Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gillianeliz Doesn't get hot enough for cotton
All steam and no action. My previous cheaper Steam generator iron was 10 times better
14 September 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cookie Worst iron ever
Wish I had read these reviews before I bought this iron, instead I relied on Which reviews. the iron is constantly cutting out ie pulses constantly so is not good to iron cotton. this happens so frequently that even a normal ironing pile can take me hours . The instruction book says that the reason for the "Smart" (ha) light pulsing slowly is that the iron has switched to standby mode and you just need to move the iron to reactivate it. This has never worked with my iron.
All in all the worst iron I have ever owned and very poor value for the amount it costs
4 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by veedub Failed to work in under a year
I bought this product just under a year ago and it started well. The anti-calc warning failed a few months ago but despite several attempts to de-calc the steam does not work and the heat is not there. Taking it back.
8 May 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by NotHappyAtAll what a let down
It works and steam is great but the iron is useless when it comes to cotton. Even all that ionic steam is not enough to get rid of the creases when the smart plate simply does not get hot enough fro cotton. Looking forward to replacing it shortly - most likely with an older model of Philips that has worked in the past
10 December 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Roz48 I wish I'd chosen a cheaper and more efficient model.
I have been very happy with my Phillips irons in the past but am very, very disappointed with this one. I iron mainly cotton items and this iron is just not up to the job. It really doesn't get hot enough to get rid of the creases whether the items are dry or very slightly damp. I have read and followed the guidelines to the letter. I wish I hadn't chosen this model. Cheaper Philips models have given a far better result. A waste of money as far as I'm concerned.
21 September 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CatL Already looking for a replacement.
We've had the perfectcare Azur for 2 months now and are already looking for a replacement. I have many gripes about this product but my main on is that it spits water out during ironing leaving water marks on your clothes. Something I thought only happened with old irons not new ones. It also takes a long time to heat up (stop flashing) and is very heaving meaning a large pile of ironing is a little like a one arm work out. The iron plate is also very large making it very difficult it iron delicate items.
17 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jbean Good, but need large hands!
Great iron. Some pros and cons though. Very large and my hands are a little small (I thought they were average!) to handle this iron properly. It's heavy and the handle is larger than my other iron (also a Philips). I also can't reach the spray with my finger while holding the iron - I have to shift my whole hand in order to do this.
It's great at ironing anything but personally I think it's hopeless without the steam function ON. Really carefree ironing and it's great to go down the ironing pile without having to work out what to do next to avoid burning anything. Would suit a novice with large hands, dare I say it, a man or a male teenager!!
I have a penchant for ironing damp clothes and this is something this iron is definitely NOT good at. It seems to do something to the material detector within the iron and thinks the material is more delicate than it is and therefore reduces the heat, making the ironing ineffective. Prefer my older Philips iron for my damp clothes/sheets.
Yes, I'd buy this again, but there could be a few design tweaks for me to make it perfect.
20 March 2014