Summary: I have just returned the THIRD GC4800 in 1 YEAR to Philips. It is decalced regularly (about every fortnight) which means nearly every time I use it which shouldn't be necessary. Decalcing it doesn't make a scrap of difference, it still leaks.
Pros: does a good job when not leaking
Cons: leaks from pinhole in water tank cover, its too easy to knock on the blue ionic deep steam, on/off light not easy to see
Summary: This iron is worth every penny I spent on it. It is the weight I like and the highly efficient steam system and the steam tip feature makes ironing very easy. I replaced my iron not because it was broken but because it simply did not do a good job easily. This iron is efficient and so stylish!
Summary: This iron is extremely powerful. It cuts through creases far easier than other irons I have used previously. One word of warning though,you need to stick to the recommendation of using de-ionised water with tap water to avoid mucky deposits on clean washing...!
Summary: I have tried a number of different makes of iron over the years and this, in my opinion, is by far the best. I now would not use any other! The tip is pointed and gets in to small areas, plus there are steam holes quite near the tip, which is very useful.