0 pr iz e dr aw Re e R g co ister ew lle o c n ar Se t yo line ds e b ur n G de ack rew ow t all er tai fo ard o ls r y Fr e £1 PL 0, US 0 0 instructions 2 Read the instructions, keep them safe, pass them on if you pass the iron on. Remove all packaging before use. A IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Follow basic safety precautions, including: 1 This appliance must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult. Use and store it out of reach of children. 2 Don’t put the iron in liquid, don’t use it in a bathroom, near water, or outdoors. 3 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught. 4 Don’t iron clothing while it’s being worn – you’ll scald the wearer. 5 Don’t touch the soleplate, keep away from the steam it emits. 6 Don’t use the iron in the vicinity of children. 7 Use the iron, or set it on its heel, on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface, preferably an ironing board. 8 Don’t leave the iron unattended while plugged in, or while it’s standing on the ironing board. It could be knocked over. 9 Unplug the iron before filling, before cleaning, and after use. 10 Don’t fill the iron directly from the tap, use the jug. 11 Don’t fill past max, or water may escape in use. 13 Sit the iron upright when you’re not ironing, while it’s cooling, and when you store it away. 14 Unplug the iron when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let it cool down fully before cleaning and storing away. 15 Don’t fit any attachment or accessory unless we supply it. 16 Don’t use the iron for any purpose other than those described in these instructions. 17 Don’t scratch the soleplate – avoid buttons, zips, etc. 18 The iron has a thermal fuse, which will blow if it overheats. If this happens, the iron won’t work, and must be returned for repair. 19 Don’t use the iron if it’s dropped or damaged, or if it malfunctions or leaks. 20 If the cable is damaged, return the iron, to avoid hazard. household use only 3 U BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME • The iron may smoke a bit at first, it’ll stop as the element cures. • Iron an old piece of cotton fabric, to clean the soleplate. • Press the S and * buttons 3 or 4 times, to check them out. C PREPARATION 1 Check for textile care symbols (i j k l). 2 Iron fabrics needing low temperatures j first, then those that need medium temperatures k, and finish with those needing high temperatures l. C TEMPERATURE SETTING GUIDE label marking dot setting j cool – nylon, acrylics, polyester • k warm – wool, polyester mixtures •• l hot – cotton, linen/denim • • •/max i do not iron , If the instructions on the fabric label differ from this guide, follow the instructions on the label. X FILLING 3 You may use tap-water, but if you live in a hard water area, use distilled water (not chemically descaled or softened water). 4 If you buy distilled water, check that it’s marketed as suitable for use in irons. 5 Unplug the iron. 6 Set the temperature control to •. 7 Flip the water inlet cover open. 8 Lift the iron till the water inlet cover is about vertical. 9 Pour slowly, to avoid airlocks. 10 Don’t fill past max, or water will escape in use. 11 Close the cover, and wipe up any spillage. C SWITCH ON 12 Set the temperature control to •. 13 Sit the iron on its heel. 14 Put the plug into a power socket (switch the socket on). 4 15 The light will glow. 16 Turn the temperature control to bring the setting you want opposite the notch. 17 When the iron reaches the temperature you set, the light will go off. It’ll then cycle on and off as the thermostat operates to maintain the temperature. C REDUCING TEMPERATURE 18 This takes a bit longer, as the iron has to lose the heat it has built up, so be patient. It’s best to organise your ironing so that you don’t need to reduce the temperature. h STEAM IRONING 19 Set the temperature control to S or above, otherwise you’ll get water on your clothes, not steam. 20 The iron will adjust the amount of steam automatically. 21 Wait till the light goes out, then start ironing. * SPRAY , Water spotting affects some fabrics. Test this on a hidden part of the fabric. 22 This works with dry or steam ironing, as long as there’s water in the reservoir. 23 Lift the iron off the fabric. 24 Aim the spray nozzle at the fabric. 25 Press the * button – you may have to press it 2 or 3 times to pump water through the system. h SHOT OF STEAM 26 This works with dry or steam ironing, as long as there’s water in the reservoir, and the temperature is above S. 27 Check that the temperature control is at S or higher. 28 Lift the iron off the fabric, then press the S button 29 It may need 2 or 3 presses to pump water through the system. 30 Leave 4 seconds between shots, to let the temperature build up. 5 n DRY IRONING 31 If you’re going to be dry ironing for 20 minutes or more, empty the reservoir first, to avoid spontaneous bursts of steam. a) Unplug the iron. b) Hold it over a sink or basin. c) Flip the water inlet cover open. d) Carefully, turn the iron upside down, and empty the water into the sink/basin. e) Wipe any spillage off the iron before use. 32 Set the temperature. 33 Wait till the light goes out, then start ironing. q VERTICAL STEAMING 34 Iron hanging clothes, hanging curtains, and furnishing fabrics. 35 Check that there’s adequate ventilation behind the fabric, otherwise moisture may build up, causing mildew. 36 Check that there’s nothing behind the fabric that may be damaged by the steam. 37 Check that pockets, turn-ups, and cuffs are empty. 38 Check that there’s water in the reservoir. 39 Set the temperature control to max. 40 Hold the iron just off the fabric, then press the S button. 41 It may need 2 or 3 presses to pump water through the system. 42 Leave 4 seconds between shots, to let the temperature build up. C AFTER USE 43 Set the temperature control to •. 44 Unplug the iron. 45 Flip the water inlet cover open. 46 Hold the iron over a sink, turn it upside down, and drain it. 47 Sit the iron on its heel, and leave it to cool down completely. 48 Close the cover, and wipe up any spillage. 49 Store the iron on its heel, to avoid corrosion or soleplate damage. 6 C SELF CLEAN 50 To avoid scale build-up, self clean regularly, at least monthly in normal water areas, more often in hard water areas. 51 You’ll need a basin or bowl to set below the soleplate. 52 Fill the reservoir to the max mark. 53 Set the temperature control to max, set the steam control to S. 54 Sit the iron on its heel. 55 Power the iron up, and wait till the light goes out. 56 Now hold the iron over the basin/bowl, with the soleplate down. 57 Press the C button, hold it in, and gently move the iron to and fro, over the basin or bowl. , Keep clear of the escaping water and steam. 58 Water and steam will wash scale and dust through the soleplate, and into the sink. 59 When the reservoir is empty, release the C button. 60 Unplug the iron, and sit it on its heel to cool. 61 When it’s cold, wipe off any moisture. C CLEANING 62 Unplug the iron and let it cool down fully. 63 Wipe outer surfaces with a damp cloth. 64 Remove spots from the soleplate with a dab of vinegar – don’t scratch it. 65 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents. D UK WIRING INSTRUCTIONS The product must be earthed. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363 plug. To replace the plug, fit the green/yellow wire to E or E, the blue wire to N, and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an electrician. Don’t use a nonrewireable plug unless the fuse cover is in place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it. 7 H ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled. S SERVICE If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product). The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer. If that doesn’t solve the problem – ring Customer Service – they may be able to offer technical advice. If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to: Customer Service Spectrum Brands (UK) Ltd Fir Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0HS email: email@example.com telephone: 0845 658 9700 (local rate number) E GUARANTEE I REGISTRATION AND PRIZE DRAW Collect your free reward, and a chance to win £10,000. 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