Tefal Gv8461 Pro Express Autoclean

Power

Incredibly powerful with 120g steam output, 260g boost, 6 bars of pressure

Features

Great features but missing lacking in areas where other irons excel

Price

Expensive in relation to other reviewed products reviewed

Overall Rating

Rated at 4.7 stars overall

The Tefal GV8461 Steam Generator should give you great performance and last for many years to come. It is one of the most powerful irons on the market with a whopping 6 bars of pressure and a 260g steam boost. It boasts an attractive design and a wealth of quality features which we have come to expect from Tefal

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Tech Specs

Steam

120g/min max

260g boost

Pressure

6 bars

Vertical Steam Setting

Yes

Water Tank Capacity

1.8 Litres

Water tank filling and emptying

Refillable during use

Heat up time

2 minutes

Soleplate

Autoclean soleplate

Cord storage

Ultracord System

Unit Storage

Lock system

Weight

1.2kg iron

5.7kg iron + base

Dimensions

48 x 36.9 x 28.8 cm

Power

2400w

Main Selling Points

  • It has an attractive and stylish design.
  • It has been lauded by many of its users due to its ergonomic features.
  • The Steam generator is also equipped with the Autoclean soleplate. The autoclean soleplate is scratch resistant and comes with a surefire combination of unparalleled ‘glide-ability’ and long lasting performance.
  • Pressure and amount of steam that is produced is almost completely unrivalled by any other iron, with 6 bars of pressure and a 260g steam boost.
  • The retractable cord makes storage very convenient.
  • The anti-calc collector means that the product remains limescale free for longer than its competitors, therefore making it last longer.
  • There is an eco setting which will save you  20% on your electricity consumption
  • The large water tank allows you to iron for up to three hours without the need to refill
  • Comes with a steam dial which allows you to vary the temperature - very important when it comes to more delicate garments like silk and cotton
  • Water filter is reported to be excellent, and a good improvement on the previous model

Potential Disadvantages

  • The price may be out of many consumers budgets and may be deemed unnecessary for an iron
  • There are a few reviews suggesting that the iron can be noisy - you can't use it while the baby sleeps!
  • No indicator light to say when the iron is hot enough to start using
  • Some reviewers were unhappy it didn’t have the ‘hood’ like other Tefal models Can be noisy when using steam boost