Tefal Steam Generator Iron UK Reviews

Thanks for taking the time to read our reviews of the best Tefal steam generator irons, currently available on the UK marketplace. Please not that on this page we are only looking at steam generating irons from the Tefal brand, and not at their ordinary steam iron range. If you prefer to look at Tefal steam irons, then please click right here.

Steam generator irons are designed to be quicker, more efficient and leave a more professional finish. They are also much better at crease removal than standard steam irons.

Just below you will see a table of contents that is there to help you navigate through this page. This page has a lot of content, so it may be easier for you to click on the section that you want.

We have included some information on the Tefal brand. We have then listed the top 20 Tefal steam generator irons, showing the highest buyer rated first. After that we have provided a short summary review of each iron.

After that we have a full buying guide for Tefal steam generator irons in particular.

Tefal do a large range of both steam irons and the higher end steam generator irons. We have included those which get the highest satisfaction rates by online buyers at the various websites, where these are sold.

The Tefal Brand

Tefal is part of a bigger group who are known as Groupe SEB.  They are a French company and a number of brands trade under this group name and include, KRUPS, Panex, Rochedo and Rowenta.

Tefal have been around since 1956 and so have a strong 70 year history. They started out as being the first company to make non-stick pots and pans using a Teflon coating. Since then they have gone on to become a household name throughout the UK.

They are now well known for their range of steam irons, and like many other brands, expanded into the steam generator iron market.

Tefal were the first to introduce steam generators to the market

Tefal brand Steam Generator

Top 20 Buyer Rated List of Tefal Steam Generator Irons

  1. Tefal GV8932 Pro Express Plus Anti Scale High Pressure Steam Generator (90%)
  2. Tefal GV4630E0 steam ironing station (89%)
  3. Tefal GV9071 Pro Express Care High Pressure Steam Generator (88%)
  4. Tefal GV9061 Pro Express Care High Pressure Steam Generator Iron (88%)
  5. Tefal GV7466 Express Anti-Scale High Pressure Steam Generator (88%)
  6. Tefal GV6722 Effectis Plus Steam Generator Iron (88%)
  7. Tefal GV8461 Pro Express Autoclean High Pressure Steam Generator (88%)
  8. Tefal GV9060 Pro Express Care (88%)
  9. Tefal GV9580 Pro Express Ultimate Anti-Scale High Pressure Steam Generator Iron (88%)
  10. Tefal GV9563 Pro Express Ultimate High Pressure Steam Generator Iron 86%)
  11. Tefal SV8012 Express Anti Scale Steam Generator (86%)
  12. Tefal GV6840 Effectis Anti-Scale High Pressure Steam Generator (82%)
  13. Tefal GV8976 Pro Express Total X-pert High Pressure Steam Generator (80%)
  14. Tefal SV6040 Fasteo Steam Generator Iron (78%)
  15. Tefal SV5011 Steam 2200W Iron (78%)
  16. Tefal SV6035 Fasteo Steam Generator Iron (78%)
  17. Tefal SV5021 Steam Generator Iron (76%)
  18. Tefal SV6020 Fasteo Steam Generator Iron (74%)
  19. Tefal GV6340 Actis High Pressure Steam Generator Iron (74%)
  20. Tefal Express Compact GV7340 Steam Generator (74%)

1. Tefal GV8932 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

90%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 6.5 Bars of pressure and a 400 g/min shot of steam
  • Has three pre-set settings: Normal, delicate and jeans
  • 1.6 L water tank for uninterrupted use
  • Smart cord for easy storage
  • Removable scale collector
  • Equipped with a boiler to provide extra powerful results for quicker and easier ironing
  • Provides the optimal balance of temperature and steam at the touch of a button.

2. Tefal GV4630E0 Steam Ironing Station Summary Review

89%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • Known as the Tefal Optiomo CV4630GO
  • Has a continuous steam output of 110g/min​
  • 4.2 bar pressure
  • Has an Easy Glide Ceramic Soleplate that glides smoothly over fabric
  • 0.7-litre water tank
  • Can be used for vertical steaming that's particularly effective on eliminating creases out of suits or other hanging garments.

3. Tefal GV9071 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This is a good choice for anyone living in a hard water area
  • That is because this iron has a removable scale collector which will prevent staining and limescale build-up - that means your iron will last longer
  • Tefal use their smart technology to balance heat and steam for every fabric at the touch of a button
  • 7.5 bars of high pressure steam
  • 500 g/min steam boost
  • 1.6 litre removable water tank

4. Tefal GV9061 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This has a removable scale collector that collects up to 10 times more scale particles
  • Uses smart technology to balance heat and steam for every fabric at the touch of a button
  • Up to 7 bars of high pressure
  • 480 g/min steam boost
  • 1.6 litre removable water tank
  • Also has a safety lock and easy cord storage
  • Available in white/red or black/blue

