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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Updated 29 July 2019 by Matthew
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Tefal is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for it's 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 10 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 $29 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 $375 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 $154.

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. 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%
4,041 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
92%
92%
4,473 reviews
#3
France
90%
90%
2,424 reviews
#4
Germany
84%
84%
1,283 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
84%
84%
277 reviews
#6
Australia
82%
82%
802 reviews
#7
82%
82%
583 reviews
#8
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#9
Brentwood
78%
78%
0 reviews
#10
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
76%
76%
25 reviews
#12
Igenix
74%
74%
145 reviews
#13
Brentwood Appliances
71%
71%
5 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#15
Elgento
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
241 reviews
#17
Hamilton Beach
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Taurus
60%
60%
0 reviews
#19
Andis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Conair
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Oliso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#22
Tower
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Solac
58%
58%
0 reviews
#24
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Panasonic
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
JML
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Applica
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Ariete
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

There's a wide selection of Tefal irons available compared to other iron brands, with 20 Tefal irons currently on the market in the United States. At an average purchase price of $154, Tefal irons also tend to be more expensive than most other iron brands.

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

Tefal have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Tefal iron being 82%. Tefal have a number of great features including Aqua Boost Vaporizer which sets them apart from the competition.

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
$86
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$154
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $509
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
2
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,490
4 stars
536
3 stars
145
2 stars
91
1 star
153
Tefal has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its irons than most other iron 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 designed technical features and was nicely designed.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
77%
4 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
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
78%
7 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
3 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 given to 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
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. 50+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Tefal iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% 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

it's a well made
Amazon
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Another plus is the sturdy base which means that I no longer worry about an iron toppling off the board onto the floor
amazon.co.uk
soleplate material can't easily being scratched
Tesco.com
although solidly built
ao.com
the studs on jeans don't seem to scratch the ceramic sole
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

The only issue I have is the toughness of steam control
amazon.co.uk
The water leaking problem still persisted
Amazon
feels quite fragile
johnlewis.com
when mine broke I wasn't sure what make to get
Argos.co.uk

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 Aqua Boost Vaporizer.

Tefal Aqua Boost Vaporizer

Tefal irons that feature Aqua Boost Vaporizer include the Tefal GV9071 ($364).

What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV9788

$129.48
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Tefal FV9788
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Tefal FV9788
3,000W
55g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.35L
WATER TANK
1.8kg
$244
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $129.48 is the Tefal FV9788, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (0.35L)
Many steam generating capacity (55g/min)
Heavy (1.8kg)
Has a vertical steam function
Has a steam boost function

An excellently reviewed and fully featured 3,000W traditional iron, with low running costs and a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that this iron it.

95
Reviews
180 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Running Costs
$240 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Tefal FV9788 has superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

Tefal Ultimate Anti Calc FV9788 Test
Tefal Ultimate Anti Calc FV9788 Test

The cheapest price that we found for the FV9788 in the United States is $129.48 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Tefal Iron?

Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466

$341.57
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Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466
Buy Now
Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466
2,200W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.7L
WATER TANK
4.8kg
$179
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Tefal iron then the Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $341.57.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Big water tank capacity (1.7L)
Heavy (4.8kg)
Has a vertical steam function
Has an automatic anti-calc system

A top-rated and very economical to run 2,200W steam generator iron, with a very good spec. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and a water tank capacity of 1.7L and features anti-scale system. Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron it.

95
Reviews
18 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
90
Running Costs
$180 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 96%, based on 18 reviews.

The cheapest price that we found for the Express Anti-Calc GV7466 in the United States is $341.57 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 Aqua Boost Vaporizer
What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?
What is the Best High End Tefal Iron?

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