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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.
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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First impression I thought it was a bit flimsy. It is very light weight, which took me an hour or so to get used to. It is a different way of ironing. I constantly use the steam as I feel the heat in the iron alone just doesn’t cut it. Having said that I have found it does iron a lot quicker and of course I’m not constantly refilling the water tank, big bonus. Interestingly even though I am constantly using the steam button the water tank lasts ages. It is a lot lighter on your wrists so if you had arthritis or something like that this wo...uld be ideal for you. I hope it goes the distance as it just doesn’t feel very robust, the handle feels like it is seperating along the join as I use it, again maybe it will just take some getting used to after using a normal steam iron for ever. It takes 2 minutes to heat up, the steam is awesome and it isn’t bulky. The storage for the cords is a bit fiddIey. I did get it on special at David Jones so for just over $300 I think it’s pretty great.
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Questions & Answers
The water boiling inside what I can do to solve this problem
Hi there Hano,
Thank you reaching out to us. We think it should not be a problem, but to be sure we kindly advise you contact our product team directly at 0800 658 224 (NZ) from Monday - Friday: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm or 1300 363 391 (AU) Monday - Friday: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm EST. Our colleagues there will be happy and able to help you out!
The Philips Australia Team
I have the same problem. The steam generator does not deliver steam when the button is pressed. We regularly clean the descale and it has just stopped working. Tried to clean the descale and emptied the water and refilled. Worked for a day and stopped again.
Hi, Fortunately I have not experienced this problem have you tried the manufacturer's assistance line or similar? Apologies I cannot be of assistance.
Thank you for getting in touch. We're sorry to hear you've ran into some trouble with your PerfectCare Elite. For further assistance, please feel free to reach out to our product specialists at 1300 363 391 (Australia) or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand), so they can take a closer look at it for you.
The Philips Australia Team
|Category||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Auto Shut Off, Detachable Tank and Variable Steam Control|
|Water Tank Capacity||1,800 ml|
|Colour / Finish||White/Gold|
|Cord Length||1.8 m|
|Steam Output||145 g/min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||July 2015|
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- GTIN13: 8710103726821
- MPN: GC9642
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