Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5 out of 5 by philip22 Ease of use.
Excellent design, easy to use with long mains cord.
27 July 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by sl75412 All brilliant and then it stopped
2 months out of guarantee and developed an electrical fault.
Never dropped it or let it get wet.
Now useless and having to spend out all over again.
Won't be replacing with Philips
31 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Leem64 Poor quality
I bought this iron and paid a bit more thinking it would last. Had it about 4 months and its playing up. Turn the steam on and it leaks water all over what ever you are ironing, feel like throwing it through the window! The only good thing I can say about this item is that it has a long lead.
Off to tesco now to get a new iron!
24 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mushtak Good steam iron
A great steam iron with automatic steam control system
27 September 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sassicat Very dissapointing
I bought this iron to replace a cheap and cheerful iron (a different make) that had come to the end of its life after 12 years faithful service. I was expecting this Philips iron to be vastly superior in performance, but it just isn't.
Despite being advertised as having one of the highest amounts of steam - 50 grams/minute - of any iron on the market, it doesn't seem to have very much steam at all. It's performance is very average, so I have to press the 'shot of steam' button, all the time.
The 'shot of steam' and 'spray' buttons are very narrow. The knob to set the amount of steam (which has sharp square edges) is set in between these two buttons, and gets in the way when you go to press either of them, so after ironing just 3 pillowcases I ended up with a very sore thumb.
The 'shot of steam' button is also awkwardly placed on the right side of the handle, great if you are left-handed. But as I am right-handed like most people, it makes it very difficult to use.
Having to use the 'shot of steam' button all the time, also means that it runs out of water really quickly..... One full tank of water for just 4 pillowcases!
Despite being 'non drip', this iron drips - after ironing just one pillowcase it started to drip - even on the hottest setting - leaving wet marks all over the ironed item. I would associate this with an iron that is broken, not one that is brand new.
It's extremely noisy, making a horribly loud spitting, gurgling sound every time I move it.
I also think that there is a problem with the thermostat, as it doesn't get any hotter on the linen setting, than when on the cotton setting.
The handle is made in two parts and the edges are quite sharp, so it's not nice to use this to iron more than a couple of items. To get something as basic as the handle design wrong like this is frankly unbelievable. The handle on my old iron was moulded from a single piece of plastic which was lovely and smooth and solid to hold.
I can't believe the poor design of this iron. It makes makes me wonder whether the creators have ever actually used an iron.... ever.
I normally enjoy ironing, but not with this iron.
Given the problems with the drips, I will be returning it to the store for a full refund. I won't buy another Philips iron after this experience
16 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ADar Thermostat broken
I used it for three months , It was good at start but now it doesn't turn on, looks like power button / thermostat is broken as it was too flimsy at the start , may be it only happens to me but as it happened so I won't recommend it .
Very poor thermostat .
25 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer BEST IRON ON THE MARKET
DESIGN IS FIRSTCLASS; IRON JUST GLIDES OVER THE TOP OF CLOTHES AND BEDDING. HANDLE GRIP IS PERFECTLY SHAPED AND USES A QUAILTY MATERIAL; GOOD FOR HOLDING ONTO. MASSES OF STEAM AND IT ACCEPTS A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER (AVOIDS CONSTANTLY HAVING TO REFILL). HOTPLATE IS MADE OF SOMETHING SPECIAL THAT MAKES IRONING A MUCH EASIER TASK. THE WEIGHT IS IDEAL AND EVENLY BALANCED. WHILST IT IS UNIMPORTANT THE IRON DOES HAVE AN IMPRESSIVE LOOK. LEAD IS THREE METERS OR SO LONG AND COVERED IN PLIABLE FABRIC THAT HELPS WHEN WRAPPING AROUND THE BASE READY TO STORE.
16 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gary1972 This is the best iron I have owned
The iron looks stylish. The ironing is no longer a chore but something to look forward to. Takes no time at all to get perfect crease free clothes.
5 March 2014