Updated 24 May 2018

Philips

PerfectCare PowerLife Steam Iron GC3929/64

Snapshot: The Philips PerfectCare PowerLife GC3929/64 iron has a non-stick soleplate and weighs 1.3kg. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

PerfectCare PowerLife Steam Iron GC3929/64
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$159

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Test results

Overall score
90
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim.
  • Very good on linen.
  • Automatic cut-off.
  • Temperature sensor (no temperature dial control) works extremely well.
  • OK to fill.

But

  • Short power cord.
  • Water level is difficult to see.
  • Water droplets occasionally leaked on to the material.
  • Does not come with a water beaker.

How we test

Overall score consists of:

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

Key data

Model

Type
Iron
Avg price
$159

Specifications

Cord length (m)
1.9
Hose length (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
1.3
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Non-stick

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
Yes
Drip protection
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Automatic shut-off
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
2:00
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
2:00
Steam lock
-
Variable steam
Yes
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
-
Wheels
n/a
Telescopic pole
n/a
Clothes hanger
n/a

More Info

Availability
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