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Tefal GV8461 – Comparison Test

lass Evaluation (% share overall score)

VERY GOOD (1.00)
Equipment (30%)
VERY GOOD (1.35)
Operation / handling (40%)
GOOD (1.67)
Power (20%)
GOOD (1.60)
Amazon data (10%)

advantages and disadvantages

Plus points

    • Multistage steam regulation
    • High lektr. power
    • separated boiler and tank
    • Vertical steam ironing
    • Anti-Calc
    • Steam jet function
    • Short heating
    • Automatic safety shutdown


    • No

Functions / Features

  • Weight (kg): 5.8 Kg
  • Power: 2200 Watt
  • Max. Steam pressure: 6 bar
  • Steam capacity max. permanent: 120 grams / min.
  • Steam boost: 260 g / min.
  • Size water tank: 1.8 liters
  • Length elec. Cable: 180 cm
  • Steam hose length: 180 cm
  • Heating time: 2 min.
  • Water Tank
  • Display bracket ready
  • Tank during operation refillable
  • antiscale
  • Automatic safety shutdown
  • Vertical steam ironing
  • ECO function
  • Material of the soleplate: Self-cleaning (palladium layer)
  • Manufacturer: Tefal
  • Operating instructions: +
category A Total Score Score / points
equipment 30% Note 1:00
Length elec. cable 180 cm 100.00
Steam hose length 180 cm 100.00
antiscale  + 100.00
ECO function  + 100.00
Total points 400.00 (400)
Operation / handling 40% Note 1:35
Weight (Kg) 5.8 Kg  30.00
Size water tank 1.8 liters  61.11
Water Tank  + 100.00
Display bracket ready  + 100.00
Tank during operation refillable  + 100.00
Heating time 2 Min.  94.12
Automatic safety shutdown  + 100.00
Vertical steam ironing  + 100.00
instruction manual +  55.56
Total points 740.79 (900)
power 20% Note 1.67
power 2200 Watt  45.95
Max. Steam pressure 6 bar 100.00
Steam capacity max. permanent 120 grams / min. 100.00
steam boost 260 grams / min.  19.70
Total points 265.65 (400)
Amazon data 10% Note 1.60
Amazon valuation 4.4  70.00
Total points  70.00 (100)
Properties without rating
Material of the soleplate

The Tefal GV8461 steam generator iron got from the Stiftung Warentest in December 2012, the “good” (1.9) and achieved the 3rd place in the overall standings. From its facilities here can show them Tefal station:

    • 5.4 Kg weighs the steam station (without water), the iron itself weighs only 1 kg .
    • The transparent water tank holds 1.8 liters and can be removed at any time to refill with water from the steam station.To heat the GV8461 only takes 2 minutes.
    • Panel of steam station has a knob for adjusting the three steam stages . There are also electronic displays for the control panel
      • the steam readiness
      • “Water tank empty”
      • and the state of the Kalksammelbehälters.
    • At the top of iron-handle, there is a button for an extra strong jet of steam in which the steam with 260 grams / minute comes out of the soleplate.
    • The GV8461 is also the vertical steam ironing to be used.
    • With a length of 1.80 meters steam hose and electric cable are exactly the right dimensions. Both cables can also well stowed in their own cable channel.
    • The anti-scale collector ensures limescale-free steam and clogging nozzles on the soleplate. This collection container should regularly empty and rinse thoroughly, then you can continue to use it again. So Expensive Entkalkungspatronen you do not need to buy for the GV8461!
    • About a knob on the iron which is temperature of the soleplate controlled.
  • The GV8461 has an automatic safety shutdown and during transport by the transport lock secured.

Cabel Canal

Both the steam hose and the electric cable (see figure) can be stowed easily.

Both cables Tefal has corresponding cable channels GV8461.

This steam generator iron is equipped with many functions, as described in the section above. Nevertheless, it is easy to use:

    • Who wants the Tefal GV8461 can also for pure dry ironing use because steam is produced only when the steam button is pressed on the iron.
    • After filling of the water tank to wait for the two minutes to warm up the ironing system is ready to start. During heating, the flashing steam ready indicator on the control panel, and then light continuously, namely until the 1.8 liters of water are consumed in the tank.When water tank is empty again, the flashing display for the water tank , which can now remove it from the steam station and easily can fill the tap. This is a decisive advantage of Dampfbügelstation: interrupting the pressing operation only until the tank is full again, while the station but does not turn off after a few seconds and can continue the work.
    • The knob on the control panel allows the selection of 3 steam levels to. It is the lowest level (marked in green) of the ECO mode , which allows you to reach around 20% energy saving. At the highest level the soleplate then 120 grams / minute of steam from.
    • For heavily wrinkled or thick fabrics, the so-called. Offers of steam at (260 grams / minute), which you can trigger on top of the iron handle with a special key.
    • Even ” vertical ironing ” is possible with GV8461. Since one must renounce the Plättvorgang during vertical ironing of hanging garments, it works best here with the maximum values of temperature and steam power.
    • For an automatic decalcification is also provided. The only thing you have to do as a user here additionally the regular emptying and washing out the lime collector.
  • The security also is not too short: one has “left alone” for 8 minutes, the station, in other words, no key is pressed on the iron or the control panel, then an automatic shutdown of the whole station. And so one does not fall the iron during transport around to his feet, there is a simple, safe and secure transport lock .


In the electric power of 2200 Watts , the GV8461 differs little from the other devices of our comparison chart. What is the electric power consumption is ultimately, of course, depends greatly on the user from which this device indeed has the opportunity to iron “sparingly” – namely, the ECO mode.

The maximum steam output (while holding down the steam button at the highest level the amount of steam) is 120 grams / minute , the steam burst there are 260 grams / minute . at the top panel of the iron grip is called up. steam boost button.Pressing it triggers an intense burst of steam from.

Chuff switch


The automatic shutdown after 8 minutes of non-use of the station and a reliable transport lock for added security in the application.

However, it is recommended to only take the steam vents on the soleplate closer look when the station is off. It is with active steam station is always a risk of scalding with very hot steam.

This Dampfbügelstation we can recommend!

We summarize briefly the essential features of Tefal GV8461 steam generator iron together:

  • Water tank with 1.8 liters,
  • Water tank removable at any time,
  • electronic display of availability (steam)
  • electronic display “empty tank”
  • vertical steam ironing possible,
  • three-stage steam control,
  • energy-saving ECO mode,
  • extra strong burst of steam,
  • automatic shutdown after 8 minutes without use,
  • automatic descaling.

Here again follow all the information and the test score for Tefal GV8461 .:

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