Shark Press Review
Here’s a Shark Press and Refresh Review, which highlights the key benefits, features, design and performance of the GS500 portable, hand-held steamer. Shark products are known for being ultra lightweight yet remarkably durable. The manufacturer suggests that consumers find their lifestyle and then match it with the functionality of the steamer. The six lifestyles choices fit with how the steamer is used to achieve the desired results, this makes caring for clothing, quick and easy. The choices include categories such as healthy home, the trendsetter and using the Press and Refresh Steamer as a garment care system for clothing with the label, “dry clean only.”
Once a lifestyle is selected, the manufacturer then provides instructions on which accessories to use. For example, on dry clean only clothing, the consumer must only used the recommended accessories that corresponds with the correct fabric type. For fabrics such as cotton, cashmere and wool, the lint brush frame is needed, while the delicate frame and the delicate steam bonnet are used with lace, silk and satin.
For delicate items such as beaded garments or sequins, the Shark Press and Refresh steamer, works best when the garment is turned inside out, begin at the seam, and then apply steam to the reverse side of the material. When steaming sleeves of delicate garments, such as wedding dresses or formal suits and gowns, try inserting rolled up socks into each arm for wrinkle removal. There are specific instructions to steam all types of fabrics with a corresponding chart that lists the clothing type such as blazers, skirts, dresses, pants and shirts.
The garment care guide can only be downloaded from the Shark Clean website, as this information cannot be found in the accompanying pamphlet nor is it included in the instruction manual, which is annoying. Additional items that can be purchased separately include a six pack of Shark space saving hangers and a Press and Refresh Accessory Bag. The suggested retail price of the Shark Press and Refresh is $69.99. The unit comes with a one year warranty for parts and labor.
The Shark Press and Refresh is very easy to use and it works exactly as promised. There’s no release button, just hold the trigger and place the “wrinkle eraser” directly on the fabric to allow the steam to release wrinkles. The Shark Press and Refresh works like a heavy duty model, it’s tough on wrinkles and it comes with wrinkle eraser pressing bar. It is billed as the steamer that fits your lifestyle. This steamer is a gem; it can take good care of any type of fabric and upholstery. The Press and Refresh performs well on slipcovers, bedding, car seats, stuffed animals, window treatments, linen tablecloths, pillows and mattresses. This steamer effectively reduces odors, and sanitizes for a germ free home. It’s great for cleaning up after pets on sofas and clothing. And it completely eliminates dust mites.
The included ironing pad makes quick work of steaming heavy materials. If there is anyone in the market for a good quality steamer, this one should be high on their list. It’s possible to provide garment care for an entire family’s wardrobe with this one steamer.
Shark Press and Refresh Design
The unit itself looks heavy, but it only weighs 3.3 pounds. The compact Shark Press and Refresh steamer measures 7.5 x 6.0 x 14.5, which is (approximately 9 by 14 inches). It has a very high power rating of 1580 watts with a good length cord of 20 feet. This steamer also holds 7 oz (200ml) of water.
Included with this steamer are the following accessories: vertical press pad, detachable Velcro clips (3), bristle brush, lint brush, filling flask, small steam bonnet, upholstery steam bonnet, small steam bonnet with frame, and delicate steam bonnet.
For the ultimate in ease and comfort the Shark Press and Refresh garment steamer has an ergonomic handle with a rubber grip to prevent slippage. The vertical press pad is the best accessory as it converts into a vertical ironing surface that you hang on the back of a door, making it easier to press clothing while on the hanger or Velcro clips.
Shark Press and Refresh Performance
The steamer provides a continuous output of extremely hot, powerful steam, which penetrates fabrics deeply for wrinkle removal, sanitizing and freshening. This Shark product includes a patented heated wrinkle eraser that leaves clothes with a crisp finish and the heat from the steam prevents new wrinkles. The Shark Press and Refresh creates ready to wear garments in minutes. Distilled water is recommended to keep the unit from clogging.
Frame attachments, vertical ironing pad and hook clips fit over any door to make it easier to steam clothing without using a traditional ironing board. When it’s used as a sanitizer, the Shark Press and Refresh kills 99.9% of common household bacteria and germs.
There isn’t any back spitting, leakage or squirting of hot steam, which can cause burns to the hands as is a typical issue for many compact steamers. Shark guarantees a smooth, crisp, finish to clothing. Instant steam production, no wait time, an attachment hose is not needed, and additionally the unit is completely portable.
During our testing it took 1 ½ minutes to heat up which is excellent. We were really impressed with the wrinkle pressing bar that when used with the steamers got some really tough wrinkles out. Additionally it was nice to test a steamer with a long cord, measuring in at 20 ft. It is really frustrating to test the compact steamers that only come with a 6 ft cord as they are super handy to steam couches, drapes, etc where they sit. This steamer is super easy to use and while these compact steamers are usually better for only doing touch ups it actually did quite well on most wrinkles.
There are some minor gripes such as it being a little heavy and the small amount of water that it can hold. It isn’t super heavy, about as much as an iron but you may not want to do an entire basket of clothes and the small reservoir is pretty much a given for any compact steamer.
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