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Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BKvsPhilips GC493820

Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but a little out of date 2,800W traditional iron, with moderate running costs and a reasonable price. It has an automatic anti-calc system, a steam boost function and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning.
2,800W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
1.6kg
£280
OVER 5 YEARS
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
90
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£280 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Philips GC493820

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Philips GC493820

£75.00
£100.00
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 3,000W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's heavy and unwieldy.
3,000W
55g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
£300
OVER 5 YEARS
92
Reviews
3 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
76
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but a little out of date 2,800W traditional iron, with moderate running costs and a reasonable price. It has an automatic anti-calc system, a steam boost function and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning.
2,800W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
1.6kg
£280
OVER 5 YEARS
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
90
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£280 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Philips GC493820

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Philips GC493820

£75.00
£100.00
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 3,000W traditional iron, with ok running costs and a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's heavy and unwieldy.
3,000W
55g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.33L
WATER TANK
£300
OVER 5 YEARS
92
Reviews
3 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
76
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
5 Reasons For
Automatic Shut Off System
The Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK has an automatic shut off system, however the Philips GC493820 does not.

'Automatic Shut Off System' denotes whether the iron has a safety system to automatically cut the power to the iron if it detects a fault (such as a power surge, wire fault, water leak, etc). It can also kill the power after a certain time, in cause you've left the iron unattended by accident.

An automatic shut off system helps keep you safe by removing the power during a potential accident, of if you leave the iron unattended.

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Anti-Scale System
The Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK features anti-scale system, however the Philips GC493820 does not feature this benefit.

'Anti-Scale System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

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Automatic Anti-Calc System
The Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK has an automatic anti-calc system, whereas the Philips GC493820 does not have this feature.

'Auto Anti-Calc System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this iron.
£20 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK only costs £280 to run whereas the Philips GC493820 costs £300 to run (7% more).
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6 Reasons For
A Little More Steam Generating Capacity
The Philips GC493820 is a 55 steam capacity iron, whereas the Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK is only a 50g/min steam capacity iron (5g/min less).

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

A larger steam flow means that the iron is capable of more powerful steam blasts for longer, meaning the iron is more efficient at tackling stubborn creases and difficult fabrics.

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Extra Large Water Inlet
The Philips GC493820 has an extra large water inlet, however the Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK does not have this feature.

'Extra-Large Inlet' indicates whether the iron has a very large hole for pouring water into the tank or not.

A large inlet hole makes it less likely you'll spill water when refilling the iron.

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Spray Function
The Philips GC493820 has an spray function, however the Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK does not have this feature.

'Spray Function' indicates whether the iron has the ability to spray out a fine mist of water.

Spraying water on fabric serves to moisten it, making it easier to iron.

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Vertical Steam Function
The Philips GC493820 has a vertical steam function, whereas the Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK does not have this feature.

'Vertical Steam' denotes whether the iron has the capacity to produce a sustained burst of steam from the top of the device.

This is very helpful for hanging fabrics - such as giving hung-up shirts a quick steam to help get the creases out.

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Two Months Newer
The Philips GC493820 was released two months later than the Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
Better Brand
Philips irons have an average rating of 95%, whereas Braun only has an average rating of 84.4%.

Average User Rating

Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Philips has a better average brand rating than Braun. The average brand rating for Philips is 95% based on over 4,100 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Braun is 84.4% based on 580+ reviews.
Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Braun

84

84

Based on 580+ reviews
Philips

95

95

Based on over 4,100 reviews

Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
28 months old 26 months old Best

Power

'Power' denotes the power level of the iron, measured in Watts (W).

A more powerful iron means that the device will be able to iron clothes more efficiently, get out more stubborn creases, and generally be far more helpful.

Steam Generating Capacity

'Steam Generating Capacit' indicates how much steam the iron is capable of generating, measured in grams per minute (g/min).

A larger steam flow means that the iron is capable of more powerful steam blasts for longer, meaning the iron is more efficient at tackling stubborn creases and difficult fabrics.

Spray Function

'Spray Function' indicates whether the iron has the ability to spray out a fine mist of water.

Spraying water on fabric serves to moisten it, making it easier to iron.

Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
No
Best
Yes

Vertical Steam Function

'Vertical Steam' denotes whether the iron has the capacity to produce a sustained burst of steam from the top of the device.

This is very helpful for hanging fabrics - such as giving hung-up shirts a quick steam to help get the creases out.

Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
No
Best
Yes

Automatic Anti-calc System

'Auto Anti-Calc System' denotes whether the iron has a special function to reduce limescale, which builds up inside your iron after continued use.

An anti-calc system helps prolong the life of your iron and keep it at peak efficiency for longer.

Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Best
Yes
No

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these irons for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK
Braun
TexStyle 9 SI
9188 BK
33 trees 1.3 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Philips GC493820
Philips
GC493820
35 trees 1.4 tonnes CO2

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Power 2,800W 3,000W
BEST
Colour
Black Blue
 Black
 Blue
Black Blue
 Black
 Blue
Type
Traditional
 Traditional
Traditional
 Traditional
Steam Generating Capacity 50g/min 55g/min
BEST
 
 
 
Technical Details Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Automatic Shut Off System
Automatic shut off system
 Automatic shut off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Length 2.5m 3m
BEST
Vertical Steam Function
Vertical steam function
 Vertical steam function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Variable Steam Settings YES No
 
 
 
Ergonomics Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Cord Storage
Cord storage
 Cord storage
Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Twisting Cord Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-twisting cord
 Non-twisting cord
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Weight 1.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension 13cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight 1860 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 167 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth 134 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 317 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height 130mm 175mm
Depth 300mm 135mm
Width 150mm 333mm
 
 
 
Other Features Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Extra Large Water Inlet Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra large water inlet
 Extra large water inlet
 
 
 
Features Braun TexStyle 9 SI 9188 BK Philips GC493820
Calc-Clean Function Unknown - Click to provide data
Calc-clean function
 Calc-clean function
Suitable for Tap Water
Suitable for tap water
 Suitable for tap water
Suitable for tap water
 Suitable for tap water
Water Tank Capacity 0.33L 0.33L
Anti-Drip Function
Anti-drip function
 Anti-drip function
Anti-drip function
 Anti-drip function
Auto Power Off Function
Auto power off function
 Auto power off function
Auto power off function
 Auto power off function
Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Spray Function
Spray function
 Spray function
Spray function
 Spray function
BEST
Cordless
Cordless
 Cordless
Cordless
 Cordless
Steam Boost Function
Steam boost function
 Steam boost function
Steam boost function
 Steam boost function
LED Indicator
LED indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Cleaning
Self-cleaning
 Self-cleaning
Self-cleaning
 Self-cleaning
Vertical Steam Function
Vertical steam function
 Vertical steam function
Vertical steam function
 Vertical steam function
BEST
Anti-Scale System
Anti-scale system
 Anti-scale system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Automatic Anti-Calc System
Automatic anti-calc system
 Automatic anti-calc system
BEST
Automatic anti-calc system
 Automatic anti-calc system
Maximum Continuous Flow 1g/min Unknown - Click to provide data
Adjustable Thermostat
Adjustable thermostat
 Adjustable thermostat
Unknown - Click to provide data
Soleplate Type
Saphir Soleplate T-Ionicglide Soleplate
 Saphir Soleplate
 T-Ionicglide Soleplate
Saphir Soleplate T-Ionicglide Soleplate
 Saphir Soleplate
 T-Ionicglide Soleplate
Cord Length 2.5m 3m
BEST
Variable Steam Function
Variable steam function
 Variable steam function
Variable steam function
 Variable steam function
Steam Boost Performance 230g/min 240g/min
Continuous Steam
Continuous steam
 Continuous steam
Continuous steam
 Continuous steam
Designed for Travel
Designed for travel
 Designed for travel
Designed for travel
 Designed for travel
Soleplate Ceramic Ceramic
Maximum Steam Pressure Unknown - Click to provide data 240 Bar
Auto Shut-Off System
Auto shut-off system
 Auto shut-off system
Auto shut-off system
 Auto shut-off system
Precision Tip
Precision tip
 Precision tip
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stable Heel Rest Unknown - Click to provide data
Stable heel rest
 Stable heel rest

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