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Should You Buy a Philips Iron?

Matthew
Updated 23 February 2020
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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 16,000 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 £520 for the GC9682/86 which has a power of 2,700W, a steam generating capacity of 165g/min and is a steam iron. The average price of a new Philips iron is £102.

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%
4,128 reviews
#2
France
93%
93%
2,433 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,487 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
86%
86%
277 reviews
#5
85%
85%
583 reviews
#6
Germany
85%
85%
830 reviews
#7
Beko
Turkey
83%
83%
241 reviews
#8
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#9
Australia
81%
81%
808 reviews
#10
Swan
81%
81%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
78%
78%
26 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
7 reviews
#13
Tower
71%
71%
0 reviews
#14
Duronic
69%
69%
384 reviews
#15
Elgento
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#17
Brentwood
67%
67%
0 reviews
#18
Conair
66%
66%
61 reviews
#19
Taurus
65%
65%
0 reviews
#20
Sunbeam
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#23
Adler
61%
61%
0 reviews
#24
Calor
60%
60%
2 reviews
#25
Polti
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
Clatronic
60%
60%
0 reviews
#27
Brentwood Appliances
59%
59%
5 reviews
#28
Di4
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Brabantia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
KREA
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Severin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Grundig
Germany
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
JML
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Gorenje
Slovenia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Camry
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
TriStar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#38
ELDOM
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Imetec
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
Konig
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Bomann
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Concept
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
Andis
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Sencor
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 90 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 £469
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£102
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £469
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
2,711
4 stars
947
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 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 91% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Philips irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had well executed technical features and was thoughtfully designed. Their irons have also won a total of 2 awards.

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
79%
5 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
79%
8 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 received by 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 16,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips irons. over 170 of these reviews 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

Overall the iron is ok except it is leaking out of the filling point
Argos.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
relying more on steam generation to get creases out thereby causing less damage to fabrics
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
not as well made as the tefal
Argos.co.uk
which I was happy with until it broke
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
Its been leaking brown marks - not all the time
johnlewis.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 GC8715 (£150), the Philips GC780520 (£154) and the Philips GC683336 (£99).

Philips Smart Charging Base

Philips irons that feature Smart Charging Base include the Philips GC367226 (£59).

Philips Auto Steam Control

Philips irons that feature Auto Steam Control include the Philips Azur Performer Plus GC452700 (£100).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Iron?

Philips Azur GC456786

£77.54
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Philips Azur GC456786
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Philips Azur GC456786
2,600W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.7kg
£260
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £77.54 is the Philips Azur GC456786, which has a Kagoo Score of 89.

Features We Love:
Heavy (1.7kg)
Automatic anti-calc system
Steam boost function
Vertical steam function
Anti-drip function

A very popular and top-rated 2,600W steam generator iron, with an outstanding spec and a good price. Our review analysis indicates that this iron issmooth, very easy to use and good-looking.

97
Reviews
32 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
20 Months Old
77
Running Costs
£260 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the Azur GC456786 in the UK is £77.54 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Iron?

Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020

£290.67
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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020
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Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020
2,400W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.8L
WATER TANK
5.3kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Philips iron then the Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 86, but is a bit more expensive at £290.67.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (1.8L)
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Heavy (5.3kg)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function

Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron has very good features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's The top rated iron under £500, with very low running costs.

97
Reviews
134 Reviews
93
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
66
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Philips PerfectCare Elite GC963020 has terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PerfectCare Elite GC963020 in the UK is £290.67 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Iron?

Philips Azur GC456420

£61.95
U-Storess-Shop
Philips Azur GC456420
Buy Now
Philips Azur GC456420
2,600W
50g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.3L
WATER TANK
1.6kg
£260
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £61.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 87 the Philips Azur GC456420 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Vertical steam function
Automatic anti-calc system
Steam boost function
Anti-drip function
Features anti-scale system

A fully featured and best selling 2,600W steam generator iron, with low running costs and a good price.

89
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
1 Year Old
76
Running Costs
£260 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Azur GC456420 in the UK is £61.95 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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Find the best Philips iron for you by checking our complete list of over 419 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 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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