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TEFAL FV6050 Use Instructions

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1- Dry / Steam control and anti-scale valve
2- Thermostat indicator panel
3- Ergonomic grip handle
4- filler cap
5- Thermostat control 
6- Thermostat indicator light
7- Supply cord
8- Multi-directional soleplate
9- Maximum mark on the tank.

Do not exceed this limit.

10- Iron stand
11- Insulating ironing mat

• To change the setting from “Min” to 

“Max”, turn the thermostat control 

• Set the thermostat control (D) 

according to the table below.

• The thermostat indicator light will come 

on (E). It goes out when the soleplate 
has reached the required temperature.

• Position the iron stand, ideally on the corner of the mat (A).

During any pause in ironing, always put your iron on its stand, never leave it on 
its soleplate on the mat.


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Please read these instructions carefully 

and keep them to hand


What water to use?

Your appliance has been designed to function with untreated tap water. However, it is necessary to
operate the Self-Clean function regularly in order to eliminate hard water deposits from the steam
chamber. If your water is very hard (check with your local water authority), it is possible to mix tap
water with store-bought distilled or demineralised water in the following proportions : - 50%
untreated tap water, - 50% distilled or demineralised water.

Types of water not to use ?

Heat concentrates the elements contained in water during evaporation.The types of water
listed below contain organic waste or mineral elements that can cause spitting, brown stai-
ning, or premature wear of the appliance: water from clothes dryers, scented or softened
water, water from refrigerators, batteries or air conditioners, pure distilled or demineralised
water or rain water should not be used in your Tefal iron. Also do not use boiled, filtered or
bottled water.

Before using your iron for the first time on the steam setting, we recommend 
that you let it operate for a few seconds holding it horizontal and away from 
your ironing.

On first use you may notice a small amount of smoke.This is normal and will

Important! Remove any labels from the soleplate before

heating the iron.











Polyester, Acetate,

Acrylic, Polyamide




Our advice
Fabrics and ironing temperatures

•  Your iron heats quickly: start with fabrics that can be ironed at low 

temperatures and work up to finish with those that require a high 

•  If you turn down the thermostat control, wait for the indicator light to 

come on before you start ironing again.

•  If you are ironing a fabric made of mixed fibres, set the ironing 

temperature for the most delicate fabric.

• In order to avoid drips on the ironing :
• Turn off the steam by pressing the dry / steam control; use this position 

for ironing wool, silks and synthetics.

• For other fabrics, leave the control (B) on the steam position.

during steam ironing, there may be some condensation on the iron 
stand ; this will disappear when the iron is left to cool down on its stand.

What temperature and steam settings should be used ?

Choosing dry or steam ironing



To extend the working life of your iron, carry out the self-cleaning procedure 
once a month.

- Leave the iron with the water, tank full, on its stand (thermostat set at maximum).
- When the indicator light goes out, unplug the iron and hold it over a sink.
- Remove the anti-scale valve.
- Shake the iron gently, holding it horizontally, over the sink, until most of the water,

(with the impurities) has run out through the soleplate.

- Re-insert the anti-scale insert.
- Place the iron on its stand and plug in for 2 minutes to dry the soleplate.
- Unplug the iron and, when the soleplate has cooled, wipe it with a soft cloth.


- While the soleplate is still slightly warm, clean it by wiping over it with a damp,

non-metallic cloth.


- The mat can be cleaned by wiping over it with a damp sponge.
- Note: the mat cannot be cleaned in a washing machine. Machine washing will damage 

it, making it unsuitable for ironing.

- Do not dry clean.



Possible causes


• Water is running out of the steam holes in 

the soleplate.

• Brown deposits are coming out of the 

soleplate and staining the ironing.

• The soleplate is brown or dirty and can stain 

the ironing.

• Your iron produces little or no steam.

• The soleplate is scratched or worn.

• Water flows out of the tank hatch.

• The iron steams at the end of tank filling.

• At the end of ironing, there is an accumu-

lation of water in the bottom of the iron 

• The selected temperature is too low for steam.
• You are using steam when the iron is not hot enough.
• You have stored your iron flat, without setting the control to 


• You are using chemical de-scalers.
• You are using unsuitable water.
• Textile fibres have accumulated in the steam holes and are 


• Your linen has not been rinsed sufficiently or you have

ironed a new garment before washing it.

• You are using too high a temperature.

• Your ironing was not properly rinsed or you are using starch.

• The iron is set to DRY     .
• The tank is empty.
• The anti-scale valve is dirty.
• Your iron is scaled up.

• Your iron has been used too long on the dry setting.

• You have put your iron down on a metal stand.

• You have not closed the tank stopper properly.

• You have over-filled the tank.

• The steam control button is not set to DRY    .

