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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Matthew
Updated 06 November 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 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $45 for the HD1173 which has a power of 350W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $824 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 $241.

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%
4,711 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
88%
88%
4,165 reviews
#3
86%
86%
611 reviews
#4
France
86%
86%
2,635 reviews
#5
Germany
84%
84%
855 reviews
#6
Australia
82%
82%
906 reviews
#7
Germany
82%
82%
253 reviews
#8
Brentwood
79%
79%
0 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
79%
79%
340 reviews
#10
Brentwood Appliances
79%
79%
5 reviews
#11
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#12
Conair
77%
77%
61 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#14
Hoover
United States
68%
68%
39 reviews
#15
Andis
62%
62%
0 reviews
#16
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#17
Solac
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Sunbeam
60%
60%
1 review
#19
Hamilton Beach
57%
57%
0 reviews
#20
Oliso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#21
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#22
Tower
56%
56%
21 reviews
#23
Imetec
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 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 89%.

The average review score for a Philips iron is 89%.

However Philips irons tend to be more expensive than most other iron brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Philips have a number of interesting features including Auto Steam Control, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

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
$47
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $949
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$241
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $559
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
5
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,149
4 stars
1,056
3 stars
220
2 stars
95
1 star
170
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 78% of expert reviews and 90% 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, has useful technical features and was thoughtfully 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 Bosch Rowenta Braun
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
7 reviews
86%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
50%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
70%
1 review
70%
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
77%
11 reviews
69%
9 reviews
86%
5 reviews
66%
2 reviews
91%
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 Bosch 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 Philips Irons?

We checked over 16,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. over 270 of these reviews mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% 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

A well made product that makes ironing a very simple job
Argos.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

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
Broke within days of receiving it
amazon.co.uk
Its been leaking brown marks - not all the time
johnlewis.com
for which i was gutted as it broke
Argos.co.uk

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 Auto Steam Control.

Philips Auto Steam Control

Philips irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452700 ($286).

What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

Philips GC299984

$80.87
Elite Electronics Store
Philips GC299984
Buy Now
Philips GC299984
2,600W
45g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.32L
WATER TANK
1.3kg
$196
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $80.87 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Philips GC299984 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Supports variable steam function
Anti-drip function
Self-cleaning

Our review analysis indicates that this iron has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's a fully featured and astonishingly highly rated 2,600W traditional iron, with very low running costs and a fair price.

95
Reviews
210 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Philips GC299984 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 210 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GC299984 in the US is $80.87 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 Auto Steam Control
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

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