TEFAL Express Anti-Scale SV8012 Steam Generator Iron

Express Anti-Scale SV8012 Steam Generator Iron     Express ironing. High-performance results.  

• Faster ironing thanks to double the steam* and best-in-glide** soleplate
• First steam generator iron with patented Scale Collector for lasting steam power
• Vertical steam-ready in 30 seconds – ideal for last-minute touch-ups
• With 1.8L removable water tank, plus built-in cord storage and easy-carry lock

*Compared to a standard steam iron
**External test on coatings; +33% more glide versus previous range

 

The powerful long-lasting steam generator iron

Looking for the best steam generator iron for quick and easy ironing? Consider upgrading to the Tefal Express Anti-Scale SV8012, Tefal's most powerful steam generator iron yet. Its 6.2 bar pump produces up to 120g/min continuous steam – two times more than a steam iron* – plus an extra 400g/min steam boost to cut through creases even faster. Our new best-in-glide** Durilium Airglide Autoclean soleplate gives you 33% more glide** and more active steam holes for fast and effortless ironing. The Autoclean catalytic coating keeps it stain free and in prime condition over time, too. This is also the first Tefal steam generator iron with patented removable Scale Collector – the ultimate weapon in the fight against limescale. Up to 10 times more efficient*** at capturing scale, this easy descaling solution helps preserve long-lasting steam performance for effortless crease removal. Simply pull it out and rinse it under the tap – scale be gone! Last-minute touch-up to your work shirt? Don't panic. Express Anti-Scale's easy vertical steam feature lets you start steaming 30 seconds after you switch it on****. How's that for speedy steaming? And if all that wasn't enough, there's a 1.8L removable water tank for up to 2 hours continuous use and fuss-free refills, plus a handy cord compartment for easy storage and a carry lock for safe transportation to and from the cupboard.

  • Faster ironing: The Express Anti-Scale produces up to two times more continuous steam* to speed up sessions, plus a 400g/min steam boost to tackle tough creases with ease.
  • Effortless results: The new Durilium Airglide Autoclean soleplate gives you 33% more glide** for fast, effortless ironing and optimal steam diffusion for efficiency. The Autoclean coating keeps it stain free.
  • Lasting power: Tefal's first steam generator iron with patented removable Scale Collector. Up to 10 times more efficient at capturing scale***, this ensures lasting steam power and easy crease removal.
  • Steam on demand: The Express Anti-Scale steam generator iron has an easy vertical steam feature that's ready to use in 30 seconds**** for speedy steaming – great when you're in a rush.
  • Convenient features: It's got a 1.8L removable water tank for up to 2 hours non-stop use and easy tap refills, plus cord compartment for simple storage and easy-carry lock for safe transportation.

***External test 2016

*Compared to a standard steam iron
**External test on coatings; +33% more glide versus previous range
***External test 2016
****In vertical steam position

Essentials
  • Lasting performance

    10 x more efficient Scale Collector*** to maintain lasting steam power for easy crease removal

  • Faster ironing

    6.2 bars producing 120g/min continuous steam* for high-performance results, fast

    *Compared to a standard steam iron

  • Effortless glide

    33% more glide** and optimal steam diffusion for fast and effortless ironing

    **External test on coatings; +33% more glide versus previous range

  • Easy vertical steam

    Ready in 30 seconds****, ideal for last-minute touch-ups

    ****In vertical steam position

  • Safe and secure

    Cord compartment and carry lock for safe and easy transportation and storage

  • Repairable for 10 years

    Designed for easy repair at the lowest cost for 10 years; fast delivery of parts to 6500 repair centres worldwide

Specifications
Power 2800  W
Steam output 120  g/min
Steam boost 400  g/min
Water pump 6.2  bar
Vertical Steam    
Setting of steam & temperature Manual setting  
Heat up time 2  min
Soleplate Technology Durilium Airglide  
Glideability of soleplate *****  
Durability of soleplate / scratch resistance *****  
Continuous steam diffusion Tip, side and heart  
Comfort Handle    
Auto-Off    
Eco Mode    
Power cord length 1.6  m
Lock-System    
Water tank capacity 1.8  L
Water tank Removable  
Continuous refilling    
Cord Storage Power cord and steam cord  
Scale collector    
Anti scale function Removable anti-scale collector  
Scale alert    
Colours White and purple  

Frequent questions
Choose a board that is height-adjustable to adjust it to your body. 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.
• Tap water:
Your appliance has been designed to work with tap water. If your water is very hard, mix 50% tap water with 50% distilled water (available in stores).
In some regions near the sea, the salt content in your water may be high. In this case, use distilled water only.
• Softener:
There are several types of softeners and most of them can be used in your appliance. However, some softeners, and particularly those that use chemical products such as salt, may cause white or brown stains, this is particularly the case with filter jugs. If you experience this sort of problem, we suggest you try using untreated tap water or bottled water.
Remember:
Do not use rain water or water containing additives (such as starch or perfume) or water from clothes dryers, water from refrigerators, air conditioners etc. These additives may affect the properties of the steam, and together with high temperatures can cause deposits to form in the steam chamber which could soil your laundry and lead to premature ageing of the appliance.
This function allows you to iron fabrics in situ or on a hanger.
To do this, set the iron temperature button to the maximum position.
• Leave the item on a hanger and gently pull the fabric with one hand.
• Press the steam control button intermittently and move the iron from top to bottom.
As the steam produced is very hot, it softens the fibres and removes creases.
Note: Never use the vertical steam function on an item being worn by anyone.
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.
• The Durillium soleplate:
Regularly clean the soleplate with a damp, non metallic washing up pad. For easier, non-corrosive cleaning of your iron's soleplate, use a damp sponge on the soleplate while it is still warm.
If cleaning dirt off is an issue, use the stick which is made specifically for cleaning the Durillium soleplates.
• The stainless soleplate:
Clean the soleplate of your iron when it is cool with a damp cloth or a non-abrasive sponge.
• The autoclean soleplate:
It is recommended that you use a soft damp cloth on the warm soleplate, in order not to damage the surface.
Warning: The use of iron cleaner will cause damage to your soleplate's autoclean coating.
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 and self-cleaning the soleplate:
• Refer to the section "How to descale my steam generator?"
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:
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.
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.