The Pro Express + GV8460G0 features 5.5 bar pressure, one of the highest on the market, which provides 120g/minute continuous steam, and 220 g/minute Turbo steam. A steam generator is the most powerful type of ironing solution available. The appliances work by generating steam in a separate boiler unit and pumping it through the iron's soleplate into the clothes. The extra pressurised steam, pumping continuously through fabric, means steam generators cut ironing time in half compared to conventional steam irons. The pressure is measured in bars, the higher the pressure, the deeper the steam penetrates into the fabric, leading to a better result. The steam generator's steam output is indicated in grams per minute (g/min), so the higher the output, the more steam is generated. Like all Tefal's steam generators, the GV8460G0 features the unique anti-calc collector to keep the appliance scale-free. The water across much of the UK is very hard, and scale can build up and affect the performance of appliances. To combat the problem, Tefal has developed technology which changes the scale inside the boiler unit of the steam generator into a solid form, which is collected at the side of the generator for easy disposal. The steam generator has a corrosion-free boiler and is anti-drip for added ease of cleaning. The GV8460G0 also features Tefal’s unique Palladium Autoclean soleplate, designed to resist scratches. The soleplate offers superior long-lasting performance by destroying fibres from fabrics which can stick to the face of the iron and damage its glideability. The system uses catalytic oxidation as the iron heats up to transform the fibres, which can cause marks on your fabric, into gas and steam. All Tefal’s steam generators offer a fast two minute heat–up, so they are ready to use when you are. The GV8460G0 is also environmentally friendly, boasting an Eco setting, which saves 20% energy. The GV8460G0 has a vertical steam function, ideal for getting creases out of suits or other hanging garments. It can also be used to de-crease curtains. Safety is a key priority. The GV8460G0 has an auto off feature, which ensures the appliance switches itself off after eight minutes if left on its heel and 30 seconds if left on its soleplate. A special lock system enables safe handling and storage of the steam generator. It has Tefal’s ultracord system, which prevents the cord rucking up and getting in the way of your ironing. To keep the cord away from your hand and the clothes you are ironing the Pro Express GV8460G0 is equipped with the Tefal’s unique ultra cord system. Extra safety is also guaranteed with the lock system which also gives you the possibility to carry your steam generator by the handle just with one hand. To add to all of this, the GV8460G0 is also an environmently friendly product with an “Eco” setting that saves 20% of energy. Ultimately, as a leader in the steam generator’s market, Tefal makes sure you enjoy high quality ironing products with features that make your life easier.
About Tefal Tefal owes its origins to Frenchman Marc Grégoire, an engineer and keen fisherman. Monsieur Grégoire wanted the reel on his rod to run more smoothly, and experimented in the 1950s to see if a non-stick coating would work. It did, but it was his wife Collette who made the real breakthrough, suggesting the coating would be more useful in making cookware easier to use and clean. Now, Tefal is the number one name in non-stick products and small appliances, operating in more than 120 countries. Tefal remains committed to making household tasks easier and cooking results better, through a constant flow of new ideas, technology and innovation. Examples of that cutting-edge innovation can be seen in the ActiFry, the AirBake baking range and Tefal's unique Thermo Spot, which ensures your pans are always the perfect temperature to start cooking.