Comparison to Laura Star
Hi, I have just ordered and will pick up today the GC9681/80 so should be able to offer an "unpaid real review" for those who worry about "paid reviews. Currently use a Laurastar system I've had for nearly 12 years and just need to replace the filler cap, happy to compare bothe systems will be using the Laura Star board which is designed for this type of application. Have used 4 stars but will balance out with final appraisal soon. Cheers, Oatley Park
Result: Better than my original Laura Star admittedly older model but still much more exp...ensive even then. Very happy happy with the lighter iron, steam functions and fabric "non settings", would find it hard to justify buying another Laura Star when products like the Phillips are available. Oatley Park
Purchased in February 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store for $540.00.
I love my iron
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 April 2017 at Costco SA, Adelaide for $399.00.
Very good results, and easy to use.
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.
Purchased in December 2018.
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No more scorching, so good
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.
Excellent value steam generator
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.
Perfect for me and very lightweight
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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No complaints so far
This is the second 'steam station' iron I've had. The first lasted almost 7 years so I can't complain. Coincidentally I've purchased both with $100 cash back from Philips, meaning they each ended up costing around $300. I've been very pleased with both of them - I wouldn't own a standard type of iron again - these are on completely different scale. Makes ironing much less of a chore. For some years my husband needed a fair amount of work shirts ironed and happily did them himself. It takes a few minutes to heat up initially, but beeps whe...n it does, so you can get on doing other things while you wait. This new model seems very similar to the previous one I had (GC9240) other than this one won't stand up on the ironing board (like you would place it while you readjust the item you are ironing), but presumably it doesn't have to as it can't burn the ironing board. It's a little unnerving though to leave an iron, plate down, on the ironing board. It's quite counter-intuitive and if I had to choose something I don't like, it would be that. Otherwise it works almost identically to the previous iron. Has the facility to keep the steam pumping out, but I don't particularly care for that function and so don't use it. I would highly recommend it, and given I was so pleased with the first one, didn't even consider a different manufacturer when purchasing this. I'd absolutely buy it again.
Best iron I've ever had
Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence 290 Gram Steam Station GC9642/60
This thing is amazing. I've never had a steam generator iron before, but this one makes ironing extremely easy. I used to hate ironing before I got this thing. Got it at David Jones on sale. No design or quality flaws at all. Marked down from $749 to $549, and reviews on other web sites seemed positive. No regrets.
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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