Rowenta Steam 'n Press Operating instructions

Steam 'n Press
Instructions for Use
120V 240
V
REF. 3460984
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using your Rowenta Steam 'n Press basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the appliance.
1. Use appliance only for its intended use.
2. To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not
immerse the appliance in water or other liquids.
Do not use the appliance in a wet environment (on a
wet floor, near a sink).
3. The appliance should always be turned to Minimum
(Min) before plugging or unplugging from outlet.
Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet, instead
grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
4. Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let
appliance cool completely before putting away.
Loop cord loosely around appliance when storing.
5. Always disconnect appliance from electrical outlet
when filling appliance with water, emptying
appliance or when not in use.
6. Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or
if the appliance has been dropped or damaged. To
avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble
the appliance, ship it to the nearest authorized
Rowenta Appliance Service Center for examination
and repair. Incorrect reassembly can cause a risk of
electric shock when the appliance is used.
7. This appliance is not a toy, so close supervision is
necessary for any appliance being used by or near
children. Do not leave appliance unattended while
plugged in or on an ironing board.
8. Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot
water, steam or hot soleplate cover.
9. The use of accessory attachments not recommended
by Rowenta may result in fire, electric shock or
personal injury.
10. Be sure dual voltage selector is in correct voltage
position before operating. Before plugging in, read
the information about dual voltage operation in the
instruction section of this manual.
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. This is a 1000 watt appliance. To avoid a circuit
overload, do not operate a high wattage appliance
on the same circuit.
2. If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, a
10-ampere cord should be used. Cords rated for
less amperage may overheat. Care should be taken
to arrange the cord so that it cannot be pulled or
tripped over.
3. Your Rowenta appliance is intended for household
use only.
4. IMPORTANT – Do not remove soleplate cover when
appliance is hot. Turn thermostat to minimum and
allow unit to cool. Always remove carefully and avoid
touching soleplate which will remain hot for some
time. Refer to full operating instructions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Description:
Thermostat control dial
Burst of steam button
Removable water tank
Cord protector
Voltage selector (120/240 V)
Polished soleplate
G
H
I
J
K
Soleplate cover lock
Lint pad
Fabric brush
Ribbed finger grip
Soleplate cover
120 V
USING FOR THE FIRST TIME
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Please read the instructions for use and the Important Safety
instructions carefully.
It is normal for a small amount of smoke to be produced the first
time the appliance is used. This will quickly disappear.
왎 When the appliance is plugged in, and
thermostat control dial is moved from
the minimum setting, the soleplate
heats. Do not touch or remove the soleplate cover without letting the appliance
cool down.
왎 During use or while unit is heating or
cooling, do not rest appliance on its soleplate. Place product on its side on a firm,
heat resistant, flat surface, as soleplate
will be hot.
As the appliance heats the housing becomes warm.This is normal.
DUAL VOLTAGE
240 V
120 V
Dual voltage selection
The appliance can work on both, 120V
or 240V, AC systems.
Be sure the dual voltage selector (E) is in
the correct voltage position before operating. To do this, unplug the appliance
and turn the selector which is below the
handle with a coin, so it is aligned with
the correct voltage (either 120V or 240V).
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Never change selector while unit is plugged in.
This is a 120/240 V dual voltage appliance and may be used in the
United States and abroad without an electricity converter.
An adapter plug may be necessary when using appliance in foreign
countries. If needed, plug the steambrush into correct adapter plug
for the specific country and plug assembly into electrical outlet.
Dual voltage selector in wrong position
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If the voltage selector is set to 240 V in a 120 V supply, the
performance of the Steambrush will be reduced.
Never set the voltage selector to 120 V in a 220–240 V supply, as
this can damage the product.
FILLING THE WATER TANK
Before plugging in the Steam 'n Press fill the water tank (C) with water
as follows:
Remove the water tank
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To remove the water tank, hold on to
the bottom half of the handle and slide
the top half of the handle away from
the appliance as shown.
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Filling the water tank
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Remove cap, fill the tank with ordinary
tap water and close the cap.
Replacing the water tank
왎 Put the full water tank back into the
unit, by sliding the lower handle back into
the top half of the handle until it is firmly in
place.
