Conair FSP10C User manual

Conair FSP10C User manual


Model FSP10C


For continued enjoyment of this product, please read instruction booklet prior to using.


Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

Getting to Know Your Steam Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

Features of the Steam Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

Operation & Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Techniques for Pressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11

Cleaning the Steam Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


When using electrical appliances, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:




Any appliance is electrically live even when the switch is off.

To reduce the risk of death by electric shock:

1. Always “unplug it” immediately after using.

2. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.

3. Do not place in, or drop into water or other liquid.

4. If an appliance falls into water, “unplug it” immediately. Do not reach into the water.


To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire, or injury to persons:

1. This appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in.

2. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by or near children or the physically challenged. Unsupervised use could result in fire or personal injury.

3. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.

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0 4. Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Do not attempt to repair the appliance. Incorrect reassembly or repair could cause a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when the appliance is used. Return the appliance to an authorized service center for examination and repair.

0 5. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. Do not allow cord to contact heated surfaces. Do not pull or twist cord. Let appliance cool completely before putting away.

0 6. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.

0 7. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.

0 8. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.

0 9. Do not use an extension cord to operate appliance.

10. Surfaces of this appliance may be hot when in use. Do not let eyes or bare skin touch heated surfaces.

11. Always turn the switch to the "off" position before plugging in or unplugging the unit.

12. Always let the appliance cool for at least thirty minutes before storing.

13. Do not move the appliance without unplugging it.

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14. Unplug this appliance before filling or emptying. Do not overfill.

15. While emitting steam, this appliance may cause burns if it is held too close to the skin, scalp or eyes, or if it is used incorrectly. To reduce the risk of contact with hot water as it escapes through steam vents, test appliance before each use by holding and testing it away from body.

16. Do not operate steamer without properly filling the water container.

17. Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet. Instead, grasp plug and pull to disconnect.

18. Burns could occur from touching hot metal parts, or proximity to hot water or steam. Use care when removing water tank. Do not turn unit upside down - there may be hot water in reservoir.

19. To reduce likelihood of circuit overload, do not operate another high wattage appliance on the same circuit.

20. Use distilled water in the appliance.

21. Be careful. Burns can occur from touching HOT METAL PARTS, OR PROXIMITY TO HOT


22. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of counter.

23. Always put the appliance in a secure and level place on a table or counter when using.

24. This unit is for household use only.

25. Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let appliance cool completely before putting away.

Loop cord loosely around appliances when storing.

26. This appliance must be grounded. Do not alter the plug or attempt to defeat this feature.

27. Before plugging in the steam press, be sure the electrical information on the label agrees with your power supply.


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1. The Pressing Handle raises and lowers the Pressing Plate.

2. The Locking Knob will lock together the Pressing Plate and the Ironing Board.

Use this to carry or store the Steam Press.

3. The Steam Burst Buttons on either side of the Pressing

Handle produce a burst of steam when pressed.

4. The Pressing Plate is the temperature controlled surface that heats and presses the fabric.

5. The Ironing Board is the padded surface that holds the fabric during pressing. It has a removable cover that is washable.

6. The power indicator light illuminates when the unit is on.

7. The ON/OFF switch.












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0 8. The Green Indicator Light goes off when the Pressing Plate has reached the selected temperature

0 9. The Yellow Steam Ready light goes on when the unit is ready to produce bursts of steam

10. The Temperature Control dial

11. The Water Tank

12. The Pressing Cushion is a fabric covered pad used for pressing gathered or contoured areas such as sleeves, darts, yokes

13. Refilling container

14. The spray bottle helps moisten fabric before pressing

Light illuminates.

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Your Steam Press provides clean, professional results every time!

• Pressing surface is seven times larger than most hand-held irons

• Can reduce ironing time up to 50%

• Multiple dry and steam settings, burst setting to remove stubborn wrinkles

• Variable temperature control

• Automatic shutoff safety feature while open or closed with audible alert

• Power indicator light

• Protects delicate fabrics like silk


For Household Use Only

Filling Instructions:

Do not plug the unit in until you have filled the Water Tank

1. Set the appliance on a steady work surface.

2. Unlock the Locking Knob.

3. Raise the Pressing Plate.

4. Filling the Water Tank: In areas of hardwater, use Distilled Water.

Slide the Water Tank forward.(Fig. 1) Using the filling container, pour distilled water into the tank; slide the Water Tank back into the unit.


1.Turn the power to the "on" position (Fig. 2).

2. Identify the type of fabric you will press and then select the temperature setting that matches the fabric to be pressed. It is best to start with the most delicate fabrics first, as higher heat will cause damage to Nylon and Silks

3. The press is ready for use when the Green Indicator Light turns off.If pressing cottons and linens, steam burst will be available when the Yellow Steam Indicator

4. Do not activate the burst of steam when the unit is completely closed.

Best results are obtained if the press is held open (approximately 3”) before activating the burst of steam.

