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Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence GC9642

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence GC9642

MPN: GC9642
3.5 from 17 reviews · View Statistics
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3.5
17 reviews
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    3.9 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.1 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (7)
  • Product is used
  • Safety
    4.3 (6)
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Poli
PoliSydney, NSW

Good at first !!!

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Purchased at The Good Guys.

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Mark
MarkSydney, NSW
  • 6 reviews
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Comparison to Laura Star

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Purchased in at Bing Lee Physical store for $540.

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Jodi
JodiNortheast, VIC
  • 36 reviews
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PerfectCare perfect finish

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This iron is amazing! It heats up in just a couple of minutes and allows you to shoot continuous steam to get through your ironing faster. Initially I did get a smell when I left it on the ironing board but I think it was new iron smell. Now I leave it an the board and there are no signs of scorching. It can be used on anything safe to iron without any temperature changes between fabric types. It’s very gentle and I haven’t had any signs of scorching or damage to any fabric types. Fantastic for fiddly items like baby sized dress shirts, and pressing seams when sewing pieced quilts.

My only grievance is that the water reservoir is difficult to clean if it grows algae. I’d love to be able to open it up to give it a thorough clean.

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May Smith
May SmithSydney
  • 3 reviews
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So So disapointed

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I purchased a new one over the weekend. I had previously purchased a Philips steam iron similar to this style about 9 years or so ago. Obviously over the years its been on the decline and recently I dropped it and a few things broke. So it was time for a new one. I was so excited for the new one but only to find that my old iron still works A LOT better, it is equivalent to any normal iron minus the price tag. I will be returning it for a full refund this weekend. I've lost my trust in Philips iron. I will be looking for another brand to replace my old one.

Purchased in at Costco NSW, Marsden Park for $399.

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julie l.
julie l.
  • 8 reviews
  • 5 likes

I love my iron

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I love how I don’t have to adjust the temperature on the iron, it’s so easy to clean and the tank is easy to fill. The iron head its self is light so I could iron all day if I didn’t hate ironing, but this iron makes my life easier.

Purchased in at Costco SA, Adelaide for $399.

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Hi there, thank for sharing your review with us. It's lovely to hear that the iron has been such a great help to you. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it for a long time!

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MrsC
MrsCPerth, WA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Iron Broke - 6 Weeks In For Repair and Still Waiting

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Irons well, however it just stopped producing steam, which is very disappointing considering the price of the iron. I took it in for repair as it is under warranty and told it would take 2 to 2.5 weeks to repair. It is now 6 weeks and Phillips repairs are still waiting on a part. At no point have I been contacted to be advised of the delay. Each time I have queried when it will be ready I have been told another 1 to 1.5 weeks. Poor customer service.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $450.

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Rachel
RachelGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 2 reviews
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Very good results, and easy to use.

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You can iron anything without adjusting a single thing (has to be . It's an attractive machine with cord storage, delivers excellent results, no fuss required. You can iron silk in one second and bed sheet in next second, and don't have to worry about burning the material. Very much an idiot-proof design.
I can iron at least 3 times faster than using the traditional steam iron. It's a very good investment for people who is time poor and have nice garments that they don't want to destroy.
Highly recommend this to everyone.

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Laurie - Wakerley
Laurie - WakerleySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 7 reviews
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No more scorching, so good

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It’s pretty pricey at $431 but oh so good. A standard iron is always scorching clothes or spitting dirty marks on them. This does none of that, just turn it on and the steam does jeans or synthetic shirts with ease. I can’t remember how many shirts i’ve wrecked with my crappy standard iron so this iron actually pays for itself in saved clothes. If you’ve got a cotton shirt that’s extra creased just hit the boost setting and take em out. It has auto cutoff so you’ll never have to worry that you, or your kids, forgot to turn it off.

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Lori
LoriHARRINGTON PARK
  • 4 reviews

Excellent value steam generator

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After my old LauraStar bit the dust I bought the Philips steam generator iron as a replacement because it was about 1/4 the price of the new LauraStar and online reviews were very positive. It's less powerful but lighter in weight so very easy to use. I like that i can see the water in the reservoir. Lots of plastic so not sure about durability, but it seems well crafted.

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Hi Lori, thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the PerfectCare. We're delighted to hear you are happy with its performance. :-)

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rebicloud
rebicloudSydney
  • 4 reviews
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Perfect for me and very lightweight

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I purchased my iron steam station on special and also with 100 dollars cashback from Philips which turned out to be a good buy. I iron a lot of shirts for a family of 4 and needed something that I can rely on and I wanted to move much faster than a traditional iron. This iron glides through fabrics and ironing is a breeze. I am considering purchasing a board as my next step. The water tank capacity is great and also last through a good pile of clothes and does not need constant refilling. The iron itself is also very lightweight and I do not get tired ironing. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality ironing station.

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Steph
Steph
  • 4 reviews

Take 2

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I purchased a Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence iron in October 2017 and within 1 week it showed fault during the descaling process. I returned it to the place of purchase (which immediately replaced it with another one) and the second iron (hence the Take 2 ) has worked perfectly for me ever since. It is used daily for between 1 to 4 hours as I have a local ironing business. I'm very happy with the iron, it is light, effective and can be used a steamer of garments as well. I would highly recommend purchasing the Philips steam iron ironing board as well as the steam produced must have the ability to escape the board or else you'll end up a soggy mess.

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Jodie59
Jodie59Newcastle
  • 8 reviews
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Impressive

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sukobi
sukobiSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 22 reviews
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No complaints so far

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Nick R
Nick RSydney

Less than a year old, and stopped working!

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Meg
MegMelbourne
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Disappointing

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We see your point, Meg. Do you mind sharing your contact details with us through a private message here on Product Review? We'll have the right team reach out to you. Looking forward to your message.

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Questions & Answers

Lillian A.
Lillian A.asked

Love my iron but now it won't shoot steam when I press the steam button and it makes the loud sound continuously. The loud sound is the same as when you first turn it on as it heats up & creates steam but instead of it being for just a few seconds, it is continuous. The iron gets warm but there's no real steam.

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Hi Lillian, Unfortunately have not had the problem have you tried Phillips Customer Care? Cheers

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Kaz
Kazasked

I had not used my Elite Silence steam iron for a few months, now it switches on, charges up etc but no steam will come out. All other bits seem to be working ie heating up etc. How can I get it to steam??

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Hi Kaz, Not sure about your problem we have not experienced any problems to date still very happy with ours.
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Details

CategoryIrons & Steam Generators
Price (RRP) $549.00
FeaturesAuto Shut Off, Detachable Tank and Variable Steam Control
CordlessNo
Steam GeneratorYes
Water Tank Capacity1,800 ml
Cord Length1.8 m
Steam Output145 g/min
Power2,400 W
Weight5.1 kg
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhite/Gold
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ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN13: 8710103726821
  • MPN: GC9642

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