Adding water during use
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Always unplug the appliance and wait for it to cool down before
removing the water tank.
Handle with care as unit will remain hot for a considerable time.
Fill as indicated in water tank filling section.
Plug in the appliance and wait approximately one minute to ensure
your Steam 'n Press is fully reheated before using it.
ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE SOLEPLATE COVER
Attaching the soleplate cover
The Steam 'n Press should be unplugged and completely cool when
removing or attaching the soleplate cover.
왎 To attach the soleplate cover (K) to
the Steam 'n Press, hold the soleplate cover
by the ribbed finger grips (J) and slide the
cover over the soleplate.
왎 Turn the soleplate cover lock (G) half a
turn (180°) to the left to lock the soleplate
cover into position.
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Your appliance can be used as a Steambrush once cover is attached.
Reference “Steambrush Function“ section of instructions for further
use information.
Removing the soleplate cover
The steambrush should be unplugged and completely cool when
removing or attaching the soleplate cover.
To remove the soleplate cover (K) turn
the soleplate cover lock (G) a half turn
(180°) to the right.
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Grip the soleplate cover by the ribbed
finger grips (J) on both sides as shown and
pull towards the tip of unit to remove.
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Reference “Ironing Function“ section of instructions for further use
information.
IRONING FUNCTION
The soleplate of the Steam 'n Press will smooth out tough wrinkles
from clothes and press in sharp creases and pleats.
Starting up
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Before plugging in please remove cover.
When the Steam 'n Press is plugged in the soleplate heats.
Do not touch or remove the soleplate cover without letting
the soleplate cool down.
Remove the soleplate cover as indicated in instructions called
“Removing the Soleplate Cover“.
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Plug in the appliance, place it on its side
and wait approximately one minute for it
to reach full temperature before using.
During use or while unit is heating or
cooling, do not rest it on its soleplate.
Place product on its side on a firm flat
surface, as it will be hot.
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Never iron clothes while they are
being worn.
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Selecting the temperature
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Set the thermostat control dial (A) according to the type of fabric
you are ironing. Check the fabric label for the appropriate setting.
Fabric
Temperature
regulator
synthetics
nylon
polyester
(low temperature)
silk
wool
(medium temperature)
cotton
linen
(high temperature)
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min
Start at low temperature ● and graduate to
high temperature ● ● ●. For delicate fabrics
we recommend carrying out a test on an
unobtrusive part of the garment (inner
seam). Steam can only be produced when
the thermostat is aligned to ● ● ● setting.
STEAMBRUSH FUNCTION
Using for the first time
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When the Steam 'n Press is plugged
in the soleplate heats. Do not touch
or remove the soleplate cover
without letting the soleplate cool
down.
Make sure soleplate cover is securely
in place before using the steambrush
function. Please reference section in
instructions called “Attaching the
Soleplate Cover“.
Plug in your Steam 'n Press and set the
thermostat to the ●●● steam setting.
After approximately one minute it will
reach working temperature.
To begin steaming, press the burst of
steam button 4 to 5 times to prime the
unit.
NOTE: The Steam 'n Press can be used
on virtually all articles of clothing in the
home. Care should be taken when
steaming heat sensitive synthetic materials such as nylon or rayon. We
recommend you test acrylic, nylon or
other synthetic fabrics on an unobtrusive
area to ensure these fabrics are not
damaged by hot steam.
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To avoid damage to clothes from dust or dirt that may collect in
the appliance, we recommend that before the first use or after the
appliance has been stored for some time you test the burst of steam
on an old cloth.
Steaming clothes
Hang the wrinkled article of clothing on
a clothes hanger.
왎 Pull the clothing tight with one hand
and place the appliance over the
creased area beginning at the top of
garment.
왎 Gently press the fabric brush (I) against
the clothing and move the appliance
down over the fabric at the same time
pressing the burst of steam (B) every 4
seconds.
The combination of steam and the brush will gently remove the
wrinkles.
After treatment, let the article of clothing cool down on the hanger
before wearing.
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Never steam clothes while they are being worn.
Steaming drapes and upholstery
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Wrinkles and creases can be removed from drapes while they are
hanging on the rods.
