#GiftofTime | Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence Steam Generator Iron review

I think ironing might just be my least favourite household chore. It is so time consuming, and no matter how many hours you spend doing it, you never seem to get to the bottom of the basket? How does that work?

In a bid to help us spend less time ironing and more time playing with the kids, Philips sent us their new PerfectCare Elite Silence steam generator iron – the worlds fastest and most powerful steam generator (Steam rate (norm IEC60311), vs. the 10 best selling steam generators; tested Dec. 2014), and a #GiftOfTime package, challenging us to complete our ironing in the speed of light and enjoy an afternoon crafting with the children.

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence Steam Generator Iron

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence Steam Generator Iron

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence Steam Generator Iron

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence Steam Generator Iron

With its steam power and consistency the PerfectCare Elite is able to claim the fastest ironing experience (Tested January 2015 vs. the bestselling steam generator). It uses silent steam technology to power through creases with little noise. It is so simple to use – there is no need to change the temperature settings as you move through the clothes, as the same setting is safe for everything from jeans to silk blouses, with a no scratch technology included too. You can even lay the iron down flat on your ironing board and it won’t burn the material. I have been known to get distracted and do this before, ending up with a singed ironing board or trouser leg, so this is a real plus point for me. Philips actually guarantee no burns on all ironable garments, so you really can’t go wrong!

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence Steam Generator Iron

The kids (OK, and me) are fascinated by the steam generated. During normal ironing there is a steady stream of powerful steam which literally steams through creases, even those tough ones you get in jeans and shirt collars. There is a steam boost button if you need it too. The iron itself is lightweight, and the handle is ergonomic and comfortable to push and hold, with the 5-star-rated T-ionicGlide soleplate offering Philips’ best gliding performance and scratch resistance. Do bear in mind that the generator section is heavy, and will need a sturdy surface to stand on during use. However, you can easily detach the water tank from the steam generating base to refill with tap water. The 1.8L water tank can produce up to two hours of steam and can be refilled anytime – no need to switch off whilst in use.

So just how quickly can you iron a shirt using the new Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence steam generator iron?

This left us with a whole heap of time free to spend some quality time with the kids, and we dived into a massive box of crafts to while away a miserable, winter afternoon.





We made all sorts with our #GiftOfTime. We stitched a penguin hand puppet, we did some finger painting and stamp painting. Eliza drew pictures with chunky crayons, and the older children loved making funny faces with string, googly eyes, stickers and pipe cleaners. 

Using the Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence steam generator iron made the ironing a lot faster, more efficient, and dare I say – more fun? The time we save on this usually mundane household chore can be so much better spent with the children, especially at this time of year – we are planning to make our own Christmas decorations this weekend. You can’t get these years back, make the most of them while they are small 🙂 

* This is a sponsored post on behalf of Philips. I received compensation in exchange for my post; however, all opinions stated are my own.*



  1. December 6, 2016 / 8:45 am

    As someone who doesn’t iron at all I save even more time! To be fair I don’t think our animals mind that our clothes are not ironed, though it is a right pain getting our old iron to work on the odd smart occasion! #TriedTested

  2. December 6, 2016 / 10:56 am

    I love the fact that you don’t need to change the settings and the iron looks light and easy to use as well. I have to admit I only iron the things that I really have to but anything that helps save time when it comes to ironing is a good thing! 🙂 #TriedTested

  3. December 6, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Faster ironing is great, we have lots of school shirts I hate doing. I have to admit I sometimes tumble dry things and fold them warm as it does without the need for ironing! Looks like you had fun with your #gift of time too.

  4. December 6, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    I am the worst ironer in the whole world and I’m very lucky my husband will do it. He absolutely loves our Philips steam iron and this looks like a super duper new version of it. #triedtested
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  5. December 6, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing! I HATE ironing with a passion! It kills my back and feet, which puts me off doing it and then before I know it I have two huge ironing piles and the kids have no clothes. I might have to put this on my Christmas lists hehe #TriedTested
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  6. Nige
    December 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    What a brilliant idea with the settings although we really don’t iron lol thanks for hosting #triedandtested

  7. December 6, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    We have a Phillips iron and it’s fantastic (not that I iron much hee hee) I wouldn’t buy any other brand. That iron looks super stylish and anything that saves time gets a big thumbs up from me ! #TriedTested
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  8. December 8, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Ironing is one household task I actually enjoy doing as long as I manage to get all those frustrating creases out. #TriedTested

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