Black & Decker SteamAdvantage IR1070S - Nonstick Iron Manual

Black & Decker SteamAdvantage IR1070S - Nonstick Iron Manual


Black & Decker SteamAdvantage IR1070S - Nonstick Iron Manual


  2. This product is for household use only.
  3. When using your iron, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
  • Use iron only for its intended use.
  • To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not immerse the iron in water or other liquids.
  • The iron should always be turned to the minimum (min) setting before plugging or unplugging from outlet. Never yank cord to disconnect from the outlet; instead grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
  • Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let iron cool completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely around iron when storing.
  • Always disconnect iron from electrical outlet when filling with water or emptying, and when not in use.
  • Do not operate iron with a damaged cord, or if the iron has been dropped or damaged. To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the iron; take it to a qualified service person for examination and repair, or call the appropriate tollfree number on the cover of this manual. Incorrect reassembly can cause a risk of electric shock when the iron is used.
  • Close supervision is necessary for any appliance being used by or near children. Do not leave iron unattended while connected or on an ironing board.
  • Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot water or steam.
    Use caution when you turn a steam iron upside down or use the surge of steam – there may be hot water in the reservoir.
    Avoid rapid movement of iron to minimize hot water spillage.


  • To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another highwattage appliance on the same circuit.
  • If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, a cord rated at 15 amperes should be used. Cords rated for less amperage may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that it cannot be pulled or tripped over.


Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated.

  1. Spray nozzle
  2. Water-fill cover
  3. Fabric select dial
  4. Spray button
  5. Steam button
  6. Power indicator light
  7. Handle
  8. 360° pivoting cord
  9. Slip-resistant heel
  10. Fabric guide
  11. Translucent water tank
  12. Auto Clean® button
  13. Soleplate


This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.


This appliance is equipped with a tamper-resistant screw to prevent removal of the outer cover. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not attempt to remove the outer cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done only by authorized service personnel.
Note: If the power-supply cord is damaged, it should be replaced by qualified personnel, or in Latin America by an authorized service center.

How to Use

This appliance is intended for household use only.


  • Remove any labels, stickers or tags attached to the body or soleplate of the iron.
  • Please go to to register your warranty.

Note: Use ordinary tap water for ironing. Do not use water processed through a home softening system.

For optimum performance, let the iron stand for 90 seconds before beginning to iron.


  1. With iron on flat surface with soleplate down, open water-fill cover (A).
  2. Tilt the iron and using a clean measuring cup, pour water into opened chamber until water reaches the MAX level mark on the side of the water tank. Do not overfill.
  3. Close the water-fill cover.
  4. Plug in the iron. The power indicator light illuminates.

Note: If you need to add water while ironing, unplug the iron and follow above steps.

Tip: If unsure of a garment's fiber, test a small area (on an inside seam or hem) before ironing.


The automatic shutoff feature in your iron works as follows:

  • Once the iron reaches appropriate temperature, it will turn off after 30 seconds of inactivity if left on its soleplate or tipped over on its side. If left vertically on its heel rest, it will shut off after 8 minutes (B).
  • The power indicator light starts blinking to let you know that the iron has stopped heating.
  • As soon as you pick up the iron, it will start heating again. Wait for iron to reheat completely before resuming operation.


The Smart Steam® system automatically produces steam when you turn the fabric select dial between settings 4 and 6.



Tip: Use to remove stubborn creases.

  1. With the water tank filled to the MAX mark, set fabric select dial to appropriate setting (between 4 and 6) for your fabric. See fabric guide under the heel rest and read garment's label to help you determine fabric type.
  2. Be sure there is water in the reservoir. Steam is automatically turned off between settings 0 and 3.
  3. For best performance, use surge of steam at 5-second intervals.
  4. When finished ironing, turn the fabric select dial to 0 and unplug the iron.

Always stand the iron on its heel rest when powered on but not in use.


Tip: Use for removing wrinkles from hanging clothes and drapes.

  1. Be sure the water tank is filled to the MAX mark.
  2. Hang the garment to be steamed on a clothes hanger. (Curtains or drapes can be steamed once they are hung.)
  3. Set the fabric select dial to appropriate setting (between 4 and 6) for your fabric.
  4. Hold the iron close to, but not touching, the fabric.
  5. Pull the fabric tight in your free hand and press the button as you move the iron over the fabric.


Tip: Use to dampen tough wrinkles at any setting.

  1. Be sure the iron is filled with water.
  2. On first use, pump the button several times.


The anti drip system prevents water spotting at low temperatures.


  1. Turn the fabric select dial to setting 1, 2, or 3 to iron without steam.
  2. To dry iron at higher settings, empty the water from the reservoir to prevent steaming.


  1. Unplug the iron and let it cool.
  2. To release the water, hold the iron over a sink with the tip pointing down and to one side. Water will empty out of the water-fill opening.

Care and Cleaning

This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service personnel.


Make sure iron is unplugged and has cooled completely. Wipe the soleplate and outer surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with water. Add mild household detergent. Never use abrasives, heavy-duty cleansers, vinegar or scouring pads that may scratch or discolor the iron. After cleaning, steam iron over an old cloth to remove any residue from the steam vents.


Tip: To keep the steam vents free of any buildup, follow these instructions about once a month:

  1. Fill the water tank well below the MAX line. Plug in the iron.
  2. Turn the fabric select dial to 6 and stand the iron on its heel rest. Allow it to heat.
  3. Turn fabric select dial to 0, unplug the iron and hold over a sink with the soleplate facing down.
  4. Press and hold the AUTO CLEAN® button. Be careful, as hot water and steam will come out of the steam vents. Continue to hold the AUTO CLEAN® button until all the water has emptied. If necessary, rock iron side-to-side and front-to-back.
  5. When finished, release the button, stand the iron on its heel rest and plug it in. Heat for about 2 minutes to dry out any remaining water.


  1. Unplug the iron and allow it to cool.
  2. Check that the selector is set to 0.
  3. Store vertically on its heel to prevent water leaking from the soleplate.


For service, repair or any questions regarding your appliance, call the appropriate 800 number on cover of this booklet. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail product back to manufacturer, nor bring it to a service center. You may also want to consult the website listed on the cover of this manual.

(Applies only in the United States and Canada) What does it cover?

  • Any defect in material or workmanship provided; however, Applica's liability will not exceed the purchase price of product.

For how long?

  • Two years from the date of original purchase with proof of such purchase.

What will we do to help you?

  • Provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished.

How do you get service?

  • Save your receipt as proof of date of sale.
  • Visit the online service website at, or call toll-free 1-800-231-9786, for general warranty service.
  • If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245.

What does your warranty not cover?

  • Damage from commercial use
  • Damage from misuse, abuse or neglect
  • Products that have been modified in any way
  • Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase
  • Glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit
  • Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit
  • Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation may not apply to you.)

How does state law relate to this warranty?

  • This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.

is a registered trademark of The Black & Decker Corporation, Towson, Maryland, USA

USA/Canada 1-800-231-9786
Accessories/Parts 1-800-738-0245
Register your product at

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