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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Matthew
Updated 20 August 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 blenders.

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 29,000 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $35 for the GC2148 which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 30g/min and is a steam iron and go up to $933 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 $232.

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%
9,237 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
83%
83%
5,676 reviews
#3
Australia
81%
81%
2,077 reviews
#4
France
80%
80%
4,237 reviews
#5
Germany
80%
80%
1,768 reviews
#6
Germany
80%
80%
1,462 reviews
#7
Brentwood Appliances
79%
79%
5 reviews
#8
Brentwood
79%
79%
0 reviews
#9
Swan
76%
76%
698 reviews
#10
Conair
74%
74%
114 reviews
#11
73%
73%
996 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
65%
65%
1,337 reviews
#13
Sunbeam
63%
63%
2 reviews
#14
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#15
Hoover
United States
60%
60%
45 reviews
#16
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#17
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
Polti
53%
53%
0 reviews
#19
Imetec
52%
52%
0 reviews
#20
Solac
52%
52%
0 reviews
#21
Taurus
51%
51%
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
$47
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$232
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
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
6
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
6,158
4 stars
1,840
3 stars
497
2 stars
234
1 star
476
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 80% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Philips irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 85% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Philips irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, has useful technical features and was carefully designed. Their irons have also won a total of 3 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 Braun Beko
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
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
30%
1 review
30%
1 review
90%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
T3.com logo
100%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
67%
11 reviews
73%
10 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
3 reviews
87%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Irons Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 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 Braun Beko
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
T3.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
3
3
1

How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

We checked over 29,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. over 420 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% 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

Its built in sensor can tell what fabric/material it is on
amazon.co.uk
Well made
Amazon
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
heavy enough to cope with tough stuff
Argos.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
Can't tell you about durability because I've only had it a few weeks
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Had my last Philips I'm 15 years loved it gutted when broke
Argos.co.uk

What is the Best High End Philips Iron?

Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020

$743.46
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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020
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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020
2,400W
1.8L
WATER TANK
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
5.3kg
$201
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Philips iron then the Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $743.46.

Features We Love:
Huge water tank capacity (1.8L)
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Heavy (5.3kg)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function

A classic and very economical to run 2,400W steam generator iron, with a very good spec. Purchasers report that it has very good features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
239 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020 has fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PerfectCare Elite GC963020 in the US is $743.46 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?
What is the Best High End Philips Iron?

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