Philips GC7320 Steam Generator Iron £79.99 @ Sainsburys
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Philips GC7320 Steam Generator Iron £79.99 @ Sainsburys

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Found 13th Dec 2009
I bought the Kenwood steam generator Iron form Argos last week but returned it as this had better reviews and is £129.99 online at more retailers!

It seems that this offer is only in-store!

Product overview

Ready to use in less than 2 minutes, this iron combines maximum steam output with high pressure to give exceptionally fast results - even on difficult fabrics. Continuous steam output of up to 110g/minute is achieved thanks to the small amounts of water that are pumped into the boiler each time.
The specially designed soleplate combines superior ceramic coating for smooth gliding on all fabrics and carefully designed vents for powerful crease removal.
Comfort is a prominent feature of this iron, and it is suitable for use with tap water. An unlimited pressurised system irons have a separate water tank that can be refilled at any time without waiting. A steam trigger lock then releases steam without the need to press down.
An extra long hose gives a maximum reach of 1.7m, while an extra long lead gives 2.0m of length. Safety features include an overheat safety stop, stable heel rest and 4 rubber feet to ensure the stand does not slip. Long life is achieved through an anti corrosion steam chamber and calc clean - simply rinse the boiler every 10 ironing sessions

12 Comments

I also bought the Kenwood iron from Argos. My wife has tested it and can't fault it. She couldn't even understand why some users found the top button easy to accidently press.
At approx £45 its not far off half the price of this so I'd recommend the Kenwood, however I believe its gone back up to full price at Argos.:thinking:

Lots of people had this iron as part of a BZZ campaign, I was one of them and cant fault it. It's great easily the best iron I have ever had. Best £20 I ever spent.

princesskerry;7210249

Lots of people had this iron as part of a BZZ campaign, I was one of them … Lots of people had this iron as part of a BZZ campaign, I was one of them and cant fault it. It's great easily the best iron I have ever had. Best £20 I ever spent.


Whats the BZZ campaign and how come it only cost you £20?

Has been for this price for 3 months now

Original Poster

meshosa;7210309

Has been for this price for 3 months now



Seriously!! I never notice it before. I bought it for mum as a pressie as she still use normal irons.

Would have bought a Tefal but a decent one cost around £200+ !

Also with this one you don't need a filter whereas the Kenwood one does.

I have had 3 steam generator irons

1st Tefal. good lasted well, got hammeed in use then too

2nd Philips, I gave it away as it was USELESS, feeble steam pressure & output, wouldn't touch a pair of jeans!
So, bought a
3rd Tefal again... fine, still got it and wouldn't be without one.

Hopefully this is better, but I won't be buying it to find out.

Make sure a steam generator iron can manage AT LEAST 4 bar pressure (preferably 4.5) as less just doesn't do the job. If they don't quote the figures, buy from someone who does.

if we iron as we go (not all in one go on a sunday!), is it more economical to buy a normal iron or a steam generator one?

bigup;7212441

if we iron as we go (not all in one go on a sunday!), is it more … if we iron as we go (not all in one go on a sunday!), is it more economical to buy a normal iron or a steam generator one?



The type that heats up a full container of water under pressure will take a little time, and I would guess will probably use a bit more power than the type that heat the water as they go, and are ready for near intant use... this type is dearer though. You do tend to iron at slightly cooler temperatures though with either type, (the wattage is often lower than top end irons too) which might well offset some running cost though.

If it was 20 times more expensive to run than a conventional iron, I personally would STILL use a steam generator, as they are far quicker to use, far better results and cause less damage (esp. to trousers which you can iron without a cloth as you can turn the iron part heat right down and still get the creases!)

thanks

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Original Poster

nihcaj;7212132

Make sure a steam generator iron can manage AT LEAST 4 bar pressure … Make sure a steam generator iron can manage AT LEAST 4 bar pressure (preferably 4.5) as less just doesn't do the job. If they don't quote the figures, buy from someone who does.



This has a 4.5bar pressure rating

Awesam;7214466

This has a 4.5bar pressure rating



Probably worth a try then!

i really want this iron, been to 3 sainsburys superstores today and non have them in.
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