T-Fal irons require routine cleaning to remove old water in the water tank and any minerals that water may leave behind. Many models come equipped with a self-clean button. Once the button is pressed and the anti-scale valve is removed, the water and impurities can flow through the steam holes on the iron's soleplate. This makes clean-up a simple process.
Unplug the iron.
Turn the steam control lever to "0."
Lift up on the water tank inlet lid to open. Fill the water tank to the "Max" fill line. Close the inlet lid.
Place the iron on its heel, so it is in a vertical position. Turn the temperature dial to the hottest setting, or the "Max" position. Plug the iron into an electrical outlet. Allow the iron to heat up. The iron is heated when the indicator light comes on.
Unplug the iron. Position the iron horizontally over the sink.
Push the self-clean ejection button. Lift the anti-scale valve outward for removal. The anti-scale valve is located directly under the steam control lever. Shake the iron over the sink until all the water and impurities drain through the soleplate.
Place the anti-scale valve back into the iron. Plug the iron into an electrical outlet and allow the soleplate to heat up for two minutes so that it dries. Unplug the iron and allow it to cool before storing it.