Steam Pro SI 3412 Lilac
- 1200 Watts-crisp finish
- Non stick coated sole plate for smooth ironing
- Ultra fast heating time- saves time spent on ironing
- Continuous ironing time of 12 minutes at full water tank capacity
- Water tank capacity of 170 ml - irons more clothes in a single use
- Dry/Steam/Spray ironing function- effectively moistens clothes for a crisp ironing finish
- Steam Output of up to 15 gm/min for removing tough wrinkles effortlessly
- 360º swivel cord for easy maneuverability
- Easy Grip Handle for ironing comfort
- Thick sole plate to ensure uniform heating, providing uniformly ironed clothes
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 266 mm x 127 mm x 114 mm
- Spill Proof Water tank sealing to avoid formation of wet patches on clothes while ironing
- Self clean facility for draining of extra water from the water tank
- Overheat Safety Shut Off
- High accuracy Thermostat dial for controlling fabric Temperature
- Indicator Lamp for Power On/Off
- Extra long cord for better reach
- Warranty- 2 years
|Anti drip (Yes/No)||:||No|
|Anti scaling (Yes/No)||:||Yes|
|Auto shut off (Yes/No)||:||Yes|
|Continuous steam feature (Yes/No)||:||Yes|
|Cord current capacity(Amperes)||:||6 Amperes|
|Cord Length||:||1.90 metres|
|Cord rotation (Degrees)||:||360 º|
|Dimensions (L/B/H mm)||:||265/113/133mm|
|Number of vents||:||15|
|Power indicator||:||LED indicator light|
|Self clean facility (Yes/No)||:||Yes|
|Sole plate coating||:||Non Stick Poly Teflon Coating|
|Steam boost||:||25 gms|
|Steam output at full water tank capacity||:||15gm/min|
|Vertical steam burst (Yes/No)||:||No|
|Voltage||:||220-240 V AC, 50 Hz|
|Water Tank Capacity||:||170 ml|
|Weight (Kgs)||:||776 gms|
Tips for correct Washing and Drying of laundry
Pre-soaking the clothes
The best technique employed in removing stains and making certain that clothes come out fresh and clean is to pre-soak the clothes. It is simple and requires very little time and almost no effort.
Add the proper amount of detergent to water, ensuring that the detergent is thoroughly blended in the water. Then add the clothes to be washed. Soak them for between twenty to thirty minutes before beginning the regular wash cycle in the washing machine.
Separate the clothes by colour
As a general rule wash black/brown clothes, white clothes and coloured clothes separately to avoid colours from running into other clothes and spoiling them.
Avoid Colour Fading
Check whether a garment will fade or not by placing a piece of white cloth underneath it while it's still damp and passing a hot iron over it. If the colour comes through, you will need to hand-wash it separately in lukewarm soapy water. New garments should always be washed separately the first time (using washing powder) to get rid of surplus colouring.
Avoid leaving wet washing in a pile as the colours could run and stain other garments.
Do not overload the washing machine
Overloading the washing machine has several drawbacks:
- The clothes will not become fully clean.
- There is a greater likelihood of detergent residue remaining in the clothes.
- There is a greater risk of damage to the washing machine due to over loading.
Manage the loading cycle in the machine
One of the best ways to ensure that clothing enjoys a long life is to pay attention to the type of cycle that best serves your garments.
By failing to pay attention to what type of wash cycle is best for a particular type of clothing, you will be aging your garments before their time.
Avoiding wrinkles in washing
There are three steps that you need to keep in mind when it comes to avoiding wrinkles in your wash. Dealing with wrinkled clothing can be the most frustrating and time consuming:
- Remove the clothes from the washer immediately after the spin cycle ends and put them into a dryer. This will greatly reduce the amount of wrinkling.
- Ensure the correct temperature setting on your dryer. Do not ratchet the dryer temperature up too high. High temperatures tend to increase the presence of wrinkles in some clothing.
- Remove the clothes from the dryer as soon as the machine completes its cycle and hang them on a clothes hanger immediately in order to avoid undue wrinkling of your garments.
Fabric Care Tips for different types of Garments
Washing: Silk is very delicate and for best results should generally be hand-washed in lukewarm soapy water without soaking it, except in cases where the laundry label says it can be washed in a machine (use delicate wash option at a temperature setting of 30 to 32°C in that case).
For better results add a few drops of vinegar or sugar to cold water to rinse.
Drying: Avoid twisting or rough-drying the fabric. Spread it flat on a towel or sponge to dry. Shirts and blouses can be dried on a hanger.
Ironing: Iron while the cloth is still damp in order to prevent damage to the fabric.
