TefalPro Express Ultimate GV9580
- Massive Steam Capability
- Advanced Anti- Calc System
- Fully Automatic Controls
- Cord Doesn't Retract
- A Bit Noisy
IN A SENTENCE...
Mega power from a top steam generator brand, with a ton of features to make ironing as effortless as possible. Ideal for: Power Users
ABOUT THIS IRON
A top of the range steam generator that can produce as much steam as you could possibly need for the ultimate in professional quality ironing. Packed with useful features to make ironing as stress free as it can be.
Fully automatic controls will always deliver the right amount of steam and heat for the fabric you are ironing. You can still command a 600g/min burst of steam if you should struggle with particularly tricky creases.
And you can steam away as much as you like - a very large 1.9 litre water tank means trips to the tap will be few and far between.
Limescale's Worst Enemy?
Tefal is really on the limescale prevention case, and provides lots of useful tips on keeping the iron working at it's peak.
However it's the advanced calc-collector system that really wins the day. It's one of the most advanced on the market and collects up limescale in the water tank in one place - just remove the anti-calc unit, rinse out and replace. It is nowhere near as fiddly as some rival brands where there is often a long-winded process involved.
The large water tank is a double-edged sword, as it does of course mean the unit is quite bulky, so it probably won't fit on most ironing boards. Another particularly annoying aspect is that the cord does not retract back into the case, so it can be tricky to stuff it back in neatly and quickly.
The hand iron is light at just 1.2kg which makes it easy to manoeuvre, but you might find it a little too light when tackling really stubborn creases, compared to a heavier iron.
You do however have plenty of extra steam to compensate, and at 8bar pressure it really penetrates deeply into the fabric. In fact, with lighter garments such as t-shirts, you only need to iron one side.
Some aspects of the plastic casing seems a little flimsy, especially compared to previous models, which is surprising considering it's made in France so you'd expect something a bit more substantial.
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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, but generally have better crease-crushing performance
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 power cord gives greater flexibility, particularly when ironing large items. (For steam generators this figure is the steam cord length from the hand iron to base unit)
A safety feature that turns the iron off after a period of inactivity
Instead of the usual heat and steam selector dials, the iron will control steam and heat automatically based on fabric type. Some irons even have both traditional manual controls and an automatic mode so you get the best of both worlds
Standard warranty period from time of purchase (includes any extension manufacturers may give for registering with them)
Country of manufacture
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