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Should You Buy a Tefal Iron?

Matthew
Updated 07 June 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 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Tefal are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular irons. Their irons start at £18 for the FV1251 which has a power of 1,800W, a steam generating capacity of 80g/min and is a traditional iron and go up to £495 for the GV8975 which has a power of 2,200W, a steam generating capacity of 360g/min and is a steam iron. The average price of a new Tefal iron is £111.

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%
4,170 reviews
#2
France
93%
93%
2,472 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
89%
89%
4,201 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
85%
85%
353 reviews
#5
Germany
85%
85%
831 reviews
#6
85%
85%
583 reviews
#7
Germany
81%
81%
253 reviews
#8
Australia
81%
81%
819 reviews
#9
Beko
Turkey
81%
81%
241 reviews
#10
Swan
80%
80%
452 reviews
#11
Tower
79%
79%
19 reviews
#12
Hoover
United States
76%
76%
24 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
72%
72%
7 reviews
#14
Duronic
69%
69%
384 reviews
#15
Elgento
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
Conair
66%
66%
61 reviews
#17
Brentwood
64%
64%
0 reviews
#18
Igenix
63%
63%
145 reviews
#19
Ufesa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#20
Gorenje
Slovenia
61%
61%
0 reviews
#21
Adler
61%
61%
0 reviews
#22
Clatronic
61%
61%
0 reviews
#23
Solac
60%
60%
0 reviews
#24
Polti
60%
60%
0 reviews
#25
JATA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood Appliances
59%
59%
5 reviews
#27
Brabantia
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Grundig
Germany
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
JML
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
KREA
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Camry
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Taurus
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
TriStar
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Sunbeam
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Imetec
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Bomann
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Panasonic
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#38
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
ELDOM
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Emerio
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Concept
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
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 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
£77
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £499
Price Distribution of All Irons
No. Of Irons
Average Price
£111
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £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
3
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Tefal logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,514
4 stars
542
3 stars
151
2 stars
94
1 star
160
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 nice 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 Beko Braun
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
79%
5 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
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
coolsmartphone.com logo
93%
1 review
smartson.se logo
87%
1 review
vr-zone.com logo
83%
1 review
wired.it logo
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
Average
79%
8 reviews
67%
7 reviews
92%
4 reviews
87%
2 reviews
91%
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 Beko Braun
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
videotesty.pl logo
1
Total
1
2
3
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

although solidly built
ao.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Very good well made
amazon.co.uk
the studs on jeans don't seem to scratch the ceramic sole
Argos.co.uk
It is a sturdy iron - so quite heavy
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
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 (£200).

What is the Best Mid-Range Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV9788

£44.99
Argos
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 £44.99 is the Tefal FV9788, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

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 most economical traditional iron around, with a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

96
Reviews
180 Reviews
94
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Age
3 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£300 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Tefal FV9788 has marvellous 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 £44.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Tefal Iron?

Tefal GV9610

£449.00
Amazon UK
Tefal GV9610
Buy Now
Tefal GV9610
2,600W
180g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
1.9L
WATER TANK
4.7kg
£260
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Tefal iron then the Tefal GV9610 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at £449.

Features We Love:
Many steam generating capacity (180g/min)
Big water tank capacity (1.9L)
Heavy (4.7kg)
Automatic anti-calc system
Vertical steam function

A steam generating capacity and top-quality 2,600W steam generator iron, with exceptional user reviews and low running costs.

97
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Value for Money
Good
81
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£260 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Tefal GV9610 has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GV9610 in the UK is £449.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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£449.00
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What is the Best Budget Choice Tefal Iron?

Tefal FV2663

£39.99
Hughes
Tefal FV2663
Buy Now
Tefal FV2663
2,500W
40g/min
STEAM
CAPACITY
0.27L
WATER TANK
£250
OVER 5 YEARS

At only £39.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Tefal FV2663 makes a great budget choice.

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

The highest review score traditional iron on the market, with a good spec and low running costs.

97
Reviews
3 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
20 Months Old
75
Running Costs
£250 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Tefal FV2663 has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the FV2663 in the UK is £39.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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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