5. Tefal GV7466 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This is a powerful high pressure steam generator iron
  • Has a calc-collector makes that helps protect the iron from limescale and as such makes its life longer
  • 6. 5 bars of high-pressure steam
  • Also has an auto clean soleplate
  • Has a 1.7 litre water tank​
  • 2 minute heat up time
  • 120 grams per minute of steam
  • 350 gram per minute steam boost

6. Tefal GV6722 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This model is pretty new to the UK market
  • It is an ultra compact iron
  • Very simple and easy to use
  • Ultraglide Durilium soleplate
  • 5 bar pressure
  • 240g/min steam boost
  • Fast heat up - ready in 2 minutes
  • Eco setting saves 20% energy
  • Easycord system with cord storage
  • Anti calc collector

7. Tefal GV8461 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This is one of Tefal's best selling irons
  • Equipped with a boiler to provide extra powerful results for quicker and easier ironing
  • 6 bar pressure
  • 120 grams per minute
  • 260 gr/min Turbo steam
  • Anti-scale collector
  • Autoclean soleplate
  • 1.8 litre water tank
  • Easy storage thanks to the lock system and auto rewind
  • "Eco" setting saving 20% energy
  • Auto-off

8. Tefal GV9060 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This model is also new to the UK market
  • Comes in a blue/white
  • 2,400 watts
  • 1.6 litre water tank
  • Up to 7 bars of high pressure steam
  • 430 g/min steam boost
  • Safety lock and Easy Cord

9. Tefal GV9580 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

88%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 8 bars of pressure
  • 180 g/min continuous steam
  • 600 g/min steam boost
  • Protect system prevents stains
  • Has a scale collector
  • Delirium air glide auto clean soleplate
  • 2,600 watts
  • 1.9 litre removable water tank
  • Safety lock
  • 2 minute heat up time

10. Tefal GV9563 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

86%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 7.5 Bar pressure
  • 140 g/min continuous steam
  • 500 g/min steam boost
  • Stain prevention system
  • Limescale collector
  • Durilium air glide auto clean soleplate
  • Smart technology for the optimal balance of heat and steam
  • Removable water tank 1.9 litres
  • 2,600 watts
  • Safety lock

11. Tefal SV8012 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

86%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • This model is very new to the UK market
  • Removable calc collector for long-lasting performance
  • Exceptional soleplate with flawless glide
  • White/purple
  • Up to 6.2 bars of pressure
  • Up to 120 g/min continuous steam
  • 400 g/min boost
  • Easy vertical steam feature
  • Durilium Airglide Autoclean soleplate
  • 1.8 litre removable tank
  • Built-in cord storage
  • Easy-carry lock for safety

12. Tefal GV6840 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

82%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 6.5 Bars of high pressure steam
  • 300 g/min steam boost
  • Removable scale collector
  • Ready to use in 2 minutes
  • Safe for all fabrics thanks to one perfect combination of heat and steam
  • 1.4 litre water tank
  • Black/blue or Black/green

13. Tefal GV8976 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

80%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 6.5 bars of pressure
  • 450 g/min shot of steam
  • Five pre-set settings: Synthetic, Silk, Wool, Cotton, Linen
  • Auto clean ceramic soleplate
  • Anti-Calc limescale collector
  • 2,400 watts
  • 1.8 litre water tank (enough for 2 hours of ironing)

14. Tefal SV6040 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

78%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • Up to 5.2 bars pump pressure.
  • 180 g/min steam boost
  • Anti-scale cartridge system
  • 2-minute heat-up time
  • 2 minutes to be ready
  • Easy maintenance and quick access to the filter cartridge
  • Convenient steam cord compartment for easy storage
  • 2,200 watts
  • 1.2 litre water tank
  • Smart auto-off for extra safety
  • Vertical steam: ideal to decrease hanging garments or curtains

15. Tefal SV5011 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

78%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • Ceramic sole plate
  • 2 Minute warm up
  • 2 litre water tank
  • 5-Bar Pressure
  • Anti-calc filter and removable cartridges
  • 90 g/min
  • Safety lock

16. Tefal SV6035 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

78%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 100 Gms /minute steam output
  • 5.2 bars pump pressure
  • A turbo steam, up to 180 Gms/minute
  • 2,200 watts
  • Ceramic soleplate
  • 1.2 litre water tank
  • 2 minute heat up time

17. Tefal SV5021 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

76%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 100 g/min surface steam for fast and easy ironing
  • 2 minutes to be ready
  • Easy and quick access to the filter cartridge for effortless maintenance
  • Steam cord compartment for easy storage
  • 2,200 watts
  • 1,2 litre water tank
  • Ceramic soleplate
  • Has an economy mode
  • Anti scale cartridges

18. Tefal SV6020 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

74%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • 100 g/min surface steam
  • 2 minute set up
  • Easy and quick access to the filter cartridge
  • 1.2 litre water tank
  • 2,200 watts
  • 5 bar pressure
  • Ceramic soleplate 130 gram shot of steam

