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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Updated 12 December 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 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.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,128 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
91%
91%
4,481 reviews
#3
France
89%
89%
2,429 reviews
#4
Germany
84%
84%
829 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
82%
82%
277 reviews
#6
81%
81%
582 reviews
#7
Australia
81%
81%
804 reviews
#8
Germany
78%
78%
253 reviews
#9
Swan
75%
75%
452 reviews
#10
Brentwood
74%
74%
0 reviews
#11
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#12
Hoover
United States
72%
72%
26 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#14
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#15
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
241 reviews
#16
Brentwood Appliances
63%
63%
5 reviews
#17
Elgento
61%
61%
8 reviews
#18
Panasonic
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Solac
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#21
Conair
60%
60%
0 reviews
#22
Andis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#23
Sunbeam
58%
58%
0 reviews
#24
Hamilton Beach
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Oliso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Applica
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
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 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
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $349
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$157
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $499
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
2,710
4 stars
948
3 stars
199
2 stars
90
1 star
165
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.

Average Review Score Tefal Philips Bosch Russell Hobbs Rowenta
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
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
78%
7 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
66%
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 Russell Hobbs Rowenta
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

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:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
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
Amazon
good sturdy wire that's
amazon.co.uk
reliable iron
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
which I was happy with until it broke
amazon.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
I think water cover is a bit fragile
Argos.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.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.

Philips Smart Charging Base

Philips irons that feature Smart Charging Base include the Philips GC367226 ($127).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

Philips Azur GC456786

$99.40
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2,600W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.6kg
$212
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $99.40 is the Philips Azur GC456786, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Automatic anti-calc system
Steam boost function
Vertical steam function
Anti-drip function
Features anti-scale system

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.

95
Reviews
32 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

Philips GC299888

$139.00
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Philips GC299888
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Philips GC299888
2,400W
45g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.32L
WATER TANK
1.3kg
$195
OVER 5 YEARS

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.

92
Reviews
49 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
78
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Philips GC299888 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 83%, based on 49 reviews.

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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
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

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