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Philips GC7420 Pressurised Steam Generator Iron - 800 Watt

by Philips
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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  • corded
  • removable tank
  • vertical steam shot
  • Powerful steam generator ironing system with 800 watts of power and 1400 watt boiler wattage for constant high steam output
  • SteamGlide soleplate is scratch-resistant, easy to clean and offers excellent gliding on all types of fabric
  • Double your ironing speed with pressurised steam that penetrates deep into fabrics, making your ironing fast and easy
  • Separate water tank allows you to refill the water tank any time, even during ironing, without waiting
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging and features a 2 year worldwide guarantee

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
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  • Item model number: GC7420/02
  • ASIN: B003SX13WA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Jun 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,401 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

Fast and powerful ironing--two-minute quick start, refill any time

Created to speed up ironing from start to finish, the Philips 7400 Series is ready to use in two minutes. Pressurised steam power speeds up ironing by penetrating deeper into fabric and the large water-filling inlet allows fast and easy refills any time.

Philips GC7420 Steam Generator
Up to 4.5 bars steam pressure
Refill the Water Tank any Timer
Refill the water tank any time
Anti-calc Tablets
Anti-calc tablets
Quick start: < 2 Minutes
Quick start: Under two minutes
Up to 4.5 bars steam pressure

Double your ironing speed with pressurised steam. Pressurised steam penetrates deep into fabrics, making your ironing fast and easy, even on difficult fabrics.

Continuous steam up to 120 g/minute

Continuous steam output up to 120 g/minute thanks to the small amounts of water that are pumped into the boiler each time. For perfect and fast crease removal. Also the optimal vent pattern gives the best steam distribution on the fabric for best results.

What is the difference between the Philips GC7400 Series and its predecessor the GC7300 Series?

The GC7400 series features anti-calc tablets in the water tank to prevent calc from building up in the appliance.

Refill the water tank any time

The separate water tank allows you to refill the water tank any time, even during ironing, without waiting.

Safe ironing

Overheat safety stop prevents the boiler from overheating, stable heel rest keeps the iron stable when standing and the four rubber feet: ensure the stand does not slip.

SteamGlide Soleplate
SteamGlide soleplate
Quick start: Under two minutes

This steam generator is ready to use in less than two minutes.

Anti-calc tablets

Permanent anti-calc tablets delay the formation of scale build-up, ensuring better protection for your system.

Calc clean function

The calc clean function removes scale and impurities. Regular calc cleaning is important to keep the iron functioning with an optimal amount of steam, especially if you are using hard water from the tap to fill the iron. Follow the instructions provided to execute the calc cleaning process.

SteamGlide soleplate

SteamGlide is Philips' premium soleplate. It has great scratch-resistance, excellent gliding and is easy to clean.


The iron is only 1.2 kg, making ironing easy and effortless.

Comfortable ironing

The iron is suitable for use with tap water and features a steam trigger lock that provides steam without needing to press down. It has an extra-long 1.7 m hose and an extra-long 2 m cord for maximum reach.

Full control

Have full control of your ironing with the features like the iron temperature ready light and steam ready light, an indicator that lights up when the right steam level is reached.

Reaches into tricky areas

The iron's innovative button groove speeds up ironing along buttons and seams.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Philips GC7420 pressurised steam generator
  • 1 x Instruction leaflet
  • 1 x Two-year manufacturer's warranty

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    135 of 137 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive, but... 24 Oct 2010
    By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    In brief - I was honestly blown away by the performance, and I think I might be a little bit in love with it; but this is a tool for someone with a big family to iron for: I imagine if you do a job-lot on a Sunday afternoon, this would be a Godsend - If you only iron one or two bits every few days, its probably way more beast than you'll ever need.

