Updated 3 Mar 2017

Tefal

Ultraglide FV4042

Snapshot: The Tefal Ultraglide FV4042 iron has an enamel soleplate and weighs 1.2kg. But how well did it cope with the creases in our wide range of fabrics?

Ultraglide FV4042
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$140

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Test results

Overall score
85
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent on silk, wool, cotton, denim.
  • Good on organza, linen.
  • Temperature control is easy to adjust.
  • Automatic cut-off.
  • Very easy to fill (has a large opening).

But

  • Short power-cord.
  • The water level is not easy to see.

How we test

Overall score consists of:

  • Performance (70%) - how well each model removed creases on on synthetic organza, silk, wool, cotton, denim and linen.
  • Ease of use (30%) - covers filling the water tank, handle comfort, moving the iron, steam and spray, adjusting the temperature, and cord convenience.

Key data

Model

Type
Iron
Avg price
$140

Specifications

Cord length (m)
1.8
Hose length (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
1.2
Watts (W)
2400
Soleplate type
Enamel

Features

Self-cleaning
Yes
Power-on light
Yes
Drip protection
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Automatic shut-off
Yes
Auto shut-off - horizontal (min:sec)
0:30
Auto shut-off - vertical (min:sec)
8:00
Steam lock
-
Variable steam
-
Refill tank during ironing/steaming
-
Wheels
n/a
Telescopic pole
n/a
Clothes hanger
n/a

More Info

Availability
Exclusive to Briscoes.
Notes
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