Summary: Have had singer steam press for one year. Still use regular iron where needed not a problem for me. I like this steam press because it saves me time on ironing-clothes look professional. Practice different clothes position on presser other than manual or view on line. Use distilled water for pressing( steam presser) even on my cheap and expensive regular irons. Have found by experience that to much junk in tap water shortens irons life.
Summary: The machine is difficult to use and not very versatile- you have to still use a regular iron for all the small areas. It's easy to burn yourself, easy to press in wrinkles if the clothes aren't perfectly smooth, the press shoots out a lot of steam (a good thing for the clothes, a bad thing for your house on warm days) and it's very noisy. From the very beginning our press left brown spots on our clothes.
Summary: I have one I have had for 25 years or more, but it was before the steam was added to it. I have three daughters, all over 50 years old and have purchased one for each daughter for Christmas gifts this year. They always talked about my old one. I also purchased a steam one for me. I love it. My son-in-laws tell everyone about my old one. They are going to be so surprised & happy.
Pros: Effective, Heats Quickly, Irons Smooth, Love this produce, Time-saver
Summary: Most products specifically state that the item is for home use, not professional use. Yet, the Singer press is strictly a hot toy, not for average home use, as the auto-shutoff circuitry will fail in about a year of less than moderate use. This renders the entire unit worthless and very costly to repair. Expect a repair bill of $100+, if you can take it in to a local Singer shop for repair. The same part failed in my first Singer press, albeit some years apart.