Updated 29 Aug 2018

Philips

PerfectCare Steam Generator GC8712/00

Snapshot: The Philips PerfectCare Steam Generator GC8712/00 iron features some bells and whistles. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

PerfectCare Steam Generator GC8712/00
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$499

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
92
Performance
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Ease of use
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Good points

  • Excellent on organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim.
  • Very good on linen.
  • Automatic cut-off.
  • Temperature control is extremely easy to adjust.
  • Extremely easy to fill.
  • Very easy to see the water level.

But

  • Short power cord.

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)
1.6
Weight (kg)
1.2
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Non-stick

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
Yes
Drip protection
No
Cord storage
Yes
Automatic shut-off
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
5:00
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
5:00
Steam lock
No
Variable steam
Yes
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
Yes
Wheels
n/a
Telescopic pole
n/a
Clothes hanger
n/a

More Info

Availability
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Notes
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