Introducing the Philips PerfectCare - the first of its kind, a steam generator iron with no temperature setting required.
Why is PerfectCare a revolution in ironing?
PerfectCare comes with a revolutionary "Optimal Temp" technology that provides one perfect temperature setting for any kind of fabric. This allows you to go from one fabric to another without having to worry about burn marks, or wait for your iron to heat up or cool down. This also means time saved – no need to pre-sort clothes or change temperature settings, and the ability to go from linen to silk to cotton to cashmere without waiting. It even uses 10% less energy than a conventional steam generator.
Over the last 3 years, Philips has worked with the world's best fabric specialists to understand how ironing can be improved. We found out that optimum moisture and a heat of between 90-100 degrees is required to remove all creases and iron perfectly.
What is Optimal Temp technology?
Optimal Temp has been made possible thanks to the Revolutionary Cyclonic Steam Chamber and the Smart Control Processor.
The Revolutionary Cyclonic Steam Chamber ensures that at a gentle temperature, consistently high steam can be delivered at the push of a button, where other steam generators at the same temperature would leak or deliver little/no steam.
The Smart Control Processor keeps the soleplate at an extremely consistent temperature, which makes it safe to use on all ironable fabrics, never being too hot or too cold.
The earlier irons used a hot soleplate alone as a means of removing creases and pressing garments. Later, the addition of a steam feature allowed for ironing with greater ease and speed, but required different temperature settings for different fabrics.
Different temperature settings also interfered with the iron's ability to deliver steam – the higher the temperature, the more steam was possible, but also, the lower the temperature, the poorer the steam output. Because of this, all irons and steam generators work with a soleplate of up to 250 degrees to generate enough steam. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, the soleplate serves only to press fabric, not to remove creases – steam is most efficient for that.
It has never been possible to deliver both steam with enough pressure and one temperature which is gentle enough for use on all fabrics… until PerfectCare.
PerfectCare is proven to iron faster with little risk of damage to any ironable garment
Tests have shown that where an ordinary iron can easily burn your fabrics, PerfectCare remains at a consistent temperature, making it safe for all your fabrics, even if you leave it on silk, cashmere, or cotton for as long as 5 minutes.
Other steam irons are not as precise as the PerfectCare, and have a large temperature variation which could damage your garments and use a lot of your time while switching between different fabrics.
Lean green machine
We all need to do our bit to help the environment. Despite the powerful abilities of PerfectCare, it is the most energy efficient steam generator iron from Philips, using up to 10% less energy than its predecessor. So time is not the only thing you save with a PerfectCare.