Updated 3 Mar 2017

Philips

PerfectCare Aqua GC8642

Snapshot: The Philips PerfectCare Aqua GC8642 steam station has some bells and whistles. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

PerfectCare Aqua GC8642
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$499

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Test results

Overall score
93
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim.
  • Very good on linen.
  • Short heat-up time.
  • Automatic cut-off.

But

  • Fairly short power-cord.
  • Fairly short steam-hose.
  • Can't rest on its heel.

How we test

Overall score is made up of:

  • Performance (70%) - how well each model removed creases on synthetic organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim and linen.
  • Ease of use (30%) - filling the water tank, handle comfort, moving the steam station, steam and spray, adjusting the temperature, and cord convenience.

Key data

Model

Type
Steam station
Avg price
$499

Specifications

Cord length (m)
1.8
Hose length (m)
1.5
Weight (kg)
1.1
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Non-stick

Features

Self-cleaning
-
Power-on light
-
Drip protection
-
Cord storage
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
-
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
10:00
Steam lock
No
Variable steam
No
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
Yes
Wheels
n/a
Telescopic pole
n/a
Clothes hanger
n/a

More Info

Availability
-
Notes
-

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