Updated 3 Mar 2017

Philips

Daily Touch GC506

Snapshot: The Philips Daily Touch GC506 garment steamer has variable steam control and a built-in clothes hanger. But how does it perform?

Daily Touch GC506
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$319

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Test results

Overall score
77
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on the silk dress.
  • Very good on silk, wool.
  • Very good on the polycotton shirt, polyester dress, cotton curtain, polyester curtain.
  • Good on cotton, denim.
  • Good length of hose.
  • Has built-in clothes hanger with clips.

But

  • Poor on linen, organza.
  • Hose gets hot with extended use.

How we test

Overall score:

  • Performance - 70 percent
  • Ease of use - 30 percent

Performance indicates how well each model removed creases on synthetic organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim, linen, a polycotton shirt, 2 dresses (polyester/viscose and polyester) and 2 curtains (cotton and polycotton).

Ease of use covers filling the water tank, handle comfort, moving the garment steamer, steam and spray, adjusting the temperature, and cord convenience.

Key data

Model

Type
Garment steamer
Avg price
$319

Specifications

Cord length (m)
1.7
Hose length (m)
1.5
Weight (kg)
2.9
Watts (W)
1600
Soleplate type
n/a

Features

Self-cleaning
-
Power-on light
-
Drip protection
-
Cord storage
-
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
-
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
-
Steam lock
n/a
Variable steam
Yes
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
Yes
Wheels
No
Telescopic pole
Yes
Clothes hanger
Yes

More Info

Availability
-
Notes
-