Descaling your Tefal iron: how to do it

by Pramith

You need to descale your Tefal iron if it no longer steams as usual or has limescale deposits. This is very easy to do

How to descale your Tefal iron

Descaling your Tefal iron is easy to do in just a few steps.

  • Preparation: Make sure that your iron is switched off and has cooled down before you start descaling. If necessary, disconnect it from the power supply and allow it to cool down completely.
  • Prepare the descaling solution: Mix a descaling solution according to the manufacturer’s instructions or use a ready-mixed product.
  • Remove limescale stick: If your iron has a limescale stick, remove it and place it in a container with a descaling solution.
  • Descaling the iron: Pour the descaling solution into the water tank of your iron and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Switch on the iron and allow it to heat up without ironing. As soon as it has heated up, press the steam button several times to flush the descaling solution through the steam channels
  • Observe the contact time: Allow the descaling solution to work for a few minutes, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions, so that it effectively dissolves limescale deposits.
  • Rinsing and drying: After the soaking time, rinse the iron thoroughly with clear water to remove all residues. Then dry it carefully before using it again.

This is why you should descale your iron regularly

There are several reasons why you should descale your iron regularly.

  • Extended service life: Limescale deposits can block the steam channels and nozzles of your iron, which can lead to reduced steam output and possibly damage. Regular descaling extends the service life of your iron and ensures consistently good performance.
  • Optimal ironing results: Limescale deposits can leave unsightly stains on your clothes and make ironing more difficult. A descaled iron ensures even steam distribution and smooth ironing results without unsightly residues
  • Energy efficiency: A dirty iron requires more energy to achieve the desired ironing results. By descaling regularly, you can save energy and protect the environment.

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