Philips PerfectCare GC8620/02 Steam Generator Iron

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Ironing is now truly simple with the Philips PerfectCare GC8620/02 steam generator.

Ironing your laundry will be a quicker job than ever: ready to use in just 2 minutes, the GC8620/02 has up to 5 bars of steam pressure for fast ironing. Revolutionary OptimalTemp technology always delivers the perfect combination of steam and temperature regardless of the garment material, so you can iron silk pyjamas after a cotton shirt without adjusting the settings.

A SteamGlide non-stick ceramic soleplate has a unique steam tip, so even the smallest or most difficult areas will soon look well pressed. You can use the GC8620/02 vertically as well, for ironing your curtains or even to iron clothes while they are still on the hanger.

Despite the incredible level of care offered by the Philips PerfectCare iron, it is still completely effective on even the toughest fabrics, thanks to a powerful continuous steam output of 120g/min, and a fantastic 180g/min boost. You can iron for up to 2 hours without the need to refill with the large 2.2 litre water tank.

Key benefits:


  • Optimal temperature technology ensures you can iron any garment without having to adjust the settings: iron silk, linen, cotton and cashmere in any order fuss- and worry-free
  • 180g/min steam boost and 120g/min steam output makes this iron effective on even the toughest fabrics
  • Hassle-free and effective scale removal to extend the life of your steam generator
  • 2.2 litre water tank for up to 2 hours of ironing without refilling
  • Ready to use in 2 minutes
Cable length
Continuous Steam Pressure
5 bar
H26.3 x W27 x D36.2cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Easy Ironing My previous Philips steam generator gave up after many years of service. Having researched Which for their recommendations the hunt was on for this machine and it did not disappoint. Generator is lighter and easier to handle than my previous model and how it controls temperature for different garments is beyond me but it works beautifully 21 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and easy to use I have had a Phillips steam generator iron before and found it a bit heavy to use. This one is much lighter, easy to fill and wires etc tuck away neatly when not in use. Very pleased with it. It is a very good iron and clothes look professionally ironed. 03 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value My previous steam generator needed replacing and I would have bought the same brand again but they seemed to have doubled in price. This iron seems to be as good as my previous one, maybe not quite as efficient with linen items but adequate. It is lighter, I got through two hours of ironing without having to refill and it didn't make the ironing board as wet. For the price I think it's a good buy. My only minor quibbles are that I'm not keen on the steam button being underneath the handle and I would have liked a longer flex. . 24 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Iron I've ever used Really good price, definitely worth every penny. Chosen because it was a 'Which' recommended product, very pleased I did. I thought at first it was leaking water as floor had drops of water on, but it's just from the steam condensing on the underside of the ironing board. Gets through the ironing in half the time compared to standard irons. I will never revert to another standard iron again. It is incredibly easy to use, just plug in and switch on, no dials to turn. Irons all materials with no concerns. I really recommend this product, as I have already done to all my family & friends. 10 out of 10 29 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Iron I like the fact that this iron does not scorch the ironing board cover when left horizontal, (it says in the book you can do that,) but I would have preferred it to be a higher wattage(voltage?) so it heated to a higher temperature. 05 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Every home should have one. Life is too short to waste time with ironing. However I also want my clothes to look good. This is the solution! Easy to use with good results every time. Gets the job done quickly and efficiently, what more do you need from an iron? 08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent steam generator I have had more steam generators than most but have to say this one is amazing it truly does make light work of a laborious task and I did flit from heavy denim to the silk with no problem. The water tank holds so much water it really does give uninterrupted ironing. It is not heavy and you can hear the TV - definitely a win win item. The price was excellent, I have paid more for a steam generator in the past but none have proved to be as good as this one 27 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very efficient product Quick to use and halves the time of ironing, gets through creases almost instantly even on linen and cotton. Really impressed with it 16 June 2014
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