Philips Steam Generator Iron UK Reviews 2021

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews of the Philip's range of steam generator irons. This well known brand a large number of different models of this type of generator iron, so picking the right one for your needs can get very tricky.

They give each of their models a slightly different number, so even that can get quite confusing. To make things a little easier to understand we have listed these irons below. Please note a few don't have specific model numbers.

We have put the list in order of those with the highest online buyer rating first. Beside each iron name you will see a percentage satisfaction rating, and the higher this is the better.

Philips Brand

Philips manufacture the largest number of steam generator irons with just over 30 different models on the UK market.

They are based in Guildford, Surrey, England and are part of the Royal Philips of the Netherlands Group. Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips) is the parent company of the Philips Group.

List of Philips Steam Generator Iron Model Numbers

Just below we have included only the irons that have got at least an 80% buyer satisfaction rating or higher. They do have models that don't reach that satisfaction level, so we did not includes those on our list, as we only want to show you the best models. As you can see there is still lots of choice.

So that is the full list in order of buyer satisfaction rating. As we mentioned earlier, the model numbers don't really help that much, so we have created a table that shows the important differences.

Those differences are the size, water tank size, wattage, continuous steam and steam shot sizes. We have included the current average price points, but please note these change a lot and there are also offers to consider. The price we have quoted is simply a band price to give you the reader an approximate indication.

If you click on the model number, you can read our more detailed review of that particular model.

Model

Number

Water Tank

Cont Steam

Steam Shot

Ave Price

1.8 litre

135 g/min

470 g/min

£265-350

1.8 litre

165 g/min

600 g/min

£630-700

1.8 litre

155 g/min

520 g/min

£500-600

2.2 litre

120 g/min

220 g/min

£500-600

2.5 litre

120 g/min

440 g/min

£270-310

1.8 litre

120 g/min

420 g/min

£230-280

1.3 litre

110 g/min

200 g/min

£77-100

1.3 litre

110 g/min

200 g/min

£155-200

2.5 litre

120 g/min

450 g/min

£170-250

2.5 litre

120 g/min

450 g/min

£195-300

1.5 litre

120 g/min

350 g/min

£150-220

1.5 litre

120 g/min

280 g/min

£90-=140

1.3 litre

110 g/min

220 g/min

£80-130

1.1 litre

100 g/min

180 g/min

£75-125

Below you will find summary reviews of these iron options

We review each of these models and have also provided a link where you can check the availability of the model at Amazon UK

Philips GC9630/20 Summary Review

In terms of online buyer reviews, this is the highest rated model from the Philips brand. There are over 1,000 online buyer reviews and a high 94% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 80% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 6% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the medium price point range for this type of iron.


  • 1.8 litre tank
  • 135 grams of continuous steam
  • 6.7 Bars of pressure
  • 470 steam shot
  • One temperature technology
Buyers Liked

Buyers said this generator iron is easy to use and lots of steam for easy ironing

Buyers Liked

Buyers said this iron is very efficient, and has all the right features

Buyers Liked

Buyers were very impressed by just how much time this model saved them on ironing so money well spent.

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said the the soleplate never gets hot enough to iron properly

Philips GC9682/86 Summary Review

In terms of online buyer reviews, this is the second highest rated model from the Philips brand. There are over 100 online buyer reviews and a high 94% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 82% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 5% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the very high range for this type of iron, but is very good quality.

Available in black/gold, navy, champagne, and purple. 


  • 1.8 litre tank
  • 165 grams of continuous steam
  • 600 gram steam shot
  • One temperature technology
Buyers Liked

Buyers said this iron was easy to hold, easy to use and very light weight which helped with arm fatigue

Buyers Liked

Buyers said that this iron is quite bulky, but that it is great for fast ironing and getting rid of creases quickly

Buyers Liked

Buyers were very impressed bythe large water capacity and the amount of steam this model produced.

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said that it does create lots of steam but the soleplate does not get hot enough for cotton

Philips Knitting Needles GC9660/30 Summary Review

In terms of online buyer reviews, this is the third highest rated model from the Philips brand. There are over 200 online buyer reviews and a high 94% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 81% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 3% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the high range for this type of iron, but is very good quality. They refer to this one as the Knitting Needles model. Available in purple only.

  • 1.8 litre tank
  • 155 grams of continuous steam
  • 520 gram steam shot
  • One temperature technology
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the appearance of this iron and most agreed that this was very fast at ironing

Buyers Liked

Buyers said that this iron is extremely light and liked the fact that you didn't have to worry about different temperature settings

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the very easy to use controls and the fact that no burns were assured

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this iron was disappointing and did not live up to expectations

Philips GC7705/30 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are only a few online buyer reviews (50+) for this model as it is fairly new to the UK market. So far they have given this model a 76% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 52% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 12% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the very high price range for this type of steam generator iron.

