In our reviewer Sasha Tsygankov's test, an iron-steam generator with a long name Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence GC 9650:
The first thing Sasha noticed was the design of the steam generator. Unlike other similar devices with angular bodies, smooth curves are used here. The device looks stylish.
Inside, the Philips GC 9650 has a microprocessor that determines the type of fabric and sets the appropriate settings. The maximum pressure is 7.5 bar, and the power of the steam stroke reaches 500 grams per minute. The iron very quickly smoothes all wrinkles. There is also a function of vertical steam for smoothing things on the hanger.
The volume of the water tank is 1.8 liters – it is convenient to pour water there. But to carry the iron is somewhat problematic, because it weighs 5.1 kg.
The sole is made of stainless steel, resistant to damage. If the iron is not used for a few minutes, it will turn itself off. There is also a protection against overheating, allowing you to put the iron on the cotton surface of the ironing board without harming the latter.
Buy Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence GC 9650 in Russia at a price of 22 000 rubles.