Philips PerfectCare Elite Steam generator iron GC9630/20 Max. 6.7 bar pressure Up to 470 g steam boost 1.8 l water tank capacity Detachable water tank is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
Best Iron ive ownedI would say it is a large Iron, but sits on the Ironing board ok. It is easy to use and the iron handle is very light and easy to pass over the cloths. the stream is very powerful and the creases just fall out. There is higher setting for Jeans etc but I have not used it yet as it just manages to get the majority of creases out. The only grip I would say if that if you are using the steam in one area of the board the moisture seems to come back through when after you have been ironing for a while. this could be down to the ironing board not letting the steam dissipate and when you put another item on it gets wet. I would agree with other people that the item saving it enormous as it takes a fraction of the time to iron. I have a Philips standard iron before and this still works but the steam is a different level on this iron. I fancied a change and the cost is high for iron but the time you save is worth the money and I actually enjoy ironing for the first time in my life. If you got the cash then go for it as it is awesome in terms of irons. Plus I leave the iron on the board and it does not burn due to the auto temperature sensor. this helps save time too. the only thing I would say you need to look out for is embossed patterns on t shirts as the plate seems to be a bit tacky when you run over, so I either turn it inside out or iron from the other side which seems to do the trick
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of
No more time consuming ironingOn first impressions whilst taking the iron out of the box, I was very happy to find that the iron was ready to be used with no bits to place together. The iron is very impressive to look at with it's sleek lines and beautiful design. The iron has a lock which keeps it in place and avoid it slipping off, it also has an extra large tank which holds a maximum of 1.8l . The cable can be put away very easily reducing the space that it takes up . As it has a large tank, it is quite heavy when full and I would recommend picking it up with two hands. Into the ironing itself, the iron takes 2 minutes to heat up and beeps when it is ready to be used. I have to admit I was very apprehensive about not having a temperature gauge, it goes against every rule I follow! But no .......... it works! The way the iron can sense the fabric is amazing . I went from denim to cotton to polyester and the iron glided over each one with ease . The time that it saves with it having to faff about with a temperature gauge is worth it . The steam is powerful and allows you the boost that is needed for those stubborn creases. If the steam button is pressed twice in quick succession, a continuous stream of steam comes out . To stop press the button once more .Theres is an eco mode which uses less steam but I am not sure how this works as I have not used. I would 100 percent recommend this iron, it is the bees knees !
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of
Fast and efficient for easy ironingI am very pleased and happy with my Iron Steam Generator. This is my first Steam Generator it was shot in a decade. When it arrive I saved up 3 lots of bedding and it was a pleasure to do. It is great that it has a large water tank but also that it doesn't seem to "drink" the water like my other irons and I am not constantly topping up. My shirts look great too and so easy to iron.
This iron definitely makes ironing easier.
Also useful is the cable tidy which retracts into the body as well as being able to store the steam tube within the body. With cable and steam tube stowed away then the unit is a much neater package to store without tubes or wires or both everywhere.
This iron is 100% superb to use and gives excellent results,cuts ironing time by about 60% from my old iron, and gives much better results than a traditional shot-of-steam iron.The automatic cut off (if you leave/wander away from it for a little while...as I have a tendancy to do) is a very reassuring safety addition. The large water holding capacity is so good no irritation at refilling it too often.Can't comment on the de-scale aspect yet as I haven't had it long enough (used for a few months) . I wish I had this iron it ages ago! So happy with this iron. From sheets to shirts it give a great finish in less time than an ordinary iron.
It’s worth investing in a steam generator if you regularly iron a lot of laundry and large items, such as duvet covers and sheets. They’re also worth considering if your priority is to get through the ironing as quickly as possible.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of
Great performance, great product!The Philips PerfectCare Elite Steam generator iron (GC9630/20) is ideal for those who want good results without spending hours actually ironing. The design is slick and pleasing to the eye. The water tank is large enough to last for the entire ironing session. The light and noise indicators are really helpful in knowing when the iron is ready to use and when it needs to be cleaned/descaled. It heats up quickly which is good for those of us who are in a rush. The iron itself is really good at removing creases and wrinkles in clothes - you can iron a t-shirt on just one side and the steam works through to both. The turbo steam mode is great for ironing thick items as it works quickly and saves you having to press the trigger button constantly. The iron also has an eco mode to save energy while keeping performance high and a safety auto-off mode which turns the iron off when it hasn’t been used for 10 minutes (useful if you’re forgetful or need to run off to quickly do another job!). As someone who has used a standard iron, I would never go back! Worth the price tag.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of
Breath taking productPrior to this amazing steam generator, I used to spend the whole day catching up with my ironing, which I love nonetheless, however, now, it only takes me couple of hours, I simply wiz through my pile of ironing in no time!
School uniforms, pleated skirts, husbands never ending shirts, delicates etc... with this wonderful steam generator I only need one slide on a garment and all the crases are gone, I can refill water at any time (old steam generators didn’t have that option, you had to switch it off and wait for it to coll down before refilling water compartment), for more stubborn creases there is turbo steam option that definitely will wiz through and leave (normally cotton shirts) crease free, also, the heat proof glove, allows you to delicately steam any delicates with out any trouble...
I cannot emphasis how wonderful this Philips steam generator is, I simply could not imagine my life with out it, as ironing compared to now, was a chore and I wasn’t even aware of it.
Price: I believe for what it is and what it does and how well it does it, I would pay higher price without hesitation!
Having children around the house, locking system is a blessing, no child will knock it accidentally, nor anyone will get burned.
Size is perfect, cable length is perfect, stand by option is fab, I can leave iron on ironing board for longer than few minutes with out worrying that it will burn etc.. The actual iron/plate is light, very easy to manoeuvre, glides beautifully on any garment and is simply the best iron I have ever tried and owned.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of
Brilliant, Light Weight IronI have been using this iron for about eighteen months now and have to say it's probably one of the best items I've ever bought.
The iron is really light weight - easy for me to hold as I tend to suffer with arthritis in both hands. The water tank is huge and lasts for hours.
I religiously de-calc the iron before every use as I live in a hard water area and am often shocked at the amount of limescale the special filter has collected.
The iron itself is a brilliant piece of equipment, unlike all other irons you can use it on any fabric without having to turn the temperature up or down - i.e. you can go from ironing silk items to cottons immediately without changing any settings as the iron works purely on steam. In other words, nothing burns or sticks to the sole plate.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of
Worth every pennyBought this to replace my very old steam generator. OMG wish I had bought one sooner. So much easier and quicker. The iron part is light weight, which is great for me, but still packs a 'punch'. Love the fact I no longer have to switch off the generator just to refill the water container. When not being used the cables pack away neatly. Also Its made ironing easier as I no longer have to fiddle with changing temperature as its automatically done. I've ironed everything from denim through to wool and silk and its done a fantastic job.
My only problem now is I'll have to invest in a new ironing board specially designed for these type of steam generators as the steam is so powerful my old ironing board can't cope and drips water.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of
Impressive PerformanceOnly had for a month but so far we are really impressed with the iron’s performance. It’s light and manoeuvrable, irons all fabrics without having to keep changing temperature and despite not initially trusting it you can rest on any fabric without fear of burning. This has replaced an earlier model Philips steam generator so although ironing time is similar, ironing results are slightly improved.
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