TEFAL Tefal Express Airglide SV8020 Steam Generator Iron – 2800W / White & Grey

Tefal Express Airglide SV8020 Steam Generator Iron – 2800W / White & Grey Powerful steam generator iron for fast and easy results, day after day
  • Efficient: Get perfect results faster and easier using powerful steam
  • Durable: Enjoy simple maintenance and long-lasting performance
  • Safe: Go straight from denim to silk with no settings and no burn risk
  • Easy: Breeze through ironing with an ultra-smooth glide and generous tank

Reference: SV8020G0

The powerful steam generator iron with performance that's built to last

Cut up to 30 minutes off your ironing time1 by upgrading your steam iron to the super-powerful Tefal Express Airglide steam generator iron. With a generous 6.6 bar pressure producing a continuous steam output of 120g/min – up to 3 x more than a traditional steam iron – the 2800W Express Airglide delivers perfect results, fast. And tough creases don’t stand a chance against its impressive 450g boost. The Scale Draining System makes it easy to keep this Tefal iron in top condition and maintain long-lasting steam performance. When the anti-scale button flashes, simply fill the water tank and press the button for 3 seconds to flush out the scale. No cartridges, no hassle. There’s no complicated set-up, either. This steam generator iron comes preset to the optimal combination of temperature and steam to suit all fabric types2. Iron everything from denim to silk, with no settings, no worries, and no burn risk – guaranteed. This Tefal iron’s clever Eco Mode gives you the same speedy results using 20% less energy3. The premium Durilium Airglide soleplate moves effortlessly over any fabric, so ironing feels less of a chore. More steam holes ensure efficient results and it’s scratch-resistant, so its ultra-smooth glide will last. The 1.8L tank – larger than a steam iron’s – lets you iron more from one fill. Plus, it’s removable, so you can top it up without turning the iron off. Built to last, Express Airglide is repairable for 15 years   Versus a traditional steam iron   For all ironable fabrics   -20% compared with energy use at maximum output level

  1. Versus a traditional steam iron

1.Versus a traditional steam iron
2.For all ironable fabrics
3.-20% compared with energy use at maximum output level

  • Express results

    6.6 bars, 120g/min continuous steam and 450g steam boost for up to 30 minutes faster ironing1

  • Effortless sessions

    Ultra-smooth Durilium Airglide soleplate for effortless sessions, with optimal steam diffusion for efficiency

  • Fuss-free maintenance

    Scale Draining System for effortless maintenance and long-lasting steam performance

  • No setting

    Preset to the optimal temperature/steam combination safe for all fabrics2


    2For all ironable fabrics

  • Eco-friendly

    Eco Mode to cut energy use by 20%3 without compromising ironing results

    3-20% compared with energy use at maximum output level


  • Non-stop ironing

    Generous 1.8L water tank for non-stop ironing; removable for quick and easy top-ups

  • Made in France

    Designed and manufactured entirely in France at the highest standards of quality, ensuring utmost craftsmanship and expertise.

  • Repairable product

    Designed for low-cost, easy repair for 15 years; fast parts delivery to 6500 repair centres worldwide

Power 2800  W
Steam output 120  g/min
Steam boost 450  g/min
Water pump 6.6  bar
Vertical Steam    
Setting of steam & temperature No setting needed  
Heat up time 2  min
Steam output High (35 to 120 g/min)  
Professional (>230 g/min)  
Your habits Quick and efficient ironing  
Water tank capacity Large (> 1L)  
Steam hose length 1.70  m
Soleplate Technology Durilium Airglide  
Glideability of soleplate *****  
Durability of soleplate / scratch resistance *****  
Continuous steam diffusion Tip, side and heart  
Precision Tip    
Comfort Handle    
Power cord length 1.7  m
Water tank capacity 1.8  L
Water tank Removable  
Continuous refilling    
Cord Storage Power cord and water cord  
Anti scale function Draining system  
Scale alert    
Colours WHITE / GREY  
Frequent questions
Choose a board that is height-adjustable to adjust it to your height. It should be steady and robust so that you can place the ironing appliance on it.
The board should be perforated to allow the steam to pass through the fibres of the fabric to soften it and make ironing easier. The ironing board cover should also be suitable to allow the flow of steam through.
To avoid damaging the soleplate, follow this advice:
• Always place your iron on its heel rest or its base (depending on model).
• Avoid ironing over abrasive items (buttons, zip fastenings, etc.).
• Never clean your iron's soleplate with abrasive or metallic pads.
Shiny marks can appear on some fabrics, especially on dark coloured fabrics. We would advise ironing dark clothes inside out and using the correct temperature.
If ironing mixed-fibre fabrics, set the temperature for the most fragile fibre.
Important: The iron takes longer to cool down than to heat up. We recommend that you start with fabrics to be ironed at a low temperature.
The steam is more or less significant depending on the temperature setting of the iron. We advise you to use steam occasionally when the temperature is set low on the iron, otherwise drops of water could appear on your laundry.
Before cleaning, ensure that the appliance is unplugged and that the soleplate and iron rest plate are cold.
Do not use any detergents or descaling products to clean the soleplate or base unit. Never hold the iron or its base unit under tap water.

• Cleaning the base unit:
Clean the plastic parts from time to time with a soft, slightly damp cloth.

• Cleaning the scale collector:
Wait until the appliance has been switched off for at least 1 hour.
Remove the scale collector by lifting and rotating the flap a quarter turn.
Rinse the scale collector under the tap and put it back on the iron.

• Self-cleaning of the soleplate (depending on model):
When the anti-calc indicator blinks, perform the steps described in this video.
It is normal. Your iron generates a lot of steam; this steam is condensing on the board. Some waterdrops could appeared underneath the ironing board and fall on the flooring.
• You are using chemical descaling products or additives in the water. You should never put these products in the water tank. If this is the case, contact an approved service centre.
• Your washing has not been rinsed sufficiently or you are ironing a new item of clothing before washing it. Ensure that you have rinsed your clothes thoroughly in order to to remove soap deposits or chemicals from new garments which could stick to the iron.
• Your iron is too hot, see our recommendations on temperature control settings in your product manual.
• You are using starch. Only spray starch on the reverse of the fabric to be ironed.
Some laundry starches and synthetic fibres may stick to the surface of the iron. Please clean the Iron's surface.
The internal parts may make metallic noises with the change in temperature. There is nothing wrong with it.
After following the instructions in the user manual for starting the appliance, make sure that your electrical socket is working by plugging another appliance. If it still does not work, do not try to dismantle or repair the appliance yourself, instead, take it to an approved repair centre
Do not use your appliance. To avoid any danger, have it replaced by an approved repair centre.
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.
If the temperature of your iron is adjustable (depending on the model), use steam occasionally when the temperature is set low on the iron.
The temperature is set too low on your iron, it does not allow you to have steam.
Yes, this is quite normal. The water flow allows the cleaning of the soleplate interior.
The self-cleaning operation of the soleplate has to be performed. Refer to the chapter "Maintenance and cleaning", "How to descale my steam generator?".
Yes, this is quite normal. The self-cleaning operation causes the electric pump to operate.
No. The two cables are separately insulated; they are protected and rigorously checked. However, if you notice that the cable is damaged, have it repaired by an approved repair centre.
This system prevents the soleplate from clogging. Its active coating eliminates fibres and impurities that often become stuck to the plate and end up reducing its glide.
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.
Please go to the “Accessories” section of the website to easily find whatever you need for your product.
Find more detailed information in the Guarantee section of this website.
If you believe that one part is missing, please call Consumer Services Center and we will help you find a suitable solution.