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 15,000 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 $24 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 $757 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 $157.
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.
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.
All iron Brands
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%.
Philips have a number of great features including Smart Charging Base 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 $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 $93
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price $157
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 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, had nice technical features and was nicely designed. 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.
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.
We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. 170+ 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:
Excellent Build Quality
As the iron uses tap water it has a built in Quick Calc Tray which needs cleaning once a month or more frequently in hard water areas
good sturdy wire that's
I've frankly lost count of the times I had damaged a perfectly beautiful top after seconds of looking away
which I was happy with until it broke
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
I think water cover is a bit fragile
Mediocre Build Quality
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.
Our review analysis indicates that this iron issmooth, very easy to use and good-looking. It's a staggeringly highly rated and fully featured 2,600W steam generator iron, with low running costs and a good price.
Value for Money
$210 Over 5 Years
Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips Azur GC456786 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 32 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the Azur GC456786 in the US is $99.40 but in total we found only 1 price for it.
At only $139 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the Philips GC299888 makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Automatic anti-calc system
Steam boost function
Features anti-scale system
Supports variable steam function
Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's a fully featured and excellently reviewed 2,400W traditional iron, with low running costs.
Value for Money
$200 Over 5 Years
Customers report that Philips GC299888 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 83%, based on 49 reviews.