T-Fal Ultraglide Diffusion FV3266003
(San Jose, CA)
My T-Fal iron is the first and last iron that I have ever used. I have had this iron since college and it has lasted me for about eight years. It is still going strong, and I use it pretty regularly. It’s automatic off feature is one of the best; I have never burned a shirt while ironing. Another good feature is the large base. The base is larger, allowing for more stability and safety.
I am comfortable with walking away to attend to other tasks while ironing because I know that the iron will automatically turn off and not fall off of the ironing board. The T-Fal has a feature for steam; there is a space for water to be filled. However, if you overfill the water, unless you use up all the water, there is no easy way to remove the excess.
The iron uses a generous amount of steam on its regular settings, but there are also optional features that allow the user to spray more steam if necessary. The steam setting can be gentle enough to handle silk shirts. I have never used the iron with starches or commercial wrinkle removers, but I find that just using the iron itself will get rid of most of my clothing wrinkles just fine. The iron also comes with a self-cleaning feature, although I have never had the chance to use it.
Unless you are making grilled cheese sandwiches with this iron, it is very low maintenance. Just plug it in and you are set to go! The time that it takes for the iron to heat up is fast, approximately five minutes. There are multiple heat settings, but I have found that a moderate or medium setting is adequate to get some of my toughest wrinkles out.
True to its name, the iron does glide very smoothly on all types of clothing. I have used it on cotton, linen, and even corduroy fabric.