Top positive review
The best balance between price and quality. Amazing performance. Highly recommended.
12 November 2017
This is a very well made and functional steam iron. Of the tens of irons available here I found this to be the best of the lot in terms of performance, features and pricing.
The heating time from off to cotton is around 40 seconds which is the main reason I chose this 2000 watt version over the other cheaper lower watt Philips irons. So by the time I spread out the cloth for ironing on the board, this is perfectly heated up and I don't have to waste time waiting for the iron to reach its ironing temperature.
The steam pressure is very good, much better than my older Philips steam iron. And the setting for the steam pressure allows you to choose heavy steam content, light steam or short bursts of very intense pressure or Steam Boost function for those stubborn denim creases. You can also switch off all steam and use it as a regular iron if you want.
There is a spray function as well which allows you to manually spray water just ahead of the tip of the iron if you want to get the maximum amount of moisture for tricky corners or edges.
The faceplate is coated with a non stick coating that makes it even smoother to glide over nearly every type of fabric.
The plug is our normal light 5-Amp light socket and does not require a power socket. That means we can plug it nearly everywhere without having to change the plug on the iron and losing its warranty.
In case you have hard water in your home or water with high mineral content and end up clogging the holes on the face plate, there is a cleaning function that allows to the unclog everything by just filling the iron up with water, heating it to full and then unplugging it. Then setting the control lever to clean and holding it hot over a sink while it forces pressurized water out from the nozzle to clean up the holes.
In case any servicing or repairs are ever required, Philips has many service centers in nearly every city in India so that should not be a problem. This is definitely a point to consider when buying any appliance - the after sales service.
All in all, this is a great iron for daily use and its from a nationally recognized and loved brand. Highly recommended.