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Philips GC2045
GC204540

£23.00
(570 reviews)
Philips GC2045
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Our Verdict:
A best selling and low cost 2,300W traditional iron, with very low running costs and good features
2,300W Black Steam Generator 35g/min Sep 2013
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Philips GC2045 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Philips GC2045 number 2 in best selling irons and number 38 across all irons.
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Reviews
570 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
82
Running Costs
£210 Over 5 Years
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this iron to others. Looking across the entire Morphy Richards iron range, the average reviews for all Morphy Richards irons are also excellent.
This iron is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer irons with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest irons 2018.
This Philips iron has running costs of £210 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 613 irons that we have compared it to. View all energy saving irons.
The GC2045 is one of the best selling irons currently on the market. View best selling irons July 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and that it is robust.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a steam boost function
Has an automatic anti-calc system
Easily removes creases
Longer lifetime
Safe ironing
Comfortable ironing- steam 35g/min; 120g steam boost
Ceramic soleplate
Anti-calc
2300 watts
Very small water tank capacity
Very few steam generating capacity

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £26.99 to £23 in the last 24 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 62% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Philips GC2045 Video Reviews

Philips GC2045 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good user reviews

On average, people who bought this iron rated it as 88%. 354 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this iron either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Popular choice

The GC2045 is one the top selling iron currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Users report that it is fairly priced

68 customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money.

  • We chose this orb as it was great value…
    V. Sparkes - August 2015
  • Good price and find the iron comfortable…
    Will - September 2015
  • Overall, this is a decent budget iron…
    Sussman - March 2015
  • Fabulous product at an extremely good price…
    Elthom - November 2014
  • Not at a great cost and this does the trick…
    Dickens - October 2014
  • Fantastic iron, excellent price and super fast delivery…
    Joanna Krawiec - September 2014
  • Fairly priced too, even brought one for my mum…
    Aitch - May 2017
  • Great value iron this one that comes in a nice presentation box…
    Zipster Zeus - April 2015
  • Bargain its the best iron for the money…
    Ashley Thompson - August 2014
  • Very pleased as some are far more expensive…
    Romandnero - February 2015

Customers report superior product quality

34 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

  • Out of the box it was clearly a quality product…
    V. Sparkes - August 2015
  • The feel of the product is good, very ergonomic and well designed for easy use…
    Warren - August 2014
  • So, functional and great quality…
    Zipster Zeus - April 2015
  • It is well designed and good to handle…
    Wynne Kelly - May 2015
  • Well designed and solidly built…
    C. Asbridge - April 2014
  • This is a quality item and well worth the extra money in my opinion…
    RJP Book Boy - August 2014
  • Well designed with large hole to add water…
    Rose48 (Tesco.com) - December 2015
  • Nice looking and reasonable quality for the price…
    Ulik (Tesco.com) - February 2016
  • Lightweight and good quality…
    Rwilson9 (Tesco.com) - December 2016
  • Iron is very light and nicely done, definitely a high quality product…
    Katy 74 (Tesco.com) - February 2017

Users report that it is robust

14 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made, 11 people agreed that it was strong and durable and two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was reliable.

  • Light, manoeuvrable, plenty of cord, good steaming and well built…
    T. Miles - February 2015
  • Well designed and solidly built…
    C. Asbridge - April 2014
  • It is a sturdy box…
    S Bruce - April 2015
  • The flex went on the last iron this one feels more robust…
    Andy2001 (Tesco.com) - January 2017
  • She find the iron easy to use and she thinks it's very well made and it's light…
    Luiza27 (Tesco.com) - December 2017
  • Product feels well made and is a pleasure to use…
    Rvick (Johnlewis.com) - September 2014
  • Settings are accurately calibrated so reliable to set and leave without the kitchen filling with smoke!
    Irir (Tesco.com) - February 2016
  • Brightly patterned and sturdy…
    Chris F - September 2014
  • The sole plate is ceramic and looks and feels sturdy…
    Chipper - August 2014
  • Solid five star product…

Customers report excellent design

37 people who bought this iron thought it was good looking, 22 customers who purchased it thought it was smooth and 22 customers who reviewed this iron concluded that it was well designed. eight people considered that this iron was neat and four people who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic.

  • The first impression was the beautiful box in which it was packaged in soft hues of purple, yellow…
    Uenna - April 2015
  • All in, this iron is ergonomic with a few good features…
    Tristan Martin - August 2014
  • It is smooth over the surface of the clothes you are ironing…
    Warren - August 2014
  • The feel of the product is good, very ergonomic and well designed for easy use…
    Warren - August 2014
  • Nice looking iron, in 2 of my favourite colours (blue…
    Suzy & Bruce - April 2015
  • It is very ergonomic in it's design and very comfortable to use…
    T. Walker - March 2015
  • It's pretty straightforward in it's functions…
    Zipster Zeus - April 2015
  • It is well designed and good to handle…
    Wynne Kelly - May 2015
  • Plus the box you get is pretty and useful to store iron…
    Woody longdingo - October 2016
  • A very smooth glide which is great…
    Chris Bantock - September 2016

Users report that it is easy to use

114 customers mentioned that it was easy to use, 15 people who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold and seven customers considered that it was easy to use the menus.

