Philips PerfectCare Performer Steam generator iron GC8735/80 Max 6.5 bar pump pressure Up to 420 g steam boost 1.8 L water tank capacity with detachable water tank is rated
4.2 out of
Rated 5 out of
Changes Everything!Having used this iron just over a month now, I feel that I have been given enough time to write this review.
I can honestly say that in my opinion, this is the best Iron that money can buy. It changes everything!
Having been a person who has constantly let the piles of clothes literally pile up before ironing for all of my life, I now, can't wait to get the iron on and use it, it a pleasure.
Firstly is how it looks, it looks sleek and modern and when it's out always has comments on good it looks. The build quality is great, it feels tough and man enough to do any job.
Next is the use, I literally have never felt an iron so smooth and easy to use in my life! it makes ironing so quick and stressless! When ironing a pair of jeans for instance, not only does it do a cracking job in just a few seconds on one side because of heat of the steam, it actually irons both sides in one go! I couldn't believe it! I had to try it again and again.
I can now iron a shirt in about 50-60 seconds with a lovely crease down the arm, with my old iron, I would easily spend 5-10 minutes on one shirt and it still would not be perfect.
It changes everything for me! it really does. Philips have actually excelled themselves with this Iron. It is fantastic!
If you don't like ironing, this iron will change your opinion! I hated it! but now, I can honestly say that I enjoy doing it, my partner feels the same!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 3 out of
A good steam systemThis is the third Philips steam generator I have bought, all 3 were different models. I am not sure this is as user friendly as my last one. It heats up quickly, and I like the fact that there is an alarm to notify you when it is up to heat (something my last two didn't do).
Compared with ordinary irons, it is a great product, but there are subtle things that I have noticed, which disappoint me when comparing with my last generators, like a small delay in the steam coming out sometimes. Also the steam continues to be produced for some seconds after I have taken my finger off the trigger which is irritating.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 2 out of
Performance deteriorates after a couple of yearsWe've had this iron for three years and it performed without fault for the first two years.
After this the steam gradually reduced in power and volume to virtually nothing and it now produces very little steam and is therefore becoming useless.
We are a retired couple with relatively light ironing requirements so it has had an easy time compared to a larger family.
We have religiously followed Philips cleaning and maintenance.
It looks virtually untouched but it's proving to be very poor value for the extra price we paid.
Not fit for purpose over time and not recommended.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 1 out of
Waste of moneyThere is not one good thing about this iron.
I purchase this after advise from a Philips representative at a show.
The sole plate does not get hot enough to iron bed linen or shirts. Does not remove creases, I have to go over items several times but creases do not completely disappear. It's ok with not very creased items.
It has a poor steam control, every time I press the steam button water comes out.
Also, the cord is not long enough.
I have regretted having spent so much money on this iron.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 2 out of
not as good as my previous Perfectcare ironmy previous Perfectcare iron had anti scale cartridges, this model does not. The previous model NEVER left scale marks on clothes, this model frequently leaves scale marks on clothes. Sadly I dropped my old one and the tank split so I was had to get a new one , I just wish it had been as good.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of
Great ironMy cleaner suggested this and I love it, different from an ordinary iron but great to use.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of
Certainly a smart applianceI bought this to replace a previous version I had had some years and adored, sadly a visitor dropped it!
This new one is exceptionally clever but somehow so far I'm having difficulty getting used to it, my steam spurt timing is all wrong & I feel out of control being unable to vary the temperature other than the mega steam for linen/strongly creased cotton, I guess in time I will get used to it but in the meantime wish I could have my old one back
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic productI was sceptical in so many ways about this product; how can it perform well if you don’t have to change the temperature, how can you just leave it face down on the ironing board without it burning, how can it cut the time down I spend ironing, but it didn’t disappoint. Once I tried it a few times to understand all the functions, I’ve found it a fantastic product which makes ironing a breeze!!
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