Rated 5 out of
this ironing is absolutelly amazing
i love my ironing and i really recommend ;)
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 1 out of
This iron just does not perform well
I was extremely disappointed by this iron considering the price. It does not perform nearly as well as my old Philips Azur Precise 4340 and I was hoping for more crease busting power! I decided to get a new iron as my old one had started to leak. I thought by buying an expensive iron I would get what I was paying for - not the case!
Overall, this iron does not glide as well or get into the corners of garments as well. Nor does it take out the creases as well and I might as well forget about pure cotton or linen garments as it hardly makes any impact on them.
The concept is a good and that's why I went for it, but it failed on every level.
Oh - and I miss the water spray button!!
I will be returning it to the shop.
It would not stop me buying a Philips iron though, as my last one was good. Just not this type!
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 4 out of
I like this product
With this iron box, this made my life very easy to iron my clothes everyday without much effort.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of
the new age of ironing!
First of all sorry for a late reply. Reason being i was away on holidays and therefore could not use the Iron. Last few days were however very productive to write a review as coming back from holidays, there was a massive pile of washing and later ironing. But as promised I set aside all that and took out my party clothes which are all silk, net or velvet/ plushy material all very delicate to iron. To be honest, i first tried the Philips iron on my one black dress which got burnt by my last iron for no fault of mine but because the nonstick coating on the iron had come off partly from it so the silk level setting also did not stop it. Anyhow I must say that this Philips Iron is like my dream come true. As I kept on ironing my different clothes it just amazed me how easily and smoothly it adjust itself from one material type to another and you do not have to worry about adjusting the heat level in between. As I am an Iron freak, having problems with ironing different material clothing and ruining some of my quite expensive clothes, I finally came to a solution and had three irons one for cotton/linen, one for silks/wools and one steam Iron for those net/velvet dresses that are impossible to iron by traditional way. This way although I didn't have to change settings very frequently( but still need to) but took much longer to iron and also took more space to store these irons. So my dream really used to be while ironing that I wish i can iron all my clothes easily gliding through one cloth to other without first sorting out different types making three piles then switching irons but always thought impossible.
So Waoh! Hurrah! And Thumbs up! To Philips you have made my dream come true! No hassle no separate piles, no changing of setting, no trial on wrong side of cloth edge to wait and check the correct heat for the material. I iron wool then pick up cotton shirt than silk and in between no changing or waiting for iron to cool down go straight on those T-shirts/ hoodies of my kids that they so like because of some paint design infront without smudging it because of heat. Ah! and since then I am in love with my Philips iron so much that it seems that the gurgling noises and that funny steam sounds seems like talking to me and I enjoy all these sounds knowing that its telling me you relax and watch your favourite programme while i do the talking with your clothes.
Finally for all those ladies or men who hate ironing I bet after using Philips Revolution Ultra compact Iron, it will totally change the perception of ironing. As the name suggests, it has definitely revolutionised my life and no doubt the ultra compact size has saved me from space problem and For sure! it will do the same to all people out there who hate or love Ironing.
Finally Congratulations to Philips you did it!
Much thanks best gift ever!
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 4 out of
A basic, easy to use iron that gives excellant results
The Philips PerfectCare Xpress GC5060/02 is a neat, smart looking iron that doesn't need much attention! You get a water test strip in the box with the iron to test the hardness of your water. How much tap & distilled water you put in your iron depends on how hard or soft your water is although the cup you get to do this with doesn't have levels on it so it's pretty much guesswork. The iron only takes about 2 minutes to heat up & tells you when it's ready by showing a constant blue light around the handle instead of a flashing one. As there are no temperature settings, the iron is ready to use on whatever material you like straight away & from then on as it adjusts itself automatically which is time saving & extremely convenient. If, like me, you're a busy mum & always on the go, the auto switch off is a godsend as I usually end up switching the iron on & off repeatedly while sorting out dinner, baths & screaming children! If the iron isn't moved for 3 minutes while face down or 8 minutes on it's heel, it switches off & begins heating up again when you press the steam trigger. Just remember to pull the plug out to turn off completely! The automatic steam is probably the best feature as you don't have to hold any buttons down or have permanent steam even when not ironing. As soon as the iron soleplate touches the clothing, steam is emitted although this also happens sometimes when the iron is lifted from the clothing & placed upright on the ironing board. I did find after a while I was ironing a bit slower than normal just because the steam wasn't flowing as quickly. The water tank could do with being a lot bigger but then my pile of ironing is always huge! I managed about 2 shirts, 2 pairs of shorts & 3 child's t-shirts before I had to top up again. Saying that, I prefer this to my huge steam generator. Due to the constant steam, the soleplate glides over clothing which means the added weight of the iron isn't really noticed. I've never had reason to use the vertical steam but I imagine it's pretty useful if you want to quickly iron something on a hanger without a board. The steam boost is good but doesn't last long enough to have a huge effect. Unfortunately, it doesn't steam boost for any longer than about 2 seconds at a time & you can't give a constant boost. I also found that when I wanted a boost of steam, often the iron wasn't hot enough & I had to wait a while. It has anti-calc which is something of an advantage where I live as the water is very hard. I used the Eco button a couple of times just to see what the difference in performance was & found there wasn't any! Overall, an easy to use, smart iron that unfortunately doesn't cut down your ironing pile but certainly makes getting through it easier!
