Product Type: Tefal irons & sewing machines
Newest Review: ... of money I have to find the correct dial turning. You have plenty to choose from such as silk and once there the iron should iron the ite... more
Steam Gliding Crease Away
Member Name: kristoph23
Advantages: The soul plate cleans itself and the amount of steam this iron can produce
Disadvantages: The price and weight
Recently I had to purchase a brand new iron due to my current one having major problems with the soul plate. I have never had this black substance build up before and eventually this substance would come out on my clothes so I wanted to get a new iron with a good brand name attached.
I was in a discount store and noticed the Tefal FV9430 iron which was reduced to a very good price. Tefal are a well known company so I put a lot of trust into them. The iron to be honest has an odd look to it because the back has what appears to be a part missing but this is not the case.
The iron looks kind of stylish with the dark navy blue look throughout which appears over the actual handle and where the water tank is situated.
I then looked at the various settings the iron has got and if you're like me then you panic over every item you iron. I find that when it comes to precious items worth a lot of money I have to find the correct dial turning. You have plenty to choose from such as silk and once there the iron should iron the item delicately.
The soul plate on this iron is the biggest focal point without a doubt. The soul plate is able to iron your items with a great amount of efficiency but there is the auto clean part which really helps as well. I am not sure if the auto clean works all the time but whenever I am ironing I have not noticed this horrible black substance I sort of grew used to with my previous iron.
The iron is kind of heavy and I think this could put people off because most like an easy ironing experience but the weight I think plays into your favour. When you have a lightweight iron you sort of feel the product is cheap and you sometimes have to keep going over and over the same parts of the clothing.
The steam this iron generates is amazing. Every so often when ironing the iron will let out a big puff of steam and the sound is very nice but also how quickly this iron can help use that steam to remove creases in clothes. I hate seeing creased clothes so ironing can sometimes take me ages and with this iron the ironing is done much quicker.
I do find jeans very difficult to iron but this iron does my jeans in moments rather than minutes which is what you would expect from a good iron.
I do like the spray function on this iron as well, one simple press and then the spray comes out fairly quickly and just goes all over the clothing rather than one simple squirt which is not effective at all.
I would say that if you have a suit for work or perhaps an expensive evening wear product if you place it over the door (like I do) and use the steam spray it can unleash a large amount which means you do not even have to iron the item but the steam sorts out the creases for you.
I paid £42 for this iron and most websites are charging lots more than this so I think I found a bargain. On the picture the iron can look stylish to some people and just really random to others. The soul plate is amazing it makes sure the black substances (I think are clothing fibres) are removed by the anti clean function.
I love the fact the iron can make jeans and suits easier to iron and with little effort. Most people know how frustrating it can be to get up to go to work and have to try and iron a suit and you have to work hard to make sure it is done on time, with this iron you don't.
Overall this is the best iron so far I have used. I have had this iron 2 months now and not had a single problem thus far. The old saying you get what you pay for was meant for a product like this.
Some Extra Information
Steam Flow Rate 40g per second
Water Tank 350ml
Adjustable Thermostat Yes
Safety Cut Out
1.8kg when full
150g Steam shot
Summary: An excellent iron
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