Best-Rated Clothes Irons

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Most Satisfied Customers | Tefal

Aussies have rated Tefal as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest clothes iron ratings, with five stars for ease of use, features and functionality, design, durability, value for money, performance and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate clothes irons

Our review compares clothes irons on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which clothes iron they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 900 Australians for their feedback on the clothes iron(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their clothes iron brand(s) from zero to 10, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and 10 is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with clothes irons as an individual score, NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: performs as described given frequency of use.
  • Features and functionality: adequate settings and features for purpose and/or advanced settings and features that enhance performance.
  • Ease of use: process for use is simple and efficient in achieving results, instructions are easy to understand.
  • Value for money: quality and quantity of product for price paid.
  • Design: aesthetically pleasing without compromising functionality, appropriate size and weight for product.
  • Durability: resistant to wear and tear caused by frequent use and/or accidental damage.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
  • Tefal
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Sunbeam
  • Philips
  • Braun
  • Kambrook
  • Anko (Kmart)
  • Brilliant Basics (Big W)

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

1. Tefal


Ratings result

Tefal was rated five stars in all categories: ease of use, performance, features and functionality, value for money, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Tefal offers a wide range of clothes irons for many types of fabric. Its range is separated into three categories – Professional Results, Fast and Efficient and Easy Ironing – so you can choose the iron that best suits your needs. Tefal also boasts expert features, such as, anti-calking, no stains and smart protect plus, which is safe to use on all fabrics with no risk of burning. Tefal’s 2400W power rating allows continuous steaming and the auto shut off provides safety and peace of mind. Tefal has won the Canstar Blue Best-Rated Clothes Iron award for two consecutive years.

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2. Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs clothes iron

Ratings result

Russell Hobbs was rated five stars for design. It was rated four stars for performance, value for money, durability, ease of use, features and functionality and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Russell Hobbs’ irons come with non-stick ceramic surfaces and continuous steam for efficient performance. Its range includes the Advanced Glide Iron, the Cordless Iron, the 2 in 1 Steamer Supreme – an iron and steamer combo, and many others.

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3. Sunbeam

Sunbeam ProSteam

Ratings result

Sunbeam was rated four stars for value for money, ease of use, performance, features and functionality, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Sunbeam has clothes irons that range from lightweight and simple to premium with advanced steam technology. Its steam shot function promises to smooth wrinkles quickly, while the safety auto-off feature ensures energy saving.

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4. Philips

Philips Azur clothes iron

Ratings result

Philips scored four stars for value for money, ease of use, performance, features and functionality, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Philips clothes irons offer 300mL water tanks, a triple precision tip for precise ironing and built-in calc-clean slides to maintain peak performance. With up to 2400W of power, its irons warm up faster and have a powerful performance.

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5. Braun

Braun clothes iron

Ratings result

Braun scored four stars for value for money, ease of use, performance, features and functionality, design and overall satisfaction. It was rated three stars for durability.

Editor’s notes

Braun clothes irons come equipped with FreeGlide 3D technology that guarantees 360˚ gliding, allowing the iron to move backwards over any obstacle. Braun’s premium clothes irons offer self-cleaning, along with the anti-drip system and 2400W power output.

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6. Kambrook

Kambrook clothes iron

Ratings result

Kambrook was rated three stars for value for money, ease of use, performance, features and functionality, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Kambrook clothing irons deliver a gliding performance due to the FabriGlide soleplate. They are also designed with a collar tip to allow for easy access around buttons and zippers. The self-clean function avoids calcium buildup and assists in prolonging the life of the iron.

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7. Anko (Kmart)

Kmart clothes iron

Ratings result

Anko (Kmart) was rated four stars for ease of use and value for money. It was rated three stars for performance, design, durability, features and functionality and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Anko (Kmart) offers a cordless clothes iron with steaming capabilities, auto shut-off, a self-clean function and non-stick soleplate.

8. Brilliant Basics (Big W)


Ratings result

Brilliant Basics (Big W) was rated three stars for value for money, ease of use, performance, features and functionality, design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Brilliant Basics (Big W) product features include a flexible 360˚ swivel cord guard, variable steam control and a spray and steam function.

9. Other clothes iron brands

Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • Contempo (Big W)
  • Electrolux

  • Stirling (Aldi)

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Meet our appliance experts

Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.

Meet the Editorial Team

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

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Past ratings

Check out the brands that previously rated best in Canstar Blue’s clothes iron review:

  • 2023: Tefal
  • 2022: Russell Hobbs
  • 2021: Sunbeam
  • 2020: Tefal
  • 2019: Philips
  • 2018: Russell Hobbs
  • 2017: Tefal
  • 2016: Tefal

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