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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Updated 18 July 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's 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 15,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $30 for the GC160 which has a power of 1,200W, a steam generating capacity of 130g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $705 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 $165.

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%
4,041 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
92%
92%
4,473 reviews
#3
France
90%
90%
2,424 reviews
#4
Germany
84%
84%
1,283 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
84%
84%
277 reviews
#6
Australia
82%
82%
802 reviews
#7
82%
82%
583 reviews
#8
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#9
Brentwood
78%
78%
0 reviews
#10
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
76%
76%
25 reviews
#12
Igenix
74%
74%
145 reviews
#13
Brentwood Appliances
71%
71%
5 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#15
Elgento
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
241 reviews
#17
Hamilton Beach
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Taurus
60%
60%
0 reviews
#19
Andis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Conair
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Oliso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#22
Tower
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Solac
58%
58%
0 reviews
#24
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Panasonic
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
JML
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Applica
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Ariete
54%
54%
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 over 30 Philips irons currently on the market in the United States. 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%.

Philips have a number of great features including Smart Charging Base and Auto Steam Control which sets them apart from the competition.

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 $46 (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
$86
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$165
$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
2,647
4 stars
926
3 stars
199
2 stars
90
1 star
164
Philips has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its irons than most other iron 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, carefully designed and had nice technical features. Their irons have also won a total of 2 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Bosch Swan Beko
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
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
78%
7 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews
87%
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 given to 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 Bosch Swan Beko
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 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. 160+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% 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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
the plastic feels durable
Amazon
Well built
Argos.co.uk
you can often feel like reaching for something more heavy duty
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
I had to take it back as the leaking was annoying
Argos.co.uk
With a longer lasting soleplate with anti scratch (great for those steel jeans button scratches
amazon.co.uk
Its been leaking brown marks - not all the time
johnlewis.com
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

Features to Look Out For On Philips Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Philips irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Smart Charging Base and Auto Steam Control.

Philips Smart Charging Base

Philips irons that feature Smart Charging Base include the Philips GC3672 ($0).

Philips Auto Steam Control

Philips irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC4527 ($0).

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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?
Features to Look Out For On Philips Irons
Philips Smart Charging Base
Philips Auto Steam Control

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