Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRF1981 Takes a bit of getting used to but far superior than my old iron!
Working for Philips I get to see a lot of new products being launched. The biggest benefit of this model is the result it gives to the clothes, closely followed by a large water tank. I have been looking at getting a steam gen for a while, to make the chore of ironing less of a pain!
I swapped my traditional iron for this model, as we can get large loads of clothing completed every couple of weeks quicker than doing once a week.
From the start its clear the steam gen definitely gives a good result on even the most creased clothing!
- Very quick at getting all creases out of clothes (I mainly use it on work shirts)
- Has a massive tank for water so only need to fill it once!
- Easy to move the unit around as the iron locks in place on to the base and the cord tucks away.
- just plug and use - no need to change settings or descale with cartridges
- long plug and ironing cord.
- looks really smart.
- very powerful on the steam so the ironing board gets wet, need to get a new iron board cover.
- a different way of ironing to basic steam irons, you need to get used to gliding the iron over time rather than rush it over the clothes. Once you learn that its easy to get the best results.
Overall I think its a well made product and I noticed a real sharpness on my shirts, I need to invest in a new ironing board to make the unit sit well on it as it is quite big, and the steam comes through a lot. Also I forgot to keep pressing the trigger on the iron itself, it doesn't heat up like an iron as it pushes the steam out to take the creases out the cloths - no press of the trigger no steam!
11 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smileymum Brilliant Iron
I am a Philips employee and recently replaced my old steam iron for a Philips Steam Generator and its brilliant. Fast, quiet and very easy to use. Ironing can be a dull task but this machine makes it very quick, simple and as enjoyable as ironing can get. I raced through a bucket load of ironing without having to worry about changing the temperature. It starts up amazingly quickly so no bother for those early morning panic ironing jobs. The large water container means you don't have to refill it very two minutes, especially on eco mode. Although a large machine the actually ironing soleplate is lightweight and glides over the clothes. The only downside for me was the power cable is too short so I have to use an extension lead so I can still see the TV!
10 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaurenSmith The performance of this iron can be summed up in one word, "amazing".
The performance of this iron can be summed up in one word, "amazing". This iron looks great, it's light and glides over fabric with ease, for a steam iron it's incredible quiet so it doesn't disturb anyone watching TV while you are ironing! The large water tank means you don't have to keep refilling but the most amazing feature is that you don't have to set the temperature or worry about scorching anything since it adjusts the ironing temperature to be the best for the fabric and you can switch from jeans to delicate fabrics without having to order your garments by heat. Again one simple word, "amazing".
7 November 2016