Philips PerfectCare Compact Steam Generator Iron with 400g steam Boost, 2400 W, Burgundy & White – GC7842/46
Iron Faster with 2x More Steam*
Our most compact steam generator
Powerful, continuous steam makes fast work of all your ironing – without any need to adjust temperature with our OptimalTEMP technology.
Compact and lightweight, Philips ProVelocity high pressure steam pump innovation makes it possible to pack powerful steam into a smaller steam generator base for easy use and convenient storage.
Now even easier – double press the steam trigger and wait half a second for automatic ultra-fast steam, there’s no need to keep hold of the trigger whilst ironing.
*Compared to Philips Azur Performer steam iron
- Ultra-fast ironing with 120 g/min continuous steam
- 400g steam boost to tackle thick fabrics
- Iron everything from silk to jeans without adjusting the temperature
- 1.5 L transparent water tank with large filling door
No Temperature Setting Needed
The advanced smart control processor inside the iron replaces the traditional temperature dial and maintains a constant, reliable setting that is safe on all ironable fabrics. Iron everything from silk to jeans without adjusting the temperature, pre-sorting, or waiting for the iron to heat up and cool down. You’re ready for any fabric, anytime.
No Burns with OptimalTEMP
Thanks to OptimalTEMP technology, this iron will never cause burns to any ironable fabric. You can even leave it resting face down on your clothes or ironing board. No burns, no shine.
Ultra-Powerful Steam for Ultimate Crease Removal
Strong, continuous steam tackles even the thickest fabrics with ease. Watch stubborn creases melt away with an extra steam boost just where you need it. This extra steam is perfect for vertical steaming to refresh clothes and curtains, too.
Compact and Convenient
The lightweight, compact size is perfect for storage and fits conveniently on your ironing board. Exclusive ProVelocity technology makes our steam generators smaller and more compact than ever.
SteamGlide Soleplate for Ultimate Gliding
Our exclusive SteamGlide soleplate moves smoothly over any fabric. A durable, 5 layer coating—including anti-corrosive base—makes it last longer. Non-stick, scratch-resistant and easy to keep clean.
Large Water Tank for up to 1.5 Hours Ironing
A 1.5-litre transparent water tank gives you more than 1.5 hours of continuous use. See clearly how much water is left and refill easily at any time under the tap through the large filling door.
Safety Carry Lock
Lock your iron securely to the base station for easy carrying around the house and to reduce the risk of accidentally touching the hot soleplate.
Keep steaming as strong as ever and extend the life of your iron with Smart Calc Clean, our built-in descaling and cleaning system. The iron will let you know when it’s time to be cleaned.
|Dimensions:||19.3 x 37.3 x 22.3 cm; 3.3 Kilograms|
|Brand:||Philips Domestic Appliances|
Got this to replace our old iron whose steam hose frayed and became dangerous. The iron is excellent to use and the power steam works well. Would of liked the power lead to be a bit longer otherwise no complaints at all
Can be a delay before steam starts on first attempt from cold which is understandable. Def recommend.
I reviewed a few irons before i chose this one, its brilliant.
Easy to use, halves my ironing time, what’s not to love!
I do a lot of ironing for others so this is ideal with the good size water tank and easy descaling.
Glides easily through all ironing, no faffing with getting the right setting….like magic it never burns.
I’ve had this model for a few years. When It was carelessly dropped on concrete, I immediately replaced it with exactly the same one.
I have no idea why it has taken me so long to get an iron like this. Absolutely impressive. Can’t praise it enough.
Was little worried as this iron was very expensive but I’m
So pleased as it’s be the best 1 I bought…
It doesn’t have a spray but the steam
Is better it cuts out when not in use…
It is big but it’s worth the price
So this replaced a pretty heavy duty Tefal steam generator that just went pop one day after maybe 15 years.
Steam power is about the same.
The cord management is ok but basic. Being lightweight is good on the ironing hand but makes it more easy to pull off the board.
On the whole better for what I now want.
One thing I’ve still got to get used to is the overlap in steam generation after the button is let go.
Only the one one heat setting but it seems to do everything OK.
Makes ironing so much easier. Steam really works well, easy to use. Self cleaning but most importantly the sensor works really well so no waiting for temperature changes.
A quality machine, easy to use. The big test was ironing our duvet covers and I was very pleased with the results
I like the way the steam cord has a place within the base of the water tank to be stored when not in use, making the whole thing compact and easy to handle.
