Singer Corporation is a well-established company, primarily known for producing high quality sewing machines for almost two centuries. They may be the best company in the world within that niche, but brands live or die based on constant evolution so now they have also launched their own line of fabric steamers.
We have gotten our hands on one of their steamers – the SteamWorks Pro – and this is our review.
Design and Functionality
The SteamWorks Pro weighs 11 pounds (without water, which means it weighs about 13 pounds when the tank is full). This is a fairly large unit, since the steam head alone measures 5.5 inches in width, while the power cord and the insulated cord are 94 and 60 inches long respectively. The SteamWorks Pro features the so called dual clip system, perfect for hanging trousers or pants and a collapsible hanger for dresses and blouses. The hanger rotates 360 degrees, making the unit very accessible and easy to use. Perhaps one of the highlights of this product is the adjustable 52 inches long telescopic pole, which certainly adds a nice additional touch of convenience.
The large capacity water tank is another great thing about the SteamWorks Pro - it can hold up to 2.5 litres of water (just about 85 ounces) and has a Smart Technology feature, which means the unit automatically shuts off once the water tank is empty, making the entire product perfectly safe to use. As always, it’s best to use distilled instead of tap water.
The biggest flaw of the SteamWorks Pro is build quality – for example, the unit’s hose can sometimes disconnect from the water tank. On top of that, the designers have made a fairly unpopular choice when they decided to use a lot of plastic in the unit. This, despite the steamer’s size, does make it seem and feel a bit fragile.
All in all, the SteamWorks Pro doesn’t have any major or deal-breaking design flaws and turns out to be a very functional device. It is, however, important to note that the steamer’s size could turn out to be problematic to some – this is by no means a small unit, so if you live in a studio apartment space might be an issue. On the other hand, this is a visually accomplished product that most of us wouldn’t really mind finding a place for in the corner of a bedroom.
In most aspects, the SteamWorks Pro is one of the better fabric steamers we’ve come across. Arguably the best feature of this steamer, when it comes to performance, is the fast steam production – the SteamWorks pro takes only 45 seconds to produce hot steam. It’s fast, efficient and all around performs very well. It can provide over 90 minutes of steam, while the steam output (for which there are different settings, depending on what type of fabric you’re using the steamer on) is gentle and smooth, efficient, yet not aggressive. This essentially means you can use the SteamWorks Pro on even the most delicate of fabrics without any issues and, most importantly, without damaging the fabric.
The biggest problem with most fabric steamers nowadays seems to be the fact that the excessive steam leaves clothing wet after steaming, but this is not the case with the SteamWorks Pro. You can rest assure all of your clothes will remain dry. The steamer is large and efficient enough to be used on drapes and upholstery too, so it’s safe to conclude that this is a great device that delivers superb performance on all fronts.
In conclusion, the SteamWorks Pro performs very well, even more than that and excels when it comes to steaming delicate fabrics.
Pros and Cons
- Great performance
- Great steam time
- Large capacity water tank
- Accessibility and functionality
- Auto shut down
- Build quality
- Might be too large for some people
- Brand: Singer
- Cord length in inches: 94 inches
- Cord length in meters: 238.7 cm
- Product dimensions: 14 x 11.5 x 55 inches
- Product dimensions in meters: 35.5 x 29.21 x 139.7
- Steam head width in inches: 5.5
- Steam head width in meters: 14 cm
- Continuous steam time: 90 minutes
- Voltage: 120 Volts
- Product weight in pounds: 11 lbs
- Product weight in kilo: 4.98
- Water capacity (oz.): 84.5
- Water capacity in litres: 2.5
Final Verdict: A Great Fabric Steamer with a Few Design Flaws
Singer have, once again, delivered a brilliant product. This would’ve been in the top 10 best fabric steamers we’ve ever reviewed if it was built and designed slightly better. There is simply too much plastic for the device to be robust and stable and it can come across as a bit fragile at times, but if you treat it with care it definitely will last long.
All in all, this is a great product that, most importantly, performs very well on all fabrics and does what it’s supposed to, fast.