Review: Corby Trouser Press (Which is the Best UK Model?)

Review: Corby Trouser Press ( Which is the Best UK Model)

There is very little that feels better than a pair of freshly pressed trousers. Whether you are off to the office, a business meeting, or an elegant dinner with a loved one, they make us look and feel our best. Most European hotels have a Corby trouser press available to the high-end customers that visit them, and it is possible to pay for them to be pressed too. However, purchasing a press of your own can be so much cheaper over time. In this guide, we help you to find the best trouser press for you, by taking you through the top models and the trouser press reviews that go with them. Take a look and see if this handy guide can help you find the perfect match.

History of the Trouser Press

Before we look at the history of the trouser press, it is important to know what a trouser press is. It is an electrical appliance that is used to smooth out wrinkles and creases from a pair of trousers. Usually, you can find them at a drycleaners or hotel room, although some purchase them for personal use as it saves money in the long run.

It is interesting that the trouser press is also commonly called the Corby trouser press. It is, in fact, the generic trademark for the product. Much like many people will refer to all vacuums as Hoovers. John Corby LTD was established in Windsor in 1930 as a manufacturer of valet stands.

Later, these were modified and improved to contain a pressing area. This sparked the launch of the first Corby trouser press. In the 1960s, these became heated for the efficient removal of creases. In 1977, John Corby LTD became part of Jourdan PLC, and was relocated to Andover in Hampshire in 1986.

In 2005, the company moved the manufacturing process to Durham, on the premises of a sister company that is known as Suncrest Surrounds LTD. All of the sales and marketing operations continue to run from Andover. In 2009, the business was bought by Richard Kaye’s Fired Up Corporation LTD in Huddersfield.

This led to the brand being relaunched under its founding name “Corby of Windsor”. They are still manufactured in the United Kingdom.

How to Use a Trouser Press

Each model of Corby trouser press has a different set of instructions that you need to follow carefully in order to achieve the best results. However, it is possible to explain how to use a trouser press in general so that you at least have the basic idea.

First, you need to raise the side levers and slip your trousers between the pressure plate and the cushioned heating pad (unique to the brand). Next, close the press and turn the dial to set the timer. This can be up to 45 minutes, depending on the model you are using. At this point, you can walk away from the press and leave it while the timer runs.

The thermostatically-controlled heating pad warms up gradually and gently presses out wrinkles, as well as baggy knees, without scorching or burning the material. It works to ease your trousers back into their original appearance when they were fresh off the shelf. When it is finished, it will automatically turn off and allow your trousers to cool down enough for you to wear.

All that’s left is to choose the perfect model for you. Take a look at our trouser press reviews for some of our favourite models.

Best Corby Trouser Press

Product Image

Title

Price Range

Rating (1-5)

Brand

Corby 7700 Black Ash Trouser Press

Corby 7700 Black Ash Trouser Press

Under £140

4.5

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Corby 3300 Satin Chrome Finish Trouser Press

Corby 3300 Satin Chrome Finish Trouser Press

Under £120

4.6

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CORBY 4400 TROUSER PRESS

CORBY 4400 TROUSER PRESS

Under £130

4.4

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PRODUCT IMAGE

TITLE

PRICE RANGE

RATING (1-5)

BRAND

Corby 7700 Black Ash Trouser Press

Corby is the leading brand for trouser presses, so take a look and see if this model is the right one for you and your home.

The Good

This trouser press comes in a fantastic black ash, blending in with the décor of most homes. It can be left as a freestanding model, or mounted to the wall for a little extra security. It even comes with all of the required fittings to do so.

It has a coin tray and jacket hanger for an added touch, allowing you to air your jacket out before you put it away. The thermostat clearly displays the temperature, and there is a LED timer installed. This timer can be set to run for 15, 30, or 45 minutes, depending on what you need. It has a self-adjusting section for turn-ups and a knee wrinkle stretcher.

The Not So Good

It can take up quite a bit of room and can also be tricky to assemble.

Our View

This trouser press is reasonably priced and a great buy if you need to look smart and well presented for your job or a special occasion. It has a valet stand built into it, so you can hang your jacket to air and also store your loose change while your trousers are being pressed. It’s a great model that is available at an excellent price.

Design

Features

Price


Corby 3300 Satin Chrome Finish Trouser Press

If the previous Corby model wasn’t for you, why not take a look at this one? It might just be the right fit for your home.

The Good

This trouser press has a lovely satin chrome finish, for a very professional look that is sure to look great in any home. Like the previous model, it has a valet stand where you can hang your jacket to air out, as well as a tray for your loose change to sit while you wait for the trousers.

It can be freestanding or mounted on the wall, and it comes with the fixings for you to do either. It features a manual cancellation option if you need to stop the process suddenly, as well as a thermostat and 30-minute timer setting so your trousers can be perfectly pressed.

The Not So Good

There have been no issues with this model so far.

Our View

This affordable trouser press is the lowest price of the three, and it has a fantastic finish that will really add a little something to your home. While it doesn’t have as many settings as other models, it certainly works to fulfil its intended purpose, and your trousers will be left wonderfully pressed. Plus, it can be mounted on the wall or left freestanding, which is always a plus. Affordable, and a great model, it’s one to look for.

Design

Features

Price


CORBY 4400 TROUSER PRESS

A final model from Corby in case the previous two didn’t quite meet your needs, this one might just be what you are looking for. Take a look at the reviews and see.

The Good

This trouser press comes in a brilliant satin chrome, blending in with the aesthetics and style of most homes. It can be left as a freestanding unit, or mounted to the wall for a little extra security. It even comes with all of the required fittings to do so.

It has a coin tray and jacket hanger on the valet stand, allowing you to air your jacket out before you put it away. The thermostat clearly displays the temperature, and there is a LED display timer installed. This timer can be set to run for 15 or 30 minutes, depending on what you need.

The Not So Good

The 15-minute cycle doesn’t seem to have a great deal of effect.

Our View

This trouser press is mid-range in terms of price when compared to the other two models. It offers a little bit from both, with two timer settings and a handy LCD display. The valet stand certainly comes in useful after a long day at work, allowing you to air things out and relax whilst your trousers press. Plus, it can be mounted on the wall if required. While the shorter of the two cycles seems a little redundant, the machine still does a great job overall.

Design

Features

Price


To Conclude

In this guide, we have looked at some fantastic trouser presses from Corby, all of which have a fantastic design and are sure to do a great job of keeping your trousers free from creases. Of course, we also have to determine which of these is the best trouser press available. Out of the three main models listed here, it would have to be the Corby 7700. While it has a couple of minor downsides, it has the best and most diverse range of features, as well as effective results when it comes to removing creases. Not to mention a great finish that blends with any home. If you are looking for something that works to remove creases from specific parts of your trousers and comes at a reasonable price, this is the trouser press for you.

What did you think of our trouser press selection? Are there any you would have added? We love hearing from you, so feel free to leave a message in the comments below.

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