Iron? Uh? What you jibber-jabbering on about Saurus? Well let me tell you…
Last year I spent just under £300 on a steam generator iron. I won’t lie to you, I’ve bought cheaper cars in my time. But having a family and, at the time, a small ironing business to tend too I considered it an investment. Yeah, ok so I love ironing. It’s not cool, it’s not geeky, it’s not sexy (unless you count the time I did naked ironing for charity). Steam generator irons are freaking great, and by great I mean cut-the-time-you-spend-ironing-in-half sort of great.
Now watch as I indulge in some ‘iron-porn’ (it’s like food porn but with an iron obvs.)
Check that bad boy out…nice ey? When Philips asked if they could send me the iron to try out (and a lovely box of relaxation goodies such as bath bombs – which I have really needed the past week) I did warn them that I already had a steam generator iron which I am very fond of. But being a brave soldier I ‘took one for the team’ and accepted the Philips PerfectCare Silence to review.
Firstly… OH MY LORD. Secondly… If anyone wants to take this iron off me ever they will have to prise it from my cold, dead hands. It’s so much better that my current steam generator iron.
My favourite features are:
- There is NO temperature control, you don’t need to tell the iron it’s ironing denim or silk – it just knows. That has actually boggled my mind.
- It’s silent. Like properly silent. My current steam generator iron makes a meh-meh-meh noise that sounds like a Dalek having a tantrum as it heats up the water – not the case with the Philips PerfectCare Silence.
- It heats up lighting fast. Super quick. there’s a nifty light on the iron itself that flashed until it’s ready to use which is nice touch.
- There’s no anti-calc filter! Now I know that I am sounding like an iron nerd now but anyone with a steam generator iron with a filter in knows that they can be a pain in the behind. With the Perfectcare Silence that’s one on-going expense you don’t have to worry about.
- The Carry Lock. You can pick the whole unit up by the iron handle, and steam generators aren’t compact items, in fact they are rather heavy. If you have kids like me it’s great to have the peace of mind that if it were to get knocked over the hot iron isn’t going to go flying off the base.
It packs a mighty ironing-punch too – I only had to iron one side of my t-shirt above *hi 5!*
For more detailed information about the Philips PerfectCare Silence pressurised steam generator iron click here and you’ll be whisked off to the relevant page on their website.
This iron is large, it is heavy but this type of iron is. It’s a serious bit of kit (as Papasaurus would say). This iron costs around the £300 mark (at the time of this post being published John Lewis are selling it for £295 with free delivery, 2 year guarantee included).
If you use this iron you will never go back to your old one again! Highly recommended.