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Review of the steam generator Polaris PSS 4007K

18.12.2023 09:13

Characteristics

ManufacturerPolaris
ModelPSS 4007K
Typeboiler steam generator
Country of OriginChina
Guarantee3 years
Life time*3 years
Declared power2600 W
Control typesensory
Case colorwhite/purple/lilac
Tank volume1.3 l
Storage tankremovable
Materialplastic
Outsole materialceramic coating Pro 5 Ceramic
Steam pressure7 bar
Steaming power120 g/min
Steam boost400 g/min
Vertical steamingThere is
Dry ironingThere is
SteamingThere is
Auto shutdownThere is
Automatic shutdown when there is no waterThere is
IndicationLED
Steam hose length170 cm
Power cord length185 cm
Iron weight1.05 kg
Device weight2.57 kg
Device dimensions (W×H×D)26×38×19 cm (base with iron)
Weight of packing3.7 kg
Packaging dimensions (W×H×D)40×33.5×19.5 cm

* Contrary to popular belief, this is not the period after which the device will necessarily break down. However, after this period, the manufacturer ceases to bear any responsibility for its performance and has the right to refuse to repair it, even for a fee.

Equipment

The steam generator is delivered in a stylish branded box made of durable cardboard with a convenient plastic handle for carrying. On all sides of the packaging there are large color images of the device, describing its key advantages and containing a list of technical characteristics. Inside the box, the steam generator was fixed between two pressed cardboard inserts in a plastic bag. The Polaris PSS 4007K kit includes: a base with an attached iron, an instruction manual and a warranty card.

The steam generator is delivered in a stylish branded box made of durable cardboard with a convenient plastic handle for carrying. On all sides of the packaging there are large color images of the device, describing its key advantages and containing a list of technical characteristics. Inside the box, the steam generator was fixed between two pressed cardboard inserts in a plastic bag. The Polaris PSS 4007K kit includes: a base with an attached iron, an instruction manual and a warranty card.

At first sight

The elegant body of the small-sized steam generator Polaris PSS 4007K is made of glossy plastic in three colors: white, purple and lilac. All stickers can be easily removed from the base and from the iron, without any traces of glue.

The elegant body of the small-sized steam generator Polaris PSS 4007K is made of glossy plastic in three colors: white, purple and lilac. All stickers can be easily removed from the base and from the iron, without any traces of glue.

At the bottom of the base circumference there is a compartment for winding up a steam hose. There is a hose clamp on the back side. A 185 cm long power cord also fits well into the compartment, but they do not fit there together, so in this case the steam hose can simply be wrapped around the base.The length of the thread-braided steam hose is 170 cm. The attachment points to the base and to the iron are protected by durable rubber casings.The original design of the steam generator base has an oval shape. The iron is placed on the base.

At the bottom of the base circumference there is a compartment for winding up a steam hose. There is a hose clamp on the back side. A 185 cm long power cord also fits well into the compartment, but they do not fit there together, so in this case the steam hose can simply be wrapped around the base.

The length of the thread-braided steam hose is 170 cm. The attachment points to the base and to the iron are protected by durable rubber casings.

The original design of the steam generator base has an oval shape. The iron is placed on the base.

Thanks to the combination of a special recess in the base of the iron with a protruding element in the landing socket, the iron holds well on the base in a vertical position. Additional fixation is provided by a locking lever.

Thanks to the combination of a special recess in the base of the iron with a protruding element in the landing socket, the iron holds well on the base in a vertical position. Additional fixation is provided by a locking lever.

The main part of the base is occupied by a removable water tank made of translucent plastic. The tank capacity is 1.3 liters, reaching the Max. The diameter of the wide opening for filling water is 3.7 cm. The reservoir is easily removed from the body: just grab the purple handle, press the built-in lock button and pull the container towards you. On the sides of the tank there is a company logo and pictograms depicting the main advantages of the device.

The main part of the base is occupied by a removable water tank made of translucent plastic. The tank capacity is 1.3 liters, reaching the Max. The diameter of the wide opening for filling water is 3.7 cm. The reservoir is easily removed from the body: just grab the purple handle, press the built-in lock button and pull the container towards you. On the sides of the tank there is a company logo and pictograms depicting the main advantages of the device.

