The powerful Philips Azur iron pumps out huge volumes of steam to make ironing quicker and easier. The excellent soleplate glides effortlessly over all fabrics and the lightweight design helps minimise user fatigue
OVERALL SCORE: 93%
- High continuous steam output
- Powerful steam shot
- Built to Last
- The cord could be longer
Philips Azur Steam Iron – Best Buy
The standout reason to choose the Philips Azur SteamGlide is the power. This iron will flatten anything. With a continuous steam output of 50g/minute and a crease busting shot of 250g, it’s designed to make ironing easier & quicker. The specification, owner feedback and a Philips Azur long-term test make this steam iron our overall best buy.
The soleplate glides easily over all fabrics, it’s scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Plus, the drip-stop system works. Not just at new, but our long-term test and review model continues to perform ahead of expectation.
Descaling the Philips Azur Steam Iron
The descaling system is effective and easy to use. At the back of the iron, there’s a yellow plug, which can be removed, rinsed of limescale and replaced. This is best done once a month or more frequently in hard water areas. In addition to this, there’s the normal clean function that involves purging the iron over a sink to flush out any scale from within. It only takes a moment and will keep your new Philips Azur working, like new, for years.
- POWER: 2600w
- CONTINUOUS STEAM: 50g/min
- STEAM SHOT: 250g
- WATER TANK CAPACITY: 300ml
- SOLEPLATE: Ceramic
- CORD LENGTH: 2.5m
- WEIGHT: 1.6kg
- AUTO SHUT OFF: Yes
- VERTICAL STEAM: Yes
- PERFORMANCE: 4.6/5
- FUNCTIONAL DESIGN: 4.7/5
- EASE OF USE: 4.5/5
- OVERALL: 93%
Verum review ratings are calculated with data from multiple sources, weighting criteria and comparative metrics to give a quantitative measure of the product, based on the key decision-making factors.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Looking for negatives, a slightly longer cord would be good and while lots of steam helps power through the ironing, this does mean it needs refilling more frequently than low-power, slower models. Fortunately, the Philips Azur has a decent 300ml tank.
Also of note, is that it heats up quickly and will work vertically meaning that you can steam out creases from hanging garments, curtains etc.
Why Spend More?
There are numerous more expensive models available. However, few are a match for the Philips Azur for complete performance. For a few quid more, our most powerful recommendation, the Tefal Ultimate is excellent, although it’s also heavier & bigger.
The other consideration is a steam generator iron. This is a big step up from a conventional model and makes ironing much faster – although they can be expensive. If you want to know more, click to see the Verum guide to steam generator irons.
The Philips Azur GC4567/86 Steam Iron is powerful, easy to use and built to last. Lots of steam and design excellence make this model a great choice for faster, easier ironing with better results.
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