Review: T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iron

February 27th, 2014 posted by Sherri Osborn

LeT-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iront me start off with this disclaimer: I hate ironing clothes. While I do try to avoid using an iron when it comes to clothing as often as possible, I do use an iron frequently while sewing and quilting. To get a fair sampling of ironing, I did experiment with a variety of items of clothing and different fabrics.

The first thing I noticed when I took this iron out of the box was the sleek design.  The end of handle formed a great, stable base for the iron to sit on. This feature is also helpful for keeping the cord out of the way while you are ironing. I especially appreciated this feature and could tell the difference right away.

It has a nonstick sole plate that’s made of scratch-resistant ceramic.  This really made the iron glide smoothly over every kind of fabric I used it on. I found it very easy to work the tip into every nook and cranny.  It took little effort to get the job done and I almost had fun trying it on different fabrics.

This is one of the few irons I have used that wants you to fill it with regular tap water instead of distilled water. That makes it very handy if, like me, you run out of distilled water at the most inopportune times. The steam seemed very effective and it was easy to fill the iron with water.  This iron even gives you the ability to steam your clothes vertically so you can leave them on the hanger.

T-fal with fabricOne of my favorite things about this iron is the cord. The cord on this iron is longer than any other I have owned. I know it might seem strange for me to choose this feature as my favorite, however it was so nice to be able to iron all around large items without having to reposition the iron because of the length of the cord — quilters especially will appreciate this.  Of course, I already mentioned that this iron is designed to help keep the cord out of your way and it does the job very effectively.

What is my least favorite thing about this iron? Sorry, but it is the auto-shut off feature.  I know this is a wonderful safety feature for most people (honestly, I am so forgetful sometimes that it is for me too) but as a quilter it can be a hassle.  There is a lot of ironing involved in quilting and sewing too. You find yourself going back and forth from the iron to the sewing machine quite a bit and sometimes, by the time I get back to the iron, it is cold. Good thing it doesn’t take to long to heat up again.

The benefits of using this iron far exceed the one nuisance I found, the auto-shut off.  When doing your laundry, you won’t even notice it, but you will notice how smoothly the iron glides and how easy it is to work around the cord.

The Ultraglide Easycord iron is available at Target for $39.99.

Disclaimer: This official product reviewer was provided with a sample product to review. No further compensation was given and all opinions are 100% genuine and her own.

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Sherri Osborn (9 Posts)

Sherri has enjoyed crafting her entire life and has over 15 years experience in designing craft projects and writing and editing for Web sites, blogs, and print publications. Currently, most of her time is spent on her blog About Family Crafts. Over the years, she has tried many different craft techniques and supplies and she loves sharing her creative discoveries and love of crafting with everyone. On a more personal note, Sherri has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 25 years, she has 3 grown children she is very proud of, and 4 amazing grandkids.

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