The Tefal Protect + GV9460 features 5.5 bar pressure, one of the highest on the market, which provides 120g/minute continuous steam, and 220g Turbo shot of steam.
Like all of Tefal’s steam generators, the Protect offers a fast two minute heat–up, so it is ready to use when you are ready to iron. The Protect is also environmentally friendly, boasting an Eco setting, which saves 20% energy. Ultimately, as a leader in the steam generator’s market, Tefal makes sure you enjoy high quality ironing products with features that make your life easier.
Autoclean soleplate for long lasting performance
Tefal offer the best soleplates in the world and the Protect + GV9460 is equipped with the Autoclean soleplate, which combines unbeatable glideability with long lasting performance. The unique Autoclean soleplate offers longer-lasting performance by destroying the fibres which can stick to the face of the iron and cause marks on your clothes, damaging the glideability of your iron. The system uses catalytic oxidation as the iron heats up to transform these fibres into gas and steam. This unique soleplate has also has been specially made to be extremely scratch resistant.
The active lines in the soleplate ensure excellent heat distribution. The Pro Express also offers a vertical steam function, ideal for getting creases out of suits or other hanging garments and can also be used to de-crease curtains.
Easy to Use
The Pro Express has a two- minute fast heat-up function, so it’s ready to use when you are ready to iron. Its large 1.8 litre removable water tank allows up to three hours of ironing time and can be continuously filled, so the steam generator does not have to be turned off before refilling. The three-metre cord features Tefal’s Ultracord system, which prevents the cord rucking up and getting in the way of your ironing, providing plenty of manoeuvrability.
Storage is also made easy as the steam cord conveniently tucks away into a compartment when the ironing is done. The electrical cord is also fitted with an auto-cord rewind device for easier and more effective storage.
Easy maintenance with anti-scale
Like all Tefal's steam generators, the Protect features the unique anti-calc collector to keep the appliance scale-free. The water across much of the UK is very hard, and scale can build up and affect the performance of appliances. To combat the problem, Tefal has developed technology which changes the scale inside the boiler unit of the steam generator into a solid form, which is collected at the side of the generator for easy disposal. The steam generator has a corrosion-free boiler and is anti-drip for added ease of cleaning.
Safety with Tefal’s safest steam generator!
Safety is a key priority. So not only does the Protect GV9460 have an auto off feature, which ensures the appliance switches itself off after eight minutes if left on its heel and 30 seconds if left on its soleplate, but it also boasts a unique protective hood for extra protection! This includes a special lock system which enables safe handling and storage of the steam generator and enables you to carry it around with only one hand.
The Protect also includes a 12-month warranty, supported by strong domestic guarantees and after sales service.
About Steam Generators
A steam generator is the most powerful type of ironing solution available. The appliances work by generating steam in a separate boiler unit and pumping it through the iron's soleplate into the clothes. The extra pressurised steam, pumping continuously through fabric, means steam generators cut ironing time in half compared to conventional steam irons. The pressure is measured in bars, the higher the pressure, the deeper the steam penetrates into the fabric, leading to a better result. The steam generator's steam output is indicated in grams per minute (g/min), so the higher the output, the more steam is generated.
Tefal owes its origins to Frenchman Marc Grégoire, an engineer and keen fisherman. Monsieur Grégoire wanted the reel on his rod to run more smoothly, and experimented in the 1950s to see if a non-stick coating would work. It did, but it was his wife Collette who made the real breakthrough, suggesting the coating would be more useful in making cookware easier to use and clean. Now, Tefal is the number one name in non-stick products and small appliances, operating in more than 120 countries. Tefal remains committed to making household tasks easier and cooking results better, through a constant flow of new ideas, technology and innovation. Examples of that cutting-edge innovation can be seen in the ActiFry, the AirBake baking range and Tefal's unique Thermo Spot, which ensures your pans are always the perfect temperature to start cooking.