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PerfectCare Elite

Steam generator iron

GC9642

PerfectCare Elite Steam generator iron

GC9642

Most powerful steam for the fastest ironing*

with Ultra-light iron

  • Max 7.2 bar pressure
  • Up to 490g steam boost
  • 1.8 L water tank capacity
  • Detachable water tank
Large detachable water tank for easy refilling

Large detachable water tank for easy refilling

The detachable water tank allows you to easily refill anytime without stopping the appliance. It has a large filling hole so you can simply fill the water tank under the tap. It has a 1.8 L capacity, so you get the convenience of up to 2 hours of continuous use, with no need to top-up the tank.

Save energy with ECO mode

Save energy with ECO mode

ECO mode allows you to save energy without compromising your ironing results. The ECO mode uses a reduced amount of steam, but still a sufficient amount to iron all your garments.

Iron jeans to silk, no need to change temperature setting

Iron jeans to silk, no need to change temperature setting

With OptimalTEMP technology you'll no longer have to waste time changing temperature settings, waiting for the temperature to adjust or pre-sorting clothes. Iron fabrics from jeans to silk, with guaranteed no burns thanks to the perfect combination of temperature and continuous powerful steam.

Safe and secure carry lock

Safe and secure carry lock

Your steam generator iron includes a safe carry lock which securely fastens your iron to its base without the risk of slipping or someone touching the hot soleplate. It ensures safe and easy transportation around the house, to and from storage.

Safe to leave the hot soleplate on the ironing board

Safe to leave the hot soleplate on the ironing board

Innovative OptimalTEMP technology guarantees no burn on all ironable fabrics. As well as the reassurance this provides whilst ironing, it also means you can leave the hot iron soleplate directly on your cotton ironing board without causing any damage. This helps to reduce any discomfort to your wrists, as you won't need to lift the iron to and from its base as often.

Automatic switch off for safety and energy saving

Automatic switch off for safety and energy saving

The safety auto off function automatically switches off your steam generator iron if it has not been used for a few minutes. This saves energy and gives you safety peace of mind.

Philips best gliding and most scratch resistant soleplate

Philips best gliding and most scratch resistant soleplate

The T-ionic Glide is Philips' most premium soleplate, promising superior gliding for more effortless and fast ironing. It has a stainless steel base which is harder and more durable than aluminum, with an integrated titanium oxide layer for advanced scratch resistance. Plus the carefully designed shape and vents provide an even better steam distribution for faster crease removal.

Powerful steam for ultimate crease removal

Powerful steam for ultimate crease removal

An ultra-fast ironing experience can be yours with revolutionary technology. The powerful and continuous steam tackles even rough creases, and thicker fabrics are smoothed out with ease and speed. Plus there's an extra steam boost if needed, perfect for vertical steaming or stubborn creases.

Light weight and comfortable to handle

Light weight and comfortable to handle

Your steam generator's iron has the ideal weight: amazingly light weight and comfortable to handle. It glides easily over your garments, removes the toughest creases in no time, and reduces stress on your wrist. It makes also vertical steaming very easy and effective. You can now comfortably & effectively remove the creases of your delicate, like silk blouse, dresses, and jackets and even difficult to iron garments with pleats, decorations, buttons etc in a vertical way.

Easy and efficient descaling system

Easy and efficient descaling system

Regular descaling protects your iron and ensures you'll continue to get the very best steam performance. The exclusively designed and ideally positioned Easy De-Calc Plus function provides the ideal way to get rid of lime scale and extend the lifespan of your steam generator iron. The iron will remind you with both light and sound when it's time to clean and descale. Then when your appliance is cold, simply remove the Easy De-Calc knob, collect the dirty water and scale into a cup and discard.

Technical Specifications

  • Size and weight

    Packaging dimensions (WxHxL)
    31 x 35 x 51 cm
    Weight of iron
    0.8 kg
    Product dimensions (WxHxL)
    23.3 x 28.5 x 45.3 cm
    Weight of iron + base
    5.1 kg
  • Easy to use

    Heat up time
    2 minute(s)
    Safe on all ironable fabrics
    Even delicates like silk
    Water tank capacity
    1800 ml
    Soleplate gliding performance
    5 stars
    Safety auto off
    Yes
    Soleplate name
    T-ionicGlide
    Detachable water tank
    Yes
    Low water alert
    Yes
    Refill any time during use
    Yes
    Tap water suitable
    Yes
    Power cord length
    1.8 m
    Hose length
    1.7 m
    Precision steam tip
    Yes
    Ready to use
    • Light indicator
    • Sound indicator
    Soleplate scratch resistance
    5 stars
    Extra large filling hole
    Yes
  • Green efficiency

    Energy saving mode
    Yes
    Product packaging
    100% recycable
    User manual
    100% recycled paper
  • Storage

    Carry lock
    For transportation and safety
    Cord storage
    • Cord storage compartment
    • Velcro fix
    Hose storage
    Hose storage compartment
  • Fast crease removal

    Pressure
    Max 7.2 bar
    Power
    Max 2400 W
    Continuous steam
    Up to 145 g/min
    Steam boost
    Up to 490 g
    Vertical steam
    Yes
    Voltage
    220 - 240 V
    Ready to use
    2 minute(s)
    Variable steam levels
    Yes
    Steam-on-demand
    Yes
  • Guarantee

    2 year worldwide guarantee
    Yes
  • Scale management

    Descaling and cleaning
    Easy De-calc Plus
    Descaling reminder
    • Light
    • Yes
  • Technology

    OptimalTEMP technology
    Yes
    Cyclonic steam chamber
    Yes
    For all ironable fabrics
    Yes
    No burns
    Yes
    No temperature settings needed
    Yes
    Smart Control Processor
    Yes

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