I was told by my partner that she has seen something on the shopping channel and best of all I could use it too! Wanting to find out more, I asked for the details and found out we were having a conversation about a steam iron. I was interested and could see she thought that there was a good reason to buy one, at the time I though that this was because it was quick to use, makes ironing easier and produces good results, but it turned out that none of this was important to her as it was to me, rather that she thought I would find it fun to use and so would help her out with the ironing. She wasn't wrong.
After searching online for a steam press rather than buying the one on the shopping channel we came across the Domena range. That was over two years ago and I am still quite happy to do a share of the ironing. Why is this? Well, put simply, I can sit down whilst 'ironing'!
I am sure over two years ago we paid over £250 but you will be glad to know it is now available for around £180.
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The Domena SP4000 steam press has a large ironing surface which makes ironing adult clothes a breeze. There is a 750ml water tank which is more than enough for a large pile of washing this helps to produce 90 grams/minute of continuous steam. An important piece of information is that the ironing-plate is equal to 7 conventional irons. The machine offers 100lbs pressure which is effortless and can be operated with one hand.
Steam presses in general are an excellent idea. They certainly make the job of ironing much easier so they fit into a busy life well. I can only recommend this particular steam press as it is the only one I have ever had (unlike irons which I have had about 5 of in the past). As recommendations go this is one I have no trouble giving 5 stars to and letting people know that ironing doesn't have to be such a chore.
It copes well with my jeans, makes ironing my shirts laughable compared to how long they use to take with a normal iron - a distant memory now - and socks, well they never used to get done but now it takes no time to pop them under too (9 pairs at a time, in pairs too because it can cope with that kind of thickness).
This machine is still working after two years - exceptional value for money and the time it saves is priceless. It has helped me to help out more around the house I guess my partners review would sing its praises even more, for that reason alone.
I have had my press for about 2 years now and love it. It comes with a helpful DVD telling you how to use it and a material covered sponge to use for shirt sleeves, which to be honest I have never used!!
We bought it because I have a bad back and couldn't stand up and iron for very long, and one of the advantages of this is that you can sit down and iron.
The other advantage is that you get the ironing done in twice the time as the pad steams whilst the hotplate presses.
I do still struggle with my husbands work shirts which means he does them as he seems to have got the hang if it.
In the 2 years we have had it I have only had to replace the filter and plate cover 3 times, and as it takes less time to do a pile of ironing then it is also saving us money.
The only downside is it is big and heavy, and hard to store.
I have kept my iron and ironing board just in case but they are just gathering dust in the cupboard!!
The Domena iron was a luxury buy for me as I still had my normal steam iron but really like the sound of this iron cutting down on the ironing time. I saw this Iron being advertised on QVC and she really seemed to whip thorough the ironing. I have found that ironing trousers on here is really good as you do get the perfect creases. However I have struggled on some other items as they really need to be flattened out well before you actually pull down the handle and if you haven't done this then you end up with a lot of creases in it. That said though it works great for sheets both single and double. Overall I enjoy using this iron but for some items they are best done with the traditional iron. The iron is also a lot larger and heavier than a normal iron and can be a bit annoying to put up if you just want to iron 1 thing quickly.
I was in need of a new iron. Not something for which I really wanted to shop as I had been perfectly satisfied with the one I had. The problem was that the cable had become rather worn and I was beginning to feel that it was dangerous. Apart from this I was never comfortable with the ironing board and consequently the ironing became a chore to be put off as long as possible!
In fact, not ALL of the ironing was a chore some I quite enjoyed some got put back time and again until desperation set in and I HAD to get it done. This was usually bed-linen. Whilst I realise that a lot of people dont bother ironing bed-linen these days, I was brought up to expect smooth well ironed sheets so they HAD to be ironed!
I had often looked at presses and thought it would be nice to be able to afford one of those. However, they were mostly steam presses and rather large and expensive. Then I saw the Easy Press demonstrated and decided that it was time to treat myself!
The Easy Press by Domena is a dry press. This suited me perfectly as I preferred using my iron without steam anyway. It did help that the press was on a special offer of £149.99 rather than the recommended price pf £299!
The Easy Press is quite compact with a size of: 68cm length, 58cm width and a height of 27cm. The overall weight is 10 kilos and it comes in a nice sparkling white.
As you would expect, it has an adjustable thermostat with the usual iron settings ranging through from synthetics and silk to wool, cotton and linen. There is also a 10 second cut-out in the event that it is closed while the electricity is left on. This, however, isnt easy to do as it has automatic opening so it would have to be locked in the down position as it wont stay down otherwise. The lock is clearly marked below the name of Easy Press next to the pilot light. The power cable is completely removable which makes storage much easier than if it were attached and had to be wound up every time.
There is a wide angle opening to accommodate the dreaded bed-linen and other bulky items and the actual pressing table is tilted which makes the whole process easier, especially if you choose to sit down oh what a treat!!! It is suggested that results may be better if the laundry is slightly damp and the press will then complete the drying process. I can see that this would be advisable with some fabrics but is not necessary with most of the modern fabric mixtures.
Supplied with the press are a spray bottle for items that may need damping and a square pad for inserting into awkward places such as shoulders. There is a very comprehensive instruction book (in about nine languages) with hints on the best way of pressing various items of clothing and a more general instruction leaflet in English (with diagrams) on specifications and use of the press.
I have to say that I am very pleased with my purchase. Even standing to do the ironing didnt bring the usual aching back and an added bonus was that it was done in no time. Items that are usually something of a trial such as jeans were SO easy, only having to be pressed on one side. Also, having had visitors over Easter meant that there was extra bed-linen. All washed, pressed and put away!
It is advised to allow the press to cool for at least half an hour before closing to put away. Once cooled, it can be closed, locked and then it is possible to store it vertically so that it takes up less room.
I am happy to say that the ironing time has been cut down no end and the Easy Press has certainly lived up to expectations.
I hope this has been helpful and I thank you for reading.
The newest arrival in steam presses from Domena. For real ironing comfort nothing compares with this 2200 watt, pressure assisted steam ironing press. Steam generator produces 90g/min on demand. 1 litre reservoir can be filled any time giving uninterrupted ironing. Operate standing or sitting, heat plate opens automatically. With 100lbs of pressure it is unbeatable for large items such as bed linen and curtains etc. Features wide angle opening, anodised heating plate, temperature control guide, safety cut out, detachable cord and integral anti-scale system. Locking handle for easy carrying and storage. Replaces the Domena SP1900, Domena SP1950, Domena SP2000 and Domena SP3000 models. No more tired wrists with lots of ironing still to do!