Tefal Ultraglide FV4488G1 : Power through the ironing
The Tefal Ultraglide FV4488G1 steam iron combines power and efficiency with low maintenance. It offers a very powerful 2300 wattage and 0-35g/minute steam output, to gently soften clothes for easier ironing. The Tefal Ultraglide also boasts a 100g/minute shot of steam, a boost to get rid of those more difficult and stubborn creases.
The steam output of an iron is indicated in grams per minute (g/min), so the higher the output, the more steam is generated to tackle creases. And the more powerful the iron, the deeper steam will penetrate fabric for quicker, hassle-free ironing and excellent results, no matter the fabric.
The Tefal Ultraglide FV4488G1 features the Tefal Ultraglide soleplate which features enhanced glideability thanks to its very smooth surface which helps reduce resistance when ironing. Glideability is one of the main features which facilitate use and increases ironing efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, in order to ensure longer lasting performance, the Ultraglide soleplate is equipped enhanced anti-scratch properties, ensures excellent heat distribution and is very easy to clean.
Simple to use
The Ultraglide FV4488G1 features an extra large filling opening for easy, safe and fast refilling. As well as a large 270ml water tank and a 3m cord equipped with Tefal’s Easycord system which prevents your cord from rucking on the items you’re ironing. Thanks to the vertical steam, you will also be able to give a fresh touch to your hanging garments, suits and curtains.
The FV4488 is self-cleaning, with anti-scale and anti-drip functions for easy maintenance.
Because safety is a key priority for Tefal, the iron comes equipped with an auto off feature, so there's no need to worry about whether the appliance has been turned off. If left unattended, the iron will turn itself off after eight minutes when on its heel, and after 30 seconds when laid down on its side or with it’s soleplate facing down. The iron also has an extra stable large open heel for safer storage, and easier ironing. This iron provides stability and is supported by strong domestic guarantees and after sales service.
Tefal owes its origins to Frenchman Marc Grégoire, an engineer and keen fisherman. Monsieur Grégoire wanted the reel on his rod to run more smoothly, and experimented in the 1950s to see if a non-stick coating would work. It did, but it was his wife Collette who made the real breakthrough, suggesting the coating would be more useful in making cookware easier to use and clean. Now, Tefal is the number one name in non-stick products and small appliances, operating in more than 120 countries. Tefal remains committed to making household tasks easier and cooking results better, through a constant flow of ideas, technology and innovation. Examples of that cutting-edge innovation can be seen in the ActiFry, the AirBake baking range and Tefal's Thermo Spot, which ensures your pans are always the optimum temperature to start cooking.
Compare the Tefal iron range
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Ultraglide : FV4488
Aquaspeed Autoclean : FV5370
Ultimate Anti Calc : FV9640
Freemove : FV9910
|Designed for ||Everyday ironing ||Difficult creases ||Professional results ||Freedom of movement |
|Benefits ||Extra steam power to easily glide through your ironing ||Long lasting performance thanks to Tefal’s Autoclean soleplate ||Anti calc collector for hassle free maintenance and long lasting performance ||Freedom of movement to work without the cord getting in the way |
|Soleplate ||Ultraglide ||Autoclean ||Autoclean ||Ultraglide |
|Steam output ||0-35 g/min ||0-40 g/min ||0-50 g/min ||0-35 g/min |
|Shot of steam ||120 g/min ||150 g/min ||200 g/min ||150 g/min |
|Anti-Drip ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Double anti-drip |
|Anti scale ||Anti scale valve ||Anti scale valve ||Anti calc collector ||Anti scale valve |
|Auto off ||Auto shut off ||No ||Auto shut off ||No |
|Cord length ||3 m ||3 m ||3 m ||1.8 m (base) |