I got this to replace my old version of the same iron that I’d had for years & had stopped steaming. This one is lighter & more efficie
Love the auto control facility. This is a great buy. So easy to use and with the added advantage of an ECO Button to save on steam usage. Thoroughly recommend this product.
This is my first compact iron, and I have to say it’s just worth the xtra cost if you do a lot of ironing, no more need to fill with water and change settings this is a time saver, and no need for it to stand up as you can just leave it flat on the board while getting garments ready, it quickly cools when button isn’t pressed, it also fits snug into the ridge on the ironing board so this is another bonus, you don’t have to have the whole iron on a board, if your next to a unit or table it can just sit in there which frees up the whole space on the board, if I do put it in the board I use some anti rug slip material underneath it so it doesn’t budge that’s the only pros is that the bottom could have been a rubber base so it doesn’t move, I always keep a bottle handy for filling as I would want to visit the taps with it, I have ironed on full heat then instantly done a synthetic fabric and the quickness it cools is fab.
I can’t believe how good this iron is. After using a traditional iron the change is amazing. Cuts hours of my ironing
We had one of these when we lived in the UK and did not bring it with us. So purchased another one
Exactly what I wanted, lightweight, easy to use, efficient and a quality product. Hoping it lasts as long as it’s predecessor which I had for many many years.
Purchased this after my other steam generator died. It is easy to use no faffing around with dials. Don’t keep finger on the steam trigger or you will get wet streaks, other than that it does what it’s supposed to no matter what fabric you are ironing.
Great iron, this is my second, got this as the previous broke down after 4 years, got that repaired via the Phillips repair service but also purchased this one in pink as it’s cheap/good value due to the colour . This iron is a pleasure to use.
Loved our old Phillips steam generator, but this is better again!
Love this iron. Makes the chore of ironing much more easy. Would recommend.
Lightweight, easy to use. No temperature to set. Only fault is iron can’t be set on its heel has to be placed back in the base unit when adjusting clothing on iron board
Bought this to replace a very similar one, also made by Phillips which finally gave up the ghost after 10 years of constant use. It was the steam function that became unreliable but it had been dropped a couple of times and the casing was cracked, so it went to the re-cycling centre.
This one is the same colour as the old one but is quite a bit smaller overall, so it’s a neater unit. The downside of this is that it doesn’t now have space to have a retractable electric cord, within the body. But that is a minor issue. My wife is delighted with it. Happily, she doesn’t allow me near it, as she is a perfectionist when it comes to ironing and I’m not. One feature it has is automatic temperature control so there is no heating dial on it. Don’t ask me how that works but it seems to. I went for a Phillips again as the old one gave such reliable service, hopefully, this will prove similar. The price was also spot on at 100 a supposed reduction on list price of 50%. Other brands seemed to be much more expensive. Anyway, highly recommended.
Having gone through quite a few “normal” irons. Bit the bullet and ordered this bad boy! It does not disappoint! Cord lengths are fantastic and takes the chore out of ironing! Massive water storage to save trips to the tap! Very impressed
Sails across the times seamlessly! Heats up in seconds, holds lots of water which is great. Makes ironing half the time. Win win.
Easy to use, no messing about with different temperature settings, large water tank so no having to refill. The only negative for me is the power cord is a little on the short side.
We bought this iron when it was on sale. I was a bit dubious after already buying a generator iron which was heavy and very noisy. This iron is so light and such a dream to work with, safe to say I love ironing agai
Amazing no temp control and no awful chemical filters verses it just self cleans amazing
Have been after getting one of these irons for a long time, not disappointed, makes ironing enjoyable
I have had 3 steam irons over the years. This is by far the best. I have small hands and found the handle on this one much more comfortable if using it for a few hours. It effortlessly gets creases out of high thread count sheets. Worth every penny.
The iron is a compact version of my old iron. It is much less bulky and holds less water than the old one. For some reason, although I am happy with the size and amount of water it holds, it does not quite match the performance of my old ‘perfect care ‘ iron. On some fabrics I am getting iron ‘shine’ which I didn’t with the old one even though the sole plates seem identical. Also at times the steam does not seem in sync with me. When I press steam it seams to come out much later than the old one.
Love this iron, light on my wrists, easy glide, easy to fill, what’s not to like!
This product was a brilliant buy and a terrific price. My sister had one and she really rated it, so when I saw it at a great price I had to buy it. So glad I did it cuts my ironing in half.
This iron makes ironing easy and fun. The iron is light weight and easy to carry. I really like that the iron adapts to different clothing and regulates the temperature.