Philips GC8616/30 PerfectCare Aqua Pressurised Steam Generator Iron

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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
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Shot of Steam Pressure
Suitable for Tap Water
Vertical Pressing
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Weight of Steam Iron


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    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops Monday from 2pm
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Philips Perfect Care Aqua Pressurised Steam Generator Iron It does exactly as it title suggests. The Philips Perfect Care Aqua Pressurised Steam Generator Iron, irons to a wrinkle free finish on all of our laundry items including King Size bedding, which has deep fitted sheets. The reservoir when in position is easy to fill and to drain if required before returning to storage. Excellent!! 08 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Ordered this iron from John Lewis and it was delivered very quickly. I have used steam generator irons for years now but this is by far the best I've used, it's the 'Ferrari' of steam generator irons, I get my ironing done in half the time. A 'must' buy. 02 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service above and beyond Love this product so easy to iron in half of the time. Great advise as always from the reading store. Well done John lewis. 01 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by could ironing be fun? This is my first steam generator iron. Its predecessor was about 12 years old but finally gave up the ghost and a friend recommended a steam generator. I am actually surprised at how big a difference it has made. It is vastly more efficient and irons kingsize cotton bedding in minutes. The tank is huge so refills aren't needed. The iron is very light and easy to use. Initially I thought it would be a pain having to hold down the steam button but actually it isn't in the slightest. No need to guess the right temperature - the iron works it out. After an initial couple of minutes heating up, there is no more waiting for it to reach temperature. Just great! The iron doesn't need to go back on its base while you adjust whatever is being ironed, it simply sits face down on the ironing board until you're ready to continue ironing. Clever technology that makes ironing (almost) a pleasure! I've had it for just over a month. I'll be interested to see how well it lasts. If it is anywhere near as robust as my previous iron I will be delighted. 24 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ironing done in half the time I run an ironing service from home so it's important to get a product that irons well and as a bonus will never burn clothes. It cuts ironing time in half and helps me earn more money by being quicker. This is my second iron, my other one was REALLY worked and lasted 3 years. I whole heartedly recommend this product plus as a bonus John Lewis sell it cheaper than other shops. 24 November 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not as good as the previous model I purchased this iron having been very happy with the previous model for 2 years. This model has a number of design faults which meant I returned it. a. the iron doesn't sit on its heel so has to be put back on the base unit each time, or left on the ironing board, posing a fire risk b. the iron doesn't lock into place on the base unit so isn't secure when stored c. the water tank isn't detachable so the whole iron, and base unit, have to be taken to a sink for emptying and the iron falls off the base unit, which is a major danger d. the water spout is useless so, when emptying the iron, expensive distilled water can't be poured anywhere than down the sink 24 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very pleased This is a very good steam generator for the price. I am comparing this to two other brands that I have owned in the past five years. Tefal had better ironing but very poor construction. Three irons in two months. John Lewis were excellent and I switched to Bosch. Down on performance but more longevity. And so to the Philips. I have high hopes. Cables tuck away, steam button is not flimsy, good shot of steam, no temperature to set, decalc is easy and lastly it stays in place on the generator base when not in use. Only four stars as the ironing isn't as great as Tefal from years ago and I'm waiting to see how long it lasts. 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great improvement. Have always used a standard steam iron and this is a great improvement. Much quicker and easier to use. Only one small quibble with the instructions which state that steam trigger should be pressed continuously when iron is moved over the fabric. I find this unnecessary and that intermittent use of the steam is sufficient. 14 November 2015
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