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 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $45 for the HD1173 which has a power of 350W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $824 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 $241.
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 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
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price $241
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 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, has useful 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.
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 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.
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:
A well made product that makes ironing a very simple job
Excellent Build Quality
I've frankly lost count of the times I had damaged a perfectly beautiful top after seconds of looking away
Broke within days of receiving it
Its been leaking brown marks - not all the time
for which i was gutted as it broke
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.
At only $80.87 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Philips GC299984 makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Supports variable steam function
Our review analysis indicates that this iron has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's a fully featured and astonishingly highly rated 2,600W traditional iron, with very low running costs and a fair price.
Value for Money
$200 Over 5 Years
Owners report 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 $80.87 but in total we found only 1 price for it.