Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 2 out of 5 by ironman2865 Needs permanent de-calc. Spits debris all over the ironing.
Nice design, slightly heavier than conventional iron.
Initially did a great job of ironing, with plenty of steam.
The iron is approx 1 year old now, and needs de-calc almost every week.
11 December 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gordon617 It has an ineffective start-up
I bought this product to replace an ageing Philips model from years ago.
It has an irritating start-up characteristic which continues to this day. Having been switched on for over 10 minutes the steam cycle refuses to start. Until now I simply had to wait while operating the trigger and I have often returned the old model to service. In the last few days I think I have discovered a workaround by, after 10 minutes, simply switching it off and then on again. The steam is then available. The claim of 2 minutes certainly does not apply to my product.
Once the steam arrives it does what the advertising blurb says.
26 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dinm11 Great product easy to use
The only problem that i encountered was that the screw hole at the plastic base of the iron becomes bigger and loosen as time goes by because of the heat.
10 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valerie Finally my other half is the one doing the ironing - voluntarily :)
When I first tried this steam generator I got really excited by the fact that i did not have to adjust a dial as you normally would for other irons, to accomodate for different fabrics.
I gained trust in its optimal temeperature feature, when I left the iron on my silk scarf for five minutes and it did not burn.
Another great advantage is how fast I manage to iron my shirts with great results. Moreover, it is easy to use, the steam function is amazing as it makes it easy to glide through fabrics. The helpful lock on the iron allows you to carry the iron easily.
However, the main point is that my partner got so excited by this technology that he is not letting me iron his shirts and even doing mine, thats what I call success :)
13 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glitterx Why didn't I get this sooner?
I have been wanting a new iron for so long - completely fed up with my old "normal" steam iron sticking to fabrics at will. I went out with the intention of getting another but more expensive model. I was totally resistant to getting a steam generator because I thought it was too bulky to store and too difficult to carry.
However a lovely helpful Phillips assistant gave me a demonstation and I tried it for myself and I was sold! (Without any pressure for the sales assistant - the product sold itself). She warned me about the noise but for me this isn't a problem though maybe if you iron in a room full of people they might complain.
I love that the iron locks in position so carrying is easy. Its brilliant on all fabrics - I have a gorgeous silky duvet cover which I have only even ironed on the underside with limited success for fear of burning but this iron just glides over the fabric. In fact it does glide over every type of fabric. I get such great results that ironing is actually more enjoyable!
Perhaps my only minor negative comment would be storing the power cord, I think a little more thought and design could have been put into this.
For anyone like me who is resisting purchasing one of these types of irons do go somewhere you can try before you buy.
17 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scruffy great product
easy to fill, perfect steam , no clogging, water hose does not curl like other models, iron board is wonderful, easy to clean. non stick
26 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bettyboo Faboulous,it has it all!
It does what it says and after spending I don't know how many hours reading other customers comments which were all in favour bar a few negative ones I'm glad I spent the money. I suffer with COPD and it has made life a lot easier,I have always enjoyed ironing because I look out into my garden when doing it and it just makes life easier when you have not only a good outlook but a fabulous iron to do it with. I can't recommend this iron highly enough. It's a pleasure to use but I would advise to use de-ionised water or still water and also John Lewis sell a product which is a water softener and I'm using that as we have very hard water in our area.this product will turn your ironing days around and you will be running away with the smoothing iron! Well done Philips.
24 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quin Brilliant design, simple to use
This steam generator iron is very simple to use and can be moved into storage easily as it has a lock on the iron and spaces for the two cables. Removing the water from the boiler is trouble free too. My only negative comment is that the amount of steam produced is not as powerful as the Bosch.
7 August 2012