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Philips GC6510 / 02 – Comparison Test













Class Evaluation (% share overall score)

GOOD (2.24)
Equipment (30%)
GOOD (2:37)
Operation / handling (40%)
GOOD (2.26)
Power (20%)
GOOD (2.10)
Amazon data (10%)

advantages and disadvantages

Plus points

    • isolated tank and boiler
    • Non-stick coating
    • High Electr. Power
    • Vertical steam ironing


    • No shot of steam
    • No steam regulation

Functions / Features

  • Weight (kg): 4 Kg
  • Power: 2350 Watt
  • Max. Steam pressure: 4 bar
  • Steam capacity max. permanent: 95 grams / min.
  • Steam boost: na
  • Size water tank: 0.8 liters
  • Length elec. Cable: 180 cm
  • Steam hose length: 170 cm
  • Heating time: 6 min.
  • Vertical steam ironing
  • Material of the soleplate: non-stick coating
  • Manufacturer: Philips
  • Operating instructions: +
  • Water Tank
  • Display bracket ready
  • Tank during operation refillable
  • antiscale
  • Automatic safety shutdown
  • ECO function
category A Total Score Score / points
equipment 30% Note 2:24
Length elec. Electric wire 180 cm 100.00
Steam hose length 170 cm  52.38
antiscale  –   00:00
ECO function  –   00:00
Total points 152.38 (400)
Operation / handling 40% Note 2:37
Weight (Kg) 4 Kg  75.00
Size water tank 0.8 liters   5:56
Water Tank  –   00:00
Display bracket ready  –   00:00
Tank during operation refillable  –   00:00
Heating time 6 Min.  47.06
Automatic safety shutdown  –   00:00
Vertical steam ironing  + 100.00
instruction manual +  55.56
Total points 283.18 (900)
power 20% Note 2:26
power 2350 Watt  86.49
Max. Steam pressure 4 bar  33.33
Steam capacity max. permanent 95 grams / min.  28.57
steam boost nv   00:00
Total points 148.39 (400)
Amazon data 10% Note 2:10
Amazon valuation 3.9  45.00
Total points  45.00 (100)
Properties without rating
Material of the soleplate

The Philips GC6510 / 02 is a relatively easy equipped Dampfbügelstation:

    • The iron itself weighs only 1.2 Kg . Added to that comes Boiler incl. Heating understructure with again 3.8 Kg (always this specification refers to an empty water tank).


    • The maximum steam output is 95 grams per minute . If the station is willing temple, this steam power is output permanently, there is no steam regulator.


    • Iron and boiler are connected via a steam hose with a length of 1.70 meters connected, the electrical extension cable is1.80 meters long.


    • The capacity of the water tank is 0.8 liters.


    • There is a on the side of the ironing station specialist for hose storage .


  • When fully filled water tank must be a warm-up time of 6 minutes count.


If you want to use the ironing system without steam, the operating temperature of the soleplate is reached after 2 minutes.


The operation is quite simple. If one wants “classic” iron (without steam), the soleplate is (as already mentioned above) after 2 minutes for use. In most cases you will be using this device but with steam, and then you have to wait a maximum of 6 minutes until you can send the first steam through the soleplate.

Then there are two ways of control:

    • It constitutes a vapor barrier on the “ON” position . This does not mean that the steam is now blocked, but you can iron with steam from now without interruption, without pressing the steam trigger .


  • Substituting the vapor barrier on “OFF” position , so steam is only produced when you press the steam trigger.

A further controlling the steam outlet with respect to the dispensed amount of steam has this device. With only 1.2 kg weight, the iron Philips steam generator iron is easy to handle. For the no steam ironing, the device is ready for use after 2 minutes with steam ironing requires an advance unit of about 6 minutes. Vertical steam ironing is possible with this Dampfbügelstation readily. But already, makes the high vapor pressure of 4 bar. In the manual, this process is described in detail. When the water tank is empty, you have to wait for it to cool down around 15 minutes before one fills new water. This is so for all devices so when water tank and boiler are identical. The cooling times are indeed depends on the device, but the replenishment of water can generally be done only in the cooled state. An important aspect of the operation is finally clean the device. The Philips GC6510 / 02 has no anti-Calc, ie the user himself is responsible for ensuring that limescale can be removed in time. The manufacturer recommends for particularly hard water, to mix 50% distilled water and 50% tap water. After repeated use, should the tank rinse thoroughly (even if you use mixed water) to prevent the settling of limescale.

Philips GC6510

The electric power is between 1980 and 2350 watts . Less power is of course necessary if one renounces the steam supply. The electrical consumption then depends primarily on the setting of the temperature controller.

The Philips GC6510 / 02 is no automatic safety shutdown equipped. Here the user is responsible, so you should check about connecting hose and power cord regularly and security. In an automatic safety shutdown you need at the Philips GC6510 / 02 without. An anti-Calc is also integrated. As these Dampfbügelstation about no display of the water level has in the tank, you should check the water level regularly. At the latest when no steam is produced, it is time to fill the water tank again.

Philips steam iron

Here the lack of ads for the particular water level and the bracket willingness to call.

A Anti-Calc would simplify the operation of this device.

Overall, these are a simple, inexpensive device which can be used in private households well. The function of the vapor barrier also allow the user a quick change between permanent and controlled by keystroke steam delivery.

These are the strengths of Philips GC6510 / 02:

  • the “vapor barrier” allows permanent steam ironing without pressing the steam button
  • Vertical ironing is possible
  • the soleplate is provided with a non-stick coating,
  • there is a compartment for hose storage,
  • The manual describes in detail the decalcification of the appliance

Here are all data and the Score for Dampfbügelstation Philips:

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