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Singer Expert Finish EF
 
Price range:
$50.49 - $89.95
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Summary: This Singer conventional steam iron was excellent in overall performance. This iron has auto-shutoff which is a safety feature that powers the iron down when left stationary for a short time, and a stainless steel sole plate. Iron has a Self-Clean feature. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature.
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - Singer Expert Finish EF

The Singer Expert Finish EF is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the Expert Finish EF are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Steaming rate:
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

Ironing fabric:
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point, temperature swing and uniformity of soleplate thermal pattern.

Ease of use:
Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron steamed at low settings.
About This Brand

 A popular midpriced brand, sold at most appliance stores, Target, Best Buy, Sears, and Walmart. 

Features & Specs - Singer Expert Finish EF
info Digital display Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 2.8
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User Reviews - Singer Expert Finish EF
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Can't expect a good thing to last
7/5/2014
Pros
Nice weight
Cons
Poor Longevity
Best Uses
Clothes Linens
Comment:
I use this iron for clothes and linens and when quilting. The automatic shut-off can become a nuisance. I purchased this iron because the rating for its steam output was good. I have owned it for maybe 2 years and the steam works on occasion.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Did not live up to CR Best buy status
2/23/2014
Pros
Cons
Heats Slowly
Not Effective
Best Uses
Comment:
This product got great ratings on CR, so I purchased it online since it was not carried at Target. I followed the instructions to get started and noticed right away that it took some time to get up the correct heat. I also found the steam burst function very weak in general & once I turned on the steam function it got better but was never reliable. <br /><br />After only the second time using the steam function, the iron overheated, started beeping and flashing EAA on the LED screen. No temperature control would shut it off and I had to unplug. The iron has not worked since. No description of the code could be found in the accompanying booklet. I have contacted the seller for a refund/return.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Keeping slightly damaged Rowenta Advance
2/17/2014
Pros
Effective
Heats Quickly
Price Is Good But
Cons
Does Not Seem Very Hot
Soleplate Slides Poorly
Steam Holes Only At Edges
Too Lightweight
Best Uses
Comment:
My Rowenta Advancer, about 6 y/o, got a slight dent in soleplate so I went shopping. Brought home this Singer, and used them side by side on same clothing. The Singer was noticeably more work to move the soleplate across the clothing. Weighed less, so it took more passes to achieve similar wrinkle removal. Did not seem as hot at max heat. Weight, wattage, smooth soleplate, and steam hole coverage are the key features to fast, effective ironing and this Singer did not have it. Was good for the money, though, so perhaps the lesson is, the fastest, most effective ironing has a three-digit pricetag.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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