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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 10 May 2020
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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 15,000 user and expert reviews and 20 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 $27 for the FV3775 which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 30g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to $356 for the GV8960 which has a power of 2,200W, a steam generating capacity of 120g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Tefal iron is $129.

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. 3 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Tefal is the 3rd best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,134 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,182 reviews
#3
France
85%
85%
2,437 reviews
#4
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#5
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#6
United Kingdom
78%
78%
353 reviews
#7
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#8
Conair
77%
77%
61 reviews
#9
Germany
77%
77%
831 reviews
#10
Australia
77%
77%
819 reviews
#11
76%
76%
583 reviews
#12
Brentwood Appliances
72%
72%
5 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#14
Igenix
66%
66%
145 reviews
#15
Hoover
United States
62%
62%
26 reviews
#16
Elgento
62%
62%
8 reviews
#17
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Solac
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Sunbeam
58%
58%
0 reviews
#21
Tower
57%
57%
19 reviews
#22
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#23
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Imetec
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
Ufesa
54%
54%
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 10 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
$105
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $799
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$129
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $449
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
3
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,498
4 stars
537
3 stars
146
2 stars
92
1 star
153
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 86% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Tefal irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had nice technical features and was nicely 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 Swan Beko
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
74%
1 review
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
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
82%
2 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 Swan Beko
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Tefal iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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

There are some great safety features built in
amazon.co.uk
It feels well made
Tesco.com
well made
Amazon
Well made
Argos.co.uk
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
more reliable model instead
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

The water leaking problem still persisted
Amazon
feels quite fragile
johnlewis.com
Iron is broken after only 6 months
amazon.co.uk
when mine broke I wasn't sure what make to get
Argos.co.uk
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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?

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