T-FAL Powerglide Steam Iron

Powerglide Steam Iron
Built for long-lasting steam performance

Powerglide anti-calc, built for long-lasting steam performance

Specifically designed to answer hard water issues, Powerglide anti-calc rises to the challenge with outstanding results and performance that lasts.

  • T-fal exclusive calc collector captures calc particles to ensure a clean and long-lasting steam.
  • The Durilium Ceramic soleplate enables exceptional glide and and an excellent scratch resistance
  • Ergonomic steam trigger 

 

For clean steam and long-lasting powerful performance, choose the Powerglide FV2640 steam iron from industry-leader T-fal.

  • The 1800-watt iron comes equipped with an innovative calc collector that catches loose mineral deposits and collects it. Cleaning is extremely easy, requiring only regular rinsing of the calc collector under water.
  • The Durilium Ceramic soleplate combines an aluminum layer for excellent heat and steam distribution with an enamel layer for an ultra-smooth glide that outperforms the competition.
  • Ergonomic steam trigger, located on the underside of its handle, requires nothing more than a press of the finger to release a powerful burst of steam (110-gram/min).
  • The iron generates up to 50% more steam than the competition, making it possible to quickly remove wrinkles from work shirts, trousers, evening wear, table linen, and more.
  • The iron’s precision-point tip comes in handy for reaching into pleats, pressing collars, and maneuvering around buttons.
Other highlights includes
  • Vertical steam for hanging garments,
  • An anti-drip system to prevent leaks or spitting at lower temperatures,
  • An extra-large water inlet for convenient filling, 
  • Self-cleaning system,
  • Automatic shut-off for safety and peace of mind.
Enjoy reliable high-quality steam with the T-fal Powerglide FV2640 steam iron.

 

Essentials
  • Exclusive Removable Calc-collector

    The exclusive T-fal calc collector captures calc particles and minerals from the hard water to ensure a clean and long-lasting steam. Cleaning is extremely easy, requiring only regular rinsing of the calc collector under water.

  • Removable calc collector

    The exclusive T-fal calc collector captures calc particles and minerals from the hard water to ensure a clean and long-lasting steam. Cleaning is extremely easy, requiring only regular rinsing of the calc collector under water.

  • Durilium Ceramic Soleplate for outstanding glide

    For over 30 years, our Durilium Ceramic soleplate has been acclaimed for its outstanding glide which provides fast and effortless ironing and for its excellent scratch resistance even when ironing harmful areas such as zippers.

  • Powerful steam for efficient ironing

    Thanks to its multiple active steam holes, Powerglide 1800-watt steam iron provides 50% more steam  to help you quickly remove wrinkles from work shirts, trousers, evening wear, table linen, and more.

  • Smart 3 way auto-off for extra safety

    When accidently left unattended, the iron automatically turns off after 8 minutes  if left on its heel, and after 30 seconds if left on the soleplate or on the side.

  • Anti-drip to prevent spitting or leaking at low temperatures

    The anti-drip function prevents water from spitting or leaking while ironing at low temperatures.

  • New Ergonomic Steam Trigger 

    The built-in ergonomic steam trigger, located on the underside of the handle, requires nothing more than a press of the finger to release powerful steam.

  • Continuous steam output to ease crease removal

    Continuous steam output of up to 35 g/min gives you the ideal constant amount of steam to efficiently remove all creases.

  • Steam boost up to 120g/min to remove even the toughest creases

    Use the steam boost to remove stubborn creases or to refresh your clothes with vertical steaming.

  • Ergonomic steam trigger

    So easy to trigger, the steam boost is within perfect reach of the fingertip, convenient and comfortable.

Accessories
Features
Vertical Steam    
Spray    
Setting of steam & temperature Automatic steam  
Glideability of soleplate *****  
Durability of soleplate / scratch resistance *****  
Precision Tip    
Concentrated Steam boost at tip of soleplate    
Continuous steam diffusion Tip, side and heart  
Ergonomic steam trigger    
Comfort Handle    
Stable rest hill    
Water filling hole Extra Large  
Anti-drip    
Auto-Off    
Eco Mode    
LED control panel    
Power cord rewinder    
Cord Storage    
Anti scale function Anti-scale setting  
Scale collector    
Scale alert    
Guarantee 1 YEAR  

