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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Matthew
Updated 06 February 2021
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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 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $25 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 $370 for the GC5037 which has a power of 3,000W, a steam generating capacity of 70g/min and is a steam iron. The average price of a new Philips iron is $181.

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%
4,746 reviews
#2
85%
85%
612 reviews
#3
Germany
83%
83%
253 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
856 reviews
#5
France
82%
82%
2,667 reviews
#6
Australia
81%
81%
917 reviews
#7
United Kingdom
81%
81%
4,232 reviews
#8
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#9
Brentwood Appliances
80%
80%
5 reviews
#10
Conair
77%
77%
61 reviews
#11
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
74%
74%
340 reviews
#13
Swan
71%
71%
452 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
70%
70%
7 reviews
#15
Hoover
United States
67%
67%
39 reviews
#16
Sunbeam
63%
63%
1 review
#17
Tower
63%
63%
21 reviews
#18
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#21
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#22
Oliso
56%
56%
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 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$181
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $599
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
3,167
4 stars
1,064
3 stars
221
2 stars
96
1 star
171
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, had nice 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 Beko Morphy Richards
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
7 reviews
86%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
81%
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
pricerunner.se logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
77%
11 reviews
69%
9 reviews
86%
6 reviews
87%
2 reviews
86%
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. 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 won 2 awards for its irons.

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Bosch Beko Morphy Richards
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
seems to be well built with good quality components
Amazon
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
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
I thought I had broken it
Amazon
It does take some getting used to as you need to move slowly over tough creases to get more steam
amazon.co.uk
I had to take it back as the leaking was annoying
Argos.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

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 ($0).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

Philips GC392964

$124.23
Elite Electronics Store
Philips GC392964
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Philips GC392964
2,600W
45g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.5kg
$205
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $124.23 is the Philips GC392964, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Steam boost function
Automatic anti-calc system
Features anti-scale system
Extra large water inlet
Self-cleaning

A very highly rated and fully featured 2,600W traditional iron, with a good price and low running costs. Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

94
Reviews
82 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
78
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Philips GC392964 has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GC392964 in the US is $124.23 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

Philips GC299984

$85.83
Elite Electronics Store
Philips GC299984
Buy Now
Philips GC299984
2,600W
45g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.32L
WATER TANK
1.3kg
$205
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $85.83 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 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

A fully featured and positively reviewed 2,600W traditional iron, with low running costs and a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

95
Reviews
210 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned 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 $85.83 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 Mid-Range Philips Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

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