Philips PerfectCare Expert Steam generator iron GC9230/02 5.5 bar 240 g steam boost 1.5 L detachable watertank Carry lock with OptimalTemp is rated
4.9 out of
Rated 5 out of
'Hot bit of stuff ' The ' Perfect' Philips Iron!No one thinks ironing is fun ... but this new Philips PerfectCare Iron is putting the fun and excitement back into ironing!!
This state of the art iron reduces time spent ironing and has a number of amazing features. This iron does exactly what it says on the box and does it well.
The most exciting feature is this clever iron is it's 'OptimalTemp' where it has the ability to control the temperature and steam on any material without the user having to lift a finger! It cleverly recognises the fabric and without the use of any dial, automatically adjusts the temperature allowing the jump from linen to silk. Imagine no wasted time waiting for the iron to cool down or heat up and ' burnt plates' are a thing of the past!
Bonus features ...........
2 minute start up
1.5 litre water tank ( 2 hrs ironing time)
SteamGlide sole plate
Safety lock to hold iron to plate (no risk of damage during storage) and easy to carry
Cord storage compartments
Philips is a house hold name that every one trusts and after using this product it is clear to see wy they have gained the title of ' Worlds's No1 Ironing Brand'. I would definately recommend this iron and the name Philips to all.
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 5 out of
Move over Downey Jnr, there’s a new Iron Man in town!Dusty carpets, dirty dishes, muddy cars… every household has its fair share of chores. Boring, repetitive, monotonous activities that ‘have’ to be done, rather than ‘want’ to be done.
Ironing is another. Be it a daily, weekly or on-demand routine, the thought of constantly fiddling with the temperature setting, or pausing to refill the water reservoir every so often, may be enough to make some people contemplate packing the iron away and simply go out sporting the creased look. Well, the Philips PerfectCare GC9230 will change this, for life.
Ironing is sooo easy with this device. Setup is simple – fill the water reservoir, switch on, wait for the light to stay lit and that’s it. If like us you have the matching Philips ironing board, the unit fits perfectly at the side. Notice in the setup I didn’t mention setting the temperature? That’s Philips Optimal Temperature Technology for you – the iron automatically adjusts its temperature depending on the fabric being ironed. This is the first iron I have used that incorporates such a clever feature, and I must admit a little initial apprehension whilst trying it out. However I can wholeheartedly confirm that this is a brilliant piece of technology. You need never worry about burning anything again, and you can iron your clothing in any order you like.
Another feature is its consistent steam output; something I didn’t think was particularly noteworthy at first. That was until I realised that the iron produces constant steam, regardless of its temperature. If like me, you have used irons where water leaked out after changing the temperature / steam setting, those days are gone. The Philips does-not-leak.
Ergonomically, the iron is comfortable in the hand. Its glide across any fabric is super smooth, and unlike other irons, its weight is constant, as the water reservoir is remote. The base-stand looks and feels large, but incorporates (in addition to the good sized water reservoir) 2 storage compartments for the flexes, a stand including a lock to secure the iron, an outlet for cleaning/de-calc ., and a power switch/display panel. If left alone for 10 minutes, the unit goes into stand-by mode.
After using regular irons for years, the PerfectCare GC9230 steam generator is a revelation. I can’t ever see me going back. This is a great product, and comes very highly recommended. Philips provides a 2-year guarantee with the PerfectCare GC9230, testament to its build quality. Buy it - you won’t regret it!
Date published: 2012-06-04
Rated 5 out of
Philips GC9230 PerfectCare Pressurised Steam Generator Iron.If I had to describe this iron in one word it would be BRILLIANT.
If I’m honest I hate ironing and find it a bit of a chore always having to mess about with the temperature dial to get it just right but with the GC9230 its one less chore due to it not having the temperature or steam dial. You can easily switch between ironing different types of fabric (i.e. from a pair of jeans to a silk blouse, in that order) without any worry at all.
Another feature that I find useful is the carry lock. When not in use you can lock the iron in place onto the base and then the handle of the iron itself becomes a handle to move the whole unit around for storage.
It is so simple and easy to use it’s a wonder how I managed without it.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 2 out of
Expensive with flawsThe good points:
- it does iron the clothes well
- it's expensive
- mine lasted 2 years if that before it stopped producing steam
- it often leaks hot water
When it works, the clothes are ironed nicely. Sadly for an expensive iron to break so quickly and to often leak water is very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 1 out of
Easy to use but not much good at ironing shirtsThis iron is based on the principle that with lots of steam you need less heat to remove creases. So it's set to iron at a low temperature, so low that it won't scorch even delicate fabrics. You have no control over that temperature. In my experience it works on thicker fabrics, such as denim, that absorb the steam and smooth easily as a result. But most of my ironing is of shirts for office work and on these the steam passes straight through. I need high temperatures and less steam. Since I can't control the temperature and since the steam is either on or off, the iron is pretty useless for me. Very disappointing, it's going back to Philips. Possibly a good buy if you iron lots of thick fabrics, a waste of money if your ironing is mainly office shirts.
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated 5 out of
AmazingI have always been put off buying a steam generated iron due the sheer size but i can honestly say that i wish i had years ago. The ironing of a shirt was effortless and i got through twice as much as i usually would, in the time it took. I love it. Recommended by me 100%
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of
PerfectPerfect for those which lazy and really hate, hate and hate to take part in ironing session, who is want to cut off their ironing times and whose has a big pile of clothes need to take care of during weekend. It is really help and perfect. I will say it, you will fall in love with the art of ironing and thanks with this product.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of
Very very very much recommendedSo far it's my best investment in 2013. Ironing is not torture anymore. This iron is very easy to use, it's not heavy as a normal iron and the most important - IT SAVES MY TIME!
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