At the bottom of the base there are four feet with rubber inserts and a sticker with technical information.

At the bottom of the base there are four feet with rubber inserts and a sticker with technical information.

Let's move on to the iron. The standard iron weighs 1.06 kg. In general, its structure can be called typical. The only exception is its basis. The curious shape is due to the method of attachment to the base, which we wrote about above, plus it contributes to the stable placement of the iron on the table or ironing board.

Let's move on to the iron. The standard iron weighs 1.06 kg. In general, its structure can be called typical. The only exception is its basis. The curious shape is due to the method of attachment to the base, which we wrote about above, plus it contributes to the stable placement of the iron on the table or ironing board.

The handle is not additionally covered with anything — we see the same glossy plastic as throughout the body. On the inside there is the usual steam button. It falls exactly under the index finger.

The handle is not additionally covered with anything — we see the same glossy plastic as throughout the body. On the inside there is the usual steam button. It falls exactly under the index finger.

An electronic display with touch control buttons is integrated into the handle on the outside.

An electronic display with touch control buttons is integrated into the handle on the outside.

The teardrop-shaped soleplate of the iron has a ceramic non-stick coating. The steam outlets are located in a single row along the side edges of the sole, with three holes in the narrowed top.

The teardrop-shaped soleplate of the iron has a ceramic non-stick coating. The steam outlets are located in a single row along the side edges of the sole, with three holes in the narrowed top.

The build quality of the steam generator is neat. We did not find any defects during a visual inspection of the device. All parts fit tightly together, the materials of the body and iron look high quality.

Instructions

The instruction manual is presented in the form of a brochure printed in three languages: Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh.

The text of the instructions is logically structured and presented in simple, understandable language. Some sections are provided with illustrations. By flipping through the manual, you can familiarize yourself with a description of the design of the device, explanations of the operating procedure and control rules, as well as care and storage. At the end of the document there is a summary table explaining the causes of possible malfunctions and how to eliminate them, information about certification and warranty obligations.

Control

Polaris PSS 4007K is controlled via touch buttons located on the display, which is located on the outside of the handle.

After connecting the steam generator to the mains, it emits a single beep, and the power button indicator appears on the display. To activate the functions, you need to hold your finger on this sensor for a few seconds. In this case, two other buttons appear: “Mode selection” and, by default, the “Maximum” mode. At this time, the heating process of the iron sole begins. By using the «Mode Selection» button, you can select one of four operating modes.

The device turns off when you hold down the power button for two seconds. Automatic switching to standby mode with heating stop occurs after 5 minutes of inactivity of the iron. If the iron remains stationary for 15 minutes, the device switches off completely.

Available power and sole temperature modes, according to the instructions:

  • Silk/synthetics: 140±20 °C
  • Wool fabrics: 150±20 °C
  • Cotton, linen fabrics: 190±20 °C
  • Denim (Max): 200±20 °C

When the selected mode is heated, the indicator begins to flash, then becomes constantly lit. To supply steam, you can periodically press the corresponding button on the inside of the handle. To continuously supply steam, you must hold the button in the desired position for a certain time. The steam function is available in any mode with the iron in horizontal and vertical position, while the steam boost only works in the Cotton and Max modes.

Exploitation

Before starting use, we carefully wiped the soleplate of the iron with a damp and dry cloth, then filled the reservoir with filtered water to the Max mark, as recommended in the instructions. After connecting to the network and selecting the maximum mode button, the steam generator heats up in 30 seconds. With active steam supply, a full tank was enough for 30 minutes of continuous operation of the device.

Polaris PSS 4007K belongs to the tank-pump steam generators. Steam generation in this device occurs when the heated sole of the iron reaches water from the reservoir through the hose, which ensures the creation of steam. This does not affect the steam output, but requires short breaks between long steam cycles. During testing, we noticed that, on average, the steam of a constant supply of 3-5 seconds died down a couple of times per minute.

