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T-Fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4476
 
Price range:
$40.10 - $83.51
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Summary: This T-Fal 1700-watt steam iron has a nonstick soleplate, ready light, steam surge, vertical steaming, and auto-shutoff.
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - T-Fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4476

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 rate:
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

Ironing fabric:
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
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 2.8
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User Reviews - T-Fal Ultraglide Easycord FV4476
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2.0
Try something besides this iron
8/16/2014
Pros
Heats Quickly
Cons
Drips Stains
Stopped Steaming
Best Uses
Comment:
I am a quilter and bag-maker, and I iron shirts and misc. clothing for my family. I use an iron frequently - at least 5x per week. I thought this iron would be wonderful at first as it produced a prodigious amount of steam, but within the first 3 months, it also occasionally spit little brown gunk (which stains) onto the item I was ironing. It would always do it if I refilled the reservoir without cooling the iron first - an annoyance, but possible to work around. Gradually, it has become more random in its spittings, and, this past week the steam option has become very feeble. Today I decided to clean the sole plate (using Iron Off) and do a vinegar/water cleanse. Unfortunately, neither of these things has worked well at all, and the steaming is still minimal. I've had it!! New iron time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Leaks water
4/15/2014
Pros
Auto Shut Off Large Base
Heats Quickly
Irons Smooth
Cons
Leaks Water
Best Uses
Comment:
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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5.0
Best Iron I've Ever Had
4/5/2014
Pros
Heats Evenly To Tip
Heats Quickly
Irons Smooth
Non-stick Soleplate
Stable Base
Cons
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
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:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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