Tefal Steam Generator Iron Model Comparison

The table below shows the main characteristics of the current crop of Tefal steam generator irons. Hopefully, it’s clearly laid out and will help you to decide which one might best suit your needs.

There’s a glossary at the bottom of the page in case there are any terms which need additional explanation – or take a look at our buyer’s guide to steam generator irons if you like.

Protect
GV9360

Turbo Pro Express
GV8360
Pro Express
GV8330
Express
GV7250

Express Compact
GV7095

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Anti scale

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Steam pressure

5 bar

5 bar 5 bar 4.5 bar

4.5 bar

Continuous steam

120 g/min

120 g/min 120 g/min 100 g/min

120 g/min

Variable steam

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Turbo steam

200 g/min

200 g/min

Vertical steam

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Fast heat up

2 min

2 min 2 min 2 min

2 min

Water tank capacity

1.8 litres removable

1.8 litres removable 1.8 litres removable 1.4 litres

1.4 litres

Continuous fill

Yes

Iron lock

Yes Yes

Auto power off

Yes

Steam cord storage

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Power cord storage

Auto rewind

Auto rewind Yes Yes

Yes

Protect system

Yes

Ultraglide ceramic soleplate

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Concave iron rest

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Easy cord

Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes

 

Tefal Steam Generator Iron Glossary:

Anti Scale:
Most houses in the UK receive hard water through the domestic supply. This can lead to scale deposits when the water is boiled to produce steam in your iron. Fortunately all of the Tefal range have a unique “anti calc” system which traps and collects any deposits. This is located in the base of the unit and when it is time to clean it, an indicator light will flash. All you have to do then is unscrew it, hold it under running tap water for a few moments and then re-insert it back into the base of your iron.

It’s an amazingly convenient way of keeping your iron working at peak efficiency and prolonging its working life. The anti-calc system is unique to Tefal and is patented. You won’t see it anywhere else.

Steam pressure:
When it comes to steam, the more the better. Values in the range of 4.0 to 5.0 bar will mean that you have plenty of steam which will penetrate the fabric of whatever garment you are ironing for fast results.

Continuous steam:
The steam output of steam generator irons is normally given in grammes per minute (g/min). A value in the range of 70 – 140 g/min is typical and, as with steam pressure, the higher the better pretty much.

Variable steam:
Some irons allow you to vary the amount of steam being used.

Turbo steam:
Some models feature a turbo boost button – for when you’re  ironing a particularly thick garment or one that has been heavily creased.

Vertical steam:
All of the irons in the Tefal steam generator range can be used in the vertical mode. This is handy for curtains or for “freshening up” suits, jackets, etc. Never be tempted to freshen up a jacket which someone is wearing. These irons produce far too much steam for that.

Fast heat up:
Tefal steam generator irons heat up quickly – 2 minutes from switch on is standard – so that you don’t have to wait around whilst your iron gets ready.

Water tank capacity:
You will want to choose a water tank that is large enough so that you don’t have to keep stopping to fill it up, but not so large that it is unwieldy and difficult to store. As a rough guide, a 1.4 litre water tank will be good for approximately two hours of ironing (equivalent to 4 hours ironing with a normal steam iron).

Continuous fill:
Some irons have the facility to top up the water tank whilst the iron is switched on. Other models may have a removable water tank so that you can take the tank to the sink rather than filling from jugs.

Iron lock:
The iron lock ensures that the iron is held securely to the base unit.

Auto power off:

Steam cord storage/Power cord storage:
As the base unit is a little larger than a normal iron, storage for the cords  is a good way of cutting down on the amount of staorage space required.

Protect system:
Some models have a special “hood” which can be used to protect against accidental contact or falling from the iron rest.

Ultraglide ceramic soleplate:
Tefal’s unique ultraglide ceramic soleplate  provides unrivalled glideability (yes that is a word), high scratch resistance, is easy to clean and is specially designed for optimal steam distribution.

Concave iron rest:
Minimises wear and tear on the soleplate.

Easy cord:
A spring loaded adjustable mount allows you to set the cord at whatever angle you find best so that it will not foul on clothes or get in the way of your hands whilst ironing.