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As an iron, so far it works well - i.e. it irons fabrics well, without leaking, does the job it was made to do. However, there is a join in the plastic along the side of the handle, with some ridges below it, which cause a blister on my thumb after only ironing 6 - 8 items of clothing. As the iron is designed to stand leaning backwards, it CANNOT stand in the traditional metal bracket on an ironing board. As it is unsafe to leave an iron just on the board, I have had to make some changes - buy a woollen blanket, find a table and make space fo...r it. Consequently, I have not used the iron often. I did post a review on Tefal's site, they replied Our staff has read your review and values your contribution even though it did not meet all our website guidelines. Thanks for sharing, and we hope to publish next time! There were no guidelines that I contravened. There won't be a next time!
Purchased in November 2020 for $70.00.
Does the job - very well
Tefal Ultraglide FV 4042 Steam Iron
After two weeks of using the Tegal Ultraglide, I have found it an iron fit for purpose.
It produces a good head of steam when needed, and so far, it has done the job with the fabrics I have ironed. I haven't tried linen yet, but I would guess if you cranked the temperature up to the maximum, it would work.
The Ultraglide has a steam boost button which works well.
As I had read in other reviews, it is hard to judge the water level in the water tank because the iron, including the water rank, is a purple-blue colour. But you get used to this, and if you use a standard size iron filler jug. (not supplied) you can live with it.
Purchased in March 2021 at The Good Guys Online store for $69.95.
This Iron is hopeless
I bought this Teflon ultraglide FV4042 on the 17/10/2020 from The Good Guys Cockburn WA.
Stopped working tonight. Water leaks and safety light appears. I have school uniforms and work clothes to iron. No bloody iron now.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS IRON. Staff at the good guys have no clues regarding products they sell. Totally opposite to what they described about this Iron
Purchased in October 2020 at The Good Guys for $67.85.
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....
Purchased in May 2020 at The Good Guys for $65.00.
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.
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys.
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.
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys for $70.00.
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!!
Purchased in January 2020 at Target Australia for $69.00.
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.
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
Questions & Answers
Can anyone tell me the length of the power cord for this iron please?
My measurements make it 168cm plus the plug.
What is the capacity of the water tank?
Sorry, I’m not sure - I threw the iron out as it was so awful. It was a bigger water tank than other irons I’ve had though.
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|Category||Irons & Steam Generators|
|Features||Anti-Drip, Auto Shut Off and Vertical Steam|
|Water Tank Capacity||230 ml|
|Cord Length||2 m|
|Steam Output||40 g/min|
|Colour / Finish||Blue|
- GTIN13: 3121044042102
- MPN: FV4042
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