• You have been ironing for a long time or the ambient 

temperature is low.

• Set the thermostat in the coloured area (from 


to MAX).

• Wait for the indicator lamp to go out.
• See the chapter "Storing your iron".

• Do not add any de-scaling product to the water in the tank.
• See the chapter "What water should be avoided"
• Carry out the self-cleaning procedure.
• Clean the soleplate with a non-metallic sponge.
• From time to time, vacuum the steam holes.
• Ensure linen is rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap deposits

or chemicals on new garments which may be sucked up by 
the iron.

• Clean the soleplate, as indicated above.
• See the chapter on temperatures for the thermostat setting.
• Clean the soleplate, as indicated above.
• Always spray starch onto reverse side of the fabric to be 


• Press the Dry / Steam control to activate the steam.
• Fill it.
• Clean the anti-scale valve .
• Clean the anti-scale valve  and carry out the self-cleaning 


• Carry out the self-cleaning procedure.

• Always put your iron down on its stand.

• Check that the tank hatch is properly closed and press it 

home beyond the point of resistance.

• Do not exceed the maximum level indicated on the tank.

• The steam control button is not in  the DRY position.

• After the iron has cooled on its stand, wipe up the surplus 

water in the iron stand before putting the system away.

If you have any problem or queries, please contact our Customer Relations team first for expert help and advice.

Our advice :

The self-cleaning procedure delays any scaling up of your iron.



• Read the instructions carefully before using your appliance for the first

time:TEFAL cannot be held responsible for any use contrary to the ins-

• This product has been designed for domestic use only. Any commercial

use, inappropriate use or failure to comply with the instructions, the
manufacturer accepts no responsibility and the guarantie will not apply.

• Important! The voltage of your electrical supply must match the rating

of the iron (220-240V). Any connection error can cause irreparable
damage to the iron which is not covered by the guarantee.

• This iron must be plugged in to an earthed socket. If you use an exten-

sion lead, ensure that it has a current rating of at least 10 Amperes and
a correctly wired earth conductor.

• If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced immediately by an

Approved Service Centre in order to avoid any danger.

• Never immerse the iron in water!
• The appliance must be unplugged before filling or emptying the tank.
• If it is dropped or falls to the floor, the iron should not be used.
• If the iron is dropped, have it professionally checked before using it

again: invisible damage may be dangerous.

• The soleplate of the iron can be very hot:

- never touch it,
- never leave the iron on its mat if the soleplate is still hot or warm,
- always allow your iron to cool before putting it away,
- never leave the iron unattended when plugged in or while the 

soleplate is still hot,

- never leave your iron within the reach of children.

• The iron, iron stand and mat must be placed on a flat and stable surface.
• The iron must be used only with the iron stand supplied



• Unplug it, put it on the iron stand and wait for the soleplate to cool.
• Empty the tank and set the steam control to DRY.

A little water may remain in the tank.

• Wind the cord around the handle of the iron.
• Fold the mat, place on it the stand with the iron 

and put them away. It takes up very little space (F).


You have just purchased the first instant ironing kit ever invented.This is a new, ultra-
compact iron concept which can be used anywhere, thanks to its insulating ironing mat
and its compact iron stand.The "instant" iron is designed for short, everyday ironing 


• This ironing mat is extra-large, heat and steam resistant.

It allows you to iron on any suitable flat surface without risk 
of scorching or dripping.

With its rectangular shape, the mat enables perfect ironing to 

be carried out on the corner of a suitable heat-resistant table.

It may be creased after being stored in the box. Just 
iron it before beginning your session. Creases will disappear in a flash.

• To do some ironing, place your ironing mat on a suitable flat, stable, heat-resistant

surface (A).

Using the mat

Installing the iron stand

• Unplug your iron before filling it.
• Press on the Dry / Steam control so that it is set to 

DRY (B) and will not drip during filling.

• Place the iron flat on its mat, lift the filler cap and fill it to 

the "max" mark indicated (capacity, 125 cc).


• With the iron set on its base, open the filler cap and fill it 

without exceeding the "MAX" mark indicated on the side of the 
tank (C).

NOTE : Reduce the water flow towards the end of filling
in order to avoid any overflow.

• Close the filler cap.You can now plug in your iron.

Filling the tank

Adjusting the temperature


(once a month) :

- Unplug the iron and empty the tank.
- To take out the anti-scale valve, switch to DRY.

The valve can then be lifted out.

Use the grips on the side (G) to pull it out.


- Leave the valve to soak for 4 hours in a glass of white 

vinegar or natural lemon juice (H).

- Rinse the valve under the tap.

Re-insert the anti-scale valve, using slight pressure.



Unplug your iron and leave it to cool before cleaning it.


Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered 
or recycled.

Take it to a local civic waste collection point.