Product Type: Philips irons & sewing machines
Newest Review: ... often burning the bottom of the 'old faithful', ironing was a real chore. And now, with my lovely Philips 'Pinky Perky' (thought I woul... more
A CHORE NO MORE - NOW A PLEASURE WITH MY 'PINKY PERKY'
Philips GC2840 Powerlife
Member Name: dawnymarie
Philips GC2840 Powerlife
Date: 02/11/10, updated on 24/10/11 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Great performance!
Buying irons is not one of my favourite pastimes but seeing as my 'old faithful' was on its way out I was on the look out for a pretty lightweight model that performs well. I am not the sort of girl who enjoys ironing over the same area of fabric for a long duration of time; and so I was hopeful that I would discover an iron that performed well in less time!
I spotted this Philips model on Argos.co.uk and the reviews sounded good. I liked the colour (pinky), the design and the fact that it self cleaning! Oh that is a plus isn't it. We have hard water in our area so I was pleased to see that it has an Anti Scale function too. The iron weighs in at 1.2kg and is great to handle whilst being weighty enough to bear down and give the garments or bedding some 'pressing' treatment.
The water capacity is quite a size (300ml) and the design is transparent so you can see how much you have left - you can fill this baby straight from the tap which I think is really handy and I couldn't do this with my last 'old faithful'. The heat settings are on a dial which is clear and easy to understand - just twist to the cottons or synthetics or wool etc and off you go, easy! There are two buttons on top of the handle - one of them is for a burst of steam (100g/min) whilst the other is to activate the cleaning system! This is so clever, I am impressed.
The length of the cable is good at 2m! and you can easily store the cable by wrapping it around the base of the iron and fastening it with the attachment - this is simple to do.
The iron has a ceramic sole plate that is really smooth, when I am using it the iron really glides over the garments, it feels great! The iron heats up quickly which is a big bonus for me - no more waiting around to get going with the pile of ironing lurking in the corner! I have noticed a big improvement on performance from my last 'old faithful'. I do no need to iron things repeatedly and press down hard - I just glide the iron along and the creases are gone - even on my bedding which normally gave me real problems - with stubborn creases that I needed to damp down in order to get anywhere and even then the bedding wasn't crease free - well it is now!, I am really impressed - the first time in years that I have bedding to be proud of! It looks so good!
Well as I began with, ironing is not something that I can say that I have ever been enthusiastic about, but is it any wonder! I have been missing out! I was struggling to remove stubborn creases and often burning the bottom of the 'old faithful', ironing was a real chore. And now, with my lovely Philips 'Pinky Perky' (thought I would name it now) I am sailing along with a smile on my face - to say that ironing is now my favourite pastime would be telling all out porkies but I can say that because of this iron (newly christened 'Pinky Perky') I now take great pleasure in the task and I am so pleased with my pristine results. This iron is really user friendly and clever, light with a long cable, heats up quickly and does a great job - and it is a pretty reasonable price too for a 2200 watt model.
I can recommend this iron to you without any hesitation - it is great! Go get yourself a Pinky Perky and see!
Summary: It's a great mover!
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