Your BLACK+DECKER HST1200 hand steamer has been
designed to remove creases from fabrics using heat & steam
and is not to be used for any other purpose.
This product is intended for consumer indoor use only.
Thank you for choosing BLACK+DECKER. We hope that
you will enjoy using this product for many years. For indoor
domestic use only.
This appliance is not to be used in:
Staff kitchen areas in shops, ofﬁces and other working
By clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
Bed and breakfast type environments or any other non
household type environments.
Read this entire manual carefully before using
Denotes the Risk of electric shock.
Caution: Hot surface.
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of ﬁre, electric shock and
personal injury and material damage.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always route the cord carefully to avoid a tripping
Never operate an appliance directly below the
socket-outlet it is connected to.
Always take care when using the appliance.
Do not use the appliance outdoors.
Do not operate the appliance if your hands are wet. Do
not operate the appliance if you are barefoot.
Guide the power supply cord neatly so it does not hang
over the edge of a worktop and cannot be caught
accidentally or tripped over.
Never pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug
from the socket. Keep the power supply cord away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
If the power supply cord is damaged during use,
Safety of others
Inspection and repairs
disconnect the appliance from the power supply
immediately. Do not touch the power supply cord before
disconnecting from the power supply.
Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when
not in use and before cleaning.
The hand steamer must not be left unattended while it is
connected to the supply mains.
The plug must be removed from the socket-outlet before
the water reservoir is ﬁlled with water.
The ﬁlling aperture must not be opened during use.
The hand steamer must be used and rested on a stable
The hand steamer is not to be used if it has been
dropped, if there are visible signs of damage or if it is
Keep the hand steamer and its cord out of reach of
children less than 8 years of age when it is energized or
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the appliance.
Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
Switch off and remove the plug from the socket before
leaving the appliance unattended and before changing,
cleaning or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
place. Children should not have access to stored
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or
defective parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage to
switches and any other conditions that may affect its
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or
replaced by an authorised repair agent.
Before use, check the power supply cord for signs of
damage, ageing and wear.