Philips GC8616/30 PerfectCare Aqua Pressurised Steam Generator Iron

Product information

Invented for the fastest ironing with the largest water tank, the Philips GC8616/30 PerfectCare provides quiet, high performance steam ironing with a large 2.5L water tank for non-stop ironing. Iron any ironable garment from silk, to linen, to cotton, to any order, without having to adjust. Your Philips PerfectCare Iron delivers fast results without risk of burn or shine for all your garments. Truly simple ironing.

One perfect setting for all your clothes

  • OptimalTemp technology: perfect combination of temperature and steam
  • Easy to use, no adjustment required
  • Safe on all ironable garments
  • Fast on all fabrics
  • Tested and approved by independent textile experts

Fast and powerful ironing

  • Up to 5 bars of pressure
  • Continuous steam up to 120 g/min and Steam boost 240g
  • SteamGlide soleplate: Philips’ best 5-star rated scratch resistant soleplate

Comfortable ironing

  • Easy De-Calc, hassle free and effective anti-scale system
  • Safely rest the soleplate on the iron board when arranging garments without causing damage.
  • Light 1 kg iron always safe on all fabrics
  • The perfect balance between high performance and low sound
Anti-scale Information No need to descale the iron
Auto Steam Settings
Cable length
Cleaning Program
Cold Spray
H36.2 x W27 x D26.3cm
Model name / number
Shot of Steam Pressure
Suitable for Tap Water
Vertical Pressing
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Weight of Steam Iron


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Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Happy This is my 3rd steam generator iron and is by far the best. I was a little sceptical about the ability for it to go from silk to denim etc but so far it has been brilliant. I have some 700 thread count sheets it makes light work of too. The actual iron is very light and easy to manoeuvre, overall the whole thing is light and easy to set up/store.I have used the decalc for the first time and again that is very straight forward and easy. The only small issue I have with the iron is that you can't stand it up on its end between strokes, you have to put it on the base, but that is just a matter of getting used to it. Excellent warranty also. 03 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A revelation I'm very impressed with how well this iron works. It requires no setting other than turning on and really does seem to treat delicates kindly. It is much quicker that our old iron and produces a sharp finish. We live in a v. hard water area so will see how it copes over time. I'm trying it with rain water from the butt... 16 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it This has made my ironing task a dream. It tackles all materials with ease. A great buy. 04 November 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Design I feel isn't safe to move after use. Works well though. I've had previous steam generator irons and don't feel this one is as safely made. Once the iron has been used and still cooling down, there is no locking system for the iron to the water unit. if you need to move it. There is no option but to leave it in the centre of the room. This is unrealistic in any normal house the other option is to carry it, but with the iron just balanced, this makes me very nervous. Also there is no facility to alter the temperature on the iron plate. However steams well and a large capacity water tank is useful. Next time I would buy an alternative model. 30 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Definitely worth trying for the money! New product but so far so good. Certainly heats up quickly, exceptionally easy transition from one fabric to another with no need to sort ironing as you go. Confident that it will not scorch even the most delicate material. Large water tank to prevent the need for regular refills. Have tried several steam generators over the years and whilst this one is not quiet it is certainly quieter than previous models I have used. I hope the cleaning proves to be easy and satisfactory when the time comes. 09 September 2014
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