Poor purchase, serious issues
Like many reviewers here, shortly after a year my Tefal iron experienced an issue where it would go into auto off mode in the middle of ironing, requiring the power to be switched off then back on. Contacted Tefal and they said bad luck, I’m out of warranty!
Purchased in at Catch for $135.
Keeps turning off mid use
I purchased this iron 5 months ago - it Irons well, light to handle BUT auto off light flashes red & consequently turns the iron off - I can only remedy this by turning off at power point & turning back on - this is repeated every 5 MINUTES.
Other reviews have also encountered this problem.
This is not acceptable.
Purchased in at David Jones.
Broke within the year, doesn't iron well.
This is the second Tefal iron I have replaced within 3 years. The first broke within 12 months and this one constantly turns off and I have to unplug it and turn it back on at the switch. The steam isn't great and it doesn't really iron out creases. I had a Tefal for years that was excellent the latest offerings by Tefal are terrible.
Purchased in at The CPAP Clinic Physical store.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Tefal saves production costs by shortening its cord length
Have been a fan of Tefal irons in the past - having owned a few. Just replaced a Phillips that was rubbish from the start, with a new Tefal.
- heats quickly
- glides well
- not so prone to leaks (like the Philips)
- Tefal have shortened their power cord lengths. VERY noticeable. It is 60cm shorter than the Philips. I know it is a different brand however I notice it also because the ironing board needs to be right on top of the power point, otherwise I pull the cord out of the wall when trying to iron.
This is a really really poor. A short cord length on an iron is dangerous. If they want to save money then reduce the number of models produced. On this basis I will not buy another Tefal iron.
Purchased in at David Jones Retail Stores for $120.
Not Impressed!!! Not sure if I will buy this again!!!
I have always been a huge fan of Tefal's products and hence bought the FV5648 in June 2018 after a bit of research. I was initially happy with its performance even though it felt a little bit heavy to use. I have been maintaining it in good condition with regular de-scaling etc. In the last four-six months (within eighteen months of purchase), on a fairly regular basis, while ironing, the red light starts flashing, water leaks during ironing as well as when upright from the faceplate hence wetting the clothes. It takes me a few attempts to get...the iron going again by switch off/on at the power point . Very annoying and disappointed!!! I am not sure if I have just been unlucky to get a dud piece. Another minor issue - the blue water tank is difficult to see the water level during refill and while ironing.
Purchased in .
This iron is easy to use and it heats up quickly so you don't have to wait long. It irons different fabrics really well and glides over the surface smoothly and easily. It's safe so you don't burn yourself or your clothes.
The steam technology is absolutely great. Does not over heat and is extremely light weight. Amazing settings for different fabrics and takes up less electricity. the cup of the iron is also very handy
Purchased in .
Cuts your ironing time in half
Absolutely love it ;) so quick and so easy to use. As a wedding stylist who irons a lot of table cloths, table runners and chair sashes it just makes ironing so much quicker and easier for me
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $479.
Easy to set up and use
Makes my ironing so much easier and quicker
Light iron for handling
Effective on all the delicate materials I use in my wedding business
Glides easily through creases
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $489.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Good iron but heavy
This is certainly a good iron and does an excellent job. The only thing I would suggest is to check that you're happy with the weight as I found it to be heavy to use. I also found that the turbo boost button under the handle made it a little uncomfortable for me to hold, but this may be different for other users. It doesn't take long to heat up though, and is certainly effective.
Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi.
So easy to use
The ease of use of this iron was a leading factor in purchasing this product. Fill it up with water and let iron glide away on any fabric and material without the worry of burn marks.
Purchased in at Bing Lee Online store.
Heats up in less than a minute and the steam feature is amazing!
I love this iron. As far as fast heating up it is the best! Weight, handling, ease of use, nice glide. One problem I don't care for is the SMALL water compartment. I am right next to the sink and can fill it from the tap easily but for someone who wants to use it for constant steam...you have to refill a LOT!!! You also can't see thru the 'Blue" window but not a big problem for me. Performance is what counts and this iron has it! Burst of steam is super great for steaming away stubborn wrinkles. They disappear immediately!
Sometimes I iron 10 ...
Comfortable on your hand and Auto Shut down
Many time in fear that my iron is not switched off. But with my new iron as i got it for a present is so much better. I do ironing every day, with little kids around. This iron is light easy on hand, large hole for water, many functions and the bottom, by seeing it you will know its the most quality one. Calc easy cleaning , so after so often use still good as new.
I use my iron a lot more than most people, almost daily, because I make garments and quilts. I've gone through a lot of irons and I know that there are big differences between them. The most expensive ones aren't always the best.But it's an excellent piece of iron.This iron is very safe
Lead is short enough to be hazardous
Functionally it is generally very good and it seemed a safe bet, anyway, based on our use of an earlier model. However, the steam control is a bit hit and moss and it does belch quite a large burst of steam now and then, in a fairly random and potentially painful way. More fundamentally, I guess the device will expire in a few years, like all irons do, and at the most inconvenient time.
Manufacturers and .retailers should be cursed for marketing products which they seem to deem to be "disposable" and Irons, toasters, etc are prime examples that arise from that philosophy. Sadly, they actually design and make them with scant regard for repairability or for the disassembly and recycling of the materials - so off to the landfill site they go.
Questions & Answers
Why is the darn cord so short short short???
I own an FV5648 which I bought a few years back. In the last few months, while using the iron, the red pilot lamp starts flashing and the iron stops heating. This happens annoyingly at very regular intervals. The only way to get the iron going again is switching off the power (and takes a few attempts). I have to keep doing this a few times during an ironing session of say a hour. Very annoying. Does anyone know why this is the sase and how to resolve it permanently?
Either yourv ran out of water in the tank or it might need descaling
plenty of water in the tank; not sure about the descaling bit; the iron hasn't been used much after it was de-scaled previously; just wondering if it could be any other reason; hoping a tefal rep will be see this and respond
Get an answer from our members and Tefal representatives
- The TurboPro FV5648 has a vertical steam function so you can rid hanging garments of any wrinkles.
- It includes a spray function to get rid of stubborn creases on delicate fabrics.
- The iron has a precision tip which lets you iron around all the nooks and crannies of your garments.
- It has an anti-drip feature so you don’t have to worry about water leaking and staining your clothes.
- You can put this iron on eco mode - helping save the planet and your power bill.
- The iron has an auto-shut off feature, providing optimal safety for you and others in your household.
- It includes an integrated anti-scale function, making for easy cleaning.
- Continuous steam output produces quick results.
- 2400 watts of power makes the heat-up time quick.
- The iron has a Durilium AirGlide Autoclean technology soleplate which allows for an easy glide and maximum steam distribution.
- Coming to $169, this iron is a reasonable price compared to similar models.
Points of praise:
- Reviewers said this iron was lightweight and easy to use.
- Ironers noted that this iron glides well over a variety of fabrics.
- The quick heat up time of the Turbo Pro FV5648 was praised by reviewers.
|Category||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Anti-Drip, Auto Shut Off, Vertical Steam and Water Spray|
|Water Tank Capacity||300 ml|
|Cord Length||2 m|
|Steam Output||50 g/min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Blue, Black|
- MPN: FV5648
Other Irons & Steam Generators
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.