The absence of a sprayer in the model is not critical, since the maximum steam supply and steam boost effectively moisturize the fabric without leaving it wet, and at the same time straighten even the deepest wrinkles in overdried fabric. The difference between continuous steam mode and steam boost is noticeable.

The steam noise is not too loud. The sounds when pressing the control buttons are also not irritating or cause discomfort.

The body of the device does not heat up during operation. The iron has an average weight, which is noticeable during vertical steaming, but its high steam power allows you to instantly cope with steaming without tiring your hand.

Drops of water flew out of the steam vents a couple of times only at the beginning of the process, but they instantly evaporated without leaving any traces. This did not happen again.

The iron is compact and easy to store. During operation, the base of the device rests confidently on a standard ironing board, providing stability on any surface.

The perfectly smooth sole does not catch the fabric, and the shape of the nose fits perfectly between buttons, pockets and darts.

Care

The body of the appliance and the soleplate of the iron should be cleaned by lightly wiping with a damp soft cloth. It is important to avoid using harsh wipes, scratchy sponges, or harsh chemical cleaners such as vinegar.

It is recommended to perform self-cleaning of the device from time to time. To do this, you need to fill the tank with water, connect the device to the network, hold down the power button and then, while holding it, press the mode selection button. The iron should be in a horizontal position over the sink. When the function is activated, the indicator will flash red and an intermittent beep will indicate that the process is enabled. The duration of the process, including the release of steam and water from the iron nozzles, averages 3 minutes. When the process is complete, a long beep sounds, the display turns off, and the device automatically turns off. Then all that remains is to drain the remaining water from the boiler and wipe the soleplate of the iron.

Our measurements

The maximum power consumption of the Polaris PSS 4007K steam generator was 2736 W. For 1 hour of intensive operation, the device consumed 2,330 kWh.

We measured the sole temperature immediately after heating in the four available modes. Depending on the measurement point on the sole, the temperature was:

ModeDeclared iron sole temperature (°C)Actual iron sole temperature (°C)
Silk/synthetic140±20115—135
Wool fabrics150±20135—146
Cotton, linen fabrics190±20194—222
Denim (Max)200±20213—244

Practice tests

To evaluate the effectiveness of Polaris PSS 4007K, we conducted a series of tests with products made from various fabrics in different modes:

  • printed T-shirt
  • shirt made of thick cotton fabric
  • linen napkins and towel
  • jeans
  • organza and rayon
  • knitted sweater (vertical steaming)

T-shirt with print

In this test, it is first of all important for us to understand how the print will behave when ironed and steamed. Contrary to the rules, the product was processed from the front side.

Just a couple of minutes and we have a completely ironed T-shirt. The print is fine. The steam generator operated in mode 3, intended for cotton and linen fabrics.

Result: excellent.

Shirt made of thick cotton fabric

Continuing to work in the same mode, in a matter of minutes we tidied up a heavily wrinkled and overdried 100% cotton shirt when folded. The steam supply at normal power was turned on almost all the time, and a steam boost was used a couple of times. We used it to smooth out a particularly wrinkled bottom edge of a shirt.

Result: excellent.

Linen napkins and towel

The same mode did an excellent job with a wrinkled linen towel after washing and four folded serving napkins.

In the first case, a constant supply of steam was sufficient.

Result: excellent.

Conclusions

The Polaris PSS 4007K steam generator is a compact device that provides fast and efficient processing of various types of fabrics. It allows you to iron both on the ironing board and on clothes without removing them from the hanger. At the same time, it copes well with dry ironing.

The steam generator body comes in attractive colors, and the built-in reservoir holds up to 1.3 liters of water. This volume is sufficient for at least 30 minutes of continuous operation with active steaming. The device heats up quickly and maintains the set temperature throughout the entire process. Operating modes are optimally adapted to various types of fabrics — from silk to rough denim. In addition, Polaris PSS 4007K is equipped with an automatic shutdown function when not in use, which is another advantage of this device.

Pros:

  • beautiful design, compact size and convenient design
  • quick readiness for work
  • powerful delivery and optimal steam distribution
  • ease of sliding and good shape of the iron sole
  • automatic shutdown when inactive

Minuses:

  • not found