awards for its irons than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Philips to other popular iron brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has more awards for its irons than any other brand.

Compare all award winning irons

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

How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

We checked over 16,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. over 170 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Philips irons are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Overall the iron is ok except it is leaking out of the filling point
Argos.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
well made with Phillips customary attention to detail
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I've frankly lost count of the times I had damaged a perfectly beautiful top after seconds of looking away
vr-zone.com
which I was happy with until it broke
amazon.co.uk
I love they fact you do not have to buy filters - a clean calc system is built into the iron making cleaning the iron easy
Tesco.com
Its been leaking brown marks - not all the time
johnlewis.com
I had to take it back as the leaking was annoying
Argos.co.uk
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Philips Iron?
Is Philips the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Philips Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

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