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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Matthew
Updated 20 May 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 15,000 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 $23 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 $596 for the GC9642 which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 135g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Philips iron is $221.

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%
4,169 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
90%
90%
4,201 reviews
#3
France
81%
81%
2,472 reviews
#4
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#5
Australia
80%
80%
819 reviews
#6
Germany
79%
79%
253 reviews
#7
Germany
78%
78%
831 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
77%
77%
340 reviews
#9
76%
76%
584 reviews
#10
Conair
76%
76%
61 reviews
#11
Swan
75%
75%
452 reviews
#12
Brentwood Appliances
72%
72%
5 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#14
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#15
Tower
63%
63%
19 reviews
#16
Hoover
United States
62%
62%
24 reviews
#17
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Solac
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#21
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#22
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Ufesa
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
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 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. Whilst Philips have a number of interesting features including ProVelocity Technology and 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
$118
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $599
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$221
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $479
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
2,745
4 stars
951
3 stars
199
2 stars
91
1 star
165
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 71% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Philips irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 86% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Philips irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had well designed technical features and a good design. 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 Braun
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
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
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
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
79%
8 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
4 reviews
87%
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. 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 Braun
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1

How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. over 150 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% 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
well made for an iron at the price point
amazon.co.uk
Lightweight iron which steams lovely without leaking water everywhere
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
the main iron part doesn't feel as well made as the price may suggest
Argos.co.uk
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
Its been leaking brown marks - not all the time
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 ProVelocity Technology and Auto Steam Control.

Philips ProVelocity Technology

Philips irons that feature ProVelocity Technology include the Philips GC6833 ($0).

Philips Auto Steam Control

Philips irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452700 ($269).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

Philips HI5916

$199.93
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Philips HI5916
2,400W
100g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.1L
WATER TANK
3.2kg

A great mid range choice, priced at $199.93 is the Philips HI5916, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (100g/min)
Big water tank capacity (1.1L)
Heavy (3.2kg)
Vertical steam function
Automatic anti-calc system

A fully featured and highly rated 2,400W steam generator iron.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Philips HI5916 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.

Unboxing Philips Steam iron 8 HI5916
Unboxing Philips Steam iron 8 HI5916

The cheapest price that we could find for the HI5916 in the US is $199.93 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 ProVelocity Technology
Philips Auto Steam Control
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

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