I hate ironing but....
After using this for the last three weeks I don't know how there can be negative reviews for this iron.
Ease of use.... tick
Result on clothes...tick
Steam function... tick
Spray function...tick (one review said it was on the underside of handle, which is not correct)
Handle ease of use... tick, for average female hands)
Water leakage on clothes....tick, no leakage
Smoothness over clothes... tick, glides over everything
Cord length...cross, too short and needed an extension cord for my usage
Price/Value... tick...$65 from Good Guys early May 2020. Fair price and good value compared to what I have paid over the years for both cheap and expensive itons....
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Tefal Ultraglide Iron
I had no idea that this iron that was relatively inexpensive could be so good. I have been so used to inferior irons. It is light and easy to use on all fabrics I have tried it on. It is mind boggling the choices out there so it was handy that the salesman at the Good Guys was there to assist.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Between the spray trigger on the inside of the handle and the cord coming up the middle of the back area of the handle, there is difficulty getting any grip on the handle at all. Also water constantly drips onto the clothes when the tank is filled during the steam operation, their solution is to wait a few seconds between iron swipes, as if anyone has time to do that. Took it back as soon as I could for a refund.
Never knew an iron could be so smooth and easy!
First time I’ve spent more than $20 on an iron but wanted to spoil myself. So glad I did. It was like a WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!! I couldn’t believe how light, easy, smooth and efficient. Tefal definitely make ironing easy and I kinda had fun!! I love the steam and easily adjusted for different fabrics. My old iron was so harsh on fabric and would easily burn or crumple up light fabrics. The Tefal is so gentle yet powerful, gliding over all my different clothes and fabric types with ease. The only thing was that I tend to overfill the water and wh...en I do, water literally drips onto the clothes. I don’t think it’s a fault feature. As when I’ve filled it less... it’s been perfect. All in the driver I’d say getting use to using a quality product for once. I was so overjoyed with how different using the Tefal was I had to show my friend haha. Now a favourite brand!!
Overall I am happy with this iron. It is very steamy & gets the creases out easily.
The cord is 1.8 metres long which is a little shorter than my previous Russell & Hobbs iron. I do prefer the longer cord.
Still getting used to having the trigger on the handle and it is easily bumped.
Tefal Aqua Speed 5325 IRON
This b l o o d y iron. I payed top price for this iron. All it’s done is spit crap out of the iron face and stain/damage favourite clothes since the day I bought it. I’m so fed up with it. Despite always using demineralised and purified water from the getgo it has failed to perform. It’s just ruined another white shirt on me by staining it with crap right on the upper front of the shirt. Moreover, it’s either very, very hot or it’s very, very cold. Would never recommend this brand.
Purchased in July 2017.
Easy to use and heats up quickly
I love this iron. It's easy to use, does a great job, heats up quickly and produces a good amount of steam once you move up from the cool iron setting. On the high steam setting (cotton) it does go through water fairly quickly but that's to be expected for the amount of steam that it produces. I also love that I can add extra steam when needed with a well placed button.
Lovely iron to use
The surface of this iron is exceptional. It is the smoothest and easiest to use I have encountered. It it fairly sold and heats up to a good temperature and as such is highly suitable for thicker cotton. Steam works well and pumps out an effective volume. Have no complaints at all - its a good iron.
Great little iron
Temperature is very accurate. Its price is ok compared and does what it needs too. Steam option lacks a little but overall a good iron. I have had alot of Irons as I have young kids so I do go through alot. Iv had this one since March and no issue as of yet.
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Love this iron! Can't live without it
This iron has saved the day many times. It is high quality, affordable, and will guarantee you a long life.
Thank you Tefal for helping me sort my business attire out, and for ensuring that my clothes are ironed well and to a high standard.
Only negatives would be that the water sometimes leaks a tiny bit, so watch out for this!
Easy to use, durable, consistent
Fairly smooth iron, steam is consistent and so is the heat. Easy to hold and has some decent weight on it. Been using the product for 2 years and still happy with it as there hasn't been any issue. If you doesn't like heavy iron then this is not for you. Otherwise, it's recommended.
Great for the price
It heats up super quick and has a great amount of steam come out to help quickly iron business shirts without too much effort. I love how it has a huge water tank and does not leak all over the clothes. Best iron I have found in a long time. Very stable bottom holding the iron
Lovely Iron Smooth Action
This iron is such a relief after my old POS one! It glides so smoothly! My old one eventually got a buildup of weird brownish stuff on the base so I hope this one doesn't develop that but so far its excellent. The temperatures seem pretty accurate and the cord is a good length too. Really happy with this product!
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Good fast heating iron
I was surprised at how quickly the iron heats up and the powerful steam is perfect for jeans and linen clothes. The steam holes at the top also make the job so much easier. So far it hasn't had any water leaks and I am hoping it won't. The only real fault I can find in this iron is the short cord which is just ridiculous. I did not notice this when I bought the iron or I might not have.
Handy Household Essential
This iron heats up so quickly that I don’t even have to walk away while it does! Once it heats up, it’s the perfect temperature!
The steam features are excellent and the iron in general is really safe and easy to use. Doesn’t leave any marks on my clothing either :)
I've had this iron for a few months now. It heats up very quickly and irons very well. I find I do have to fill up the water for steam sometimes more than once during ironing (I don't have huge piles of ironing) and the lead was too short. I knew that before I bought it and accidentally pick up the wrong model. However my husband got me a small extension lead which solves the problem but a longer lead supplied would have been better.
I am happy with it but would slap Tefal on the wrist for such a short lead - what were they thinking!
Decent enough. Leaks water
Decent iron for the price. However it will leak water out sometimes even with the special dial closed when filling up water. Steam and water spray are decent, the control temperature seems accurate. The base is nice and stable just a shame that it leaks water at times when you wouldn't expect.
Lives up to its name
I've been told by family that Ironing is my sport. I absolutely love to iron and I bought this Tefal Ultraglide after some research on a mid range reasonably priced iron that does the job. It ticks all the boxes for ease of use, doesn't stick to your clothes unlike some that I have used and produces sufficient steam to straighten most fabrics. I am very impressed by its performance and would buy another one as a spare! The water tank is large but because of the steam produced (I usually have it at its max heat and steam), you will need to refi...ll the water for the best performance. Initially I thought the iron was spitting water but realised after some use that the location of the spray button is just under the handle of the iron and that causes your hands to touch it resulting in water spitting on your clothes. I think Tefal should have located it above the handle rather than below. I've owned this for almost a year and its not given me any issues or stuck to anything I've ironed. Would totally recommend this!
This is not a good iron
Problems with this iron are that the cord keeps tangling, it spits water all the time, the cover where you put water in the iron is hard to open, the iron sticks to clothes and the water spray button is in such a stupid spot that you can't help but press it as you use the iron, leading to even more water everywhere. I think these problems are design flaws, so I wouldn't recommend the iron to anyone. Actually I wouldn't recommend Tefal to anyone either after this experience.
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Very good for its price
The iron heats up quickly, the steam function is great, does not leak (which i find is a common problem amongst other irons i had previously), the temp control is great and even and does not have intense middle spot which usually burns faster than the other parts of the iron.
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