Ultraglide CERAMIC soleplate with lifetime warranty. Scratch resistant and nonstick for better glide, easier ironing and optimal ironing durability. Powerful burst of steam (60-gram/min) Easycord exit system keeps the cord out of the way when ironing and prevents from re-wrinkling already-ironed fabrics. 3-way auto-off feature : the iron will shut off automatically after 30 sec of inactivity if left on its soleplate or tipped over on its side, and 8 min on the heel. Self-cleaning technology with the calc-recollecting valve. T-fal Ultraglide steam iron FV4446 replaces T-fal FV4259 iron. This thoughtfully designed and reliable 1700W steam iron smoothes out wrinkles quickly and easily. Standing apart from the rest, the high-quality ceramic soleplate provides unrivalled glideability and superior scratch resistance allowing for smoother ironing and better steam coverage. The ceramic soleplate helps the Ultraglide steam iron slide effortlessly over any type of fabric, from shirts to table linen, while its dial temperature control with three fabric settings accommodates a variety of material-from delicate linen to cotton and wool. Patented and exclusive Easycord system keeps the cord out of the way when steam ironing and prevents from re-wrinkling already-ironed fabrics. The iron produces continuous steam (up to 30gm/min) and delivers a powerful burst of steam (60g/min) providing additional steam for stubborn wrinkles. Choose regular steam for heavier fabrics or light steam for touch-ups. Use Ultraglide steam iron on a flat surface for traditional steam ironing or hold it upright for vertically steaming out wrinkles from hanging drapes and delicate garments. The calc-away valve automatically collects scale preventing calcium build-up from hard water. By doing this it increases the lifetime of the Ultraglide steam iron. Ultraglide steam iron comes with extra large sealed inlet opening for easy filling and to prevent spills, large 9-ounce water-tank size means fewer refills necessary. For peace of mind and added safety, Ultraglide steam iron comes with a 3-way auto off feature and shuts off automatically after 30 sec. of inactivity if left on its soleplate or tipped over on its side; if left vertically on its heel rest, it will shut off after 8-min. Ultraglide steam iron measures approximately 5.9 by 11.1" and carries a 1-year limited warranty.
I really don't like reviewing items like this until I've owned them for awhile, but wow! Take it from an ex-military guy, this is a great iron for the price! My last two irons were Black & Decker and a Shark. Prior to that, I had some high-dollar irons because many folks out there told me that I needed to spend the money on an good iron. Boy, were they wrong.All of the irons I've owned proved to me after the first use that we were ..