Steam irons: Compare features & prices Philips GC8340 Easy Care review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/laundry-and-cleaning/reviews/steam-irons/philips-gc8340-easy-care/review/
The Philips GC8340 EasyCare steam generator is ready to tackle your ironing within two minutes, according to the adverts. We put this steam generator through rigorous lab tests to find out how quickly it heats up, how noisy it is and how easy it is to descale. Read our full review to see if it lives up to the claims.
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Our professional ironer assessed the effort that was needed, the quality of finish and the time taken to get a good result ironing a skirt, shirt and pair of trousers.
We check how successfully the descaling function works to restore the iron to steaming at it's original steam rate and how easy the iron is to descale. For generators with replaceable anti-calcium cartridges this rating also takes into account the number of times a cartridge needs to be replaced.
How quickly the iron heats up from cold to be ready to iron on the three-dot heat setting.
Ease of operation
How easy and comfortable the iron is to use.
An overall rating for convenience, which includes how easy our testers found the product to store and the instructions to read.
Filling the tank
How easy it is to fill the tank with water.
How quickly the iron cools and how easy it is to store.
Subjective rating of how noisy the iron is when using continuous steam. The more stars, the quieter it is.