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Philips GC7220 Pressurised Steam Iron


It's full title, according to Amazon, is "Philips Bangkok GC7220 Steam Generator with SteamGlide Soleplate - 3.5 bars Steam Pressure", however I prefer the shorter name of Philips GX7220. It costs £75, or £95 at Tesco. Apparently this is good value for a pressurised steam iron (others are in the region of £150!), it's not much more than other premium brand philips irons. Normally I'm happy buying the nicest looking £15 iron from Argos.

Iron and base

This things big. You fill the bottom half (the stand) with water - switch it on - wait about 2 minutes - then start ironing with the top half. The steam is delivered to the iron through the large flex cord. The ironing - it's fast, damn fast. Wet too, and ironing on a solid surface will leave the surface (and the underside of the clothing) slightly damp, so it's recommended you use an ironing board with a mesh design that will allow the steam to escape.

Setting it up and using it is fairly straight forward, as long as you ignore the instructions, these are either a long list of steps with no pictures, or a page (or three) full of meaningless pictures. Here's an idea Philips, how about combining the two? So that the text goes next to the picture, so that if you don't understand the picture you can read the text and vice versa?

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