How to Use a Black & Decker Steam Iron Advantage

The Black & Decker Steam Advantage is an iron with added features; it can be used for dry ironing, steam ironing or as a steamer on clothing that is draped on a clothes hanger. A self-cleaning feature ensures that the Steam Advantage stays in good working condition, and the easy-fill feature means no messy water spills when you're trying to set the iron up.


Step 1

Press down on the top of the iron's water fill cover; it will pop up for easy filling.

Step 2

Tilt the iron slightly and slowly pour water into the fill cup, until the water reaches the line marked "MAX."

Step 3

Push up on the water fill-cover until it snaps into place.

Step 4

Plug the iron into the electrical outlet; the red power light will come on.

Steam Ironing

Step 5

Turn the selector to the steam level you desire.

Step 6

Move the fabric dial to match the appropriate setting for the clothing you plan to iron; this can be found on the clothing fabric label.

Step 7

Wait for the indicator light goes out; this lets you know the Steam Iron Advantage has preheated and is ready to use. This will take one to one and a half minutes.

Step 8

Iron your clothing as usual; the steam cycle is automatic and will steam your clothes without drips or leaks.

Dry Ironing

Step 9

Turn the steam selector to "OFF."

Step 10

Move the fabric select dial to the proper setting for the clothing type you wish to iron, according to the fabric label and the corresponding fabric guide on the heel of the iron.

Step 11

Iron your clothing as usual; no steam will be released from the iron.

Surge of Steam (vertical steaming)

Step 12

Set the temperature dial to a setting of four or higher, depending on the type of fabric you wish to steam.

Step 13

Hang the garment on a hanger and place on a hook or other easily accessible area.

Step 14

Hold the iron three inches from the fabric.

Step 15

Stretch the fabric taut with one hand.

Step 16

Pump the "Surge of Steam" button on the Black & Decker Steam Advantage five times, wait five seconds and pump again.

Step 17

Move the iron from section to section as you remove the wrinkles from the garment you are steaming.

Self Cleaning

Step 18

Fill the water reservoir half way to the "MAX" line.

Step 19

Move the fabric dial to six; stand the iron upright until the heat light first goes out and then comes back on.

Step 20

Move the fabric dial to "MIN" and unplug the iron.

Step 21

Hold the Steam Advantage over a sink with the sole plate facing the bottom of the sink.

Step 22

Turn the selector button to "Self Cleaning." Steam and hot water will come out of the vents on the sole plate.

Step 23

Hold in place until all steam and water has been released; release the selector button.

Step 24

Stand the iron upright, plug in and heat for two minutes to complete the cleaning cycle.