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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Updated 17 September 2019 by Matthew
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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 10 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 FV1847 which has a power of 2,400W, a steam generating capacity of 35g/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 £115.

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%
4,129 reviews
#2
France
92%
92%
2,425 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,457 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
87%
87%
277 reviews
#5
Germany
86%
86%
829 reviews
#6
84%
84%
582 reviews
#7
Beko
Turkey
82%
82%
241 reviews
#8
Germany
82%
82%
253 reviews
#9
Australia
81%
81%
808 reviews
#10
Swan
78%
78%
452 reviews
#11
Hoover
United States
76%
76%
25 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
7 reviews
#13
Duronic
71%
71%
384 reviews
#14
Tower
70%
70%
0 reviews
#15
Elgento
69%
69%
8 reviews
#16
Igenix
68%
68%
145 reviews
#17
Brentwood
68%
68%
0 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
66%
66%
5 reviews
#19
Logik
United Kingdom
63%
63%
35 reviews
#20
Sunbeam
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Grundig
Germany
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
Polti
62%
62%
0 reviews
#23
Solac
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Taurus
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
Adler
62%
62%
0 reviews
#26
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#27
TriStar
60%
60%
0 reviews
#28
Clatronic
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Mia
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Panasonic
Japan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Camry
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
Brabantia
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Di4
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Severin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
JML
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Oliso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Imetec
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Arzum
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Master Digital
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Ariete
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
Conair
54%
54%
0 reviews
#43
Konig
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Sencor
54%
54%
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 83%.

The average review score for a Tefal iron is 83%.

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
£76
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £499
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£115
£0 £10 £20 £30 £40 £50 £60 £70 £80 £90 £499
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
2
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,493
4 stars
536
3 stars
145
2 stars
92
1 star
153
Tefal has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its irons than most other iron 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 90% and 87% respectively across all Iron brands.

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

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Swan Beko
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
74%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
84%
1 review
87%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
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
82%
2 reviews
87%
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 given to 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 Swan Beko
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Tefal Irons?

We checked over 15,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Tefal irons. 60+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Tefal iron owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% 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

All in all this is a really impressive iron that seems durable to last for quite some time
Amazon
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
more reliable model instead
ao.com
has a sturdy heavy-ish feel to it
amazon.co.uk
tank built in
Argos.co.uk
It feels well made
Tesco.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
feels quite fragile
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 (£170).

What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV9788

£60.00
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Tefal FV9788
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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 £60 is the Tefal FV9788, which has a Kagoo Score of 90.

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

Our review analysis indicates that this iron has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. It's the highest scoring traditional iron around, with an outstanding spec and low running costs.

96
Reviews
180 Reviews
94
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Tefal FV9788 has brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this iron to others.

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

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What is the Best High End Tefal Iron?

Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466

£138.00
AO
Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466
Buy Now
Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466
2,200W
120g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.7L
WATER TANK
4.8kg
£220
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Tefal iron then the Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at £138.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (120g/min)
Big water tank capacity (1.7L)
Heavy (4.8kg)
Vertical steam function
Automatic anti-calc system

An excellently reviewed and best selling 2,200W steam generator iron, with a very good spec and steam generating capacity. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and a water tank capacity of 1.7L and features anti-scale system. Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron has a large water tank, it's very easy to use and smooth.

95
Reviews
18 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
70
Value for Money
Good
81
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£220 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Tefal Express Anti-Calc GV7466 has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 96%, based on 18 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Express Anti-Calc GV7466 in the UK is £138.00 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV4040

£33.00
AO
Tefal FV4040
Buy Now
Tefal FV4040
2,400W
40g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.27L
WATER TANK
£240
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £33 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Tefal FV4040 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function
Self-cleaning
Supports variable steam function
Features anti-scale system

A classic and best selling 2,400W traditional iron, with a good spec and an affordable price. It has a vertical steam function, an automatic anti-calc system and an anti-drip function and is self-cleaning. Multiple reviews mentioned that this iron isvery easy to use and lightweight and easy to handle, and well made.

95
Reviews
49 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
3 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Tefal FV4040 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 49 reviews.

Tefal Ultraglide FV4040 - Unboxing and review
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Find the best Tefal iron for you by checking our complete list of over 411 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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