Fig. 1 power switch

Fig. 2

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Pressing Garments

1. Lay the garment on the Ironing Board.

2. Lower the steam plate and return to the open position after a few seconds.


the unit will automatically turn off the heating plate after

10 seconds in the closed position. A beep will emit until the unit is opened.

Once the unit is opened, it will return to normal operation.

Wrinkle Removal

1. Lower the Steam Plate until it is slightly above the Ironing Board

(about three inches).

2. Activate the Burst of Steam with the buttons on the sides of the Pressing Handle.

3. Wait a few seconds, and activate the Burst of Steam again.

4. Lower the Pressing Plate and then raise.

5. Repeat this process until all wrinkles have been removed.

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Fig. 3

Shirts and Blouses

1. Place the shoulder yoke on the Ironing Board first and press.

2. Then place the sleeves on the Ironing Board with the fold parallel to the long seam and press.

3. Place the cuffs on the end of the board and press.

4. Place the body of the shirt in the storage area so that you begin pressing the side with the pocket. Pull the shirt towards you as you press each section.

5. Then finish with the collar.

Fig. 5

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1. Place the Pressing Cushion under the waistband and press, repositioning the waistband until completely pressed.

2. To press the inseam, place the cushion under the area to be pressed.

3. Place the pleated area on the board. Carefully fold pleats and press.

4. Embroidery should be placed face down on the Ironing Board to reduce wear and prevent damage to delicate areas.

Other Techniques

Placing the press cloth between the fabric and the Pressing Plate may help with delicate fabrics.

Buttons and Zippers: if you have older types of buttons or zippers, you may need to take care to avoid melting.

In order to do so, place the item face down and cover with a pressing cloth before pressing.

Spray bottle may be used to spray the fabric lightly. This will further help to remove stubborn wrinkles.

Place a damp cloth over the fabric before pressing, which will help with stubborn wrinkles or heavy gauge fabrics.

To press large pieces of fabric, place the entire piece in the storage area behind the Ironing Board. Pull the fabric towards you, over the Ironing Board, and lower the Pressing Plate. Press the fabric in sections until completed.

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Using the Pressing Cushion

1. For garments constructed with details such as darts, curved seams, and shoulder pads, a Pressing Cushion may be used.

2. Use the cushion in areas where no creases are desired or to shape a tailored garment.

3. Place the area to be pressed onto the Ironing Board.

4. Place the Pressing Cushion under the dart, seam, etc.

5. Making sure that the area to be pressed is raised, lower the Pressing

Plate until it meets the raised area.

6. Do not force the plate to its lowest position, as this may cause damage to the unit.

Fig. 5

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1. Place the Pressing Cushion in the middle of the Ironing Board.

2. Place a clean towel over the Pressing Cushion and the Ironing Board.

3. Set the temperature control to its highest setting.

4. When the Steam Indicator Light illuminates, lower the Pressing Plate onto the cushion.

5. Press the steam burst button six times.

6. Allow the Pressing Plate to cool.

7. Clean the plate with a damp cloth.

8. Do not use abrasives or you may damage the plate.

9. The Ironing Board cover is removable for cleaning. Hand wash only with mild detergent.


After you have completed pressing and steaming, turn the power “Off”, close the unit, and turn the

Locking Knob to the Locked Position. Wait at least thirty minutes before storing the unit, to allow it to cool off. Wrap up the cord and place in the cord storage area below the Ironing Board (fig. 4).

When storing the unit, be sure that the water tank is empty.

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Fig. 4


Before taking the unit to a service center, please check the following list of common problems for your issue.

Problem Cause Solution

Steam Press does not open Locking Knob is in Locked position Turn the Locking Knob to the unlocked position

Steam Press

Does Not Remove Wrinkles

Temperature setting not high enough for the fabric

Steam Press does not heat up Steam Press Not Plugged in

Steam Press does not heat up Automatic Shutoff has engaged

No Steam

No Steam

No Steam

Water level is low or out

Controls not set to high enough setting

Unit not yet ready for steam

Be sure that temperature setting matches fabric type

Plug in appliance

Turn the unit off and then back on, make sure that the Pressing Plate is in the up position

Fill the Water Tank

Set the controls to a higher temperature, unless you are pressing a delicate fabric such as Silk or Rayon

Wait for Steam Indicator Light to illuminate

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Conair will repair or replace (at our option) your unit free of charge for 12 months from the date of purchase if the appliance is defective in workmanship or materials.

To obtain service under this warranty, return the defective product to the service centre listed below that is nearest you, together with your purchase receipt and $15.00 for postage and handling.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from province to province.


Service Centres:

Conair Consumer Products Inc.

156 Parkshore Drive, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5M1


Visit us on the web at:

Consumer Call Centre E-mail: [email protected]

©2002 Conair Consumer Products Inc. 156 Parkshore Drive, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5M1




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