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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Updated 03 January 2020 by Matthew
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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 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 $400 for the Gv7466 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 $146.

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%
4,129 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
90%
90%
4,456 reviews
#3
France
86%
86%
2,428 reviews
#4
Australia
81%
81%
804 reviews
#5
Germany
80%
80%
829 reviews
#6
80%
80%
584 reviews
#7
United Kingdom
79%
79%
277 reviews
#8
Brentwood
79%
79%
0 reviews
#9
Germany
78%
78%
253 reviews
#10
Swan
74%
74%
452 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
7 reviews
#12
Hoover
United States
67%
67%
26 reviews
#13
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#14
Beko
Turkey
67%
67%
241 reviews
#15
Conair
64%
64%
0 reviews
#16
Brentwood Appliances
64%
64%
5 reviews
#17
Panasonic
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#18
Elgento
61%
61%
8 reviews
#19
Andis
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Solac
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Oliso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#22
Taurus
57%
57%
0 reviews
#23
Sunbeam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#24
Hamilton Beach
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
Applica
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Ufesa
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
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 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 14 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
$93
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$146
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $499
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
1,492
4 stars
536
3 stars
145
2 stars
92
1 star
154
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 Russell Hobbs Rowenta
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
82%
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
80%
3 reviews
66%
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 Russell Hobbs Rowenta
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. 60+ of these reviews that 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

soleplate material can't easily being scratched
Tesco.com
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
although solidly built
ao.com
Very good well made
amazon.co.uk
the studs on jeans don't seem to scratch the ceramic sole
Argos.co.uk

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

What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV9788

$124.64
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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 $124.64 is the Tefal FV9788, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

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

A stunningly highly rated and fully featured 3,000W traditional iron, with a fair price and low running costs. Purchasers report that this iron has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

95
Reviews
180 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Running Costs
$240 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Tefal FV9788 has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

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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?
What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?

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