PhilipsAzur Performer Plus GC4526/87
- Buy Now from £39.99
- Premium Soleplate
- Up to 210g/min Steam Shot
- Calc Collector System
- Cable could be Longer
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A higher wattage allows the iron to heat up quicker and maintain that heat during your ironing session
Continuous steam output in grams per minute. Higher output = quicker ironing
A short, powerful burst of steam to penetrate deep into creased or thick fabric
Weight of the hand iron without water. Heavier irons can be more stressful on your wrist over long ironing sessions
A ceramic soleplate will give the smoothest gliding and best scratch resistance. More expensive models might also have a special coating for even better performance
Higher water capacities will mean faster ironing with less time to stop and fill up, but can also increase the weight of hand irons
A longer cord gives greater flexibility, particularly when ironing large items. (For steam generators this figure is the cord length from the hand iron to base unit)
A safety feature that turns the iron off after a period of inactivity
Reduces limescale build-up in your iron to help prevent spitting and clogging of the steam holes
Standard manufacturers warranty period from time of purchase
As we've hinted at before, the sheer depth of irons in the Philips range can be quite bewildering but then they are the World's number one ironing brand so why not capitalise on that? Here's our take on this particular iron: A deluxe model with all the best Philips refinements but price competition makes it not the most expensive in the range. Best snap it up quick before they realise!
Top of the Pops
The Azur range is the top of the tree as far as the range goes, and this one comes equipped with their premium T-IonicGlide soleplate. With integrated Titanium-Oxide layer! Just what you've always wanted! It's got a traditional dial with all the usual settings (if you want an auto one try the GC3920).
Carrry on Steaming
It has stormin' steam output with an almost unbeatable 50g of continuous steam and an epic 210g steam shot you are almost ready for take-off! Then there is also the innovative Quick Calc Release. This device inside the iron collects all the limescale deposits in one place. During the rinsing out cleaning routine, simply pull the slider out and empty the deposits. Hey Presto! There's a safety auto-off feature, although at 2.5 metres the cable is a little shorter than it could be. Boo Hiss!
One of the top models in the sleek Azur Performer range, we think the GC4526 strikes a good price/performance balance and also has manual controls - we know some people prefer this over the automatic settings of some other premium irons.
Top performing iron with a mega 210g steam shot, auto off and a premium soleplate”