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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Updated 27 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Philips Iron?

Philips is one of the most popular iron brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and fryers.

If you are thinking about buying a Philips 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.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at £17 for the GC1424 which has a power of 1,400W, a steam generating capacity of 15g/min and is a steam iron and go up to £452 for the GC9405 which has a power of 2,100W, a steam generating capacity of 120g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Philips iron is £98.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons.

Is Philips the Best Iron Brand?

So are Philips 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.

Philips is ranked the No. 1 best iron brand.

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

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,129 reviews
#2
France
92%
92%
2,429 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
88%
88%
4,461 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
86%
86%
277 reviews
#5
Germany
84%
84%
830 reviews
#6
84%
84%
584 reviews
#7
Beko
Turkey
83%
83%
241 reviews
#8
Australia
81%
81%
797 reviews
#9
Germany
80%
80%
253 reviews
#10
Swan
79%
79%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
77%
77%
26 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
7 reviews
#13
Tower
70%
70%
0 reviews
#14
Elgento
70%
70%
8 reviews
#15
Duronic
68%
68%
384 reviews
#16
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#17
Brentwood
66%
66%
0 reviews
#18
Solac
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Taurus
63%
63%
0 reviews
#20
Adler
63%
63%
0 reviews
#21
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
35 reviews
#22
Concept
61%
61%
0 reviews
#23
Grundig
Germany
61%
61%
0 reviews
#24
Calor
60%
60%
2 reviews
#25
Severin
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
Polti
60%
60%
0 reviews
#27
Ufesa
60%
60%
0 reviews
#28
Clatronic
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Camry
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Brabantia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
KREA
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
Mia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Di4
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
JML
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Gorenje
Slovenia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Sunbeam
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
TriStar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
ELDOM
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Imetec
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
Sencor
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Conair
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Philips 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
Philips Irons

There's a wide selection of Philips irons available compared to other iron brands, with over 100 Philips irons currently on the market in the UK. Philips also have better reviews than the typical iron brand, with the average rating of a Philips iron being 88%.

The average review score for a Philips iron is 88%.

Philips have a number of great features including ProVelocity Technology, Smart Charging Base and Auto Steam Control which sets them apart from the competition.

However Philips irons 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 Philips iron is £47 (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
£71
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £459
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£98
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £459
Price Distribution of Philips Irons

What Do the Philips Iron Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Philips iron to work out the average distribution of reviews for Philips and then compared this to the other iron brands.

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,712
4 stars
948
3 stars
198
2 stars
90
1 star
165
Philips has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its irons than most other iron brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 71% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for Philips irons are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Philips irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, has useful technical features and was nicely designed. Their irons have also won a total of 2 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips 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 Russell Hobbs Bosch Swan
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
74%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
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
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
80%
3 reviews
92%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Irons Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for Philips irons. This means that Philips has more awards for its irons than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Philips to other popular iron brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has more awards for its irons than any other brand.

Compare all award winning irons

Number of Awards Tefal Philips Russell Hobbs Bosch Swan
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. 170+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Philips irons are reliable.

So, most people think that Philips irons are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Philips irons that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
well made as one would expect from a firm of high repute
Amazon
Good design for filling with secure click in to seal
Argos.co.uk
It didn't work so well when heavy duty ironing power was needed
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I've frankly lost count of the times I had damaged a perfectly beautiful top after seconds of looking away
vr-zone.com
I think water cover is a bit fragile
Argos.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
With a longer lasting soleplate with anti scratch (great for those steel jeans button scratches
amazon.co.uk
I love they fact you do not have to buy filters - a clean calc system is built into the iron making cleaning the iron easy
Tesco.com

Features to Look Out For On Philips Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Philips irons that set them apart from the competition. These include ProVelocity Technology, Smart Charging Base and Auto Steam Control.

Philips ProVelocity Technology

Philips irons that feature ProVelocity Technology include the Philips 8700 series GC871520 (£146), the Philips GC780520 (£148) and the Philips GC683336 (£90).

Philips Smart Charging Base

Philips irons that feature Smart Charging Base include the Philips GC367226 (£55).

Philips Auto Steam Control

Philips irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452700 (£81).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

Philips GC299984

£51.73
KG Electronic AU
Philips GC299984
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Philips GC299984
2,600W
45g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.32L
WATER TANK
1.3kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £51.73 is the Philips GC299984, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Supports variable steam function
Anti-drip function
Self-cleaning

An excellently reviewed but a little out of date 2,600W traditional iron, with a very good spec and very low running costs. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
210 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
72
Value for Money
Good
87
Age
1 Year Old
85
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Philips GC299984 has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GC299984 in the UK is £51.73 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Iron?

Philips GC503930

£160.00
John Lewis
Philips GC503930
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Philips GC503930
3,000W
75g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.35L
WATER TANK
£300
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Philips iron then the Philips GC503930 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at £160.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (0.35L)
Many steam generating capacity (75g/min)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Extra large water inlet

A high-quality and positively reviewed 3,000W traditional iron, with moderate running costs and a fair price. Owners report that this iron has brilliant features but it's heavy and unwieldy, and expensive.

97
Reviews
65 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
72
Value for Money
Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips GC503930 has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 65 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GC503930 in the UK is £160.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

Philips GC214639

£28.15
Amazon UK
Philips GC214639
Buy Now
Philips GC214639
2,400W
30g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.27L
WATER TANK
£200
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £28.15 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Philips GC214639 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function
Anti-drip function
Self-cleaning

A very economical to run and excellently reviewed 2,400W traditional iron, with a low price and a good spec. It has a steam boost function, a vertical steam function and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning. Our review analysis indicates that this iron has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well designed.

95
Reviews
130 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
80
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£200 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips GC214639 has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the GC214639 in the UK is £28.15 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Philips Iron?
Is Philips the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Philips Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Philips Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Philips Irons
Philips ProVelocity Technology
Philips Smart Charging Base
Philips Auto Steam Control
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?
What is the Best High End Philips Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

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