19. Tefal GV6340 Steam Generator Iron Summary Review

74%
BUYER SATISFACTION
  • Compact for easy use and storage
  • 2 minute heat up
  • 4.7 bar pressure
  • 100 g/min steam boost
  • Auto-off for added safety
  • 2,200 watts
  • Uses a smaller boiler to reduce its footprint

Tefal Steam Generator Buying Guide

Key Benefits of Tefal Steam Generator Irons

 Below we have listed the key benefits of owning and using a Tefal steam generator model of iron:

  • They cut your ironing time in half - Great choice for doing large loads of ironing very quickly - this is thanks to the high pressure steam, along with the soleplate can deal with multiple layers of fabric at a time
  • Vertical Steaming -Vertical steaming is really useful for doing curtains, suits and delicate clothing which you cannot directly iron on.
  • Quick to heat up - Tefal’s high pressure steam generators heat up in 2 minutes
  • Long Lasting and Durable - Tefal steam generator irons have Anti-Calc lime scale collectors which can deal with hard water and extend the life of your machine and is available on most models.
  • Large Water tanks - Most Tefal steam generators have  large water tanks so you can iron for hours without having to stop and refill.

Steam Output Feature

This is measured in grams per minute (g/min) The higher the output, the more steam is generated to tackle creases. Also the more powerful the iron, the deeper the steam will penetrate fabric for quicker, hassle-free ironing and excellent results, no matter the fabric.

Steam Boost Feature

This is also measured in grams per minute (g/min) It is always higher than the normal steam output. This is used to deal with any very stubborn creases that are particularly hard to remove. The boost gives extra steam on the crease which loosens up the fabric, and then the soleplate removes the crease.

Power Feature

This is measured in watts. It is simply the amount of power that the iron uses when it is switched on. This relates directly to how quickly the iron heats up. All steam generator irons have a boiler which is where the water is turned into steam. The higher the wattage the quicker the water will be turned to steam.

Heat Up Time Feature

This is simply the length of time that it takes your iron to go from cold to being ready to use. It is directly related to the power that we have described above. The more power to the iron the faster it will heat up.

In reality this is not a huge concern, as most of these Tefal irons, will be ready for use in 2 minutes or less.

Soleplate Technology Feature

Soleplates come in different styles and are made of different materials. The materials are typically steel or ceramic. Tefal use primarily Durilium Airglide Autoclean soleplate. These are very good soleplates that glide easily and most of their models will self clean, which is always a good thing.

Water Tank Feature

Water tanks vary in size quite a lot across the Tefal range. Does the size of the water tank really make that big of s difference? We think it does matter a lot. The larger the tank, then the lesser amount of times you will have to fill it. That means a larger tank is better for longer and continuous periods of ironing.

Almost all of the tanks are removable. That means they can be detached and carried over to the water tap and filled up. The one thing to note is that the bigger the tank, the heavier it will be to carry back to the iron. Larger tanks like 1.6 - 2.0 litres can actually be quite heavy. This is worth bearing in mind especially if you are frail.

One other point worth mentioning is that a larger water tank, filled with water will sit on the steam generating unit (not in the iron itself). So although it has zero impact on the weight of the iron, that unit still sits on the ironing board. That can also be heavy for the board so make sure to have a suitable board that has the strength to carry this weight.

Anti-Scale Feature

Around 60% of the UK water is classed as hard water. While still very safe to drink it does contain calcium. That calcium when in contact with metal and heat can turn to limescale. Over time that can clog up pipes, the boiler and the holes in the soleplate.

Most Tefal irons have some form of anti-calc on their irons. Usually this is a filter or cartridges to help control this limescale and in turn, prolong the life of your iron.

Anti-Drip Feature

The newer models of Tefal steam generator irons have what is called a "Spiral Protect anti-drip system." This new system turns water drips into steam. That prevent water marks on garments and also prevents staining.

Easy Cord Feature

With most Tefal irons there is a cord that wraps around the base for easy storage. Some of their models will have auto-rewind but not many.

Safety Lock Feature

Most of the Tefal irons have a handy lock system that ensures the iron is attached securely to the base so you can transport it safely. 

Tefal Guarantee

Most Tefal irons of this type come with a 12 month guarantee.

This guarantee applies only for products purchased and used for domestic purposes and will not cover any damage which occurs as a result of misuse, negligence, failure to follow TEFAL/T-FAL instructions, or a modification or unauthorised repair of the product, faulty packaging by the owner or mishandling by any carrier.

It also does not cover normal wear and tear, maintenance or replacement of consumable parts, or the following:
- damages or poor results specifically due to wrong voltage or frequency as stamped on the product ID or specification
- using the wrong type of water or consumable
- mechanical damages, overloading
- ingress of water, dust or insects into the product (excluding appliances with features specifically designed for insects)
- scaling (any de-scaling must be carried out according to the instructions for use)
- damage as a result of lightning or power surges
- damage to any glass or porcelain ware in the product
- accidents including fire, flood, etc
- professional or commercial use