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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding product, so happy.., 26 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Philips GC9231/02 PerfectCare Expert Steam Generator Iron - One perfect temperature, 310 g Pressurised Steam Boost (Kitchen & Home)
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Ironing is not my favourite pastime, so anything which makes the job easier is a bonus and i had been looking for a good iron for a while.

When this iron arrived i was a little worried about the weight of it but the weight is only in the base and the iron itself is very light.

It is simple to use- you put water into a measuring jug, it holds 1.5 litres, and fill in up via the spout in the tank. Alternatively if your sink is big enough you can fill the tank up directly from the tap, mine isn't big enough.

Once the unit is switched on it only takes a couple of minutes to heat up before use and the water tank hold more than enough for a good pile of ironing. It will make a funny noise though so be warned, when mine 1st kicked in, it really made me jump and I thought I had broken it , it was only when I stood there and listened to it that I realised it was the generator kicking in.

What i really liked about this Phillips Steam Generator was the fact that it recognises the type of fabric you are ironing so there is no need to have to keep adjusting a dial.
There is in fact no dial at all on this unit and that seems alittle strange at 1st not adjusting the iron for different fabrics but you soon get used to it.

You can leave the iron face down too and it won't burn.

It glides over all fabrics effortlessly even heavier items like jeans, and i found that i usually only had to iron one side, so i can now get through my ironing in no time at all. Jeans take about 40 seconds if that, I was so impressed. Shirts which is my biggest hate, took a minute tops.

I got through an entire basket of ironing in 20 minutes, something that normally takes me 3 hours.

This is without doubt the best iron i have used- it does exactly what it promises, and i would have no hesitation is recommending this.

It certainly merits a five star rating too . Yes it is expensive but when you get a product that performs as well as this iron does then the price becomes irrelevant, and overall i think it is great value for money.
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