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- SteamGlide soleplate
- Fairly Lightweight at 1.25kg
- Supplied with Heat Resistant Box
- No Auto Off
- Quite Pricey for the Spec on Offer
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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
Some iron manufacturers have included indicators to tell you when the iron has cooled and is safe to put away. Philips, realising that people lead busy lives and don't like hanging around have instead included an unusual accessory with this iron.
Yes, a purple shoebox! Not really, it does look like one but is in fact a heat resistant box. Just pop the iron into the box straight after ironing and that's it. Quite a nice little safety feature especially if you have young children around. It seems to be the only model in the range to have this. Strangely though, there is no auto off facility to switch iron off if you forget to or leave it face down for more than 8 seconds. Also, the cord is a little shorter than it could be at 2.5 metres.
This iron offers good performance with a continuous steam output of 45g and a shot of steam at 160g. The iron itself is lighter than average at 1.25kg so might be worth considering if you find ironing literally a pain in the wrist.
Good performing iron, supplied with heat resistant box for immediate storage”