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Philips GC 8520

Philips GC 8520
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73 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Philips GC 8520. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 Pressurised Steam Generator System Iron with 1.6 Litre Detachable Water Tank GC8520

May, 2016

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: 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

Consumer review by: anonymous (



After returning our very expensive Bosh generator iron due to it leaking we decided that most expensive is not necessarily the best and chose this Philips model. Absolutely excellent choice. Eco setting is ample and very rarely need to use the full...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Super iron.


We are very pleased with this purchase. Plenty of steam and easy to use.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Frances (

Very pleased with my Philips GC8521/02


This is my second steam generator iron the first time buying Philps and am very pleased with this model. The iron is much lighter than my last one i also like the Carry lock, the heat resistant iron resting mat also the detachable water tank. I would...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: karen (



great product, has made my life much easier, would deffo recommend

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Sylvi (

Superb Iron


A really effective iron ~ glides through my ironing and almost makes my ironing an enjoyable experience....( well almost)

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: MH (

Great Product


I can glide through the ironing much quicker now.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: mrs t (

Philips GC8520/02 Eco Pressurised Steam Generator Iron


after looking around and reading reviews yes its a great buy and saves loads of time ironing the job ever not

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Mandy (

WOW Expensive But Worth it !!


Tried a few different types of iron, it does help getting the job done !! can be quicker as the steam pushes through the garments so no need to iron both sides. This is one of the highest barr pressure's and yep it helps. My sister recommended this...

Oct, 2011