Frequently Asked Question

  • Which types of fabric can be ironed with an Elnapress?
    The ability to precisely choose the ironing temperature and vary the pressure allows you to iron any type of fabric. Knitwear and wool can also be ironed at an appropriate temperature. 
  • Is the temperature setting easy to adjust?
    The choice of the ironing temperature is made by a touch on the selection screen or by turning a dial depending on the Elnapress model.
  • Will my electric bill increase using an Elnapress?
    The Elnapress is a low energy product. It uses from 600 to 800 watts depending on the kind of ironing, considerably less than most conventional irons.
  • Does the Elnapress make steam?
    The vaporized water on the fabric produced by using a Vapojet or by a spray is converted into steam when in contact with the heating shoe. The steam created regenerates the fibers of the fabric and ensures perfect ironing.
  • Can I fill the Vapojet with distilled water?
    Yes, although, in most cases, this is not necessary. Unlike conventional steam irons and presses the water from the Vapojet is not heated. This avoids limescale build-up so there’s no problem using regular tap water. No need to worry about discoloring fabrics from mineral build-up etc.
  • Can I iron items like shirts, pleated trousers, knitted clothing or bedding with the Elnapress?
    The Elnapress has been designed to allow you to iron all types of fabric in all shapes and sizes (it is possible to press up to eight layers of fabric at once). A range of accessories are also available to assist you with your ironing.
  • Can I press t-shirts with an Elnapress?
    The back and forth movement of a standard iron tends to stretch and distort fabrics. The Elnapress presses straight down, with no movement. With just a little pressure stretchy fabrics look brand new again.
  • Can buttons or zippers damage the heating shoe of an Elnapress?
    The foam padding on the board acts as a buffer between the heating shoe and buttons, zippers, or other decorations. These items become embedded in the foam and therefore will not damage the heating shoe itself.
  • Will the Elnapress put a shine on the fabrics?
    The shine on the fabric is caused by the back & forth movement of a standard iron. The Elnapress irons by pressure, no movement is required under the heating shoe. As a result, the fabric will always look new.
  • How much time saving is there with the Elnapress compared to a conventional iron?
    The surface of the heating shoe on the Elnapress is ten times bigger compared to a conventional iron. In addition, many layers can be pressed at the same time.The automatic pressure of 100 lbs ensures faster ironing and a perfect result in a single movement.
  • Is it easy to clean the heating shoe on the Elnapress?
    Yes it requires very little maintenance. Occasionally it is necessary to clean the shoe to remove adhesives from fusible stabilizers and interfacings etc.. We recommend you use the Elnapress cleaning stick, ref. No. 802450-22, which can be found in the optional accessories section.