    1. Its extremely simple to use, despite looking quite intimidating when you get it out of the box, you literally plug it in, fill it with water and turn it on, wait 2 minutes - then off you go! Theres no fiddly bits and bobs other than the typical dial you get on any standard iron.
    2. It has a built in decalcifier - so no scale flecks on your clothes
    3. Sturdy and beautifully made: not a single part of it looks or feels cheap or "thats gonna break off"
    4. The sole-plate glides perfectly, and has a narrowed tip which is fantastic for ironing details, between buttons etc
    5. The steam is powerful enough to knock out some quite demonic creases: I have a thick canvas-like material jacket which Ive been unable to wear for nearly 6 months due to some horrible creasing (after washing) which hasnt come out regardless of what Ive tried - it now looks brand new.
    6. I tried it also on a cotton shirt, thick denim jeans and some linen trousers - all came out beautifully flat (if thats the way to explain it!) - I was really impressed
    7. The time it takes to iron a shirt is striking: literally less than a minute - I can see it being loved deeply when Im running late in a morning and find my shirt is creased.
    8. It doesnt spot or pool water on your clothes or board
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    129 of 132 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Full steam ahead......???? 16 Nov 2010
    By Ian Wantling TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I've used steam generator irons fror several years and current own a Morphy Richards model which I've had for the past year and used to make comparisons with, and write this review for the GC7420.

    Considering the price of the Morphy Richards was almost half that of the Philips, I was expecting bigger and better things when the GC7420 arrived, was unboxed and turned on. Unfortunately, things weren't to be.......

    My first disappointment was the water tank wasn't detachable. This meant a pan of water would be needed to fill up the reservoir - or several trips to the tap to fill the filler cup supplied with the iron. To fill the reservoir with water took four fills of the cup. The Morphy Richards I'm comparing this too has a removable tank which you just put under the cold water tap to fill.

    To the ironing itself then. I managed to get through 5 long sleeved man size shirts on the first tank of water before the steam 'ran-out' and a water refill was needed; not brilliant. The reason for this is that this model has no variable steam control which for its price I find unforgivable. You have two choices of steam - 'on-demand' which is obtained by depressing the steam button with your thumb which then activates a burst of steam for a long as the button is pressed, or there is permanently on. The problem with the steam being permanently on is that the steam comes out at full belt, the unit drinks like the proverbial fish and unless the room is well ventilated, it quickly turns your workspace into a sauna......
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    26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pricey: but worth it. 16 Nov 2010
    By Kevin O'Keefe TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I'm sure there may be some people who don't mind ironing but, if you're anything like me chances are you'll I find it a tedious and slow process (resulting in me ironing separate items as and when required rather than doing a job lot in one go). Well, thanks to this impressive bit of kit ironing doesn't seem quite so arduous or boring any more.

    To begin with the steam generator is well packaged and easy to set up. It seems quite robustly made and was up and running in no time thanks to the quick start guide and ease of operation. The water reservoir is generous enough to last a good couple of ironing sessions and is very easy to fill. You can station the unit either near to your ironing board or close to it; there's still enough 'reach' in the iron's cable to allow the second option. Once the water reservoir/base is plugged in and switched on it takes about a minute or so to heat up and once it does - man - there's steam aplenty! The amount of steam it produces is way in excess of a conventional steam iron and because the steam is fed directly to the iron via the water tank there is an almost constant supply. Even better is the fact that you can easily lock the steam-on option on the iron itself saving you the bother of having to 'blast' the item every few seconds. As the iron doesn't house a water reservoir it means it is very light to manoeuvre and the easy-glide soleplate really makes light work of the toughest and most creased-prone types of fabric (worth bearing in mind particularly if you suffer from arthritis etc).

    Are there any downsides? Well, a few niggles that you should be aware of perhaps. Firstly I think the lead to the base unit could have been more generous (no problem if you're near a wall socket but otherwise you'll need an extension).
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    Published 7 months ago by Ravi K.M.
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    Published 7 months ago by fordy
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    Published 7 months ago by Aftereight
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    I could never iron before but with this I am an ironing board god! It is still working great a year on. Read more
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