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PHILIPS PerfectCare Compact GC7842/46 Steam Generator Iron - Purple

N512663W | GC7842/46

Free delivery

Next Day delivery available

  • Power: 2400 W
  • Reservoir capacity: 1500 ml
  • 6.5 bar pressure
  • Steam output: 120 g/min
  • Anti-scale
  • 2 year guarantee
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Buy from us safe in the knowledge you’ve paid a great price.

If you find Argos, John Lewis, AO.com or eBuyer.com has the same product at a cheaper price, including voucher offers, we’ll match it – even up to 14 days after purchase.

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Product information

Steam power

Get through your laundry pile faster with the Philips PerfectCare Compact GC7842/46 Steam Generator Iron. With 6.5 bars of pressure and powerful continuous steam, it smoothes out stubborn creases in no time.

The scratch-resistant SteamGlide soleplate moves over your clothes smoothly for fast and efficient ironing. And the powerful steam boost generates up to 400 g of steam per minute – enough for even the thickest of fabrics.

Safe on all ironable garments

OptimalTEMP technology protects your clothes by adjusting the temperature to suit different fabric types. You won't need to pre-sort your laundry or keep adjusting the settings. The iron is also guaranteed not to burn your clothes.

For silks and other delicates, use the ECO mode. It's gentler on your garments and uses 30% less energy, saving you money on bills.

Handy features

Finish all your ironing without needing to refill – the Philips GC7842/46 has a large 1.5 litre water tank. There's also an anti-calc system that tells you when it's time to descale, so you can easily keep your iron clean.

Don't worry if your ironing gets interrupted. The PerfectCare Compact switches off automatically when not in use, so you can save on energy and protect your clothes.

PHILIPS PerfectCare Compact GC7842/46 Steam Generator Iron - Purple, Power: 2400 W, Reservoir capacity: 1500 ml, 6.5 bar pressure, Steam output: 120 g/min, Anti-scale, 2 year guarantee


Basic Specifications

Manufacturer's Part Number
Product Type
Steam generator iron
Ironing Features
Anti-scale system, Automatic shut-off, Eco setting, Lock system, Variable steam, Vertical steaming
Steam flow rate (g/mn)
Over 100g/min


Steam generator iron
2400 W
Steam flow rate
- Continuous: 120 g/min
- Shot: 400 g/min
Bar steam pressure
6.5 bar
Reservoir capacity
1500 ml
Type of soleplate


Adjustable thermostat
Anti-scale system
Automatic shut-off
Eco setting
Safety features
- Carry lock
- Security valve
Other features
- OptimalTEMP technology
- Scratch-resistant soleplate


Power cord storage
Power cord length
1.8 m
Box contents
- Philips PerfectCare Compact GC7842/46 Steam Generator Iron
- Calc clean container
- User manual
275 x 393 x 230 mm (H x W x D)
3.85 kg
Manufacturer's guarantee
2 years


Vertical steaming
Variable steam
Continuous fill
Delivery FAQs

Next Day delivery

Next day delivery available for small items directly from our warehouse as identified on our listings page and ordered before 15:00. Postcode restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions please visit T&Cs.


Standard delivery is free on small items over £40 ex VAT. Large items (large kitchen appliances and some TVs over 40") do not qualify for standard delivery. There are a variety of free and chargeable delivery options for these items detailed during the checkout process.

How long does delivery take?

Products will be sent as soon as possible, but may be delayed due to supply chain pressures. Predicted lead time for your chosen product/s will be detailed in your basket before checkout.
For large items (kitchen appliances, large screen TVs etc.) you can select your delivery date and time during the checkout process.

Installation and recycling information

Installation and recycling are available on large items (large kitchen appliances and TVs over 40”) and can be selected during the checkout process.
If you have selected recycling, please ensure your existing appliance is disconnected (and defrosted where relevant) before our team arrive.
Where installation has been purchased, our team will disconnect your existing appliance, install your new product and connect it to existing services within 1 meter.

Please note: Installations are only available to domestic premises. Our installers are not authorised to install any products within any commercial location

Price Match

We'll match against any other UK retailer store or website price including offer-code discounts.

How to request a business price match
We promise to match the competitor’s price available when you contact us. To request a price match for:

  • Online purchases: Contact us here.
  • In store purchases: Contact us here.

Information you’ll need
If you have already purchased you’ll need your receipt, the competitor you want us to match and details of any relevant voucher offers.
If you have not yet purchased you’ll need; the product code (available on the product page), our price, the competitor you want us to match and details of any relevant voucher offers.

We’ll even price match 7 days after your purchase!
Here’s how to get a price match if you’ve already bought:
If you see the same item cheaper elsewhere, within 7 days of buying from us we’ll refund you the difference.
If you bought online: call us on 0344 561 6789 and have your receipt handy.

Price Promise terms & conditions
We'll match against any other UK retailer store or website price including offer-code discounts. We’ll match the prices of any products (not delivery, installation charges, product protection plans or other services) offered on identical terms and where we can check the price and stock position. Our competitor’s product must be the same model number as ours. Both us and the competitor must have the product in stock and ready for delivery. We do not match competitor’s ink prices, trade, membership & 3rd party market place sellers.

Limited to maximum five units per order or transaction. Cannot be used with any other offer.