  • 2.2 litre tank
  • 120 grams of continuous steam
  • 220 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers said that although expensive, they love this iron as it has all the very best features

Buyers Liked

Buyers said that this iron has been designed to use ordinary tap water which is great for any hard water area

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the descaling and simple cleaning process as it was fast and very effective

Buyers Didn't Like

As of yet there are really no major complaints or niggles with this iron

Philips GC8735/80 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 200 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 88% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 74% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 8% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the medium to high price range for this type of steam generator iron.

  • 1.8 litre tank
  • 120 grams of continuous steam
  • 420 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked this iron as it is quiet, the iron itself is light and they found it simple to use

Buyers Liked

Most buyers said the glide on this iron is the best they have ever used

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the 2 year guarantee and that they also had a 60 day money back guarantee

Buyers Didn't Like

Around 8 of the 200 reviews we found online said this iron either stopped working or started spitting water out

Philips FastCare Compact Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 200 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 86% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 67% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 7% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low range for this type of steam generator iron. 

  • 1.3 litre water tank
  • 110 grams of continuous steam
  • 200 gram steam shot
  • Available in blue or purple
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the fact that this is one of the most affordable steam generator irons on the market.

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that the smaller tank makes this more suitable for their ironing needs as it is compact and easier to store

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the way this iron quickly removed creases and wrinkles compared to a normal steam iron.

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers did receive a faulty product and had to get it replaced. Some people said the cable made this one hard to use

Philips GC6704/30 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 800 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 86% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 61% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 5% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the medium range for this type of steam generator iron. This model has been out for a long time and remains one of their biggest sellers.

  • 1.3 litre tank
  • 110 grams of continuous steam
  • 200 gram steam shot
  • Ceramic soleplate
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked that this heated up quickly, was lightweight and could be topped up when it is on.

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that the continuous steam on this was very good and made short work of wrinkles

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the Morphy Richards brand and they liked this model at this medium price point

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this model didn't have a lock, and that the steam pressure wasn't as high as they would like it to be

Philips GC9410/60 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 200 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 86% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 74% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 7% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low range for this type of steam generator iron. 

  • 2.5 litre tank
  • 120 grams of continuous steam
  • 450 gram steam shot
  • Optimal TEMP single setting for all fabrics
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the lower price point for this type of steam generating iron and considered it to be very good value for money

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that this lightweight, comfortable to use and had great cable storage

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the descaling system as it has a flushable boiler which is really easy to clean and can be done quickly

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said they had some small issues with this model such as holding the steam button and trying to work out the instructions

Philips GC-9405/80 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 200 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 88% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 68% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 9% of all buyers gave this a poor review

You can still find this model online but no longer available from the manufacturer.

  • 2.5 litre tank
  • 120 grams of continuous steam
  • 450 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the lower price point for this type of steam generating iron and thought this model was great value for money

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that they loved using this iron on items like jeans as it is just so effective at getting rid of creases

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the smaller compact nature of this generator iron, and made it a lot easier to use and to store

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said with this model you still have to use distilled water and filter cartridges

Philips GC7833/80 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 1,200 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a high 88% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 69% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 7% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low price point range for this type of steam generator iron. 

  • 1.5 litre tank
  • 120 grams of continuous steam
  • 350 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers thought this was really only value for money when the iron was on some type of offer

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that this has lots of pressure and plenty of steam and great at stubborn creases

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the larger tank as a fill could last for up to a couple of weeks at a time

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this model was potentially dangerous to use as water just sprayed out

PerfectCare Compact Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 175 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this an 84% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 62% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 10% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low range for this type of steam generator iron. 

  • 1.5 litre tank
  • 120 grams of continuous steam
  • 280 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the budget price point for this type of steam generating iron and thought this model was good value for money

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that this is a good entry level price to try out a steam generator iron

Buyers Liked

Buyers said it is light, a nice colour and has enough steam to quickly do ironing in the house

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this model is just not that impressive and the soleplate wasn't smooth

Philips GC6730/36Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are over 50 online buyer reviews and so far they have given this an 80% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 54% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 10% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low range for this type of steam generator iron. 

  • 1.3 litre tank
  • 110 grams of continuous steam
  • 220 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the lower price point for this type of steam generating iron and thought this model was good value for money

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that it is light and comfortable  to grip and the steam generated is powerful enough to penitrate several layers of fabric.

Buyers Liked

Buyers said the steam button is handily placed and very easy to use when ironing and that makes a huge difference compared to other models

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers complained that Morphy Richards didn't honour the warranty and a few buyers had leaking issues

Philips HI5916/26 Summary Review

We found the following information when we were doing our research on these Philips brand irons.


There are only a handful of online buyer reviews and so far they have given this a lowish 70% buyer satisfaction rating.


  • 29% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 26% of all buyers gave this a poor review

It is priced at the low range for this type of steam generator iron. 

  • 1.1 litre tank
  • 100 grams of continuous steam
  • 180 gram steam shot
Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the lower price point for this type of steam generating iron and thought this model was good value for money

Buyers Liked

Most buyers commented that the controls were very easy to use and the steam helped get them through the ironing fast

Buyers Liked

Buyers liked the higher pressure when compared with a normal steam iron

Buyers Didn't Like

A few buyers said this model is too heavy and uncomfortable to use

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