Product Type: Philips irons & sewing machines
Newest Review: ... as a steam generator. The big difference between this steam iron and others is that the stream penetrate straight into your garments wh... more
High tech ironing
Member Name: luceyliu
Advantages: Glides through ironing and is a lot faster
Disadvantages: Base is quite bulky
I have been using this Philips iron for the past year now so I thought I should give my review on my days of endless ironing! This iron cost me 90 euro in Argos so it wasnt one of the cheapest models on offer but having numerous Philips appliances in our house from the TV to our telephone I knew I wouldnt be let down with the quality of this product.
The iron looks a bit futuristic as its base acts as a steam generator. The big difference between this steam iron and others is that the stream penetrate straight into your garments whereas with other irons most of the steam evaporates before even reaching the clothes. It claims to cut your ironing time by 50% and it did seem faster than my previous iron but definitely no miracles. The base is quite heavy so it would be essential that it is put away and not left on the ironing board if you have little people around the house. It takes about a minute and a half minutes to fully heat up and begin to iron which is bearable.
The iron is also resistant to to scale build up on the outside of the plate which is fantastic. Our previous iron constantly got black tar like scale on the outside that was really hard to clean so its great not to have to clean this one! As a result it glides through clothes and doesnt stick or leave marks on your shirts. Speaking of shirts, I work in an office and end up ironing many shirts every week and I find it much easier to get into the nooks and crannies with this iron as the head of the iron is shaped like an arrow and makes it easier to get into harder to reach areas.
The cord is actually quite short for me and I can be a bit awkward being left handed and not having much room to move this iron around can be a nuiscance. However I would highly recommend this to anyone because it does seem to make ironing quicker and easier and its good for just 90 euro too!
Summary: Excellent steam iron
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