How to descale
Philips steam generator iron

Over time, your steam generator iron will start to build up calc or scale; this happens in all electrical appliances that use water. The harder the water in your area, the faster scale impurities will develop and solidify if not cleaned away. Without regular descaling, you will find that scale is pushed out of your steam generator iron in the form of white/brown stains and that the steam output is compromised. Be sure to descale as part of your ironing routine to maximize the performance of your steam generator iron.

PerfectCare Pure Cartridge

PerfectCare Pure Cartridge

Descaling PerfectCare Pure by replacing the Pure steam cartridge (GC024)

1. Sound and light reminder for replacement of ANTI-CALC Cartridge

Replace the ANTI-CALC cartridge once the descaling light flashes and the appliance beeps.
The steam function will be disabled automatically if the ANTI-CALC cartridge is not replaced.

2. Replacing the ANTI-CALC Cartridge

Remove the iron from the iron platform and open the ANTI-CALC cartridge compartment.
Pull out the rubber cap from the bottom of the ANTI-CALC cartridge.
 
Press down the ANTI-CALC cartridge in the compartment until it locks into place and close the lid.

Notes:
 

  • If you do not want to replace the ANTI-CALC cartridge, you have to use demineralized water or descaled water from the IronCare.
  • In that case, you need to leave the exhausted cartridge in the compartment.

Easy De-Calc Plus

Descaling PerfectCare Elite with Easy De-Calc Plus

To avoid the risk of burns, make sure the appliance has been unplugged for at least 2 hours and has completely cooled down.

 

Descaling: look after your product

Very Important: Perform the descaling procedure as soon as the EASY DE-CALC light start to flash and the appliance beeps continuously.
If the appliance has been used recently and is still hot, let it cool down completely (min 2 hours) before proceeding.
Remove the plug from the wall socket.

Hold a container (with a capacity of at least 250ml) under the EASY DE-CALC knob and turn the knob counter clockwise.

Remove the EASY DE-CALC knob and let the water with scale particles flow into the container. When empty, fasten the knob turning it clockwise.

Easy De-Calc

Descaling Philips steam generators with Easy De-Calc

To avoid the risk of burns, make sure the appliance has been unplugged for at least 2 hours and has completely cooled down.

 

1. Light reminder for descaling

Perform descaling once the EASY DE-CALC light starts to flash.
Performing the descaling process regularly helps to prolong the lifetime of the appliance and optimizes ironing performance.

2. Descaling


Ensure that the steam generator is cool before descaling.
Place the steam generator at the edge of a table or sink and hold a cup under the EASY DE-CALC knob.
Remove the EASY DE-CALC knob and let the water with scale particles flow into the cup.
 
When no more water comes out, reinsert the EASY DE-CALC knob and turn it clockwise to tighten it.

How to deep clean your Steam Generator Iron

 

Click on the video to watch how easy it is and follow the steps below.

 

Perform the deep clean once a month to prolong your steam generator's lifetime!

 

  • Tilt the base, remove the EASY DE-CALC knob and pour in 500ml of water
  • Tighten the knob back in place, switch on your steam generator and wait 5 minutes
  • Press and hold the steam trigger whilst ironing a piece of cloth
  • Continue until water tank is empty and scale particles have flushed out
  • Empty the water from the Easy De-Calc when your iron is cool
    Perform the deep clean once a month to prolong your steam generator's lifetime!