Review: Phillips PerfectCare Elite Steam Generator Iron
Ok…so let me start this post by saying I hate ironing. In fact, I’m not really a fan of any domestic chores, but ironing is by far the worst. My Mama can testify for this (thanks Mum for doing so much ironing for us all)!
What a beautiful iron- and there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!
Described as the ‘World’s Most Powerful Iron’, the iron is revelation, leaving my clothes looking beautiful and removing all creases in record time. I whizzed through a large load of family clothes in no time at all.
Its 420g steam boost and 6.7 bar pressure means that it so powerful you never have to iron the same area more than once.
Probably the first time I’ve ever smiled whilst ironing – ever!!
Retailing at £320 it is expensive, but if you iron large loads regularly I would definitely say it is worth the investment!
The iron comes with OptimalTEMP technology. I had never used an iron with this feature before, but it allows you to iron everything from everyday jeans to your finest silk dress without setting the temperature – no burns guaranteed.
I tested this out on an old lace top (I wasn’t quite prepared to use a new piece of clothing) and it really does work! I’ve destroyed so many delicate pieces of clothing in the past by ironing them at too high a heat! This again justifies its higher retail price – think of the amount of money I’ll save not ruining clothes with iron marks!
The iron itself is quite large with a massive 1.8l detachable water tank, but it is also incredibly light making it easy to use and ensuring their is no stress on the muscles in your wrist.
Other nifty features include:
Philips’ exclusive and ideally positioned Easy De-Calc Plus function provides the ideal way to get rid of limescale and extend the lifetime of your steam generator iron.
By using the ECO mode with a reduced amount of steam, you can save energy without compromising on the ironing results. For faster ironing, switch to Turbo mode, which generates more steam.
Your steam generator iron is designed to use tap water. While ironing, when the water tank runs out of water, you can easily refill it without having to wait or turn off your appliance.
Although I’m still not a fan of ironing, using the Philips PerfectCare Elite Steam Generator iron, means I can get through the job as quickly as possible and with pretty perfect results. I refuse to wear crumpled clothes so if I have to iron, this is my tool of choice.
I am thinking of gifting this to my Mum too, because I’m so generous like that 😉
What a power iron! Top marks Philips!
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