The maker of this press - Yamata - does not stand behind their warranties, and in my case could not even tell me who might be able to warranty the product at all, so I had to send it back to the manufacturer at my expense and had it repaired again at my expense. I did not buy this through Overstock.com, but it was the same manufacturer. And the product was only 2 months old
This speeds up ironing dramatically, and there is almost no physical effort, since the board provides all the needed pressure. Plus it is much more comfortable to work sitting down. You do have to modify your ironing technique. Pull things toward you to avoid wrinkles and be sure the fabric is entirely smooth before you press. I have found it easy to do double thckness sleeves and legs, just smooth carefully first. For everyday clothing this is great. For complex items such as evening dresses, you will still want a hand iron, but there are few items that this will not do well. The opening at the back of the iron is a little lower than it should be to fit your hands in when smoothing fabric, so you really have to be careful not to touch the top when smoothing fabric.
I bought this press hoping it would decrease the time spent ironing and produce dry cleaner "crisp" results. I was disappointed. If you want "semi flat" clothes then you may find it useful, however if you are a stickler like I am for smooth, crips clothes you will be disappointed. I was hoping the heat and pressure exerted by the machine would quickly produce smooth clothing, however the design of the press inhibits perfect results. This is by no fault attributable to the maker, the steam press design itself is flawed and I can foresee the same problems with almost any press. The problem is the "smoothing" motion you make with an iron smooths out wrinkles that the steam press cannot get ridd of because it just comes straight down. Clothes on the press have to be arranged perfectly on the pad, if there is any small crease at all, the press will exacerbate it by pressing it into other areas of the shirt, and you are left with more wrinkles. I noticed that the press was not saving any time becuase I constantly had to re-press different areas. After nearly two weeks of use, watching videos, and reading instructions posted by many different press makers, I realized the results don't justify the price for this product. and returned it.
Steam feature does not work, this is one of the biggest and most important feature for this kind of press. Without steam, you may as well use an iron. Overstock buyers need to research and test products before making it available to members. Overall, its ok as an iron, but not at this price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? No accurately
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. OK, no big deal
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Poor accuracy, maybe the product was not tested by O buyers
I have had this press 3 1/2 years. My husband is a physician so requires presses clothes everyday. I press shirts in under 3 minutes with great seam and looks like I got the shirts done at the dry cleaners (at $7.50 per shirt!) Saves me money and time! However, I HIGHLY recommend buying to platinum protection plan! Overstock stands behind their warranty, I am a testimony to that. My switch went out. They did not have a service department in our area so they refunded me they ENTIRE cost of the press, no questions asked! I just got on overstock.com to order another press and there it was....the credit! Inevitably, there might be problems or a brake down on the machine, but with the 4 year service plan, you CANNOT go wrong! Way happy with overstock.com and seriously, so happy with the quality of the finished result of the clothes. Now, I just wish I had someone to press for me :) LOL THIS IS A MUST HAVE for any professional....lawyer, teacher, doctor, etc.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
My husband has wanted one of these for several years so we finally got it. It seems to do all that he wants and I like it as well although it is a little harder to get to the detailed areas. The quality seems good so time will tell whether or not we need the extra warranty that we bought. It was great to have it delivered to our door!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Very Good
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes