Philips GC8560 Pressurised Steam Generator with 1.6 Litre Detachable Water Tank
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- Powerful steam generator ironing system with constant high steam output and detachable 1.6 litre water tank that you can easily refill any time
- SteamGlide soleplate is scratch-resistant, easy to clean and glides well on all fabrics
- Up to 120 g/min continuous steam for perfect and fast crease removal and up to 200 g/min steam boost for stubborn creases
- Permanent anti-calc tablets delay the formation of scale build-up to boost performance and lengthen life of iron
- Save 20% energy and 40% water consumption by selecting the eco setting
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Great results, minimum effort--no compromise
Powerful yet convenient, this pressurised steam generator ironing system produces continuous steam at high pressure. The large detachable water tank can be refilled any time and anywhere, making your ironing fast and easy.
Differences between the GC8500 Series and its predecessor the GC8400 SeriesThere are three main differences:
- The GC8500 series has an eco steam setting which saves up to 20% energy and 50% water consumption. Most ironing jobs don't require all the power that an iron has, so the eco steam setting is an intelligent, eco-friendly option that gives you the chance to reduce both your carbon footprint and your energy bill.
- Anti-calc tablets in the water tank to prevent calc from building up in the appliance.
- Higher continuous steam output (120 g/minute as compared to 110 g/minute).
Continuous steam up to 120 g/minute
This pressurised steam generator provides continuous steam output up to 120 g/minute, thanks to the small amounts of water that are pumped into the boiler each time. In combination with a special vent pattern for optimal steam distribution, this means fast crease removal and great results.
Steam boost up to 200 g/minute
A powerful steam boost up to 200 g/minute helps to easily remove even the most stubborn creases.
The ergonomic design of this system facilitates comfortable ironing by putting less strain on the wrist. The upwardly sloping handle ensures a natural position and reduces strain. The unique design also prevents the repetitive movements caused by placing an iron on its heel.
Up to five 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.
This iron is also light (only 1.2 kg) for an effortless and comfortable ironing experience.
SteamGlide is Philips' premium soleplate. It features great scratch resistance, excellent gliding and is easy to clean. The coating on the soleplate is ceramic-based, which facilitates easy cleaning of the soleplate and smooth gliding on all types of fabrics.
Calc clean function and anti-calc tablets
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 filling your iron with hard water from the tap. This iron features permanent anti-calc tablets that delay the formation of scale build-up, ensuring better protection, better performance and a longer life for your steam generator system. It's a good idea to calc clean before heating up the appliance. Do NOT open the calc clean cap when the appliance is hot. If the appliance is hot, unplug the power cord from the mains and let the steam tank cool down for two hours. Remove the calc clean cap by turning it anti-clockwise. Pour water from the steam tank into the sink. Rinse the steam tank with tap water until all impurities are flushed out. Screw the calc clean cap back on tightly by turning it clockwise. A calc clean should be done once a month.
Quick start: Less than two minutes
This steam generator is super-fast to fill and set up and is ready to use in less than two minutes.
Refill the water tank any time
The separate water tank allows you to refill at any time, even during ironing, without waiting.
Get full control over your ironing with features like the iron temperature ready light and steam ready light (an indicator that shows when the right steam level is reached). On the steam generator's control panel, you will see three green lights for the steam setting which flash when heating up, turned on when the steam is ready. The water tank empty light is the red light that flashes when the water tank is empty and turns off when the water tank is refilled and put back in place.
Automatic cord winder
Thanks to the automatic cord winder, you can just press the button to automatically retract the power cord.
Reaches into tricky areas
The steam tip and button groove lets you iron right into hard-to-reach areas like seams and around buttons.
Save 20% energy and 40% water consumption by selecting the eco setting. This setting offers the most energy efficient way to obtain perfect ironing results.
In order to improve the lifetime of your system, we recommend you rinse the inside of your system base. This has been made easily accessible with the easy rinse knob. You don't need any accessories to rinse your system.
Iron resting mat
To improve comfort during ironing, you can place the iron anywhere with the heat-resistant iron resting mat. As you do not need to put the iron on its heel during intervals, you decrease the strain on your wrist. The resting mat is highly heat-resistant, even when a soleplate heated to 250°C is placed on it. Place the iron resting mat on the ironing board during use. Beware that the mat is hot after ironing, so grip it by the flap on the mat to prevent scorching.
Detachable 1.6 litre water tank
A large water tank capacity enables you to iron with steam without having to refill. The tank can hold a large amount of water so you can iron for up to three hours uninterrupted. The water tank is detachable; pull up the release lever on top of the water tank to detach it, and fill the water tank under the tap. You may fill the water tank any time during ironing.
Carry lock: Lock and carry your system effortlessly with one hand
To carry the iron comfortably, wind the mains cord by pressing the cord rewind button, place the iron on the platform on top of the steam generator and wind the steam supply hose round the bottom of the steam generator, making sure it is neatly tucked in the storage groove and behind the storage bracket. Then lock the iron onto the platform by sliding the carry lock slide to the right. When the iron is securely locked, you can carry it by the handle. You may also carry the steam generator by holding it by its bottom. If the water tank is full when you want to store the appliance, you may have to pour out some water to prevent splashing during transportation.
Key features and specifications
- Heat resistant iron resting mat
- Suitable for use with tap water
- Extra-long cord for maximum reach: 1.8 m
- Extra-long hose for maximum reach: 1.9 m
- Voltage: 230 V
- Frequency: 50–60 Hz
- Cord length: 1.8 m
- Boiler wattage: 1200W
- Iron wattage: 800W
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I bought it after my sister had recommended steam generator irons after she had bought a Tefal at Christmas. I have Chronic fatigue syndrome and although I don't mind ironing I was finding it a real chore, very tiring standing for an hour or more. We have cotton sheets and duvets and all the shirts my husband wears are cotton so in the winter when they had been in the tumble dryer the job was very daunting. I have found that the Philips iron has cut the time I stand ironing in half and I get a better result with very little effort, no pressing backwards and forwards trying to get stubborn creases out! My old iron used to start to drip after about 50mins of ironing which was really annoying, this doesn't happen with my new one and no constant refilling of the water tank HURRAH!!! On a technical point I find the retractable cord a good feature and the eco button, I do most of my ironing on 'eco' first and then turn it to 'normal' for very thick or very creased items.
How quickly time flies....3 years on and my iron has died on me :-( The circuit panel has gone and is obsolete so I can't get it repaired. I don't think 3 years life is good enough for an expensive product. Will be wary of buying Philips again.
It really makes ironing a breeze,gives excellent results and really cuts down the time spent carrying out that particular chore,compared with a normal steam-iron.
It is very easy to use,but the base/tank is quite bulky (but that does mean it holds a decent amount of water).
I would definitely recommend this product!
A must have for everyone who struggles with ironing or finds ironing a painful operation.
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