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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 22 February 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 16,000 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 $28 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 $145.

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%
4,128 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
93%
93%
4,487 reviews
#3
France
86%
86%
2,433 reviews
#4
Germany
83%
83%
253 reviews
#5
Australia
82%
82%
808 reviews
#6
Swan
80%
80%
452 reviews
#7
Germany
80%
80%
830 reviews
#8
79%
79%
583 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
77%
77%
277 reviews
#10
Brentwood
75%
75%
0 reviews
#11
Duronic
74%
74%
384 reviews
#12
Conair
74%
74%
61 reviews
#13
Brentwood Appliances
72%
72%
5 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
70%
70%
7 reviews
#15
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#16
Sunbeam
66%
66%
0 reviews
#17
Hoover
United States
62%
62%
26 reviews
#18
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
Elgento
62%
62%
8 reviews
#20
Taurus
61%
61%
0 reviews
#21
Andis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Hamilton Beach
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Oliso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#24
Panasonic
Japan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#25
JML
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

At an average purchase price of $145, Tefal irons tend to be more expensive than most other iron brands. Tefal also 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. 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 $849
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
$145
$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
3
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,494
4 stars
537
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 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, 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 Russell Hobbs Rowenta
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 reviews
69%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
50%
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
79%
8 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 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 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 16,000 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

has a sturdy heavy-ish feel to it
amazon.co.uk
a sturdy
johnlewis.com
tank built in
Argos.co.uk
It feels well made
Tesco.com
well made
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

they usually prove to be shoddily built
Amazon
when mine broke I wasn't sure what make to get
Argos.co.uk
The only issue I have is the toughness of steam control
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
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