Philips PerfectCare Aqua Steam generator iron GC8635/02 5 bar 220 g steam boost 2.2 L fixed watertank Carry lock with OptimalTemp is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
I HATE ironingI don't iron. That's it... i just don't.... well, I didn't. I would have to say this product has transformed me.
It's VERY easy to use - just fill it up, plug it in and when it stops flashing - go !
You never have to wait for it to get to the right temperature for the next garment - press anything jeans then silk, cotton then satin, this magic iron just 'knows' and presses everything with ease.
It is SO quick, I did a 7kg wash load in under 30 mins, inc work trousers,jeans and flimsy tops... no waiting around. Constant perfect heat for each item.
It took me a while to remember to put it on its 'face' rather than sit it up like a conventional iron but remember this isn't a conventional iron. You can just leave it face down on what you are pressing without worrying that it will burn anything.
I would recommend using it in a well ventilated room.
It takes up space but it's simple to empty and clean and not heavy when it's empty.
I don't think I'll ever be the sort to iron pants & t.towels (never understand why some people like to do that !) but it is so nice to get in a bed with freshly laundered & ironed sheets etc.
You can iron curtains while they hang although I haven't tried that yet.
I would finish this by saying that you get what you pay for, this iron is worth the investment, you will get your money back in spades... your ironing will be trouble free and done in a third of the time.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of
I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT !!!Philips PerfectCare Aqua Pressurised Steam Generator Iron GC8635/02
This Iron is amazing. When I first saw it I thought the huge water tank was just to save you filling it all the time. My first use was such a shock, there’s no weight to it. It’s not until you press the button that the magic happens. Ironing stops being a hard chore and becomes a speedy, easy to do task. The iron heats up in 2 minutes, no messing and it’s ready to go. The steam does all the work so there’s no pushing on the iron. You don’t have to set the temperature for each item you go through all the items on the same setting. The steam goes through the material so it does both sides, halving the time needed to iron. You can leave the iron on the board with no risk of it burning the cover, wow, easy on the wrist no lifting it back onto the plate or standing it up. Easy to fill and empty because when you need to carry it the iron locks onto the base unit. That also makes it nice and secure when it’s not in use. It turns off after 10 minutes - perfect if you get called away. The cord tucks in the base nicely if you want to store it.
My only grievance with this beautiful iron is the Max and Min levels on the water tank disappear in poor light. They need to be bigger and/or a different colour. A minor problem with such a wonderful piece of equipment.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 2 out of
Great iron - short life!I was recommended this iron by Mother-in-Law who couldn't praise it highly enough. Once I started using it I could understand why - it was brilliant, no more scorched clothes, a tank that didn't need regular refilling and reduced ironing time. Unfortunately before long the iron developed a fault and had to be returned to Philips for repair. I can't fault their customer service, the iron was collected, repaired and delivered back exactly when they said it would be but obviously left me without an iron for a short while and with two young children this obviously wasn't ideal but hey ho. Fast forward to a year or so later and the iron is now two and a half years old and seems to have aproblem with the thermostat. It doesn't turn on immediately when the button is pressed but waits for a few minutes then comes on of its own accord. Great! You think and start the ironing but then it turns itself off when it gets hot and then will come back on when it's cooled down, if it feels like it! So, yes, buy this iron as it's fab but don't expect it to last too long. Really disappointed as I expected it to have longer life than this.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of
Absolutely FantasticI have to admit i was rather sceptical about this iron because of the price, but let me tell you it is worth every single penny.
It has a large 2.2 litre capacity tank which is easily filled, i was expecting a free measuring jug, but there isn’t one included unfortunately.
Once filled up and the power button put on, it takes less than 60 seconds to heat up and you are ready to go.
I tried mine with a cotton tea towel, linen trousers, a cotton dress, a chiffon scarf and a silk skirt and against all of my doubts, it ironed them all with ease.
There was no creases left in any of the fabrics, no adjustments to be made, the iron glides over the clothes like butter, i was astounded if im completely honest with you.
Without a doubt the best iron i have ever had !!
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 5 out of
Really comfortable to useThis has to be the best iron ive ever used.
I am now back to ironing my bed clothes,
the ease on which it gets though duvet covers is amazing .
I have found im not getting shiny marks on black clothes.
With most clothes i now only need to iron on one sideas the steam is powerful enough to do back and front at the same time.
You don't need to keep going over fabric to get creases out as its done straight away.
I can even sort out the creases whilst garments are hanging which is a bonus.
Ironing time is cut in half .
No changing temp for different garments.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 5 out of
Far better than I had expected.This iron is amazing so much better and easier to use than a normal steam iron. I can now iron my dresses and delicate slips straight after each other with out fear of them singeing. I also had 3 pleated skirts that I hadn't worn for ages because they were so creased. Within minutes, using the iron vertically, they were as good as new.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of
Super fast ironingAt first fill with water and a few minutes wait and the iron refused to work. A careful shake (not recommended according to the instructions) and the air lock cleared and the steam stared to flow.
Ironing is a breeze.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of
The Best Steam Generator Iron I have ever used !!!!!!!My Philips Perfect Aqua Pressurised Steam Generator Iron GC8635/02 arrived and I was very excited about it. !!!!
On opening the box I found a very beautiful iron and started to read the instructions and got ready to start ironing which only took minutes. I filled the massive 2.2l water tank with tap water, doesn't need anything else and plugged it in. The tank made a hissing noise and the light on the top of the iron flashes until the iron is ready which is about 2 minutes. When the flashing has stopped you can start ironing.
There is a touch sensitive button (underside of the handle) which gives you steam when needed very quickly and when pushed twice it gives you constant steam.
You can just go through your ironing pile in any order as it can deal with anything, it doesn't leave any shiny patches or scald marks, you can iron all tee-shirts with transfers and gems on it without any coming off or sticking to iron.
You can also leave the iron on your board, whilst folding and sorting as it will not scorch or soak your ironing board.
There is also the built in de-scaler, the iron flashes at you when this needs doing, but I haven't used this yet but the instructions look very easy for this.
I don't think the price is to high as this iron does it all and has saved me time and effort. I have had a steam generator for years but I had to wait until the iron was cold before I could fill the water up again, this one you can do straight away.
When finished with your ironing it has a lock on the iron platform for you to carry the steam generator. The water unit doesn't get hot so you can carry or move it without worry. There is a loop storage for the hose and a Velcro strip to fasten around the mains cord to keep it tidy.
This is the best iron I have ever used and all my family and friends agree with me.
It worth every penny and has saved me loads of time and energy.
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