Product Type: Philips irons & sewing machines
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Steams Where your Clothes Need it
Member Name: Tolteca
Date: 18/09/12, updated on 15/03/13 (21 review reads)
Advantages: Powerful steam iron with anti-limescale features.
Disadvantages: It heats up very rapidly.
This is a steam iron which also works beautifully as a dry iron, though it is a really good steam iron.
I bought mine for £24.99 from John Lewis, though it is also available online at Amazon. I and my clothes are very happy with the purchase and hope you would be too.
It has the Philips Steamglide soleplate which makes the task of gliding over even jeans light and easy. The soleplate is cleanable too, as I found the need to do so after giving my South American wool wall hangings an anti-moth ironing. The soleplate seems to have an affinity for blue as it also picked it up off some Italian shoe bags, but a touch of Cif on a kitchen towel and a little elbow grease resulted in the clean iron which has just done some white shirts for me perfectly.
It does this not only through a gliding ironing plate but through giving you control over the levels of steam or no steam as well as the temperature settings. The steam settings can be powerful and also operate vertically. This makes taking creases out of hanging suits and other clothes really easy. In fact, the steam can be so powerful that in an emergency, it could take wallpaper off walls with ease - though this would really get the soleplate dirty.
The water tank is large, so you won't need to refill too often. And for those in hard water areas, there is a Active Calc system working against limescale to give you longer years of service from this iron. I do use distilled iron water though to try and avoid any limescale build up though and would definitely recommend you do the same.
The power of the steam jets does mean that children and pets will need close attention while you get the ironing done. It also heats up rapidly that it is easy to burn yourself testing the hotplate. Clumsy people like me, therefore, also need to pay attention when using this very effective and sometimes very hot iron.
But the ease of ironing from the steamglide, the relative lightness for such a powerful iron and the very reasonable price make this a good choice of iron.
Summary: An easy glide steam iron that also works great as a dry iron.
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