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Viper

Bought myself a steam press.

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Viper   

As some of you know I have medical problems that involve my limbs aching when I use them for periods of time. One of the things I find very difficult is ironing. With 6 people in my house we seem to get an awful lot of it. We needed a new iron (the 4th one in about 6 years) and a new ironing board. When I looked at the prices of a decent iron and board I realised I could probably get a steam press for about the same price. I used to work in a well known dry cleaners so I know how to use one. It really isn't hard and something anyone can use. It even comes with a video.

 

Anyway it arrived today and it cuts ironing time in half. It also helps with my medical problems. I would recommend one to everyone if you are thinking of buying a new iron. It cost me ?156.00 and is worth every penny. :dance:

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Paula   

Nice one viper.I hate ironing also its a thankless task and my teenage daughter normally wangs all ther clothes on the floor anyway.

 

May you have many happy times steam pressing. :blink::blink:

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As some of you know I have medical problems that involve my limbs aching when I use them for periods of time. One of the things I find very difficult is ironing. With 6 people in my house we seem to get an awful lot of it. We needed a new iron (the 4th one in about 6 years) and a new ironing board. When I looked at the prices of a decent iron and board I realised I could probably get a steam press for about the same price. I used to work in a well known dry cleaners so I know how to use one. It really isn't hard and something anyone can use. It even comes with a video.

 

Anyway it arrived today and it cuts ironing time in half. It also helps with my medical problems. I would recommend one to everyone if you are thinking of buying a new iron. It cost me ?156.00 and is worth every penny. :dance:

 

 

Hi Viper

thanks for sharing this with us, please can you tell me which one you purchased,..... I have been looking for one for a while as my sister bought one a couple of years ago it was ?500 and I didn't want to spend that much on one. Did you look around at different models, you probably knew what you were looking for if you have worked in a dry cleaners

many thanks S*

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