Something that surprises many people about steam generator irons is how noisy they can be. Some irons claim to be quiet, but the Philips GC9550 PerfectCare Silence Steam Generator Iron is the only one that can really follow through. In addition to being quiet, it has a number of great features and is a top-notch steam generator iron.
By absorbing sound and filtering steam to minimise the noise, Philips was able to create a steam generator iron that comes as close to silent as you’ll find. There will be some minimal sound but it won’t overpower other sounds like music or the television the way other steam generator irons will. The loudest point for this iron will be when you first turn it on.
If you’re used to irons with several dials and all kinds of settings, you’ll be surprised to learn that the Philips GC9550 PerfectCare Silence Steam Generator Iron only uses one setting for all fabric types. It’s hard to understand exactly how it works, but the iron is able to safely adjust both temperature and steam settings for each individual fabric type without you having to do anything.
The iron was tested for all ironable fabrics and the soleplate is embedded with smart chips that can detect fabric type. It never reaches quite as high of a temperature as some irons because it relies more on the power of steam than on the iron’s temperature. The OptimalTEMP technology is also nice because it minimises your risk of getting burned and it will never burn fabric, even if the iron is left sitting on top of clothing.
A Lot of Steam Power
Remember, with OptimalTEMP technology, heat is not the real driver of this iron’s power. Steam is in charge and this iron gives it a lot of room to let loose.
With 6.5 bars of steam pressure, up to 120 g/min of continuous steam, and a 340 g steam boost, even the toughest, most set-in wrinkles and creases will do as they’re told.
This powerful steam can be used both horizontally for traditional ironing and vertically, like for steaming hanging garments or drapes.
The soleplate of an iron is important because it is what comes into contact with your clothing. This SteamGlide soleplate has a smooth glide and it’s resistant to scratches. It has a protective coating that makes it incredibly durable.
When you fill up the detachable 1.5 L tank with tap water, your iron will eventually start to build up some scaly mineral deposits. The Philips GC9550 PerfectCare Silence Steam Generator Iron has an Easy De-Calc system to make it simple and fast to get rid of these scales.
A reminder light will come on after ten hours of ironing and then you just have to follow the simple instructions. The whole process only takes a few minutes and it will help keep the iron in good condition for years to come.
Philips GC9550 MainFeatures:
- OptimalTEMP technology: one easy setting
- Scratch-resistant and durable SteamGlide Soleplate
- Easy De-Calc system for cleaning
- Vertical steam option
- Quiet operation
- Locks for safe carry
- Detachable 1.5 L water tank
- 2400 W power
- 6.5 bars of pressure, up to 120 g/min of continuous steam, 340 g steam boost
This steam generator iron is one that seems to make people happy. The quiet factor is a great feature for those who’ve been annoyed in the past by other loud irons. Most people report that the iron outperforms others, working well and making ironing much faster. Some people report problems with brown water, but this is usually just a sign that the De-Calc cleaning system is overdue.