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 4 out of
Great fore steam iron
This iron is very easy to use. It is a little bit heavy but not too bad. It steams very well for an iron. I am use to a steam generator iron which I still prefer using, although this iron does produce about the same amount of steam. It is nice not having to wait for the iron to cool down between different fabrics. Nice not having to think about the temperature all the time.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 4 out of
Fast, easy to use and glides well over fabrics but heavy and steamy
I was truly excited to get started on my ironing pile when trying out the Philips Perfect Care Xpress GC5060/02. On initial inspection it is a beast of an iron! Large and well proportioned with a nice soft grip handle, a lovely long swivel flex and a huge soleplate. The only downside I can see at this stage is the weight of the iron. Even without water it is fairly heavy but I was eager to see how it performed.
I tested our water hardness as suggested in the set up instructions, luckily we are in a soft water area so no problems here. If you are in a hard water area it recommends a mixture of tap water and distilled water. Upon opening the plastic cap on the water tank I found the hinge to be quite flimsy and I'm not sure how well this will wear over time. The filling cup supplied is a good size with an easy pour spout.
Upon plugging the iron in the Smart light starts to flash for approximately 60 seconds to indicate the iron is heating up. When the iron is ready the Smart light lights up blue continuously.
I began by ironing some of my husband’s work shirts. The iron glides over the fabrics beautifully and was a pleasure to use. The Optimal temperature technology enables you to iron all types of fabrics one after the other without having to adjust the temperature settings, making ironing a lot easier and less complicated.
Once the iron starts moving the Auto Steam Sensor kicks in and it automatically begins steaming. I did find that vast quantities of steam were being produced and after ironing just 4 shirts I had to open the window and top up the water tank.
I found that on light weight fabrics such as T-Shirts the wrinkles were removed effortlessly and without the garment becoming scorched as can often happen with using a normal iron. However on heavier linen type fabrics I found the wrinkles were not so easy to remove. There is however a handy Steam boost function whereby if you press the steam trigger twice a single shot of high steam output is produced to remove stubborn wrinkles. Another advantage of this iron is the option for vertical steam ironing. Just hold the iron in the vertical position against the garment and press and hold the steam trigger.
There is also an ECO setting on this iron whereby you can use less energy but still have sufficient steam to iron your garments. I would recommend this setting for light weight garments only as I don’t believe tough wrinkles would be removed on this setting.
I haven’t experienced any dripping of the iron thanks to the Anti-drip system.
Another great feature of the iron is the Safety Auto-off whereby the appliance switches off after 3 minutes of non movement in a horizontal position or 8 minutes in the vertical position.
Having used the iron for the past month my overall experience is a positive one. It has dramatically reduced my ironing time and the thought of tackling my never ending ironing pile doesn’t seem as off putting anymore. There are downsides to this iron such as the heaviness but to be honest I have got used to it now and it no longer seems such an issue. Overall I would recommend this appliance it certainly has made a positive impact on my life as a busy mum and housewife.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of
Easy to use
This model is stylish, compact, powerful and lightweight in comparison with traditional steam generators. The Eco button is a green plus.
There is no fabric dial so you don't have change setting when moving from cotton to mixed fabric.
It's easy to handle and to store as you don't have the separate tank associated with a traditional steam generator.
It glides on all sort of fabrics, the steam delivery is generous and it's great on multi folded pieces (e.g., bed fitted sheet, duvet covers).
The cord is easy to tidy and long enough when in use.
Small by size and big results and time savings.
Date published: 2013-07-04