Simply follow the procedure described in "Steaming clothes".
Always test first on unobtrusive area.
When using the appliance horizontally return to the vertical position
occassionally to ensure maximum steam performance.
Lint pad
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Threads, lint and hair can easily be
removed with the lint pad (H) by
brushing the clothes slowly from left
to right.
The pad can be cleaned by brushing in
the opposite direction right to left on a
scrap of old cloth.
AFTER USING THE STEAMBRUSH
min
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Set the temperature control dial (A) to
min. then unplug the appliance. Empty
the water remaining in the tank and
leave unit on its side to cool.
Storage
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After the appliance has cooled down, it
may be stored in the bag provided.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
If the body and the handle become dirty they should be wiped with a
damp cloth when the appliance is cold and unplugged. Do not use
abrasive or other chemicals.
Cleaning the soleplate
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In normal use a draggy coating may build up on the soleplate
(starch, detergent buildup, burnt synthetic fibers). This can be easily
removed by using the Rowenta Soleplate Cleaning Kit or a quality
hot iron soleplate cleaner available at most stores.
Do not use abrasive household cleaners or abrasive cleaning pads.
To prevent scratching of the soleplate, do not iron over sharp
objects (zippers, etc.). Do not place the appliance on rough
surfaces, e.g. metal iron support, which may scratch the soleplate.
WATER TO USE IN ROWENTA STEAM 'N PRESS
Tap water
The Rowenta Steam 'n Press is designed to be used with REGULAR TAP
WATER (up to 12 grains of hardness). If your water is harder than this,
Rowenta recommends mixing half tap water with half distilled water
which reduces the hardness; or just use inexpensive bottled spring
water.
Never use 100% distilled water since this can cause the iron to spit
and leak.
Softened water
There are many types of household water softeners and the water
from many of them is perfectly acceptable for use in the Steam 'n
Press. However, some types of softeners, particularly those that use
chemicals such as salt, can cause the appliance to leak or spit during
use. If you experience this type of problem, we recommend that you
try using inexpensive bottled spring water or untreated tap water.
Never use 100% pure distilled water.
Once you have changed water it will take several uses to correct the
problem. Rowenta recommends trying the steam function for the first
time on an old towel or cloth to avoid damaging your clothes.
Iron and other impurities
If your water supply contains large amounts of iron or organic
matter, these minerals can collect inside the appliance and eventually
appear as brown stains. If you experience these problems, Rowenta
recommends using inexpensive bottled spring water.
Never use 100% pure distilled water.
Always remember:
Battery water and water containing additives (such as starch, perfume
or fabric conditioner) may not be used. Such additives can affect the
properties of the steam and, at high temperatures, can form deposits
in the steam chamber, which will mark the laundry when they are
emitted through the steam vents. For this reason descaling liquids
should not be used.
In the interest of improving products, Rowenta reserves the right to
change specifications without prior notice.
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STEAM 'N PRESS TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Leaking or
spitting.
Distilled water.
Never use 100% distilled water.
The Steam 'n Press is designed to
use tap water. In very hard water
areas we recommend using
bottled spring water.
Softened water.
If you experience spitting or
leaking with softened water,
change to untreated tap water
or bottled spring water.
Thermostat set
incorrectly.
The thermostat needs to be set
to the 3 dot setting to produce
steam.
Overuse of burst
of steam.
Allow 4 seconds between each
burst.
Water tank.
Be sure that water tank is firmly
in place.
Isn't hot enough.
Allow Steam 'n Press to heat for
approximately 1 minute before
using.
Is it plugged in?
Check plug securely in socket.
Is thermostat set
too low?
Turn the thermostat to a higher
setting.
Is water in the
tank?
Ensure tank has water in it.
Burst button not
primed.
Press the burst button 4-5 times
to begin steaming.
Dual voltage not
set correctly.
Be sure the dual voltage selector
is in correct voltage position
before operating. Unplug the
appliance and turn the selector
(which is below the handle) with
a coin to align it with the correct
voltage (either 120 or 240 V).
Steam 'n
Press won't
heat.
Does not
steam.
Not enough
power or
too much
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