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Philips GC 8560

Philips GC 8560
alaAverage 4.6

129 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Philips GC 8560. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Irons for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips GC 8560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Philips GC 8560 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Irons on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GC8560 Pressurised Steam Generator with 1.6 Litre Detachable Water TankPhilips GC8560 Pressurised Steam Generator with 1.6 Litre Detachable Water Tank

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Jacqui1962 (productreview.com.au)

I love this iron however, it's leaking dirty spots on my clothes.

 

This iron had cut my ironing time down by half. It's nice and light weight, it use to do a great job until recently (it's 18 months old), the descale doesn't seem to be working properly. There is dirty water coming out of the iron and no matter how...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Sue (productreview.com.au)

But it keeps fusing my house

 

I loved my iron but can't use it now as it keeps fusing the entire house. I have cleaned it but it makes no difference. Living with crinkles, and having to borrow my daughters ordinary iron .

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: NG (productreview.com.au)

Disappointed

 

I initially loved this iron. It was the first expensive iron I had invested in. With four children and full time work I thought it would help cut my ironing time. However after just under two years it leaks all over my clothes. They end up saturated...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: mrmont (productreview.com.au)

This Iron is awesome!!

 

Bought this iron in June of this year after our 17 year old Philips iron gave up the ghost. This iron makes ironing a breeze compared to the traditional iron. They are pretty expensive compared to the traditional iron, if ironing is not your favourite...

crease buster

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: DanJM (productreview.com.au)

Clicking noise issue the same as CathyR

 

I have the same issue, the only problem is this is the second iron as it was replaced last year due to the same fault. The iron usually works really well but it does not operate correctly when this obviously inherent fault occurs. Looks like I'll have...

Powerful steam

Clicking noise

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: CathyR (productreview.com.au)

Would never go back to a traditional iron

 

I really like this iron which I have had for about a year now. I love the large water reservoir and the (more or less) continuous steam which means I iron faster, though I do have one problem with it; The constant clicking noise it makes when the steam...

large water resevoir, efficient ironing

clicking noise whilst using steam button

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Dawn Brisbane (productreview.com.au)

Very disappointed

 

I bought this iron as it had such a good review. The first one leaked as soon as I put water in it so I returned it and got a replacement. Then the replacement was faulty and left my clothes very wet that I had to put them outside to dry. Not happy...

Cord recoil

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: SydneyPaula (productreview.com.au)

What did I do without it?

 

I've had this Iron for a week now and I am in Heaven! I used to hate ironing and ever since I brought this iron home I've found myself going through the linen closet looking for more things to iron. I know it sounds crazy but the iron is absolutely...

I liked that it was sturdy, I liked the water reservoir was easily removed and could easily be filled up at any time during your ironing session without having to turn the iron off. I like the retractable cord, it's very easy to set up and put away.

Nothing yet, i can't think of any con, other than it's a little heavy but that's also a good point. It doesn't feel like it will fall apart like some items you buy today.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: ekb (productreview.com.au)

changed my life

 

I am not an ironer. I hate it. I bought this iron because I thought it might make ironing easier and maybe a bit more fun. And I was right. This iron is fantastic, so easy and halves your ironing time. I do not regret this purchase one bit, even though...

makes ironing so quick

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Housewife28 (productreview.com.au)

Bargain price, bargain result

 

I'm so happy I bought this iron in a big bargain price $220 which is more than 50% discount off $499. Unfortunately, the ironing result is relatively came down 50% compare with my broken Tefal iron. Don't expect it can iron 1 side for 2, must turn and...

Good price

Can't iron 1 side to 2nd layer

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:230

Ergonomics

Automatic cord rewinder:
Cord storage:
Ergonomic design: Yes
Removable water tank:
Travel lock:

Features

Automatic cord rewinder: Yes
Boiler power:1200
Button groove speeds up ironing along buttons and seams: Yes
Calc-clean function: Yes
Color of product:Bordeaux, White / Brown, White
Continuous steam:120
Continuous steam up to 120 g/min:Y
Easy control: Yes
Heat-resistant mat for the iron:Y
Hose length:74.8
Inox boiler with anti-corrosion steam chamber:Y
Iron power:800
Max steam pressure:5
Maximum steam pressure:5
Optimal vent pattern: Yes
Overheat protection: Yes
Start-up time:120
Steam Boost:200
Steam boost performance:200
Steam pressure:5
Steam tip for hard-to-reach areas:Y
SteamGlide soleplate: Yes
Suitable for tap water: Yes
Type:Steam Iron
Variable steam: Yes
Vertical steam function: Yes
Water tank capacity:1.6

Indication

Indicator light when water tank needs refilling:
Steam-ready light: Yes
Temperature-ready indicator: Yes

Other Features

Boiler power:1200
Cord & hose storage: Yes
Extra-long cord: Yes
Extra-long cord for maximum reach:1.8
Extra-long hose: Yes
Hose length:74.8
Iron power:800
Steam tip for hard-to-reach areas: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Cord Length:70.9
Cord storage: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230

Technical Details

Automatic cord rewinder: Yes
Boiler power:1200
Button groove speeds up ironing along buttons and seams: Yes
Calc-clean function: Yes
Color of product:Bordeaux, White / Brown, White
Continuous steam:120
Continuous steam output for better crease removal:
Continuous steam up to 120 g/min:Y
Easy control: Yes
Heat-resistant mat for the iron:Y
Hose length:74.8
Inox boiler with anti-corrosion steam chamber:Y
Inox boiler with external heating element:
Iron power:800
Max steam pressure:5
Optimal vent pattern: Yes
Overheat protection: Yes
Power Management:
Start-up time:2.0
Steam Boost:200
Steam pressure:5
SteamGlide soleplate: Yes
Suitable for tap water:Y / Yes
Type:Steam
Variable steam: Yes
Vertical steam function: / Yes
Water tank capacity:1.6