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PerfectCare Compact Essential

Steam generator iron

GC6842/30

PerfectCare Compact Essential Steam generator iron

GC6842/30

Iron faster with 2x more steam*

Powerful, continuous steam works faster than a steam iron - with no temperature or steam settings required thanks to OptimalTEMP technology. Compact and lightweight for easy storage. See all benefits

PerfectCare Compact Essential Steam generator iron

Iron faster with 2x more steam*

Powerful, continuous steam works faster than a steam iron - with no temperature or steam settings required thanks to OptimalTEMP technology. Compact and lightweight for easy storage. See all benefits

Iron faster with 2x more steam*

Powerful, continuous steam works faster than a steam iron - with no temperature or steam settings required thanks to OptimalTEMP technology. Compact and lightweight for easy storage. See all benefits

PerfectCare Compact Essential Steam generator iron

Iron faster with 2x more steam*

Powerful, continuous steam works faster than a steam iron - with no temperature or steam settings required thanks to OptimalTEMP technology. Compact and lightweight for easy storage. See all benefits

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Iron faster with 2x more steam*

Guaranteed not to burn*

  • Max 6 bar pump pressure
  • Up to 360 g steam boost
  • 1.3 L fixed water tank
  • Carry lock
Powerful steam for ultimate crease removal

Powerful steam for ultimate crease removal

Strong, continuous steam tackles even the thickest fabrics with ease. Watch stubborn creases melt away with an extra steam boost just where you need it. This extra steam is perfect for vertical steaming to refresh clothes and curtains, too.

OptimalTEMP technology, no temperature settings required

OptimalTEMP technology, no temperature settings required

Iron everything from jeans to silk without adjusting the temperature. Thanks to OptimalTEMP, no dial or settings are needed. So there’s no more pre-sorting the laundry, or waiting for the iron to heat up and cool down. You're ready for any fabric, anytime

Carry lock for safe and easy transport

Carry lock for safe and easy transport

Lock your iron securely to the base station for easy carrying around the house and to reduce the risk of accidentally touching the hot soleplate.

Large tank for long use

Large tank for long use

A 1.3-liter transparent tank gives you more than 1 hour of continuous use. See clearly how much water is left and refill easily at any time under the tap through the large filling door.

Calc-clean container included — no cartridges, no extra cost

Calc-clean container included — no cartridges, no extra cost

Our built in descaling system, Smart Calc Clean reminds you when you need to descale. It includes a container to make descaling easy. This means no cartridges are required and no additional costs.

Lightweight and compact for easy use and storage

Lightweight and compact for easy use and storage

The lightweight, compact size is perfect for storage and fits conveniently on your ironing board. Exclusive ProVelocity technology makes our steam generators smaller and more compact than ever.

No burns – guaranteed

No burns – guaranteed

Thanks to OptimalTEMP technology, we guarantee this iron will never cause burns to any ironable fabric. You can even leave it resting face down on your clothes or ironing board. No burns, no shine. Guaranteed.

SteamGlide soleplate for superior gliding

SteamGlide soleplate for superior gliding

Our exclusive SteamGlide soleplate moves smoothly over any fabric. A durable, 5-layer coating – including anti-corrosive base – makes it last longer. Non-stick, scratch-resistant and easy to keep clean.

Automatic shut-off when the iron is left unattended

Automatic shut-off when the iron is left unattended

The automatic shut off function automatically switches off your steam generator iron if it has not been used for a few minutes. This saves energy and gives you peace of mind.

Technical Specifications

  • Easy to use

    Soleplate gliding performance
    4 stars
    Water tank capacity
    1300 ml
    Power cord length
    1.65 m
    Hose length
    1.6 m
    Safe on all ironable fabrics
    Even delicates like silk
    Soleplate scratch resistance
    4 stars
    Safety auto off
    Yes
    Refill any time during use
    Yes
    Ready to use
    • Light indicator
    • Sound indicator
    Tap water suitable
    Yes
    Soleplate name
    SteamGlide
  • Size and weight

    Packaging dimensions (WxHxL)
    23.5 x 27 x 39.8 cm
    Total weight with packaging
    3.7 kg
    Weight of iron
    1.3 kg
    Weight of iron + base
    2.72 kg
    Product dimensions (WxHxL)
    20.1 x 22.2 x 38.4 cm
  • Green efficiency

    Product packaging
    100% recycable
  • Storage

    Hose storage
    Hose storage compartment
    Cord storage
    Cord storage compartment
    Carry lock
    For transportation and safety
  • Guarantee

    2 year worldwide guarantee
    Yes
  • Fast crease removal

    Power
    2400 W
    Continuous steam
    Up to 120 g/min
    Voltage
    220-240 V
    Pressure
    Max 6 bar pump
    Steam boost
    Up to 360 g
    Ready to use
    2 minute(s)
  • Scale management

    Descaling reminder
    • Light
    • Sound
    • no cartridges needed, no extra
    Descaling and cleaning
    Smart Calc Clean
  • Technology

    For all ironable fabrics
    Yes
    OptimalTEMP technology
    Yes
    No temperature settings needed
    Yes
    No burns
    Yes
    ProVelocity steam engine
    Yes
  • Accessories included

    Calc clean container
    Yes

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