TEFAL Tefal Care for You YT3040 Automatic Garment Care System – 3100W

Tefal Care for You YT3040 Automatic Garment Care System – 3100W Tefal's first all-in-one automatic garment care system to steam, sanitise, and dry clothes.
  • Automatic: Steam, sanitise, and gently dry garments automatically
  • Unobtrusive: Enjoy peaceful operation and easy, discreet storage
  • Effortless: Achieve great results every time, at the touch of a button
  • Safe: Care for even the most delicate items with no risk of damage

Reference: YT3040G0

Tefal Care for You YT3040 Automatic Garment Care System – 3100W

Introducing Care for You: Tefal’s first all-in-one automatic garment care system. In no time at all, this revolutionary new product smooths, refreshes and dries your clothes, all using the natural power of steam. It’s perfect for freshening up business suits or other hard-to-wash items. That’ll save on dry-cleaning! It’s quiet, too, running at a decibel level well below everyday conversation. And, unlike other clothing care systems available, Care for You features four wheels and a nifty, space-saving retractable design, allowing for easy and discreet storage anywhere in your home. Simply hang up to three items of clothing inside, choose ‘steam’ on the intuitive remote control and, in as little as 10 minutes (just enough time to take a shower), you’ll have crease-free clothes. It’s that easy. Got a bit more time? Leave clothes in for up to 30 minutes to tackle tougher creases. Meanwhile, the 40-minute ‘sanitise’ cycle is great for freshening up any outfit after a day’s wear. The natural power of steam kills 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, and germs* while banishing lingering odours, all without chemicals. No need to risk fragile fabrics in the dryer: just hang them up, select ‘dry’ and allow a flow of cool air to dry them gently, avoiding any damage. It’s quick, drying clothes 5 times faster†, and safe for all kinds of home textiles – from cashmere to cuddly toys. Clever Blue Technology maintains the perfect temperature and humidity level, ensuring great results every time. Care for You will even tell you when your clothes are ready and turn itself off when it’s done. *External laboratory test on cotton, 40-minute sanitise cycle †Compared to natural drying in ambient temperature

*External laboratory test on cotton, purification mode - 40 min.

Essentials
  • Automatic steaming

    Steam cycle for crease-free clothes in as little as 10 minutes

  • Chemical-free cleaning

    Sanitise cycle to kill 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, and germs* using steam alone

    *External laboratory test on cotton, 40-minute sanitise cycle

  • Dependable drying

    Gentle dry cycle to quickly dry delicates without risk of damage

  • Odourless outfits

    Powerful steam to freshen up outfits and banish any lingering odours

  • Compatible care

    Safe for all home textiles – from cashmere to cushions, and even cuddly toys

  • Simple storage

    Four wheels for mobility, plus a retractable space-saving design for discreet storage

  • Fuss-free filling

    2L removable water tank for fuss-free emptying and refilling

  • Silent running

    Runs at a decibel level well below everyday conversation for quiet convenience

Specifications
Power 3100  W
Steam output 65  g/min
Sanitize    
Water tank capacity 2  L
Water tank Removable  
Empty tank detector    
Auto-Off Yes  
Power cord length 1.80  m
On/Off switch Hand operated  
Steam ready indicator    
Power cord storage Velcro & coord hook  
Wheels    
Anti scale function Integrated anti-scale  
Colours White and Grey  
Type of plug UK  
Plug Shape Straight Plug  
Plug Color White  
Frequent questions
To change the programme, use the remote control and click on one of the 3 central buttons. For example, if you want to activate the Dry mode, click on the Dry button and click on the start/stop button to start the programme.
To put the garments into the Care For You appliance, use the built-in clips. Press firmly on the top of the clips to open them and insert the garment you want.
You can also use the hangers to hang clothes on the central bar and the shelf for cushions or other items.

The tank has a capacity of 1L and is removable.
Pull the tank towards you to fill it with tap water without exceeding the maximum level.
To put it back in place, insert the bottom first and push the tank until you hear a click.
It is advisable to put only 3 garments in the Care For You appliance for optimal dewrinkling.
It is preferable to use tap water but if the water is very hard (hardness higher than 30°f or 17°dH or 21°e), mix 50% tap water and 50% bottled demineralised water.
The two handles for raising/lowering the masts must be pressed down and raised to the maximum until you hear a click and then lock the masts (blue tab).
The masts must be extended to the maximum, otherwise the dewrinkling cabinet will close during operation.
It is preferable to install the appliance in a room with a free space of 20 cm around it.
Do not install it in a bathroom or damp room.
Do not install near a heat source.
  1. Steam mode
    You can adjust the dewrinkling time in 5 minute increments. The longer the cycle, the more your garment will be dewrinkled.
    10 min: light and fast dewrinkling.
    20 min: optimal dewrinkling on most garments.
    30 minutes: for very difficult garments to dewrinkle.
    The use of the straightening clips is recommended for a better dewrinkling result, except for garments that are likely to deform easily (e.g. large knit jumpers, viscose, thin t-shirts, etc.).

  2. Sanitize mode
    20 min: fast purification. Reduces odours.
    40 min: deep purification. Effectively removes impregnated odours, bacteria and germs.
    The use of the straightening clips is not necessary in purification mode.

  3. Gentle dry mode
    Perfect for delicate garments that cannot be tumble dried. You can adjust the cycle time between 10 and 90 minutes.
    30 min: light textiles.
    45 min: cotton and thick textiles.
    60 min: several garments at the same time.
    The use of the straightening clips is not necessary in the drying mode.

Switch off the appliance and unplug it. Wait 1 hour for the appliance to cool down completely.
Lift the shelf, remove the filter and remove any residue with a sponge.
Clean the curtain with a damp cloth or a wrung-out sponge. Never use abrasive cleaning agents or products.
Be careful not to scratch the infrared reception area and the transmitter on the remote control.
The dewrinkling cabinet should be raised as high as possible until you hear the locking click, otherwise the masts will drop back down during use. Check that the small pins are sticking out at the back of the appliance.
The curtain is not closed properly. Check that the curtain is properly clipped to the top of the product.
The selected time and/or the amount of straightening clips is not suitable for the garment(s).
Repeat a 30 minute wrinkle cycle.
If necessary, button the garment completely and remember to put on the straightening clips (except for garments that can be easily deformed).
Check the batteries in your remote control (1.5V AAA batteries).
If the batteries are working, please aim carefully the infrared zone at the bottom of the product.
If the curtain is not completely dry at the end of the programme, you can start a 10-minute drying programme, dry the curtain with a cloth or let the curtain dry naturally.
Straightening clips are not recommended for garments that are likely to deform easily (e.g. large knit jumpers, viscose, thin t-shirts, etc.).
You can wash your garment again. In most cases, this is sufficient to restore its original shape.
In the future, use the Care For You machine without the straightening clips on these garments.
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The tank is empty or not properly clipped in. Fill the tank and check that it is properly clipped in.
This is normal. After a few minutes, the appliance will automatically switch off to reduce energy consumption. You can start your appliance again using the remote control.
If your clothes are too waterlogged, you can wring them out before putting them in the cabin.
The Care For You appliance should be placed at least 20 cm away from the walls. You can also install the device in a larger, better ventilated and tempered room.
Make sure that the cabin is well closed (curtain clipped to the top of the Care For You).
No, it is normal to have noise and vibration when the steam is activated. The use of steam triggers the functioning of an electric pump.