- Silk clothes should generally be dried indoors and never be dried under sunlight as it can result in yellowing of the clothes. To remove the yellowing, soak the garment in three parts ordinary water to one part oxygenated water with a drop of ammonia, then rinse in ordinary water.
- Avoid sprinkling water on the silk clothes while ironing or it will get water marks. It is best to iron the cloth while still slightly damp from the washing, but ensure that water is not dripping from the clothes.
Washing: Any stains on the linen clothes should be pre-treated before washing the clothes. Linen clothes can be washed in a machine as long as they are washed at a temperature of less than 50°C to preserve the colour and the natural fabric. For better results it is advised to use a non-chlorine washing powder/liquid for linen clothes, and to use a fabric whitening product to stop it from turning yellow.
Drying: In order to prevent linen clothes from shrinking they should not be dried in the sunlight or in a machine. It is best to dry linen clothes by hanging indoors them on a clothes hanger after removing the excess water by spreading it flat on a towel or sponge to dry.
Wool is very delicate and shouldn't be boiled or washed with chlorine-based products. Hand-washing is best, but you can machine-wash woollen garments. Before washing woollen garments always check the laundry label and set your machine to a short non-spin program.
Hand-washing: Woollen garments should be washed at a maximum temperature of 30° C using special wool washing products and without soaking them. Scrub the woollen garments gently and rinse them in lukewarm water, gently squeezing the water out, then rinse in cold water for best results.
Drying: Dry using a towel (without twisting) and then dry by placing the woollen clothes flat on a fresh towel.
Kashmere garments should generally be washed after three outings. Kashmere is very delicate and gets damaged easily if washed regularly.
Machine washing: Put the Kashmere garments in a special underwear bag or in a pillowcase in your machine and use special wool washing products for best results. Select a cold wool program on the machine and set the spin function at under 600 rpm.
Hand washing: For best results use wool washing product or diluted shampoo. Do not leave Kashmere to soak for too long in order to prevent the clothes from smelling; it should be washed and rinsed fast in cold water until all the residual detergent is removed.
Drying: Kashmere clothes should generally be dried without twisting. Roll the Kashmere garments in a towel and then dry it flat on a dry towel. Avoid drying Kashmere clothes in a machine.
Ironing: If you need to iron Kashmere, do not use a very hot iron. Iron the Kashmere garments carefully on the underside to prevent damage to the garments.
Machine-washing: Viscose clothing should be washed inside out at a maximum temperature of 40°C on a delicate program with the machine two-thirds full of water.
Drying: Avoid twisting or rough-drying the fabric. Dry the clothes on a hanger and iron them while still slightly damp.
Tips for other garments:
- Inner Garments last longer if they are hand washed, but they can be machine-washed as well. Put them into a special bag or a silk or satin pillowcase. Use washing powder/liquid and wash the garments by setting the machine on a delicate wash program.
- Sleeping bags, quilts and pillows: These items should generally be washed by putting a new tennis ball into the machine to prevent clumping and catch any build- up of feather in the fabric. While washing these fabrics a gentle washing powder/liquid should be used.
Time saving tips
- Reduce your ironing time by putting a piece of aluminum foil under the surface you are ironing on. The foil will reflect heat so the ironing is being done from both sides at once.
- Iron garments needing the lowest temperature first and then those requiring the highest in order to ensure proper ironing and enhance the life of iron.
- To avoid creases, while ironing sleeves, place a rolled up towel inside the sleeve before ironing.
- To prevent collars, cuffs, and hems from puffing, iron them on the inside first.
- Iron double layered fabric such as trousers and denims on the inside first, then on the outside.
- While ironing Acrylic knits, Iron each section dry, and let it cool completely before moving on to the next part of the fabric.
- While ironing denims steam the fabric thoroughly. While it is still damp, quickly smooth it along the ribs with your palm and then begin ironing the denim.
- While ironing ties, insert a piece of cardboard cut to fit its inside. Cover the tie with a thin muslin cloth, and press lightly with a steam iron.
How to Effectively Iron Shirts
- Iron the collar of the shirt first. Stretch the back of the collar flat across the ironing surface. Iron the back of the collar several times until you are sure it is correctly ironed, then iron the front of the collar.
- Iron the sleeves of the shirt next. The back of the sleeves needs to be ironed first and then the front. Stretch the larger part of the sleeves across the ironing surface. Iron the back of the sleeves first then move toward the front of the sleeves front until the circumference of the sleeve has been ironed. Stretch the lower back of the sleeve across the surface. Iron toward the cuffs, flip the shirt over and do the front, making sure to use short strokes.
- For the rest of the shirt, lay it as flat as possible on the ironing surface. Work from one side to the other slowly smoothing out the wrinkles as you go.
