Some people find ironing therapeutic; others hate it. I fall into the latter category, so anything to make this tiresome, pointless chore a little less painful is more than welcome to me. I won't go so far to say that this iron makes the job pleasurable but the Philips Easycare iron 3232 definitely helps me perform this chore with a little less reluctance.
The iron itself has a lovely ceramic base which allows it to glide easily over the surface of a fabric, including between button, collars and other places that are subject to creasing such as sleeves, cuffs and pockets areas. It has the standard dial on it which allows you to select the heat of the iron relevant to the clothing that it will be used on. There is also a button on it which allows you to squirt a little water at a certain area to help with stubborn creases, and a steam button which always seems to help with the ironing (and I love the steamy smell!). These functions are generally standard on most irons, but this one also has the added bonus of having a button that claims to reduce limescale build up and therefore keep the iron in good working order. I am still using the same iron after 4 years - whether this is due to this extra feature I do not know, but for a price of £40 I can't complain.
The iron also has the benefit of having a 3m long cable attached to it so it can be plugged in to any nearby mains unit, which is helpful if you like to iron whilst watching TV! The only drawback I have found with this is that there is no easy/tidy way to store this neatly. However, the cord is thick, and is attached to the iron with a 360degree swivel cord holder which means that it's very unlikely to be faced with tangles and knots.
The only other negatives I would say about this iron is that it seems to drink water very quickly. Obviously, if the steam function is used constantly (as mine is) then it needs the water, but this seems to need re-filling very frequently. It also makes it quite heavy to manoeuvre round clothes but I haven't found this to be a big problem.
These drawbacks are only a minor bugbear though, and I wouldn't let it put you off this iron if you are thinking of purchasing one. It does the job well, and for the price I don't think you can go wrong.
i got this iron for my mum (the least i can do when she irons so many of my clothes bless!)I bought this iron from argos about 1 year ago now, still is working great with no problems, thats what you get with a good brand and i expect it will last many years to come. i really likeed the colour of the iron. the cord is of a generous size. the iron has cut out alot of ironing time for me and my mum which is great for the last minute rush in the morning when i cant decide what to wear. the steam settings are quite simple and easy to use. its not a complicated iron, just does the job well without the hastle of long hours ironing. i have found this iron very good for family use as it has lessened the time and irons well.it has a good glide to it when ironing and does not burn clothed easily infact its very hard to even get burnt marks on clothes. has good water capacity so am nnot refilling the water every two minutes
Being relatively new to dooyoo I am only too pleased to be the first person to review this product.
As a brand. I have to say I think Philips is just fantastic. Even there low grade products I've bought are well worth the money. Thank you Philips. Truly a brand name I put my faith in. Sense and simplisity is their motto. It makes sense to buy Philips when you know in advance the product will make life easier - simpler.
This iron was no exception. I previously used whatever iron was available in the flat I was renting but the one I am in now didn't have one.
I paid £29 for mine at ARGOS about 6 months ago, but I would easily pay much more for the same one now. I am honestly not surprised the price has increased over time.
Normally I would expect to spend 30 mins doing my ironing. Since I bought my Philips. Ten minutes. Unbelievably efficient and effective ironing. No fuss.
I know what some of you will be thinking. It is a combination of the most undesirable colours percievable by the human eye. True. Why care? It's an iron. It serves a purpose. It's not a fashion statement. The perfectly ironed clothes it produces on the other hand...
Review from the better half:
Even my girlfriend has commented on how much better my clothes look. I swear, I do nothing differently, its the iron. It just works so well! My girlfriend also uses the iron. This is one very meticulous lady. Events managment and photographer in one. Everything must be perfect, effective, efficient and controlled. She hates ironing, but loves this iron. Enough said.
3 meter cable.
Extra Large hole for pouring in the water. Straight from tap. Sooo easy.
100g steam pressure.
Safe ironing drip stop system.
Double action calcium build up prevention system. Though in all honesty I have yet to look too deeply into what that entails. Or even means.
All the best folks.
Short name: Philips GC3340