April 22, 2015

Philips PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron Review

Ironing can often be a time-consuming and frustrating chore especially when one is dealing with different fabric types or sorting through the whole family’s laundry. As the leading brand in garment care, Philips is constantly striving to improve lives in every aspect – and this can often mean helping to make the everyday activities that people find tedious - such as ironing, easier!

I'm so happy to receive Philips newest PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron to make ironing chore much easier and faster. My mom who does most of the housework was also eager to get her hands on this steam iron to try it out *aunty mode on* hehe


Different fabrics have different optimal ironing temperatures to ensure that the material doesn’t burn or lose its texture and pattern. When ironing, it’s advisable to start with the clothing that requires low heat followed by medium heat and finally high heat. However sorting through a pile of clothes according to the ironing temperature requirement and selecting the correct setting can be tedious and time-consuming. 

To help ease this chore, Philips has created the Optimal Temp technology. This innovative technology cancels out the need to separate your clothes according to fabric type and to adjust the temperature and setting according to fabric, making the task of ironing much easier and more efficient. The PerfectCare Azur iron range is easy to use with no adjustments needed for all clothes, regardless of fabric type. You can go from ironing linen to silk to cotton to cashmere without any waiting in between.

So there is no need to change temperature. Just one optimal temperature pre-set!

No longer do we have to worry about burning our clothes while ironing as the innovative Optimal Temp technology ensures that the temperature is best suited for the fabric. The Philips PerfectCare Azur can maintain the perfect combination of temperature and steam to deliver an ironing performance that is not only easier and faster but also gentler on all ironable materials. It utilises a Smart Control processor to set the right temperature combined with HeatFlow technology to enable an even stream of steam and temperature balance.

How cool is that? Innovation nowadays are just mind blowing!

All you have to do before ironing clothes is to pour tap water into the water tank lid.

A cup is provided together with the iron for easy use.

Should you need to moisten your clothes before ironing, press the button above and..

...the iron will spray water from the nozzle provided. So you don't need a spray bottle anymore.

During ironing, if you need a steam boost for stubborn creases and wrinkles, press the button below and more steam will be produced for a more effective ironing to smoothen creases.

The Calc Clean function is to clean the iron after a month of usage.

T-ionicGlide is Philip's most premium soleplate delivering a new standard in glide and scratch resistance for OptimalTemp irons. The patented new coating will secure excellent results. The carefully designed shape and vent holes provide an even steam distribution for easy crease removal with the steam iron.

When ironing, set it to 'Max' and when not in use set it to 'no steam'. It's very easy to use.

Once plugged in, the blue SmartLight will start flashing indicating that the iron is heating up. Once it lights up blue steadily, the iron is ready to use.

Putting it to test!
My mom wanted to test this steam iron out with her most stubborn cotton white pants. It's thick and creases and wrinkles like nobody's business. She wanted to test if this steam iron can smoothen the most stubborn creases.

So there she is ironing it out.

Results: Ta-dah!!
She was so satisfied it came out so smooth and ready to wear! She was also very pleased that it didn't take too much of her time to smooth the creases and wrinkles =)
Yes, this is definitely one that mummy approves! hehe

After trying it out a few times, I came to a few pros and cons of this PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron.

The pros:
- Very easy to use, no adjustment required. You can now iron all ironable garments one after the other, without having to wait or to adjust the iron's temperature dial
-No more burnt clothes
-Time efficient. It doesn't take long for the iron to smoothen creases
-The iron shuts off automatically when left unattended. If left on it's heel rest, the steam iron will switch off in 3 minutes, when left resting on the soleplate it will take 2 minutes before the iron shuts off
-The T-ionicGlide makes it easier to glide on any type of fabrics and it's scratch resistant
-Designed with a Quattro Precision Tip, the PerfectCare Azur can even iron out tricky wrinkles in hard-to-reach areas.
-Continuous steam output of up to 50 g/min gives the perfect amount of steam to efficiently remove all creases.
-For very stubborn creases, the iron's 200 g steam boost enables you to easily remove even the most stubborn creases. Very effective for stubborn wrinkles that won't go away
-It is 100% safe and effective on all ironable fabrics – even synthetics and wool, and has been independently tested and approved by authoritative textile organisations such as DWI, IWTO, and Woolmark.

The cons:
-It weighs 1.75kg and for an iron it is quite heavy and bigger as compared to other irons. Can be quite tiring to use but since it cuts ironing time, you wouldn't really feel the pressure afterwards.
-The Calc-Clean function means you need to clean the iron every once a month or more and it may be quite a hassle
-It may be tedious in the beginning when getting use to using this steam iron because you need to pour water in, wait for it to heat up, iron your clothes then pour out any remaining water before keeping it.
-This PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron costs RM599.00 and it can be on the high side- price wise
-This is a 2800 W iron and although it heats up fast and provides powerful performance on all ironable garments, it can use up quite a lot of electricity

Overall, it is still a very good innovation by Philips. One that would make working wives' life easier having to iron clothes faster without the worry of burning or changing temperature each time.

The Philips PerfectCare Azur range is available at major electrical and departmental stores and www.blipmy.com at a recommended price range of RM459 to RM599 (before GST). The range differs from how many grams of steam it can produce.

For more information, please visit http://www.philips.com.my

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  1. It is quite cool to incorporate steam with the "traditional" iron. But it still takes the same amount of time to press clothes, right?

  2. I am looking for buying a perfect Steam IRon for my home use and today I got Review from your end. I am going to buy this Philips Steam Iron.