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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 15 August 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 29,000 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,100 irons.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular irons. Their irons start at $96 for the FV4980 which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 40g/min and is a steam generator iron and go up to $203 for the FV9740 which has a power of 2,800W, a steam generating capacity of 55g/min and is a traditional iron. The average price of a new Tefal iron is $186.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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%
9,356 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
83%
83%
5,676 reviews
#3
Australia
81%
81%
2,077 reviews
#4
Germany
81%
81%
1,462 reviews
#5
France
80%
80%
4,237 reviews
#6
Germany
80%
80%
1,767 reviews
#7
Brentwood Appliances
79%
79%
5 reviews
#8
Brentwood
79%
79%
0 reviews
#9
Swan
76%
76%
698 reviews
#10
Conair
74%
74%
114 reviews
#11
73%
73%
996 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
65%
65%
1,337 reviews
#13
Sunbeam
62%
62%
2 reviews
#14
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#15
Hoover
United States
60%
60%
45 reviews
#16
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#17
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
Polti
53%
53%
0 reviews
#19
Imetec
52%
52%
0 reviews
#20
Solac
52%
52%
0 reviews
#21
Taurus
51%
51%
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 82%.

The average review score for a Tefal iron is 82%.

There's a smaller selection of Tefal irons available compared to other iron brands, with only 6 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.

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
$186
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
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
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,639
4 stars
856
3 stars
276
2 stars
159
1 star
282
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 91% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for Tefal irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 85% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Tefal irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, has useful technical features and had a good design.

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 Braun Beko
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
7 reviews
86%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
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
pricerunner.se logo
30%
1 review
30%
1 review
90%
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
T3.com logo
100%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
67%
11 reviews
73%
10 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
3 reviews
87%
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 Braun Beko
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
T3.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
3
3
1

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 29,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. over 230 of these reviews mention reliability of which 81% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Tefal iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

81% 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
I like a sturdy iron
Tesco.com
All in all this is a really impressive iron that seems durable to last for quite some time
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Ordered one for friend as hers had broken
Argos.co.uk
Iron is broken after only 6 months
amazon.co.uk
The water leaking problem still persisted
Amazon
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