I was told that this product had a sensor to adapt to different fabrics. Sadly, in spite of pressing slowly over the material, the creases do not come out in many fabrics, especially poly cotton. I keep having to press the steam button to remove creases.
Yes, this product does well with delicates.
I can find very little evidence of varying steaming capabilities.
Purchased at Meyer.
- PowerLife Steam GC2996
No issues in over 2 years
We bought this iron over 2 years ago, and it hasn't missed a beat.
Realistically, irons are a pretty simple piece of kit, it's pretty hard to get it wrong. I especially like the auto-off function so that when the kids leave it on at the wall, it will turn itself off after 5 minutes. This has certainly saved me many dollars over the years.
It's been a great iron, with no likelihood of that changing any time soon.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $67.
- PowerLife Steam GC2999
Great Steam Iron
This iron has a fantastic power and shows outstanding results in ironing cotton/silk shirts and Jeans. I am amazed by its steam generating capacity. I will recommend this iron to everyone.
- PowerLife Steam
Cord ridiculously short and no user instructions!
First day using and I could not find any instructions in the box. I filled it up, turned it on and hoped for the best. The power cord only just reaches the full length of the ironing table: did the developers even try using it? Under use it spat water all over my white linen trousers, but once they had dried out there were no marks. I doubt that would be the same in a few months. I have no ideas what the settings on the top mean or how and when to descale it. Also the base is too wide to fit into my wall-mounted iron tidy (Howard’s Storage). Big disappointment. I'll give it a few more goes and if it doesn't improve it's going back.
Purchased in at David Jones Retail Stores for $99.
Lovely iron but needs a longer cord
I am a long time philips iron user and this iron keeps up the standard. It is lightweight, heats up quickly but I am very disapppointed with the length of the cord. It is shorter than my old one and so I struggle unless I use an extension cord. Bring back the longer cord please.
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $69.
Average to Bad for Philips brand value
Easy to use but temperature control is tricky. Easily gets too hot sometimes. With Philips one would expect a pretty high performing product. Works well with Cotton but linen and poly can be tricky. Steaming is good and works well combined with iron temperature.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $69.
- PowerLife Steam GC2996
It’s great, very hot and glides easily
I purchased this iron based on the reviews on Amazon and because Philips has a relatively good reputation as an iron brand. The iron is probably one of the best I’ve used, its ability to glide along my work shirts is exceptional. I’ve found that the iron temperature gets hot enough to iron some of the most difficult shirts. The one thing I didn’t like is that the iron didn’t come with a cup to refill the water... I thought this was standard with every iron. Not a huge issue though. Good value for money!
Purchased in at Amazon for $59.
A really good iron
Having had our last Philips iron for 10 years, naturally we replaced it with another Philips iron. So far we are pleased with this new one. The water gurgled at first, but it irons well.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman Online for $69.
- PowerLife Steam GC2999
High quality iron
Pricey but you get what you pay for? Bought a cheap one that lasted a while but wouldn't iron very well. This uses water quite efficiently, has a good weight to it and turns on super quick.
Purchased in at Amazon for $79.
- PowerLife Steam GC2996
Very easy to use and get started with this iron. Just finished ironing shirts that my previous iron couldnt handle.
Quick and easy iron, although the instructions
- mainly pictures - are obviously made for the global market. Didnt see a need for registering warranty on this item. Would recommend for anyone.
Really easy to use product, with great results.
Really enjoy using this iron. Am always getting great heat and steam, which makes ironing out any creases really simple and quick to use. Ironing was always a chore with my previous irons, but its been made super quick and easy with this one, and am very glad I've bought it.
Easy to use and good price
Bought this from good guys as we got 20 dollars off it. You just fill it up with water and set what type of steam setting you want and what type of fabric your going to iron and then go ahead and iron. The cord is super short but that's the only problem we had with it
It does the job
It really can do tge job and my clothes straight
But the biggest problem of the iron is that it sticks with my clothes everytime when i am ironing which is pretty hard to get it off and also it forms some black thing on the plate afterwards which is hard to get rid of them. The price is also not cheap, it’s right under a hundred dollar which is cheaper than most of the brand but it’s still expensive
Going on Auto off and won't heat
I am very disappointed, we have had the iron for less than 3 years and the auto off function comes on as soon as you plug the iron and won't heat. The warranty was for 2 years so maybe it was intentionally badly designed to make us go and get another one. I got philips because my mother had her iron for years, but clearly they don't make them of the same quality anymore so I have to look at other brands now. What a waste of products, plastic especially! It's bcs of businesses like these that our planet is covered in plastic waste.
Very useful quick n easy
The iron heats up well in time a to perfect temperature control is easy and steam is just right to keep my fresg clothes fresh the iron is very reliable and safe it lets me know when i have left it on and forgotten to turn it off by a beeping sound so i never forget
Questions & Answers
My Philips PowerLite lever will not go to calcium clean just springs back. Also won’t go to the other side for extra steam.
I have an identical issue to many people here, in that my iron switches itself off almost immediately, after the light flickers twice. Rather than just advising us to call for support, could someone from Philips please tell us whether this is a recognised issue with the Powerlife and is there a way to fix it. Thank you.
Hi Kel, thank you for flagging the issue with us. Have you checked if your iron is switing off because of the Auto Off function? If you leave the iron with the soleplate touching the iron board for mo...re than 30sec it will automatically turn off in order to avoid burning the fabric. If you leave it vertically, with the sole plate facing out, then the Auto Off will be after 8 minutes. For safety reason, there isn't a way to switch off this function. We hope this answer your question. We'd like to refer you to our Consumer Care 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. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team
Thank you for getting back to me. I agree that it seems to be the Auto Off function that is switching off the iron because the Auto Off light flashes but that happens about two seconds after I switch ...it on, when it is sitting vertically - not eight minutes.
Hi Kel, thank you for explaining. Have you performed the descaling as well? We advise to descale every two weeks for the best performance. Fill the water tank and heat the iron to ‘MAX’ temperature. T...hen, unplug and hold the iron over your sink. Push and hold the slide button to calc-clean while you shake the iron to flush out the water. If the issue persist, we'd like to refer you to our Consumer Care team. 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. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team
Hi, my iron is not working. When I seitch it on, it immediately turns to auto off
Hi Farasat, thank you for reaching out to us. Sorry to hear that your iron is not function as it should.
The Philips PowerLife Steam generator is equipped with an automatic switch-off function that ...is activated if the iron is not used for 5 to 10 minutes. Also, keep in mind that if you leave your iron horizontally for more than 30 seconds or vertically (on the back) for longer than 8 minutes, it will switch off automatically for safety reasons. If neither of these options is applicable to your case, there might be a different problem, in which case our product team will be happy to assess you. You can reach them directly at 1300 998 851 (Australia) or 0800 836 761 (New Zealand), from Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. Feel free to get back to us to update us on the matter, or if you have any other questions you would like us to answer.
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|Category||Irons & Steam Generators||Irons & Steam Generators||Irons & Steam Generators||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Auto Shut Off, Drip-Stop, Vertical Steam and Water Spray||Drip-Stop and Vertical Steam||Auto Shut Off, Drip-Stop, Vertical Steam and Water Spray|
|Water Tank Capacity||320 ml||300 ml||320 ml|
|Cord Length||2 m|
|Steam Output||40 g/min||40 g/min|
|Power||2,400 W||2,400 W||2,400 W|
|Weight||1.26 kg||1.3 kg||1.26 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Pink||Black||Dark Blue|
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