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Philips GC2045/40
GC204540

Philips GC2045/40
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30 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
62
Value for Money
Good
64
Age
4 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£230 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A classic and very economical to run 2,300W steam generator iron, with a good spec. Reviews indicate that this iron is lightweight and easy to handle, good-looking, and easy to use.
2,300W Black Steam Generator 35g/min Aug 2014
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Philips GC2045/40 Price History

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. There was a cheaper price of £24.99 on Amazon UK 43 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 35% chance that the price of the Philips GC2045/40 will go down in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices might drop by up to £1 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Philips GC2045/40 number 148 in steam generator irons and number 320 across all irons.

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Kagoo Score
89
Reviews
68
Features
63
Value for Money
65
Age
84
Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 74?

purchasers report that it has good user reviews with an average user rating of 77%, based on 30 reviews.
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.
This Philips iron has running costs of £230 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 720+ irons that we have calculated running costs for.
The GC2045/40 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a steam boost function
Has an automatic anti-calc system
Comfortable ironing
Longer lifetime
Safe ironing
Easily removes creases
Very small water tank capacity
Very few steam generating capacity

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each iron by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the iron is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec irons come to market, the older irons will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

3.9 stars (30 reviews)

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What Are People Saying About the Philips GC2045/40?

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Price
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Some People Thought This Iron Was Priced Reasonably
  • Great iron as you would expect from Philips Good value...
    Helen - Amazon.co.uk 9 Nov 2018
  • Very good value for money...
    Judith - Amazon.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • Two People Thought it Was Well Designed

    Two people thought that the Philips GC2045 was good-looking.

  • ... hated ironing. I now hate it a bit less thanks to this iron. And it's pretty heat resistant box, has amazed my little lady head. This means my delicate ...
    Jay-Elle - Amazon.co.uk 26 Dec 2017
  • Pretty decent but I can't imagine I will ever be happy with an iron unless it's someone else using it for me...
    Caren - Amazon.co.uk 7 Feb 2018
  • Two People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Philips GC2045 was easy to use.

  • Love this iron. Put my last one to shame. So easy to use...
    Mrs - Amazon.co.uk 17 Oct 2018
  • Easy to use good steam Far TOO short cable...
    EJWiper - Amazon.co.uk 27 Jul 2017
  • Four People Thought This Iron Was Lightweight and Easy to Handle

    Four people thought that the Philips GC2045 was lightweight and easy to handle.

  • ... for my elderly mum who was having trouble holding her steam iron. This one is lightweight and has resulted in her being able to iron without hurting her ...
    Jo - Amazon.co.uk 2 Oct 2018
  • Liked because its lightweight (why oh why don't manufacturers ensure their irons are more lightweight today than ever). Not everyone wants to push along ...
    Breianne - Amazon.co.uk 20 Aug 2017
  • ... Not everyone wants to push along an iron that is heavy. I looked for an iron that was lightweight and yet continuous steam and a good review. The only ...
    Breianne - Amazon.co.uk 20 Aug 2017
  • Good quality iron that's lightweight and irons well. Only gripe is the flex which isn't as flexible as I'd have liked...
    Amadan - Amazon.co.uk 11 Nov 2018
  • One Person Thought it Heated Up Quickly
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    One Person Thought it Had a Good Water Capacity
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    How Good Are Philips Irons?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a steam boost function
    Has an automatic anti-calc system
    Has a vertical steam function
    Has an spray function
    Supports variable steam function
    Self-cleaning
    Has an anti-drip function
    Has a steam tip
    Very small water tank capacity
    Very few steam generating capacity
    Not cordless
    Does not have an auto power off function

    What the Reviews Say

    Two people thought it was well designed
    Two people thought it was easy to use
    Four people thought this iron was lightweight and easy to handle
    Very Small Water Tank Capacity

    The Philips GC2045's water tank capacity of only 0.27L is in the smallest 19% of all irons when ranked by this feature. The average water tank capacity of all irons is 0.49L, with the smallest being 0.1L and the biggest being 2.5L.

    What does "water tank capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Very Few Steam Generating Capacity

    Irons have steam generating capacity of between 4g/min and 500g/min, and the average steam generating capacity is 69g/min. The Philips GC2045's steam generating capacity of only 35g/min is less than average when compared to most other irons. It is in the least 21% of all irons when sorted by this feature.

    What does "steam generating capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Not Cordless

    The Philips GC2045 is not cordless, although this is within the context that 98% of irons are also not cordless.

    What does "cordless" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Steam Boost Function
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    The Philips GC2045 has a steam boost function, as do 56% of irons.

    What is a steam boost function? Less Edit
    Has an Automatic Anti-Calc System

    The Philips GC2045 has an automatic anti-calc system. 66% of irons do not have an automatic anti-calc system.

    What is an automatic anti-calc system? Less Edit
    Has a Vertical Steam Function

    The Philips GC2045 has a vertical steam function. 68% of irons also have a vertical steam function.

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    Has an Spray Function

    The Philips GC2045 has an spray function, unlike 51% of irons which do not have an spray function.

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    Supports Variable Steam Function

    The Philips GC2045 supports variable steam function. 54% of irons also support variable steam function.

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    Self-Cleaning

    The Philips GC2045 is self-cleaning, unlike 69% of irons which are not self-cleaning.

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    Has an Anti-Drip Function

    The Philips GC2045 has an anti-drip function. 52% of irons also have an anti-drip function.

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    Has a Steam Tip

    The Philips GC2045 has a steam tip, which is unusual. 99% of irons do not have a steam tip.

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    Does Not Have an Auto Power Off Function

    The Philips GC2045 does not have an auto power off function. 70% of irons also do not have an auto power off function.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An iron with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Philips GC2045/40, and ranked it:

    Budget Choice
    This iron has a low quality score, but also a low price - choose this if you’re looking to save money on a purchase.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought this iron was priced reasonably
    65
    Age

    Philips GC2045/40 Release Date

    August 2014

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    When Are Most New Philips Irons Released?

    Most new Philips irons tend to be released between February and April.

    That means that most of the latest Philips iron technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. 15 new Philips irons were released in February 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new Philips iron releases. April was the biggest month in 2017 for new Philips irons, with 12 new Philips irons released that month. In September 2016, 26 new Philips irons were released making it the biggest month that year for new Philips iron releases.

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    How Fast Do Philips Iron Prices Drop After Release?

    Most irons drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release, however Philips irons tend to depreciate faster.

    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Philips irons drop in price by 13%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £8 on a typical £64 new Philips iron by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Philips GC2045/40 Running Costs

    The GC2045 has an average running cost of £230 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is pretty average compared to the other 720+ irons that we checked.

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    Running this iron over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Philips GC2045/40 Specification

    Key Features
    Power
    Colour
    Type
    Steam Generating Capacity
    Ergonomics
    Non-Twisting Cord
    Other Features
    Pointed Tip
    Steam Tip
    Features
    Calc-Clean Function
    Water Tank Capacity
    Anti-Drip Function
    Auto Power Off Function
    Spray Function
    Cordless
    Steam Boost Function
    Self-Cleaning
    Vertical Steam Function
    Automatic Anti-Calc System
    Soleplate Type
    Cord Length
    Variable Steam Function
    Steam Boost Performance
    Designed for Travel

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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

    Barcodes

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