  • This iron is very comfortable to use and it's not overly complex for what it is…
    Tristan Martin - August 2014
  • Good price and find the iron comfortable…
    Will - September 2015
  • In all easy to use and does a good job…
    Victor - April 2015
  • The ceramic plate glides well and the whole thing is comfortable on the wrist when using…
    Victor - April 2015
  • If you are in a hard water area, you are advised to use distilled water, or water that has been through a filter at very least…
    Sussman - March 2015
  • Light, easy to hold and efficient…
    Tezzy - March 2016
  • It is very ergonomic in it's design and very comfortable to use…
    T. Walker - March 2015
  • Easy to use good steam Far TOO short cable…
    EJWiper - July 2017
  • The flex is too short; in all other respects it is much easier to use than its predecessor with volumes of steam which would do credit to one of the old steam engines…
    Down ot earth - June 2015
  • It irons lovely, is quite light and easy to use…
    Dickens - October 2014

Customers report superior technical features

11 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers report heats quickly

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the product heated up quickly.

Very good brand

Based on 5,594 expert and user reviews (including 3,487 verified purchases), Philips has very good ratings for its irons. 94% of those that bought a Philips iron would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers report lightweight & easy to handle

43 people wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight and easy to handle and three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and unwieldy.

  • The iron is light weight in terms if it's actual weight…
    Uenna - April 2015
  • It isn't too heavy and you can put it back in its box to cool…
    TheOptimist - January 2016
  • This iron is easy to fill, is not too heavy and is very easy to read the dial - it is a pleasure to use!
    Lesley - October 2014
  • It is light weight and irons perfectly with good steaming facilities, like the colour to…
    Diane foster - August 2014
  • Not everyone wants to push along an iron that is heavy…
    Breianne - August 2017
  • Liked because its lightweight (why oh why don't manufacturers ensure their irons are more lightweight today than ever…
    Breianne - August 2017
  • It's lightweight and glides over the garments with ease…
    S - August 2014
  • Beautifully lightweight and easy to hold…
    Poppy - March 2015
  • This item is very light and very easy to handle…
    Phil - October 2015
  • Yes, this iron is lightweight…
    RA83 - July 2015

Customers report that it is a good size

25 owners who purchased it considered that it was lightweight, seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around and five customers mentioned in their reviews that this iron was heavy and bulky. three owners who reviewed it considered that it was thick, two people who bought it thought it was compact and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was thin.

  • It isn't too heavy and you can put it back in its box to cool…
    TheOptimist - January 2016
  • It irons lovely, is quite light and easy to use…
    Dickens - October 2014
  • This iron is easy to fill, is not too heavy and is very easy to read the dial - it is a pleasure to use!
    Lesley - October 2014
  • Not everyone wants to push along an iron that is heavy…
    Breianne - August 2017
  • Liked because its lightweight (why oh why don't manufacturers ensure their irons are more lightweight today than ever…
    Breianne - August 2017
  • It's lightweight and glides over the garments with ease…
    S - August 2014
  • Beautifully lightweight and easy to hold…
    Poppy - March 2015
  • Yes, this iron is lightweight…
    RA83 - July 2015
  • Powerful and compact…
    Steph C - June 2015
  • Excellent iron, light and easy to use…
    Serham - September 2015

Features

Very small water tank capacity

The water tank capacity of the Philips GC2045 of only 0.27L is smaller than 77% of all irons when ordered by this feature. Across all the irons the water tank capacities range from 0.1L to 2.5L, and the average water tank capacity is 0.47L.

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Very few steam generating capacity

The Philips GC2045's steam generating capacity of only 35g/min is less than average when compared to most other irons. It is less than 76% of all irons when ranked by this feature. Across all the irons the steam generating capacity range from 6g/min to 500g/min, and the average steam generating capacity is 67g/min.

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Not cordless

Like most other irons, the Philips GC2045 is not cordless. 98% of irons are not cordless.

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Has a steam boost function

The Philips GC2045 has a steam boost function, as do 57% of irons.

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Has an automatic anti-calc system

The Philips GC2045 has an automatic anti-calc system, unlike 63% of irons which do not have an automatic anti-calc system.

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Does not have an auto power off function

The Philips GC2045 does not have an auto power off function, although this is within the context that 69% of irons also do not have an auto power off function.

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Has a steam tip

The Philips GC2045 has a steam tip, unlike 97% of irons which do not have a steam tip.

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Has a vertical steam function

The Philips GC2045 has a vertical steam function. 70% of irons also have a vertical steam function.

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Age

Released over four years ago

This Philips iron was released in August 2014.

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Running Costs

Average running costs

The GC2045 has an average 5 year running cost of £210 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 613 irons.

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Popularity

Amazon bestseller

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Widely available

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Lots of positive reviews

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Value for Money

Price has gone down by £4 (15%)

The price has dropped from £26.99 to £23 in the last 24 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom than overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Philips GC2045 and the United Kingdom price of £23.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $83.20 (£110.73).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

philips gc204540, philips gc204510, philips gc204580, philips gc204520, philips gc204535, philips gc204526, philips 2300w, menu gc204526

Barcodes:

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