Philips GC8261 Iron Reviews: Steam generator irons

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+ This steam iron scores high on ease of use. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 64 reviews.
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Marilyn, Ipswich

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Rapid heat up and ease of use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2009

Alya, Manchester Busy mum or dad

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the steam is so strong it takes every crease out that u can ever imagine.
Bad points:
the plate needed to be bigger and a bit wider.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2009

Sam, Essex Frequent ironer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Makes ironing fast and easy
Bad points:
It's a bit noisy.
Also would benefit from a spray feature
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what it says on the tin!!
Ironing in half the time, have been searching for this iron for all of my ironing life!
Have tried many other makes and got through at least five Tefals, none of which perform like this.
It really is light and easy to use, the results are quick and painless, requires very little effort.
I hate ironing and always have but this cuts time and effort dramatically! Go for it - buy one.
I will definately replace it when it wears out.
Bad points:
A bit big to store but small price to pay.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2009

Ann, Cheltenham Busy mum or dad

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, light, consistent steam output, holds lots of water, easy symbols. Haven't had to clean it yet, so can't comment on this. Almost a pleasure to iron!
Bad points:
None, yet. Except perhaps because of its size, its difficult to place on the ironing board, but I put it on a stool next to the board which works well.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2009

Andrew, Brentwood Occasional ironer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Powerful steam, ease of use, good water tank capacity
Bad points:
Central contol is "flimsy" - feels loose
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Vey good all round
Bad points:
Bit bulky, but they all are.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2009

Product Features

Type of iron Steam
Type of iron Generator
Steam setting Steam shot
Extra functions Removable tank
Extra functions Vertical steam shot
Extra functions Lime-scale prevention
Extra functions High pressure steam
Extra functions Permanent water refill
Type of soleplate Coated
Type of coat Careeza
Cordless No
Release date 2007-01-31
Cork handle No
Steam rate in grams per minute 120
Steam heat up time in minutes 2
Steam pressure in bars 5
Weight (kg) 6.06
Dimensions (mm) 350x350x250
Power (W) 800
 

Manufacturer's Description

Powerful yet surprisingly compact, this ironing system produces non-stop, high pressure steam, making ironing fast and easy. Thanks to the 1.4 litre detachable water tank, you can iron for hours without interruption.

Iron up to three hours without refilling

To make ironing effortless you need a lot of steam. High steam output means a lot of refilling. The extra large 1.4 l water tank reduces the need of refilling.

Fast and powerful ironing

Up to 5 bars of steam pressure for fast ironing

Combining maximum steam output with high pressure, the steam penetrates deep into fabrics, giving exceptionally fast results, even on difficult fabrics.

Continuous steam up to 120 g/min for fast crease removal

Continuous steam output up to 120 g/min thanks to the small amounts of water that are pumped into the boiler each time. For perfect and fast crease removal.

Steam boost upto 150 g/min helps to remove stubborn creases

Steam boost up to 150 g/min helps to easily remove the most stubborn creases.

Ready to use in 2 minutes

Steam is ready at maximum level in 2 minutes.
Reaches into tricky areas

Steam tip lets you iron right into hard-to-reach areas

The unique steam tip combines a particularly pointed front of the soleplate with special steam slots in the tip to reach right into the smallest and most difficult areas for the best ironing results.

Comfortable ironing

The iron is only 1.2 kg making ironing easy and effortless.

Smooth gliding

This specially designed soleplate combines superior ceramic coating for superior gliding on all fabrics and carefully designed vents for powerful crease removal.


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