- Buy Now from £179.00
- Huge 6.5 bar steam pressure
- Automatic Controls
- Premium T-Ionic Soleplate
- A Little Pricey
- Hand Iron could be even Lighter
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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
From the bewildering selection on offer in the Philips line-up, this one stands out for all the goodies it has to offer. It is a little pricey like all Philips steam generators, but then they are the No. 1 iron brand so that must say something.
This is one of Philips premium PerfectCare range that feature OptimalTemp technology. This automatically sets the ideal steam and temperature settings for the fabrics being ironed so there are no user controls to worry about. In fact, there's very little to do here except the boring bit of moving the iron around. Sorry, they've not solved that one yet.
It's also one of their most powerful irons with 6.5 bar of steam pressure to really get deep into the fibres. Coupled with steam output of up to 420g, this is one of the top-performing steam generators on the market. This unit also comes equipped with Philips premium T-IonicGlide soleplate, which is their best and smoothest one yet.
At just 1.2kg, the hand iron is really lightweight with a soft-grip handle, ideal for long ironing sessions - not that you'll be ironing for long with all that powerful steam!
Huge 6.5 bar steam pressure plus a 420g steam shot make this an ultra powerful iron”