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Maintaining Your Pressing Equipment for Longevity: Tips for Mini Steam Generators, Pressing Equipment, Irons & Accessories


Every machine tends to wear down after a few years. Talking specifically about pressing equipment, these must be maintained properly not only for them to work efficiently but also for good fabric care. Whether you are using a mini steam generator, professional-grade pressing equipment, or a simple household iron, proper maintenance ensures longevity, efficiency, and excellent results. Here are some key tips to keep your pressing tools in prime condition:

Mini Steam Generators:

  • Regular cleaning – Over time, minerals in the water can build up inside the tank. You can use a descaling solution or a mixture of vinegar and water to clean the tank periodically. Besides, the steam nozzles can also become clogged with mineral deposits, to avoid this issue, you can keep checking the nozzles regularly and use a pin or needle to clear any blockages.
  • Storage – When not in use, store your mini steam generator in a dry place. Make sure to empty the water tank to prevent mould and mildew growth.

Pressing equipment:

  • Surface care – You must make sure that the pressing surface is clean and free from any residue of fabric fibres. You can clean it using a damp cloth but try to avoid any abrasive cleaners.
  • Mechanical parts – Check and lubricate the moving parts of your pressing equipment from time to time - a light machine oil generally works best.
  • Electrical components - Regularly inspect the electrical cords and plugs for any signs of wear or damage. Replace them immediately if you notice any fraying or other issues to prevent electrical hazards.


  • Cleaning the Soleplate – If the soleplate is only a bit dirty and has a little buildup on it, you can clean it using a mild cleaner but for stubborn residue, use a mixture of baking soda and water. Also, do not use abrasive pads or cleaners to clean as these can scratch the soleplate.
  • Descale regularly - Similar to steam generators, irons also need descaling. Use a suitable descaling solution to clean the internal water pathways.

General tips

  • Read the manual - Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for specific maintenance guidelines. Each piece of equipment may have unique requirements.
  • Regular inspections – Every machine should be checked timely for any signs of wear, damage or malfunction. Addressing issues early can prevent more significant problems down the line.

So, follow these tips to keep your mini steam generators, pressing equipment, iron and other accessories in excellent working condition for years to come. Remember, taking care of these accessories not only elongates their life but also ensures that your fabric always looks great. Want to buy the best of these accessories? Visit the page of Stocks Sewing Machines Ltd -