PowerLife Steam iron

2400 W, 40 g/min continuous steam, 150 g steam boost, SteamGlide soleplate GC2994/26


How to prevent stains on a Philips Steam iron soleplate

Stains on your Philips Steam iron can have different causes. With these instructions you can easily prevent them.


Ironing synthetic fabrics at high temperature causes stain when synthetic material is scorched. Synthetics or synthetic-mixed fabrics can only be ironed at ‘oo’ or ‘wool’ temperature setting or lower.

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1. Always set the temperature according to the type of clothing being ironed; if unsure, always start with a lower temperature
Step 2. If the soleplate is stained, heat up the iron to ‘max’ temperature and iron the soleplate over a piece of moist cotton rag

Illustration of temperature dial with different settings for different garment materials.

Temperature dial

The information on this page applies to the following models: GC2994/26 , GC2998/86 , GC2995/37 , GC4881/20 , GC2040/20 , GC2046/20 , GC2048/80 , GC4850/02 , GC4870/02 , GC4890/02 , GC2710/02 , GC3730/02 , GC2910/02 , GC2920/02 , GC2930/02 , GC6510/02 , GC3620/22 , GC3640/22 , GC7420/02 . more less

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