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Philips Steam&Go Plus GC362 review

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This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).

Performance score View more details.

We assess how effective the garment steamers are at removing creases. We use synthetic organza, silk, wool, a cotton shirt, denim jeans, a poly-cotton shirt, dresses and curtains for the test. The performance score accounts for 70% of the overall score. Linen doesn't typically work well with garment steamers, so although we test this, we don't factor the result into the performance score.

Ease of use score View more details.

We check how easy it is to fill the water tank, how comfortable the iron is to hold, the convenience of the hose, the functionality of the hanger and how easy the controls are to use. The ease of use score accounts for 30% of the overall score.

Organza score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from organza. 

Silk score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from silk.

Wool score
Cotton score View more details.

We test how well the garment steamer smooths out creases from cotton.

Denim score View more details.

How well the steamer works on denim. We don't incorporate this into the overall score.

Linen score View more details.

The linen score doesn't factor in to the performance score, because garment steamers don't typically work well with linen. This means results can't be directly compared with steam irons and steam stations.

Polycotton shirt score
Dress (100% silk) score
Dress (100% polyester) score
Curtain (cotton) score View more details.

We see how well the steamer removes creases from a cotton curtain.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend currently-available garment steamers that score at least 80% overall. 

Availability View more details.

Discontinued models are no longer readily available but may be sold second-hand or as clearance items.

Tested model
Price View more details.

Manufacturer's recommended retail price.

Tank capacity (L) View more details.

How much water the tank can hold. Handheld steamers have a far smaller capacity and will need refilling more often.

Heat-up time
Cord length (m)
Hose length (m)
Not applicable
Weight (total) (kg)
Stated wattage (W)
Variable steam View more details.

How many steam settings the appliance has.

Telescopic pole View more details.

Handy to collapse down for storage.

Not applicable
Coat hanger View more details.

A coat hanger usually comes with clips and helps you keep the garment in place while steaming.


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