How to Use a Steam Press

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A variety of clothing items require a bit of extra care to get rid of wrinkles while treating the fabric gently and efficiently. Instead of running to the dry cleaners with all of your linens, silks, and pleats, a steam press can be a good appliance to do the job at home. As simple to use as an iron but with greater steaming power, the steam press might save you time and money in the long run. Read on to get started using one of your own.

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First, fill the water tank of the steam press and choose the temperature setting for your wrinkled items. Switch on the press and allow it to heat up for a minute.

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Place the garment on the ironing board and press down with the steamer to get out the wrinkles.

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Press the garment in sections, placing it right side up on the ironing board.

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Once you have finished pressing the entire body of the item and have steamed out the previously existing wrinkles, turn off the steam press and allow it to cool off for a minute or so before storing it away again.

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