What's this? Based on performance, convenience, and features. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
$39.95 - $59.98
Summary:This T-Fal conventional steam iron was very good in overall performance. This iron has auto-shutoff which is a safety feature that powers the iron down when left stationary for a short time, and a ultra glide diffusion sole plate. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature.
The T-Fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4476 is part of the steam iron
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron
models like the Ultraglide Easycord FV4476 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point, temperature swing and uniformity of soleplate thermal pattern.
Ease of use:
Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron steamed at low settings.
About This Brand
T-Fal irons have a nonstick soleplate. They're sold at most major retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Kohl's, and at Amazon.com and other online retailers. Prices range from $30 to $90.
Features & Specs - T-Fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4476
Digital display Indicates that the iron features a digital readout that shows temperature setting.
Weight (lbs.) The weight is given to 1/10 of a pound.
Great iron EXCEPT---- water leaks out of it at fill spout, even when it is set up in a vertical position, and makes a mess on clothes and ironing board. I am an everyday ironer and thought I have found the greatest iron, but will not purchase again because of leaking issues.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By w w
from Denver, CO
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best Iron I've Ever Had
Heats Evenly To Tip
I didn't think it was possible to get excited about an iron, much less wanting to return the favor of writing a review about one.<br />Since my High School home-ec and college days, I've been through plenty of Bargain Store irons, either from use, or the last one fell when I accidentally bumped the board. So I researched many reviews and chose this T-Fal.<br />WOW! It was definitely worth it to move up in price range. Truly an example of, You get what you pay for. I wouldn't compromise on this type of purchase again.<br />My style of ironing is several items at a time because I don't have room to have the board set up all the time. We have mostly cotton/blend fabrics, so I primarily use the high setting. <br />The weight of this iron by itself is appropriate for the job (not too heavy nor too light) and does not have to depend on the reservoir being full to press well. I'm surprised at how quickly it heats.<br />The non-stick soleplate is what sets this iron apart from the others and is by far the best feature. It Really does glide very nicely for efficiency. (one reviewer pointed out, why Wouldn't cookware technology work on an iron?)<br />Another difference from my previous iron is that the T-Fal heats Evenly all the way to the tip. I can detail the patches, around them; collar tips and pocket flaps of my husband's uniforms noticeably smoother than before. Steam output is good and makes crisp pant creases.<br />My previous iron's retractable cord was a nice feature, but the T-Fal's large triangle base makes it confidently stable. For storage, just wrap the cord around the base with its attached clip.<br />Some reviews say the fill line is hard to see because it's just a molded body-colored ridge, so I marked it with a black marker for contrast. Even though the instruction drawings indicate to use regular tap water, I still use distilled. I don't empty between uses and haven't noticed any problems.<br />I can't believe what a difference a better made product as mundane as an iron makes. This T-Fal is truly so pleasant that I actually look forward to Not procrastinating with the ironing pile anymore.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By They dont make them like they used to!
Hard to see water level, leaked water
Leaks Water Even On High
Smoked On First Use
The dark aqua colour makes the water level rather difficult to see. On the first use the iron started smoking from inside the tip. This later stopped but didn't leave me with a good feeling so back to the store. After the smoking stopped tried out the steam on the max setting along with the temperature at max. It leaked moderately which I don't expect at max temp. Back to the store to try something else.