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Philips GC 8520

Philips GC 8520
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109 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Philips GC 8520. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Irons for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Philips GC 8520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Irons on

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This summary is based on the products: Philips GC8520 Pressurised Steam Generator System Iron with 1.6 Litre Detachable Water TankPhilips GC8520 Pressurised Steam Generator System Iron with 1.6 Litre Detachable Water Tank

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Geoff Richards (

Philips GC8520


With a 1.6 litre water tank located in the iron's base unit, the Philips GC8520 features a specially pointed ironing tip for tackling hard to reach areas.

Pointed tip for hard to reach places ; Economical setting ; Large water tank

Small iron head ; Fairly expensive

The head of the Philips GC8520 is slightly smaller than previous models, which may be a point to consider if you will be ironing large items like sheets, but this is the only minor issue in an otherwise great piece of ironing equipment.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: jayne (

Philips GC8520


Glides over garments making ironing easier and faster!

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Rachel (

Philips GC8520


Amazing steam , large water tank , locking mechanism , cable tidy Makes you're ironing task so much easier and quicker!

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Joe (

Philips GC8520


Easy to use. Works well. Good sole plate and lightweight compared to a standard steam iron.

Unclear as to what water to use in hard water areas. No mention is made that deionised water is unsuitable and distilled water is not readily available or economic to use in the quantity required.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Joanne (

Philips GC8520


Good level if steam for cottons but also good to lightly steam delicates

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Juliet (

Philips GC8520


It's easy to use and to fill.

It tends to spatter/drip water while in use.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Debbie (

Philips GC8520


Light and very easy to use.Not to much steam like old one so room doesn't get fugged up.

Smaller size than previous Philips iron,so takes abit longer to cover surfaces.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Maria (

Philips GC8520


Very easy to use and does not need to refill often.Have bought several steam generators from high range to low and this does the job and is good value for money .

The iron heats up quickly however you need to work out your own temperatures for your clothes as the low heat was too hot for some of the delicates and wool articles.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Carole (

Philips GC8520


Very good product, water lasts a long time before needing refilling.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Dawn (

Good all rounder


Very well designed product. wires have storage sections which keep it tidy. The 1.6 litre tank works well unless you use it on the highest setting , then it does reduce the time between fill ups. There is a permanent anti-calc tablet in it which isn't...

Jan, 2012