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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 17 February 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 14,000 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 $31 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 $630 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 $254.

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. 7 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Tefal is the 7th best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,746 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
87%
87%
4,232 reviews
#3
86%
86%
612 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
863 reviews
#5
Germany
83%
83%
253 reviews
#6
Australia
82%
82%
917 reviews
#7
France
81%
81%
2,667 reviews
#8
Brentwood
80%
80%
0 reviews
#9
Brentwood Appliances
79%
79%
5 reviews
#10
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
77%
77%
507 reviews
#12
Conair
77%
77%
61 reviews
#13
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#14
Hoover
United States
67%
67%
39 reviews
#15
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
7 reviews
#16
Sunbeam
63%
63%
1 review
#17
Tower
63%
63%
21 reviews
#18
Andis
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Solac
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#21
Oliso
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Taurus
53%
53%
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
$254
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $559
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
4
4 stars
6
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,456
4 stars
505
3 stars
131
2 stars
79
1 star
142
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 85% of user reviews for Tefal irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 87% 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 Rowenta Russell Hobbs
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
80%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
69%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
50%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
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
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
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%
10 reviews
70%
7 reviews
87%
5 reviews
66%
2 reviews
75%
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 Russell Hobbs
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
1

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Tefal iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% 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

very reliable iron
Tesco.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Being a Tefal it is obviously well made
amazon.co.uk
All in all this is a really impressive iron that seems durable to last for quite some time
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
currys.co.uk
when mine broke I wasn't sure what make to get
Argos.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
The only issue I have is the toughness of steam control
amazon.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 ($636).

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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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