Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ali64 Great Iron
Love this iron for its ease of use, being lightweight and the fact you do not need to adjust the temperature for different fabrics. It makes ironing quick and easy
22 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wolf6178 A great performing product
I'm really pleased with this iron. I bought it to replace another (not Philips) steam generator iron and it works a lot better in every respect. It produces sufficient steam for every occasion and it's great not to have to control the iron's temperature as it's all done automatically. One other great feature is the ease of descaling - much better than having to use disposable filter bags. Overall a great product.
27 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raythelaundryassistant Wish I had bought one years ago
It is light, easy to use and ironing takes less time.
23 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Corsa Surprisingly brilliant
Was sceptical about a steam generator iron after years of my 'normal' iron. I'm actually quite pleased with it, light to handle (iron not generator) nimble enough to get in the corners.
Big improvements in technology mean it's a bit pricey, but if it lasts me 5 years, it'll have replaced one each year.
7 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by LizH Broken water tank. Poor quality.
Used this for the first time and the water tank slipped out my hand while filling it and it cracked. Poor quality and I've been quoted £30 to replace.
3 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Biahibt After 2 irons still had water leaking
Really disappointed as my previous irons were Philips. The first iron the locking mechanism was broken. Had a replacement. After a few months the generator or pump stopped working and water was leaking all over the close and spouts of water went across the room. Had another replacement, same iron and still the same problem. Will have to look at an alternative. Really upset as it started off really well with performance and the removal of creases. Can't understand why this had happened twice.
14 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LiLLtd Neat product and works perfectly
Great for all fabrics, curtains, shirts, etc. Really easy to use, well worth the money.
3 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by andyc I now enjoy ironing !
Bought this as a replacement for the GC9140 as the steam button on it was failing.
At first I was worried, having read reviews on Amazon, about this iron leaving clothes wet and not producing enough heat. Glad to say that none of this is true. This model is lighter than my old model and IMO not quite as well built with a few rougher edges but it was cheaper. Plus points are a bigger water tank which is easier to fill. The sole plate does not seem to glide as well as the GC9140 but this is mute as the iron does a better job than the GC9140 with loads of steam to get rid of the creases.
Steam generators are noisier than a traditional iron but to me I would rather have a chugging motor refilling the tank and keeping loads of steam available to help me plough through the ironing.
I thought OptimalTemp was a bit of a gimmick but having used the iron its such a benefit. It is really great to be able to plough through a pile of ironing without having to alter temperatures or, in my case, forget to alter the temperature and ruin something, It also means you no longer have to sort the ironing into fabric types so you can just get on with it no matter what fabric is next in the pile.
4 May 2014