3Tefal TurboPro FV5605

Tefal TurboPro FV5605

 VerifiedMPN:FV5605
3Tefal TurboPro FV5605
3.8

44 reviews

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Build Quality
4.3
Value for Money
3.9
Ease of Use
4.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Safety
4.6
Lightweight but durable
Presses all fabric types well
Great value for money

Reviews

44 reviews
Craig S.
Craig S.
 

2nd crappiest iron i ever bought

Like all the other reviews, this iron will go into standby mode even while ironing. If you do not notice standby light flashing, the water used for steam ends up flowing through freely onto the ironing board.

You have to switch off at the wall and switch back on to take it out of standby mode. Tefal should offer replacement regardless of warranty, as this is a proven faulty model.

On the flipside is does heat up well and irons well when it is in active mode.

Avoid buying this product unless needing a boat anchor. Show details

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Bruce
BruceGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC5 posts
 

A dreadful product

This iron is a dreadful product - short cord and it continually turns itself off and then spews water all over the clothing causing it to stain. Very frustrating. Would never buy a similar product in the future. Show details
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Mona
Mona2 posts
 

frustrating standby mode

Forgot how much I hate Tefal irons and accidentially bought this after a decade of using other iron brands. I got suckered into it being made in France. Equipped with a short (circa 2m) cord and it automatically turns on the standby mode even when I've turned my back for 30 seconds to put a shirt on a hanger. Only way to get it off standby is to turn it off the wall and on again, then it proceeds to spew water from the hot plate. Purchased from DJ's for approx $120. Would get a better result from Philips or similar less expensive brand. Promise you'll be equally disappointed - stay away. Show details
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Charlie
Charlie5 posts
 

Really disappointing

Have always purchased Tefal irons and expected the same quality out of this model but was left extremely disappointed. After only 3 months of use the iron started dripping water excessively. It would go into standby (auto shut-off mode) after placing the iron down for less than 20 seconds and then proceeded to drip water once i picked it up again to use. Would have to constantly turn it off and on again at the switch to reset, which was very frustrating! Will be taking it back for a return. Would not recommend this at all. Has left me very wary of Tefal irons from now on. Show details
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Robert
RobertGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
 

Slightly disappointed

Purchased this iron 4 months ago, after having a Phillips iron for 8+years. The ironing plate is very smooth and gives a great result. Problem is a very short cord which is restrictive. Also the stand/base will not fit into the ironing board stand, meaning I have to have a nearby table on which to place the iron when ironing large items (sheets etc). I also find the Spray button in a very awkward place right at the top of the handle. I find I am continually spraying water/droplets when I put my hand too high on the handle. The ironing quality makes up for most of these issues, but I would seriously consider going back to the Phillips next time. Show details
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Jane
JaneSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Disappointed

This iron switches itself off all the time even when I’ve only ironed a couple of items, and then splatters water everywhere. Have to switch off and restart. I am very dissatisfied. I would not recommend and regret purchasing it.
Sissycozma
SissycozmaSydney, NSW7 posts
 

Disappointed

Started off really good,now it turns itself off after ironing one piece of clothing abd I have to turn it off then on again.really annoying,wouldn’t buy this brand again,really disappointed  Show details
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Noodles
NoodlesSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
 

great Iron made in France

One short coming cord is way too short, made in France not China, old Tefal died so got another one, great iron not too heavy works well, works on all fabrics, easy glide over clothes, good steam output & heats up quickly  Show details
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Narf2019
Narf2019Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
 

Love this iron!

Great iron - well worth the $$ - have only had a few days but love it! The large plate glides effortlessly over all fabrics and I love the tip (which is narrower than my previous iron) for getting into between buttons and under / on collar corners, into seams etc. I've used it on all fabric types now with steam function on and off -- it really does make ironing a breeze. Not heavy to hold for prolonged periods either.

I agree with a previous reviewer that for some reason it makes a significant hissing / popping noise when the water tank is full. The steam literally hisses into the air for a bit on being stood back up. If you can forgive it this quirk, it's an absolute pleasure to use. Show details

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Benjamin
BenjaminPerth, WA5 posts
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Good product

Solid product which heats up quickly and is smooth. Had some white residue spitting out during second usage after following instructions carefully. Comfortable to use, trigger placement of steam button works for me. Show details
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Annie
AnnieMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
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Irons well but noisy & hard to hold

This iron makes a spitting noise every time I stand it up. Very noisy ! Forget ironing with someone else in the room.The other bad feature is the turbo boost button on the handle. It is exactly where I would like to place my hand so I have to concentrate on holding the handle lower down. Very uncomfortable. As for ironing, it is very good and removes all creases. Show details
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Julie
JulieSydney Surrounds, NSW
 

Without doubt this is the best iron I have ever used. It almost makes ironing a pleasure!!

This is without doubt the best iron I have ever used. It almost makes ironing a pleasure!! My linen shirts have never been easier to iron or look as good. Thank you Tefel Show details
meg
meg
 

How to

How do I stop my FV5605Z0 steam iron turning itself off whenever it feels like it? To re-start it I have to turn it off and on at the wall. In which direction do I need to move it to turn it back on without having to turn it off at the power point. Not impressed with this iron at the moment. Show details
Ian
IanMelbourne, Victoria36 posts
 
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Amb
Amb8 posts
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Perfect

Very easy to use and deals effectively on all kinds of fabric with steaming capabilities
Easy to clean and refill water
Only drawback sometimes water get leaks from iron still confused whats the reason for this

Questions & Answers

Greg
Greg

I have the FV5605 - and despite the user manual, I cannot find where the anti-calcium device is to clean it. The manual shows it might be in the base - not there - and it might be above the water fill spot - but that is the control for steam/no steam. Most confused.

Robert
Robert  

Sorry Greg can't help with that. I find the leaflet/instruction manual to be absolutely useless

Susan C.
Susan C.  
Susan C.
Susan C.  

Yes, it’s me. Sue CC

Nav
Nav

Hi how do u descale/clean this - have a lot of residue in the holes of the plate

Annie
Annie

Is there a simple on/off power button or switch?

CathyG
CathyG  

There is no on /off switch. You just need to turn the iron on and off at the power outlet.

Details

Features:

  • The TurboPro FV5605 has an ergonomic steam trigger which makes smoothing out persistent wrinkles a breeze.
  • The clothes iron’s vertical steam function lets you even out your garments without the need for an ironing board.
  • The water spray feature helps give the extra boost needed to rid material of heavy creases.
  • This iron has a durable soleplate with great scratch-resistance, helping prevent it from snagging your garments.
  • A precise tip on this iron helps you navigate all the tight spots in your garments and linen.
  • Anti-drip technology helps prevent water spills onto your fabric.
  • This iron has an extra large water filling hole - so there’s less chance of you making a mess.
  • An auto shut-off feature means this iron gets extra points for safety.
  • The inclusion of an anti-scale function on this iron means less time cleaning your iron.
  • Coming to $89, this award-winner is cheaper compared to similar models.

Points of praise:

  • Many reviewers found that the TurboPro FV5605 glided easily over their clothes.
  • This iron is easy to hold and is a comfortable weight, according to reviewers.
  • The iron works well across all kinds of fabrics.
CategoryIrons & Steam Generators
Price (RRP) $89
FeaturesAnti-Drip, Auto Shut Off, Vertical Steam and Water Spray
CordlessNo
Steam GeneratorNo
Steam Output50 g/min
Power2,400 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Colour / FinishRed/White
Awards 2020
  • GTIN13: 3121040066652
  • MPN: FV5605

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