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.
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
Winnie da pooh
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
Business man essential
Always ironing my shirts for work, gone through so many models and this was the deal breaker, heats up in min, and once you get used to the heating functions, breeze to use. Feels well made in the hand, however lighter than the average iron which is a bonus for wrist pains.
Meets My Needs
I am only an occasional ironer and this Philips iron meets my needs.
Its lightweight, heats up quickly and seems to hold the right temperature. Steam works well and the cord is long enough. It does have some discoloration on the base but for the times I need an iron, this does just fine.
I have the GC2999. This is a good looking iron (which shouldn't matter but influenced my decision), and feels well made in the hand, being perhaps heavier than the average iron. It heats up quickly and reponds well to temperature control changes. I've had no problems with the spray or steam functions. I do wish the power cord was a bit longer but that's my only complaint so far. Otherwise I'm happy, it performs well.
Not a good iron
This iron sticks to everything. It doesn't matter how much you turn it down it sticks to every garment. Then i am forever trying to clean the soleplate. Which is not an easy task at all. This iron has not been good from day one. I am very frustrated with this product.
Sticks and ruins clothes
Just 'melted' my last clothing item. As others have said, this iron is hopeless. I thought it was just me, but even on lower settings it sticks to clothes (particularly black for some reason) and I have an immovable brown mark on the iron as well. I also find it spits bits out at irregular intervals. Can never tell when it will happen.
Glad to have read these reviews to know it's not just me and I can safely bin this - despite the waste of money and the clothes now with marks. Expect better from Philips.
Last Philips product for me
Bought this iron, (plus another Philips product), due to brand name.
Only used shop bought ironing water with it. Ok for about a year, then a brown sludge substance, rust coloured, started coming through the steam holes, staining the clothes. Also appeared as though there were bits of metal in it as well. Put the iron through a cleaning cycle, and could never rid the iron of this sludge deposit. Water in the reservoir always looked clean, but still the brown sludge continued to appear.
Also had a tendency to stick to clothing even when using lower temperatures.
In the bin with the other Philips product.
Auto off button flashing and then turning off iron immediately. I have tried to unplug and leave for a while before plugging in again but that does not make a difference. Is there anything else I can try .What's happening ? . Kids back at school tomorrow and no uniforms ironed. Not happy.
We bought this iron a few years ago and have battled along with it sticking to most of our clothes. The iron works but it is hard work because it just doesn't glide along the fabric as it should and some modern stretch fabrics start to burn before the crinkles actually come out. At the weekend we went and bought a new iron because we just got fed up with it and our new iron made us realise how bad this one had been. Needless to say, our new iron isn't a Philips, nor will I be keen to buy a Philips iron again.
Bought this iron ( most expensivbe iron on the shelve) as I thought this will be a excellent iron and to my dissapointment, after merely 3 weeks the steamglide become a steam sticker. it looks like I burnt clothes with all the stickey black ......( dont know what to call it) on the iron.
Have been through many Phillips irons and always been happy however this one quickly became covered with back, sticky residue which despite trying a few different chemicals to remove is firmly stuck. While searching for this solution I came across a piece of advice "Buy a decent quality iron with a non-stick plate. A good iron will offer more reliable combinations of heat level and steam making it easier to successfully iron the sort of fabric which leaves a black deposit on the base of the iron. If you must wear clothes containing artificial fibres the quality of the iron becomes critical as they can be remarkably difficult to get smooth without using a heat level which causes some melting of the material onto the iron".
So after a few weeks am off to buy another one - with a non stick surface!
Went up in smoke.
The iron smoked a bit in first use which I assumed was normal. During the second use, my husband asked about the smoke. During the third use, it smoked enough to trigger our fire alarm. I believe we got a faulty one iron. We were very disappointed. Luckily, the shop accepted a return on the product.
comfortable grip, reasonable cord length
faulty, set off our smoke detector
Had this given to me as a house warming present and I really love it. It has a good cord length and a big water reservoir. It glides over my clothes easily and has great steam and heat options. Irons my delicate and synthetics with care, and is great on my fiancées thick work uniforms.
Good all round iron
Philips GC2960 Steam'stick'
The sole plate to this iron sticks to clothes and in my case it's definitely the iron as my old Sunbeam never use to do this and the clothes and ironing board cover are the same. Whether the clothes be whites or blacks, it collects and burns material onto the soleplate which is hard to get off. If it happens once, the sole plate gets worse, pressing lightly alleviates the problem until the next sticky encounter. To remove the burnt material I've tried using bi-carbonate of soda (while the iron is warm), jif, sugar soap and in frustration steel wool which of course wrecked the sole plate.
Descaling which involves filling the reservoir with water, pushing a slider to 'calc clean' then shaking the warm iron up and down over the sink is a joke. It removes little water, most of it stays in the reservoir.
Mine may be an exception but I give the product bottom marks as I've had to throw it out.
Does the basics well marred by a sticky soleplate. Steam and spray functions work great. Uses tap water.
Soleplate sticks to clothes, calc clean is ineffective.
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