Steam irons: Compare features & prices Philips GC4870 Azur review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/reviews/steam-irons/philips-gc4870-azur/review/
The Philips GC4870 Azur comes with an impressive spec, including Philips' Ionic Deepsteam technology. This produces small steam particles that it claims penetrate deeper into fabric, helping to remove tough creases. It also benefits from a steam tip soleplate that lets you steam harder to reach spots. Philips steam irons sometimes do well in our tests - we find out if this top-of-the-range model, which is 'designed for perfection', lives up to the hype in our rigorous lab tests.
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A silly design fault
I have only one fault to register regarding this iron. The ionising steam button is on the handle and sometimes when I pick it up I activate it unintentionally. Also the symbol on the button (ionising steam) has worn away in a short length of time. This is probably because my hand is touching it constantly!
An excellent iron
We purchased this iron to replace a previous Phillips iron, which lasted around ten years(which is excellent as we have young children and get through a lot of clothes)! This iron, although somewhat heavy, is excellent and efficient, smoothing out creases very quickly and easily and therefore cutting ironing time. The ionic deep steam button is amazing! Definitely worth buying.
2011-08-11 08:53:27.787 wrote:
Agree with previous reviewer. Gives great results. My wife is an ironing expert (ran a dry cleaning business in her previous life) so if she rates it , it must be good. Also has a safety cut out feature. Miles (or kms????) better than the Bosch which we had to return to the shop broken. Very good value too!!!!
The best iron I have ever had
Fantastic steam production and the ability to get the iron really hot means that it can smooth out stubborn creases. Weight is not necessarily a disadvantage but if you find it tiring, try lowering your ironing board a little.
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