Frequently asked 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.
There could be several reasons for this:
• You are not using the right type of water (Refer to the FAQ "What water should I use for ironing ?").
• You have used a starch type product on your laundry (Always spray to the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed and clean your iron afterwards.).
• fibers from clothes have been trapped in the holes in the iron and have become carbonised.
• The clothes have not been rinsed enough and there is detergent left on them or you have ironed a new item of clothing before washing it.
• See the instructions for use to find out what type of water is appropriate and clean the soleplate from time to time with a damp sponge.
It is essential to select the right ironing temperature.
Your iron has a built-in thermostat controlling the temperature very precisely over the entire surface of the soleplate. The thermostat dial contains international markers with dots corresponding to three ironing temperatures.
Make sure that you use the right temperature for your clothes:
• Marker with 1 dot for synthetic fabrics.
• Marker with 2 dots for wool and silk.
• Marker with 3 dots for cotton and linen.
• Don't use the Boost steam button intensively. Wait few seconds between each use.
• The temperature button must be placed on Steam area (between 2 dots and MAX).
• Use steam only when the iron is hot (the light must be off).
It is very useful for steaming curtains and other delicate items, such as suits and dresses. While on hangers just hold the fabric taut. Place the iron thermostat and steam output control dial on MAX, press continuously on the steam control button and move the iron from top to bottom. Hold the iron a few centimetres from the garment to avoid burning delicate fabrics. Note that the steam generator produces a very hot steam, therefore, never iron clothes directly on a person, but use a clothes hanger.
Yes and you do not need to fill the tank with water. Set the variable steam control to Dry and set the temperature to suit the type of material (care points •, ••, •••).
At the end of your ironing session, we would suggest that once your iron has cooled down, you should wipe over the soleplate and around the steam holes to remove any burned fibers that may have started collecting around the steam holes.
If it has not been used for a long time (for example several weeks), use it over the sink for a few minutes to remove any residue that could stain your laundry.

No, leave the iron to cool down before putting it away and follow the 4 tips: empty out the water remaining in the tank, set the thermostat to the minimum, close the steam control and stand it upright or place it on the base (depending model).
No, you must always unplug the iron before filling it.
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-fiber fabrics, set the temperature for the most fragile fiber.
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.
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).
Do not use rainwater or water containing additives (starch, perfume, aromatic substances, softeners, etc.) or water obtained through condensation (e.g. dryer, refrigerators, air conditioners or rainwater). These contain organic waste as well as minerals that condense under the influence of heat and cause sputtering, brown stains or the premature wear of your appliance.

If your iron has an anti-calc system, you should clean the anti-calc valve once a month. To do this, unplug the iron and leave it to cool for 30-45 minutes. Empty the water and remove the valve, holding it by the top. Let the anti-calc valve soak for 4 hours in a glass of commercially available white vinegar or natural lemon juice, then thoroughly rinse the anti-calc valve under tap water. Reposition the anti-calc valve into your iron. Warning! Never touch the end of the anti-calc valve. the iron does not work without the anti-calc valve.
Firstly, fill the iron tank to MAX with water.
Set the thermostat control to Max and the steam control on DRY and switch on.
Place the iron on its heel and leave to heat up for around 5 minutes.
Unplug the iron then hold your iron horizontally above the sink.
Remove the anti-scale valve (or set the control to self-clean/autoclean depending on the model). Steam, water and scale deposits will leave the steam chamber through the steam holes and the iron will be clean.
At the end of the operation, push the anti-calc valve back into position. When your iron is cold, you will also be able to use your vacuum to gently suction limescale and dirt that may have clogged the holes in the soleplate.
Four good tips:
After use, empty the tank, close the steam control, set the thermostat to minimum and stand the iron upright or place it on the base (depending on model).
Cleaning:
Use a damp soft cloth to wipe your iron and never use cleaners or solvents.
If your iron has an auto-clean function, refer to the instruction manual before using it.
Tips:
• Always use untreated water in your iron. If your water is very hard, we recommend you use a mix of 50% untreated tap water and 50% distilled water.
• Avoid placing your iron on sharp objects such as zip fasteners and metal buttons.
• Do not put your iron down flat on rough surfaces.
You must take precautions so that using your iron is risk-free.
Of most importance… Never leave a hot iron unattended.
This is not only to avoid overheating of the iron or the surface on which it is placed but also to ensure that no-one gets burned. If safety is one of your main concerns, choose an iron that has an automatic cut-off function.
And never, never…
Never leave a hot iron within reach of children or pets who risk knocking it over and injuring themselves.
Like any electrical appliance, never put your iron in water.
Do not use an iron that has fallen down or has a damaged power cord. If you have the slightest doubt concerning the condition of your iron, contact the Service Centre.
Always unplug your iron before leaving it, cleaning it or filling it with water (unless it is a model that has a removable water tank). Regularly check the water level to ensure that there is always enough.
Never use any descaling agent or vinegar when rinsing the boiler: they could damage it.
• Self-cleaning: heat the iron, unplug it, remove the anti-calc valve while pressing the self clean button.
• Cleaning the anti-calc valve: Remove the antiscale valve and soak the valve in a cup of white vinegar or plain lemon juice for 4 hours.
It is not designed for the water to be removed completely. It is okay to use or store the iron even with a small amount of water remaining. When storing, please remove as much water as possible and store in an upright position.
• 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.
3 possible causes:
• No power supply: Check that the plug is properly inserted or try plugging the iron into a different socket.
• Temperature control set too low: Set the temperature control to a higher temperature.
• The automatic electronic cut-out* is active: Move your iron
* depending on model
Always set your iron to the 'No Steam' function before you start to fill.


