Philips Azur GC4641 2400 Watt Steam Iron With Auto Shut Off
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- This powerful steam iron creates steam particles 50% smaller, that reach deep into stubborn fabrics like cotton and linen, so you get great results easily
- The specially designed soleplate combines small vents for superior gliding on all fabrics and large vents for powerful crease removal.
- The electronic safety shut-off automatically switches the iron off when it is left unattended or tips over.
- 170 g/min steam boost to remove stubborn creases easily and 40 g/min continuous high steam for better crease removal
- Double Active Calc System: Prevents and flushes out scale particles
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Remove even the toughest creases, thanks to Ionic DeepSteam. This powerful steam iron creates steam particles 50% smaller, that reach deep into stubborn fabrics like cotton and linen, so you get great results easily! The ionisation process creates smaller steam particles that reach deeper into the fabric. This means even the toughest creases are removed easily.
Easy crease removal from cotton and linen
Philips GC4641 steam iron spreads 50% smaller steam particles reach deeper into tough creases. The steam boost up to 150 g/min helps to remove stubborn creases
The unique steam tip combines the prominently pointed front of the soleplate with special elongated steam slots in the tip, to reach into the smallest and most difficult areas for the best ironing results.
Inside the iron there is a small module, the ionizer. This module charges the steam briefly. Because of that smaller steam particles are created that come out of your iron. This finer steam moisturizes the garment better, making ironing of tough creases easier.
The electronic safety shut-off automatically switches the iron off when it is left unattended or tips over. It automatically shuts off after 30 seconds in horizontal position and after 8 minutes in vertical position.
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Top Customer Reviews
This iron looks very nice and it has the ionic steam function, but when it came to my shirts they both seemed to do just as well. On really stubborn creases I had to spray water anyway, so no real difference. Where this iron was good is the under button steam operation. It makes ironing easier and comfortable.
I do feel for others this setam iron is a tad heavy than it should be. But, generally all the expensiver irons tend to have the extra weight for obvious reasons.
Overall, it is a good iron and in terms of ironing ability it is a top notch product, minus 1 star for being a tad heavy. Apart from that you can't go wrong, the cheaper aletrnative which I mentioned is just as good for your everyday ironing needs.
I also have a Breville iron which I've used
for around seven years, and I thought that
its steam output and smooth glide base were
going to be hard to beat.
Well I was wrong, because along came this
beast of an iron, which is much, much,
bigger than my Breville.
The Philips looks nicer than in the photo.
The build quality is great, although I'm not
sure how long the coating on the base will
last, as my old Breville iron had a stainless
steel base, and I didn't have to worry so much
about going over buttons and zips etc.
Another minor thing I don't particularly like
with the philips is when you fill it with
water you have to tilt it a few inches off
horizontal, whereas with my old Breville you
could just stand it up and pour the water in
without having to hold onto the iron at the
In use, this iron is a true star. I really had
no idea ironing could be this easy, a few
glides and done.
For years with my other irons, I've had to go
over the same areas several times to get decent
results (and I thought this was normal), so
using this has cut my ironing time down by more
than a half.
One thing to watch out for is this irons massive
steam output which blasts out, which is good,
but it does mean that you have to be more
careful as you can no longer hold the edge of
clothing, close to the iron, whilst using the
steam function, and my burnt fingers, will attest
to that.Read more ›
It gets hot enough for jeans at 2400W and can get a real head of steam up (170g) to smooth them out; however, here's the first niggle: the steam button has to be pumped about a dozen times before it starts pumping the extra steam (something I've never come across with any other iron). Following frantic pumping, it will often dump a little bit of calc on your clothes just to reward you for your efforts. Once `pumped' it does deliver steam on every push after that.
It's just under 2kgs (full of water); that is pretty heavy, but personally I prefer an iron with some weight (to help the process along). It holds 350ml of water, which is a great size to avoid constant re-filling, but here's the second niggle: you refill this iron hot-plate down or at least tilted well forwarded, not on its base-plate, yet the fill mark (for full or max) is only aligned when the iron is on its base-plate; just a silly design mistake.
It has steam outlets right at the tip to tackle the detail and a big base plate to make ironing a bit quicker. It also has `Ionic deep steam', which is supposed to make smaller steam particles. This does appear to work and I am a steam fan when it comes to ironing, but here's the third niggle: the `ionic' activation button is under the handle where your forefinger rests, it took me a while to get used to not automatically pressing it; this would have been better on a switch, a bit like setting your background steam levels on the top of the handle.
These aren't really big issues and certainly not show stoppers, but that brings me on to my final point: for an iron of this price you shouldn't have to get use to its nuisances; it should do the job well naturally. My old Philips iron did just as good a job for half the price.
Already owning an Azur iron, the size was not an issue, but it is a good 300 grams heavier ... this has its good and bad points, as it is more difficult to heave around, but once it is on the board, the additional heft does make light work of creases. (If you are not particularly skilled at ironing like me, there is also the opportunity to iron creases in too!
Warm up to max temp took marginally longer on the 4641, but not so much that it would cause any problems ... about 80 seconds from cold. The auto-shut-off is a very useful feature if you knock the thing over and will switch off after about 20 seconds ... I can't think of too many occasions when I wouldn't be there to rectify the situation, but I guess children or pets could have a part to play.
The water filler is bigger and better than our existing iron and takes about 300ml of tap water. It is too soon to try out the de-calc function, but it is pretty much the same as the old one, and that works very well.
One big improvement over the old iron is the construction of the temp selector dial. The old one was plastic and would sometimes stick and be difficult to turn. The 4641 dial appears to be made of metal and moves very freely.
There is a good burst of steam available and the water spray is more than adequate. I'm not sure I have fully fathomed out the Ionic Steam function yet, you hear a little buzz when you inadvertently press the trigger (underside of the handle) and I'm sure it is doing something very clever ... just not sure what!
I would recommend this iron, if it hadn't tipped the scales at the best part of 2 kilos I would have given 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good iron, though somewhat heavy. I especially like the fact that it shuts itself off after a period of no movement - this has probably saved me from burning down my house!Published on 13 Feb. 2014 by Stella MN
This Steam Iron does everything that it claims, lots of steam, a good supply of water and an excellent thermostat. Very pleased with it.Published on 18 Jan. 2014 by peglegtom
It is hard to get excited about steam irons, unless they are the high pressure version that come in two parts and weight about 2 stone. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2012 by Thomas Douglas
I bought this iron in October. In February the steam function stopped working. We returned it to the seller who said they would fix it. Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2011 by bdsa
Nice iron. A bit heavier than the last one I had, but that's not a bad thing. It pumps out lots of steam and irons very smoothly. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2011 by Tubal Cain
This is an incredibly high quality iron. Now I only use this for my weekly pile of office shirts and the odd pair of jeans however when compared with the previous Russell & Hobbs... Read morePublished on 6 Nov. 2010 by Yousaf Parvez