SINGER ESP-2 Magic Steam Press




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  1. R. Thompson says:
    63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Has already paid for itself!, January 19, 2009
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    R. Thompson (Texas) –

    This review is from: SINGER ESP-2 Magic Steam Press (Kitchen)

    Worth every penny! DH and I both wear business professional to work each day. At $3.25 per pair of pants, my dry cleaning bill was at least $45 – $50 a week doing both pants and shirts. It was getting ridiculous! So I splurged for this Singer steam press and it has worked out perfectly. I only do the pants (shirts are $1.25 each and it’s worth it to me to drop those at the cleaners bc they are a pain and I simply don’t have the time).

    I near-dry the pants and then let them hang overnight. Then I steam press them, half a leg at a time, from the hem to the highest point the presser can go, only doing from the center seam out to the crease. So each pant gets 4 presses. I don’t bother with the tops of the pants or the pleats. They look fine coming straight from the dryer. But if they need it, I’ll use a traditional iron for that. It took some practice, but I’ve got it down to less than 1 minute per pair without rushing. They come out perfect and I’m saving a ton of money. We wear 10 pairs of pants each week. So each week I’m saving over $32.00 on my cleaning bill. In about 2 months, I was already ahead.

    My only beef was that the steamer would leave little wet spots on the pants (that dried and no problem). But I discovered that was operator-error. I was steaming for 2-3 seconds and you really only need 1 second. And don’t try to use this for shirts. You’ll spend more time fixing the little creases than if you just used a regular iron. But for my purposes, this thing is a dream!

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  2. Pippa says:
    45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great time saver, November 19, 2008
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    Pippa (New Hampshire) –

    This review is from: SINGER ESP-2 Magic Steam Press (Kitchen)

    This is a replacement for a press I had bought used from a unknown brand, and I could not get repaired when the heating element went. I am hoping that with Singer and a service network, that will not be a problem…and the other lasted 10 years anyway.

    It takes a little getting used to, and smart use of the dryer, to get the most out of the press. I take linen tablecloths out a little damp, do all around the edges first, then fold in 1/2 and press double. I also use a spray bottle with water, never use the steam. That never has worked well for me. Napkins are a dream!

    Pants: Do 1/2 a leg at a time, length wise, missing the seam. For a perfect job around the pocket, I use the regular iron and ironing board.

    The press is so quick and easy I do shirts at home, less than 5 mns per, and save $2.75 at the cleaners.
    Lastly, we all enjoy ironed sheets: do the top first, then fold length wise in fours, and press firmly.

    It seems most of the complaints I have read are from people who did not try very hard!

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