- Hang the shirt directly after you finish ironing. Button the top and center buttons to avoid stress on the fabric and prevent re-formation of wrinkles.
How to Effectively Iron Dresses
- Stretch the skirt portion of the dress across the ironing surface. While ironing pleats, start at the bottom and then move towards the top. Iron around the skirt with fast strokes.
- Stretch the top of the dress as flat as possible across the ironing surface. Begin with the back and then move to the front.
- Hang the dress as soon as possible after you iron it. Try not to wear the garment for a few hours, as it will be more prone to wrinkling again as the fibers would be still warm after ironing.
How to Effectively Iron Pants
- Turn the pants inside out. Start ironing the pant from the top. First Iron the circumference of the waistband and then move toward the pockets. Iron both sides of the pockets. Iron the fly, then the seams of the pants, then the hems.
- Turn the pants so the correct side is facing out. Use the iron to press out the wrinkles of the top front part of your pants.
- Put the pants legs parallel to the ironing surface, with both the legs in the same direction. Iron each leg without damaging the current creases.
Tips for proper ironing:
- Plug the iron in, adjust it to the correct setting, and allow it to preheat. The iron is ready for use if it sizzles when a bit of water is sprinkled on the sole plate.
- Read the tag on the garment carefully before ironing. Some clothes should not be ironed. Others have a very low tolerance for heat, and have to be ironed at a low temperature setting.
- Use high heat for cotton and linen. Cotton mixes and wool should be ironed on a medium level.
- Use a low setting for silk, nylon, polyester, and other like fabrics.
- If you are using a steam iron, make sure there is the proper amount of water inside.
- While ironing ensure the garment has been stretched flat across the surface. This will avoid redevelopment of wrinkles due to improper stretching of the fabric and save ironing time.
- Make sure to iron clothing uniformly with even strokes. Always remember to keep the iron moving. Stopping at any point could burn your clothing.
- Iron the cuffs, and then hang the pants for drying.
Ironing Do’s & Dont’s:
- Avoid overfilling the clothes dryer while washing: An average dryer should be only 1/2 full in order to allow freedom for all clothing to move. If too many articles of clothing are in the dryer, it will create heavy wrinkles, and make ironing much more difficult.
- Shake the clothes properly to loosen the bonds and make wrinkle removal easier: When the clothing is removed from the dryer, it is usually stacked waiting to be ironed. Take a few minutes and shake out your clothing. Reshape garments, and smooth out seams and pleats. Even if clothing still needs to be ironed, it will be a much smoother process.
- Iron clothes while still slightly damp to ensure longer life: Clothes are very difficult to iron when they are fully dry as the dryness makes the molecules brittle, making reshaping difficult. This results in repeated ironing to get the desired finish making the strands singed and frayed due to excessive heat. Dry clothes will never have the perfect finish desired leaving the clothes looking lifeless.
- Use spray while ironing: Use the spray function to dampen the clothing and effectively loosen the bonds of the cloth when you are ready to begin ironing. Using spray will make wrinkle removal much easier off the clothing.
- Avoid Using Hard Water: There is risk of damage being caused to the iron due to hard water as it blocks the steam vents and causes calcification in the water tank due to lime deposits resulting in inefficient operation of the iron. In order to increase the life of the iron it is always advisable to fill the water tank of the iron with distilled water for ironing.
- Selecting the Right temperature for the right fabrics: Heavy clothes usually need a higher temperature for ironing. Always try to iron your lightest silk, synthetic, and delicate fabrics first. These need to be ironed on low temperatures. Once the iron heats up, and you've ironed your light fabrics, you can move on to the wools, cottons, linens, etc. which need a higher temperature for ironing.
Cleaning the soleplate
- Unplug the iron and allow it to cool down to avoid getting burned while cleaning it.
- Wipe down the soleplate with a clean cloth soaked in white vinegar. Vinegar is mildly acidic and can help to cut through residual starch that may be stuck to your iron's soleplate.
- Make a paste of table salt and white vinegar for stubborn areas of starch and dirt. Scrub the area with the paste using a dish scrubber. Wipe the area with a clean damp cloth to rinse away any residual buildup.
- When you clean the soleplate of your iron, remove residue from the vents with a cotton swab. A sharp knife or other tool may scratch the soleplate.
Cleaning the water tank:
- Pour a solution of 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/3 cup water into the water tank.
- Heat the iron, and let it steam for about three minutes.
- Unplug the iron, and position it, soleplate down, on a small glass dish that has been placed in a larger shallow pan.
- Allow the entire water in the water tank to drain from the vents.
- Drain away any remaining solution, and flush the water tank with clear water before using the iron.
Tips for correct Washing and Drying of laundry
Fabric Care Tips for different types of Garments