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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 16 January 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 wondering how Tefal irons compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,100 irons by objectively and impartially analysing over 15,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at £17 for the FV1526 which has a power of 2,000W, a steam generating capacity of 25g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to £500 for the GV9611G0 which has a power of 2,600W, a steam generating capacity of 1g/min and is a steam generator iron. The average price of a new Tefal iron is £112.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 2 best iron brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Tefal is the 2nd best iron brand out there.

#1
Netherlands
95%
95%
4,128 reviews
#2
France
93%
93%
2,434 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,461 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
87%
87%
277 reviews
#5
85%
85%
583 reviews
#6
Germany
85%
85%
829 reviews
#7
Beko
Turkey
83%
83%
241 reviews
#8
Australia
81%
81%
806 reviews
#9
Germany
80%
80%
253 reviews
#10
Swan
79%
79%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
77%
77%
26 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
72%
72%
7 reviews
#13
Tower
70%
70%
0 reviews
#14
Duronic
69%
69%
384 reviews
#15
Elgento
69%
69%
8 reviews
#16
Igenix
67%
67%
145 reviews
#17
Brentwood
67%
67%
0 reviews
#18
Calor
64%
64%
2 reviews
#19
Taurus
64%
64%
0 reviews
#20
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Grundig
Germany
61%
61%
0 reviews
#22
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#23
Adler
60%
60%
0 reviews
#24
Polti
60%
60%
0 reviews
#25
Camry
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
Severin
60%
60%
0 reviews
#27
Clatronic
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Di4
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Brabantia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
Mia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
JML
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
ELDOM
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
Gorenje
Slovenia
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Sunbeam
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
TriStar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Imetec
55%
55%
0 reviews
#38
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Conair
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
Concept
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
Sencor
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

There's a wide selection of Tefal irons available compared to other iron brands, with over 70 Tefal irons currently on the market in the UK. 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%.

Tefal have a number of great features including Aqua Boost Vaporizer which sets them apart from the competition.

However Tefal 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 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
£75
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £449
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£112
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £449
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
1,495
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 91% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

Purchasers of Tefal irons frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had well executed technical features and was well designed.

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 15,000 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

It is a sturdy iron - so quite heavy
Tesco.com
seems pretty durable
amazon.co.uk
it does a decent job of getting some tough wrinkles out so no real complaints
Amazon
Found this iron very sturdy
Argos.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
although solidly built
ao.com

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

Features to Look Out For On Tefal Irons

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Tefal irons that set them apart from the competition. These include Aqua Boost Vaporizer.

Tefal Aqua Boost Vaporizer

Tefal irons that feature Aqua Boost Vaporizer include the Tefal GV9071 (£179).

What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV9788

£69.99
Amazon UK
Tefal FV9788
Buy Now
Tefal FV9788
3,000W
55g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.35L
WATER TANK
1.8kg
£300
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £69.99 is the Tefal FV9788, which has a Kagoo Score of 89.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (0.35L)
Many steam generating capacity (55g/min)
Heavy (1.8kg)
Vertical steam function
Steam boost function

The highest scoring traditional iron available, with an extremely good spec and low running costs. Our review analysis indicates that it has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
180 Reviews
94
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Tefal FV9788 has fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

Tefal Ultimate Anti Calc FV9788 Test
Tefal Ultimate Anti Calc FV9788 Test

The cheapest price that we could find for the FV9788 in the UK is £69.99 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Tefal Iron?

Tefal GV8932

£169.00
AO
Tefal GV8932
Buy Now
Tefal GV8932
2,400W
400g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.6L
WATER TANK
5.9kg
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Tefal iron then the Tefal GV8932 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at £169.

Features We Love:
Big water tank capacity (1.6L)
Very many steam generating capacity (400g/min)
Very heavy (5.9kg)
Steam boost function
Automatic anti-calc system

A best selling and fully featured 2,400W steam generator iron, with very low running costs and steam generating capacity.

94
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
65
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the GV8932 in the UK is £169.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Tefal Iron?

Tefal Liberty SV7020

£79.99
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Tefal Liberty SV7020
2,200W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.5L
WATER TANK
3.2kg
£220
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £79.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Tefal Liberty SV7020 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Big water tank capacity (1.5L)
Heavy (3.2kg)
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function

A sensationally highly rated and very economical to run 2,200W steam generator iron, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and a removable water tank and features anti-scale system. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really easy to use.

97
Reviews
11 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
70
Value for Money
Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£220 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Tefal Liberty SV7020 has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 95%, based on 11 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Liberty SV7020 in the UK is £79.99 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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Find the best Tefal iron for you by checking our complete list of over 415 irons
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?
Is Tefal the Best Iron Brand?
What Do the Tefal Iron Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Tefal Irons Received?
How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?
Features to Look Out For On Tefal Irons
Tefal Aqua Boost Vaporizer
What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?
What is the Best High End Tefal Iron?
What is the Best Budget Choice Tefal Iron?

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