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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Updated 15 August 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 it's 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 10 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 £438 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 £99.

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%
4,127 reviews
#2
France
92%
92%
2,425 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
90%
90%
4,471 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
88%
88%
277 reviews
#5
Germany
86%
86%
1,283 reviews
#6
85%
85%
582 reviews
#7
Beko
Turkey
83%
83%
241 reviews
#8
Germany
82%
82%
253 reviews
#9
Australia
82%
82%
809 reviews
#10
Swan
79%
79%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
79%
79%
25 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
7 reviews
#13
Elgento
70%
70%
8 reviews
#14
Tower
70%
70%
0 reviews
#15
Duronic
70%
70%
384 reviews
#16
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#17
Brentwood
66%
66%
0 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
64%
64%
5 reviews
#19
Adler
63%
63%
0 reviews
#20
Di4
63%
63%
0 reviews
#21
Logik
United Kingdom
63%
63%
35 reviews
#22
Polti
62%
62%
0 reviews
#23
TriStar
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
Essentials
United Kingdom
62%
62%
59 reviews
#26
Sunbeam
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
Grundig
Germany
62%
62%
0 reviews
#28
Taurus
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
Calor
60%
60%
2 reviews
#31
Severin
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
Panasonic
Japan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Brabantia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
JML
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
Mia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Camry
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Gorenje
Slovenia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Imetec
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Konig
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Clatronic
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Domo
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
Scarlett
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Conair
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Sencor
54%
54%
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, Easy to Clean and Smart Charging Base 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 £46 (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
£74
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £499
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£99
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £499
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
2,710
4 stars
948
3 stars
199
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 thoughtfully 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 Bosch Beko Braun
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
81%
1 review
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
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
87%
2 reviews
91%
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 Bosch Beko Braun
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Philips Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. 160+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% 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

This iron is very well made
Amazon
Good design for filling with secure click in to seal
Argos.co.uk
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
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 am not sure how durable the design is
johnlewis.com
not as well made as the tefal
Argos.co.uk
you need to be aware that the anti-cotter woven cable is actually quite fragile if the ends are exposed
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, Easy to Clean and Smart Charging Base.

Philips ProVelocity Technology

Philips irons that feature ProVelocity Technology include the Philips GC780520 (£160), the Philips GC871520 (£170) and the Philips GC683336 (£100).

Philips Easy to Clean

Denotes whether the iron is designed to be easy and painless to clean after use.

Philips irons that are Easy to Clean include the Philips GC780840 (£144).

Philips Smart Charging Base

Philips irons that feature Smart Charging Base include the Philips GC367226 (£75).

Philips Auto Steam Control

Philips irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452780 (£75).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

Philips Azur GC456786

£69.99
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Philips Azur GC456786
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2,600W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.6kg
£260
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £69.99 is the Philips Azur GC456786, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
Has an automatic anti-calc system
Has a steam boost function
Has a vertical steam function
Has an anti-drip function
Features anti-scale system

A best selling and excellently reviewed 2,600W steam generator iron, with a very good spec and low running costs. Purchasers report that this iron issmooth, very easy to use and good-looking.

97
Reviews
32 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
78
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Age
14 Months Old
73
Running Costs
£260 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips Azur GC456786 has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 32 reviews.

The cheapest price that we found for the Azur GC456786 in the UK is £69.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Iron?

Philips GC503930

£120.00
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 86, but is a bit more expensive at £120.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (75g/min)
Has a vertical steam function
Has a steam boost function
Has an extra large water inlet
Has an anti-drip function

The top rated iron under £500, with ok running costs and a good price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant features but it's heavy and unwieldy, and expensive.

97
Reviews
65 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

The cheapest price that we found for the GC503930 in the UK is £120.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452687

£53.37
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Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452687
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Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452687
2,600W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.5kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £53.37 and with a Kagoo Score of 87 the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452687 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Has a steam boost function
Has an automatic anti-calc system
Has a vertical steam function
Features anti-scale system
Self-cleaning

Our review analysis indicates that this iron has very good features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's a best selling and excellently reviewed 2,600W traditional iron, with very low running costs and an affordable price.

94
Reviews
296 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
78
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452687 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 296 reviews.

Testowanie ?elazka Philips Azur Performer Plus model GC4526/20
Testowanie ?elazka Philips Azur Performer Plus model GC4526/20
Testowanie ?elazka Philips Azur Performer Plus GC4526/20
Testowanie ?elazka Philips Azur Performer Plus GC4526/20
Testoo ?elazko Philips Azur Performer Plus model GC452620
Testoo ?elazko Philips Azur Performer Plus model GC452620

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Find the best Philips iron for you by checking our complete list of over 418 irons
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 Easy to Clean
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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