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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 23 January 2021
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should you buy a Tefal Iron?

Tefal is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its fryers, blenders and barbecues. The company behind Tefal also manufacturers Rowenta Irons.

If you are thinking about buying a Tefal iron then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of iron brands is compiled by analysing over 16,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 irons.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at $110 for the FV4951 which has a power of 2,500W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a steam iron and go up to $639 for the Pro Express Ultimate which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Tefal iron is $210.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons.

Is Tefal the Best Iron Brand?

So are Tefal 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.

Tefal is ranked the No. 5 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Tefal is the 5th best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,746 reviews
#2
85%
85%
612 reviews
#3
Germany
83%
83%
253 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
856 reviews
#5
France
82%
82%
2,667 reviews
#6
Australia
81%
81%
917 reviews
#7
United Kingdom
81%
81%
4,232 reviews
#8
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#9
Brentwood Appliances
80%
80%
5 reviews
#10
Conair
77%
77%
61 reviews
#11
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
74%
74%
340 reviews
#13
Swan
71%
71%
452 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
70%
70%
7 reviews
#15
Hoover
United States
67%
67%
39 reviews
#16
Sunbeam
63%
63%
1 review
#17
Tower
63%
63%
21 reviews
#18
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#21
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#22
Oliso
56%
56%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Tefal 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
Tefal Irons

Tefal have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Tefal iron being 83%.

The average review score for a Tefal iron is 83%.

There's a smaller selection of Tefal irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 7 Tefal irons currently on the market in the US. Tefal irons also tend to be more expensive than most other iron brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Tefal have a number of interesting features including Silence Sessions, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Tefal iron is $48 (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
$210
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $599
Price Distribution of Tefal Irons

What Do the Tefal Iron Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Tefal iron to work out the average distribution of reviews for Tefal and then compared this to the other iron brands.

Tefal logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
6
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,640
4 stars
585
3 stars
160
2 stars
99
1 star
166
Tefal has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its irons than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Tefal irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Tefal irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had well executed technical features and was thoughtfully designed.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Tefal 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 Rowenta Braun
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
7 reviews
86%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
50%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
82%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
77%
11 reviews
69%
9 reviews
86%
6 reviews
66%
2 reviews
91%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Tefal Irons Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Tefal iron. The table below compares the number of awards received by Tefal to other popular iron brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Tefal has won 1 award for its irons.

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Bosch Rowenta Braun
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 16,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. over 170 of these reviews mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Tefal iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% of reviewers think Tefal irons are reliable.

So, most people think that Tefal irons are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Tefal irons that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
while it's too early to tell if the anti-scale filter works I'm sure it will given that Tefal are a reliable manufacturer of this type of household device
amazon.co.uk
I know the reservoir being built in isn't much of a problem
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Iron is broken after only 6 months
amazon.co.uk
can't seal it over its left open
Argos.co.uk
Broken after 4 months
Amazon

Features to Look Out For On Tefal Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Tefal irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Silence Sessions.

Tefal Silence Sessions

Tefal irons that feature Silence Sessions include the Tefal Pro Express Ultimate ($639).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?
Is Tefal the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Tefal Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Tefal Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Tefal Irons
Tefal Silence Sessions

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