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Well I wanted to share with you what I thought of this steam iron, but first things first I HATE ironing, I hate it so much, I hire someone to do mine, I wash our clothes and bring them in off the line, and literally throw them in the ironing basket - they get so creased - my ironing lady must curse me!
I am a CHANGED woman, I was persuaded to try Philips PerfectCare Steam Generator Iron - this iron is revolutionary, it has no dials - it just cleverly works at an optimum temperature using the steam, my very creased clothes suddenly looked like my professional ironing lady had been around! It was quick to iron the clothes, and even on my most delicate items it did not burn, infact you can leave the iron on silk for 5 minutes and it will NOT burn - just how clever is that!!! Fab if you are easily distracted!
The iron unit it self is quite large as it stores lots of water, which means you can do LOTS of ironing without refilling, but if you are lucky enough to own or purchase the matching Philips ironing board - "Philips Easy8" the whole unit fits perfectly on the ironing board, but do not worry if you don't buy the ironing board as the steam base would sit fine on the kitchen side!
Be prepared when you buy this item the box is huge and it will take up a little bit more storage space than your standard iron, but it is SO WORTH IT.
I have gone from an IRONING HATER - not quite to a lover, but this wonderful iron, has certainly taken the CHORE out of ironing, its gives ALL clothes a lovely "professional" finish - its SO easy to use, just fill it up, it is ready for use very quickly, no temperature dials to play around with it, if this was a toy you would say just "PLUG IN AND PLAY"
Although its not cheap - it really is worth the extra pounds, I will now be cancelling my ironing service and doing it myself J
No more creases, no more burns, just ironing, as it should be, simple, quick, effective - and fool proof!!
Introducing the Philips PerfectCare / the first of its kind a Steam Generator Iron with no temperature setting required.The PerfectCare feature offers revolutionary Optimal Temp technology that provides one perfect temperature setting for any kind of fabric / This allows you to go straight from one fabric to another without having to wait for your Steam Generator to heat up or cool down.The Philips GC9230 Steam Generator has 5.5 bars of steam pressure for fast ironing so you can double your ironing speed / Pressurised steam penetrates deep into fabrics making your ironing fast and easy even on difficult fabrics.A consistent output of steam is available at the push of button / Delivering a constant 120g per minute of steam the PerfectCare makes light work of any fabric.The GC9230 features a Steamglide soleplate and scratch resistant surface enabling smooth ironing along with a 1.5L removable water tank for easy re-filling / Additional features include an anti-calc system with automatic reminder allowing you to easily clean and remove scale from the water tank and an easy storage cord system.Differences Between a Standard Iron and a Steam Generator Steam generators are more powerful than standard irons meaning they are generally quicker than normal hand held irons and can reduce ironing time by up to 50% Added power in steam generators means increased steam shots helping reduce the effort required to get rid of stubborn creases Steam generators can hold more water than a conventional iron therefore allow for longer ironing time before refillsSteam generator irons are lighter to hold as the water is held in a separate tank Steam generators generally have better anti-scale devices which means they stay cleaner and at higher consistent working performance levels for longer. / Short name: Philips GC9230