- Azur Steam GC4909
- Verified purchase
Good decent iron
Purchased this recently to replace an old one. Works good. Nothing too extraordinary but does the job. A bit pricey for an iron but I have had other Philips irons and they usually last long.
Same issue with all Phillips irons...
I have had a few Phillips premium irons over the years, and love them for the most part. I use filtered water in them, and they are well looked after. They generally last 5-8 years and then have issues with the drip-stop system. It's a metal disc designed to 'buckle' with heat and function like a valve once the iron reaches a certain temperature, letting the water flow and become steam. After time this system fails, the iron leeks water at lower temperature as the water cannot turn in to steam before the heat builds up.... My latest iron (4875) has just reached the same point in its life and the water leaking (during warm up) is tripping the household earth leakage device (RCD)- granted only occasionally but annoying....
Purchased in July 2014 for A$150.00.
I love this Philips Steam Iron. It is light weight and easy to use. With different settings I find it the best steam iron in the market with complete value for money. Satisfied with the product!
Purchased in September 2019.
Irons Well, Rusts over clothes
We have always liked Philips irons as they seem to have a good reputation, and have lasted us well across the years. Unfortunately, this model doesn't meet those expectations. We started out happy, but three months in and its destroying out clothes with rust and calcium. Considering its meant to capture the calcium in a container to be removed this isn't good. We have had to continually rewash clothes and some we have had to throw out all together after ironing with this iron.
Recently purchased this iron from the Good Guys. The iron works great. For work I wear polyester shirts (awful fabric) and they are not the easiest to iron and I have found the temperature control to be accurate and the iron doesn't stick to the fabric.... it passed the test.
What I like...
Temperature control is accurate.
The iron heats up very quickly
Great steam and extra steam when required.
Iron doesn't stick to fabric and glides well across the fabric.
Shape is good with a nice point.
Irons delicate and man made fabrics well.
Irons cotton/linen well....
- Azur Steam GC4856
- Verified purchase
Form over function
Sleek unit. Should entail higher performance. I seem to struggle with this iron. Good style, safety and quick steam production. However, I have had other cheapo irons that worked better. Update: thanks to this site, it seems we should have been decalcifying the iron. I will do this for hopefully better performance.
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Currently shopping for an alternative
Very heavy iron, didn't think that would matter until I tried to use it. Seems to pick up the fabric as I move causing wrinkles and taking me twice as long to finish the job. I'm also not happy about the position of the buttons, very uncomfortable to use the spray and since it delivers such a tiny amount I need to mash this button constantly.
I bought this iron on the recommendation of a friend. I have not been disappointed. It does everything I need it to do and I have not scorched anything with this iron. The different settings are true to the fabric setting. Steam ample.
Love it. I had been using another brand for decades before I bought this Philips iron.
So happy I got this iron
I have been awaiting an iron for over a year got given this at our wedding and its an amazing iron. It works really well on all types of fabrics. The settings are easy to use and the steam settings allow me to use the steam to my advantage. Also like how light the iron is for easy moving and ironing.
I bought this a month ago and it is brilliant, just the right size, not too heavy, very good steam, narrow toe, smooth gliding etc. etc. It matches my black gloss kitchen too which is good..its a really great looking style. The electrical cord could be longer, but it is adequate (Why don't the manufacturers make them longer to iron in the lounge when the cord is usually plugged in at ground level?). This is the best iron I've used, other than the steam generating ones with the big water units - I simply do not have the space to store one of those. Haven't used the decalcifying part yet but that is an added benefit. This is well worth the money, recommended.
Such good value for money
This iron is the best I have purchased - certainly better value than some more expensive irons I have bought. It is so easy to use and the best thing about it is it does not stick to any fabric or mark fabrics. Not having to use filtered water is also really convenient.
Average steam, super hot but steam isn't the best
Use this on all my shirts before heading off to work. It's easy to just pull out fill up with water and then plug in the power and iron but the steam dose not seem to come out of this unit as much as others my friends or famaly have. It also seems to take more time to get creses out
very good product
I was totally impressed by the product. Its really worth the price. very good product , it gives just professional finish to the cloths. Just keep in mind that it has 16AMP socket/power requirement which makes it unusable during power outages as gensets and inverters will not be supporting this iron.
This iron is the perfect weight and supplies the right amount of heat. All of my past roommates have commented on it and even offered to buy it off me because they love how great it is! I've had it for almost 3 years now and it works like new! I love how quickly it heats up. Doesn't stain my clothes. Gets wrinkles out fast and easy. Would highly recommend this product to any young professionals!
I bought this product for more than 5 years, and I still use it. I was suggested by one of my friends. And I bought it from Myer, it is a good quality and easy to use. It’s a small one and easy to store. Always help the big family!
It's a good iron. I have been using this iron for 3 years now and no major problems so far . It never took long to heat up and very useful, safe and reliable. The only thing I found out is temperature control is not very accurate it should be more hot on cotton and is very low on silk.
Does the job
I purchased this iron about 6 months ago. It does what it is supposed to do. Glides over materials smoothly. Uses a lot of water, more than previous irons I’ve had. But otherwise it seems to be reasonably well made. I can’t say it is a joy to use as I hate ironing. ☹️ But that’s not the iron’s fault. That’s the fault of some swine in the past that invented the idea. Lol.
Purchased this iron in Jan from Myer to replace an old Philips iron that we dropped. It heats up quickly and irons easily. It is heavier than the old iron but still lightweight and easy to handle. We don't use the steam function though. It has been reliable so far.
This is perfect
My wife and I we were looking for a new iron for almost a year we found this iron few months ago as soon as my wife and I saw this iron we were in love with it it is perfect the way it irons our clothing is unbelievable super we have been shopping for a iron for a while before we found this before we found this we have been everywhere but we couldn’t find a perfect iron and now that we bought it we are not going to be wrong bragging about our new iron .
I tried really hard to love this iron
I really have wanted to love this iron but cannot.
I have really hated ironing using this and the pile just gets bigger
I have put up with the dripping and the poor performance for 5 years.
Time now to change brands and buy a better iron.
Maybe now I will stop procrastinating on the ironing.
Questions & Answers
where is it manufactured
Is there a knack on how to change the fuse ? Can slip it into the hole but will not close
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The Philips Australia Team
How do I clean the filter of the click & clean attachment of my iron?
Hi there, Ruby.
Thanks for reaching out to us. You can find the steps to clean your Philips Azur Steam iron correctly in the manual of your appliance. If the steps are not clear, or you've got other questions, we'd like to refer you to our product team for more information. You can reach them directly on 1300 363 391 (Australia), or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand) from Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. They'll be happy to help.
The Philips Australia Team
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