Gently shake your iron to reactivate it, the lights should start to flash and then the product should start to heat up.
Some irons (depending on model) can produce steam when set on the One dot setting, however, the majority of our irons will only produce steam when set on the 2 dot or 3 dot setting. When you look on your iron's thermostat dial you will notice that the 2 dot and 3 dot settings have a shaded background, this indicates that the iron will produce steam when the dial is set inside this shaded area.
Not all of the steam holes release steam, the smaller holes on the soleplate that look like they might be steam holes are actually designed to assist soleplate glide ability.
There is not enough water in the tank. Fill it up with the quantity indicated in the instructions for use and push spray button several times to completely fill the system.
Many irons contain a thermostat light and an auto-off light (Check your iron for these features.). It is normal for the thermostat to turn on and off. It indicates the thermostat is working and your soleplate is being maintained at the desired temperature. If the auto-off light blinks, you must disengage the auto-off function. This is done by gently shaking the iron which will allow the iron to reheat.
When heating your iron for the first time, you may notice a small amount of odour and smoke, this is simply the engineering residues from the manufacturing process burning off. These are harmless and will quickly disappear.
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.
Your iron has been stored horizontally, without draining the water tank and with the selector placed on steam position. When you store your iron horizontally, check that the tanks is empty and the selector on "DRY" position.
Check the following points:
• The tank is empty or almost empty; add more water,
• The selected temperature is too low and does not allow steam to be produced; set the thermostat to the steam zone (between 2 dots and MAX),
• If your iron has a Dry/Steam control, set it to the Steam position,
• Scale has built up in your iron; descale it,
• Your iron has an intelligent system (a moving sensor) which temporarily stops steam being released when the iron is not moving, even when it is placed horizontally. This function eliminates wasted steam while you are handling the clothes!
Please check the following points:
• The tank is empty or almost empty; add more water.
• The selected temperature is too low to use this function; set the thermostat to the zone between 3 dots and MAX.
The "supersteam" or "turbo" function should not be used intensively – wait a few seconds between pressing the button.
You are filling the tank with the Dry/Steam control set to Steam – it needs to be in the Dry position. Or, you have over-filled your iron – do not go beyond the "MAX" level on the tank.
Some laundry starches and synthetic fibres may stick to the surface of the iron. Please clean the Iron's surface.
This is probably crystallized calcium chlorohypochlorite. Carry out the self-cleaning instructions in the instruction manual two or three times. If that hasn't resolved the problem, it may be that your iron needs repair. Please contact the service center.
The internal parts may make metallic noises with the change in temperature. There is nothing wrong with it.
Do not use your appliance. To avoid any danger, have it replaced by an approved repair centre.
This may be due to the use of chemical descaling agents or additives in the water for ironing. Never use this type of product in the water tank (see our recommendations regarding water to be used). Some residues could also been present in the steam chamber or on the soleplate; use the self cleaning function (Depending model). All linen, especially new garments, must be washed and rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap and chemical deposits before you iron them. If these are not removed by washing they may appear later out of the soleplate in the form of small brown or white spots or streaks on your linen.
Use the right temperatures on the thermostat for the right fabrics. A reason for sticking may be the use of starch. If you want to use starch, simply spray it on the reverse side of the garment, so that there is no contact between the soleplate and the starch.
The anti-calc collector is a scale collector which automatically collects the scale which forms inside your iron. The amount of scale collected depends on the hardness of your water.

The electronic system cuts the power and the auto-stop light flashes if the iron is not moved for more than 8 minutes (on its heel rest or base) or is left flat for more than 30 seconds. To turn the iron back on, gently shake it until the light goes out.
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