TefalPro Express Care GV9060
- Prices from £149.00
- Very Powerful 7 bar Steam Pressure
- Simple Controls
- Easy Calc Clean System
- Like all Steam Generators, a Bulky Unit
- Only Manual Cable Retract
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A higher wattage allows the iron to heat up quicker and maintain that heat during your ironing session
Continuous steam output in grams per minute. Higher output = quicker ironing
A short, powerful burst of steam to penetrate deep into creased or thick fabric
Weight of the hand iron without water. Heavier irons can be more stressful on your wrist over long ironing sessions
A ceramic soleplate will give the smoothest gliding and best scratch resistance. More expensive models might also have a special coating for even better performance
Higher water capacities will mean faster ironing with less time to stop and fill up, but can also increase the weight of hand irons
A longer cord gives greater flexibility, particularly when ironing large items. (For steam generators this figure is the cord length from the hand iron to base unit)
A safety feature that turns the iron off after a period of inactivity
Reduces limescale build-up in your iron to help prevent spitting and clogging of the steam holes
Standard manufacturers warranty period from time of purchase
Premium steam generator with powerful steam output and lots of useful additional features”
THE 9000 series takes over from the extremely popular 8900 series and is Tefal's premium range, offering the best performance and all the extra features that you could possibly wish for in a steam generator iron.
FINISH YOUR IRONING QUICKER
This particular iron combines huge power with ease of use and even though this isn't quite the top of the range, it can deliver steam at a very high 7 bar pressure, which is just about as powerful as any other on the market. Higher bar pressure = deeper and more efficient steam penetration which simply means you will finish your ironing quicker.
IRON ONE SIDE ONLY!
There's a massive steam shot of 430g available at the press of a button and it is particularly suitable for really thick fabrics where the already impressive 120g of continuous steam isn't enough to crush those tougher creases. You might even find you only need to iron one side of the fabric!
FUSS FREE IRONING
Like an increasing number of steam generators now, this one has fully automatic settings so there are no complicated controls, just 3 settings: Delicate, Normal and Jeans. The iron works out the required heat and steam for you!
PACKED WITH FEATURES
There are a number of other useful features to make ironing easier such as an auto-clean soleplate, safety auto-off and the ability to lock the iron to the base unit to make it easier to carry - like all steam generators it's quite bulky. The cable retract system though, while handy, is only manual. It is also a little difficult to see the water level throught the tinted casing, but just about every steam iron has that issue.
RINSE AND REPEAT
Tefal's effective and very easy to use calc collector device is also present - just pull out the slider, empty, rinse and put back - it really is that simple and a big time saver over more fiddly procedures that some rivals have.
This steam generator is ideal if you're a power user who regularly needs to iron large amounts - the steam power and ease of use will be worth the price premium over a less powerful model, though having said that it is a lot cheaper than similarly powerful irons from Philips and Bosch.
Cheryl wrote to tell us about her experience with this iron:
A very nice iron steam generator. Up to 7 bars. Steam boost up to 470g per minute. Removable scale collector. Collects scale particles to prevent limesacle build up. Easy lit on off buttons. Features delicates, normal and max settings. Has an anti drip system so no brown stains. Has an eco setting on normal. Let's you know when water needs filling up. Storage for cord. Disappointing no push button. To rewind plug wiring, unlike my last model that died a death.