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- Fully Cordless Operation
- 6 Second Charging
- Smooth Ceramic Soleplate
- Smaller Water Tank
- Regular Charging Breaks Required
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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
Think cordless irons are big, bulky and basically, rubbish? Think again! They certainly used to be but this cracker from market-leading iron supremo Philips changes all that.
Steam Swings and Roundabouts
This is an update to their earlier cordless model the GC4810, and has some useful performance upgrades over that old model, but also strangely loses out on a couple of things too. Hmm. Firstly, the continuous steam is upgraded slight to 35g/min but the steam shot goes slightly down to 150g. Bit of swings and roundabouts there but to be honest the more continuous steam the better.
We've also lost the ability to plug part of the charging station in and use it a regular corded iron. On the plus side, we have gained a 6 second quick charge facility and the water tank has improved in size to 270ml (was only 250ml before). This new model is a bit cheaper too.
Can Keep Up with 'em
That steam output puts in on a par with a mid-range corded iron, albeit with a smaller water tank (needs space for the batteries of course). Weight wise we are at about 1.5kg so average. The base station has a feedback light with three settings to let you know the iron's status such as charging, heating up or ready.
Very narrowly beaten for steam shot size by Tefal's cordless model the FV9965 and also lacking it's auto-off this is nonetheless helping to redefine the image of cordless irons. Watch out though! The base unit is obviously bigger than the iron's heel size so check your ironing board has space for it.
Decent steam output and quick charging from this fully cordless iron”