You can find the product name on the box of your garment steamer
It is very easy to find the name of your garment steamer. Just check the product box, it is written there such as StyleTouch Pure, EasyTouch Plus, Steam & Go etc.
Why descale a garment steamer?
Over time, garment steamers can build up scale. The harder the water in your area, the faster scale impurities develop and solidify, if not cleaned away. Regular descaling prevents problems such as white/brown stains on your clothes, brown water and leaking. Cleaning your garment steamer regularly keeps steam output at its highest and extends the lifetime of your garment steamers. Learn how to descale your garment steamer with the different cleaning options below.
Quick Calc Release function
StyleTouch Pure (GC440, GC442) | 8000 Series (GC800, GC801, GC810)
With regular use, your garment steamer should be emptied of scale approximately once a month — and more frequently if the water in your area is very hard.
Unplug and let cool completely (at least 1 hour).
Remove the cover marked "De-Calc".
Hold over the sink, remove the rubber stopper and shake gently to empty water and scale.
Place the stopper and cover back.
Important: Do not put water, vinegar, descaling agents or other chemicals into the garment steamer.
Frequently Asked Questions about Philips Garment Steamers
Should I use demineralized or ironing water to prevent limestone in my garment steamer?
Using the right type of water will help prolong your Philips garment steamer’s lifespan. Your Philips garment steamer has been designed to be used with tap water. However, if you live in an area with hard water, fast scale build-up may occur.
We recommend using distilled or demineralized water (50% demineralised water mixed with tap water could be used too) for all Philips garment steamers: it prevents limestone build up in the appliance.
Please never use ironing or perfumed water, water from the tumble dryer, vinegar, starch, descaling agents, ironing aids, chemically descaled water or other chemicals as they may cause water spitting, brown staining or damage to your garment steamer. your Philips garment steamer. By using these, your steamer gets contaminated and might get damaged or fail.
To perfume your clothes, we recommend you choosing one of the following options: • Using perfumed washing softener
• Using essential oils (aromas) during washing
• Spritzing perfumed water after ironing or steaming
I’m not sure what garment steamer model I have and which descaling routine should I use
When you are not sure what descaling routine you should use, you can always find the correct instructions in the user manual. Please keep in mind that not all garment steamers have a descaling function.
If you do not have the user manual anymore, please try to find your appliance model number on your steamer (should look like GCXXX). Knowing this number, you can find all the product information on the Philips website. If you have any questions, please always feel free to contact Philips Consumer Care
For any questions or queries about your Philips Garment Care products
Our Consumer Care team is always here to support and help you.
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