Philips GC8340/02 5 Bar Steam Generator - White/Purple
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- 2400 watts and up to 5 bars of steam pressure creates powerful pressurised steam for fast and effective ironing
- Continuous steam output up to 120g/min and steam boost up to 210g/min for tough creases
- SteamGlide soleplate is scratch-resistant, easy to clean and offers great gliding on all types of fabric
- The extra-large, detachable 1.4 litre water tank means you can iron for up to 3 hours without refilling
- Permanent anti-calc tablets inside the iron delay the formation of scale build-up to extend the life of the iron
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Great results, minimum effort
Powerful yet surprisingly compact, this ironing system produces non-stop, high-pressure steam, making ironing fast and easy.
Fast and powerful ironing
The Philips GC8340/02 steam generator has 2400 watts of power and up to five bars of steam pressure for fast ironing, so you can double your ironing speed. Pressurised steam penetrates deep into fabrics, making your ironing fast and easy, even on difficult fabrics. The iron features continuous steam output of up to 120g/minute thanks to the small amounts of water that are pumped into the boiler at a time, for perfect and fast crease removal. It also features up to 210g/minute steam boost for tough wrinkle removal so you can tackle even the most stubborn creases, and vertical steam for crease removal in hanging fabrics. The iron has variable steam settings and only takes two minutes to heat up until it's ready to use.
Steam tip for hard-to-reach areas
The Philips GC8340/02 steam generator's steam tip with elongated steam slots ensures that steam easily reaches into all those tricky places such as pockets, button areas and small parts of children’s clothes.
Endless, powerful steam with 1.4 litre water tank
To make ironing effortless, you need a lot of steam. But high steam output usually means a lot of refilling. An extra-large water tank reduces the need for refilling. Thanks to this iron's huge 1.4 litre water tank, you can iron for up to three hours without having to refill. The water tank is detachable so it's easy to fill under the tap or empty into the sink. This iron is suitable for use with tap water.
This lightweight ironing system is comfortable and easy to use. It features Philips' premium soleplate SteamGlide, which is scratch-resistant, easy to clean and offers perfect gliding on all types of fabric. The iron has a 1.7m hose with 180 degree swivel cord freedom and a hose clip for neat and compact storage. It only weighs 1.2kg, making ironing easy and effortless for everyone.
Permanent anti-calc tablets inside the iron delay the formation of scale build-up, ensuring better protection for your Philips ironing system. The clever iron also reminds you when it's time to perform a calc clean.
Reduce energy consumption
By selecting the GC8340/02's eco setting, the most energy-efficient way to obtain perfect ironing results, you save 20% energy and 40% water consumption. So you can reduce your energy bills and do your bit to help protect the environment while you save time and effort with your ironing.
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Top Customer Reviews
The replacement unit (GC8340) has lasted less than a year before it too has stopped working due to (what I assess to be ) a failed steam control valve again. Steam is being continuously produced at the soleplate of the iron, and no amount of use of the 'trigger' on the iron will stop it. The normal and easily audible 'click' in the base unit of the steam generator can no longer be heard when the trigger is pressed. I am returning it to the repair centre for a full refund and will buy another brand this time.
In my experience, Philips steam generator irons have a short lifespan and are expensive as a result. The purchase price is equivalent to buying 1-3 traditional irons a year, and throwing them in the bin after a few months use.
You have been warned !!
it is a bit noisy, i suspect that all steam generators are a bit nosier than normal steam irons but the time saved doing the ironing more than makes up for this minor inconvenience.
it isnt too bulky and heats up quickly. i have also ordered a new ironing board but at present am using my old £15 ironing board and it works totally fine however the there is a bit of a puddle on the floor after a big ironing session. overtime i think that the moisture trapped in the material in my old ironing board may begin to smell after a while (hence my decision to go with a specially designed ironing board)
the initial outlay does seem a bit extravagant but so far i can confirm that it is worth everypenny!
The steamer/iron has performed really well. Even linen and fleecies respond to it.
Believe me, I'm relieved. Both the good lady who does most of my ironing and my wife think it is great. Since I recommended it and bought it, you can imagine my satisfaction/smugness/delight that I got it right. Oh, and so did Philips.
To make matters worse I am 16 days over the 30 days Amazon returns policy so now I have to try and get my money back from Philips anyone like to give me my chances on that front?
So in summary companies continue to manufacture, sell and replace products when it is obvious there is a problem I will be seriously reviewing which companies I buy from in the future especially those who give the minimal period to assist you and then leave you high and dry.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This iron has been pretty good and makes swift work of a pile of family ironing - there are 5 of us. Read morePublished 8 months ago by OzSn
Was really pleased with the iron but unfortunately after two years six months iron doesn't work. It actually cuts out and it makes the main electric circuit trip out too. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good tricky to get use too.
Very noisy but you get used to it
I have had this item for a few months and have had no problems with it. It has plenty of steam and does the ironing quickly.Published 14 months ago by Margaret
Good generator.The only drawback is the position of the steam button.Published 15 months ago by Andreas X.