The Avantis 130 steam iron is said to feature effortless glide and powerful steam output as well as high-performance ironing in an aesthetic design. A central feature of the iron is the company's all-new Integrated Anti-Scale System(TM), engineered to remove damaging lime-scale accumulation in irons. The scale buildup is caused by filling the iron's water tank with "hard water," mineral-saturated water that reportedly flows through more than 76 percent of U.S. households. The anti-scale system automatically dissolves minerals in the water and disperses the microscopic particles with the steam. The anti-scale system keeps the iron's chambers clear of matter and is said to effectively prolong the life of the iron by up to 30 percent.
The Avantis 130 is said to be engineered with the company's most powerful steam output system - up to 25 g/min of continuous steam and up to 60 g/min bursts of steam. The iron is equipped with an exclusive Ultraglide(TM) soleplate with active lines that reportedly provide smooth, fast glide. The soleplate is said to be resistant to scratching and staining. Other features include an automatic three-way safety shut-off; an auto-steam mode for automatic selection of steam output; a vertical steam to remove creases from drapes and delicate garments; an anti-drip mechanism; pilot light; 360-degree revolving cord exit for easy handling by both right- and left-handed users; temperature pilot light; steam and dry ironing settings; spray button; and a transparent 8.45-oz water reservoir. T-Fal Corporation, Pine Brook, NJ, U.S.; www.t-fal.com.