A trouser press is the easiest way to press your pants at the end of a workday, leaving you looking crisp and ready for the next day. Using it is as simple as folding your trousers, hanging them in the pants press, and letting it do its job.
It will automatically run for a 15, 30 or 45-minute pressing cycle and do exactly what a manual ironing press would have done.
Corby of Windsor has established itself as the pinnacle of trouser press manufacturers and each comes with a 3-year warranty. They also guarantee that no Corby Trouser Press will ever accidentally burn, shine or singe your pants.
We’ve compiled our in-depth research 3 of the best Trouser Press machines made by Corby of Windsor.
Ps: If you’re looking for a more general clothes press, head over to our Best Ironing Press Review.
1. Corby Of Windsor 7700 Trouser Press (3-Cycle)
For our winner, we have chosen the elegant Corby 7700, precisely because of its classic design, elegant features, and great flexibility. It offers more versatility because its 3 cycle trouser settings press any fabric type to perfection. With a 15-minute, 30-minute and 45-minute timer, you can set it to suit the thickness of the fabric you need to press.
This model suits anyone with a wider variety of fabric types in their trouser collection and a slightly larger budget.
Difficult materials such as linen trousers or khaki pants are easily dealt with by using the 45-minute setting while thinner fabrics will benefit from the shorter 30 minute or even 15-minute press.
One of the best features of owning a trouser press is you never run the risk of ironing shine marks on more delicate fabrics. A Corby pants press eliminates this problem completely. Additionally, this trouser press has a classic design that gives the feeling of high-end luxury and sophistication.
Corby Of Windsor 7700 gives 120 volts of constant, yet gentle heating and pressing, ensuring a smooth finish and a smart crease. Safety features include an automatic shut off and a manual cancel option.
All our selected Corby trouser press machines come with a wall mounting option.
- 15, 30, and 45-minute timer settings (3-cycle)
- LED countdown display
- Excellent for difficult fabrics
- Outstanding pressing of general fabrics
- A conveniently deep coin tray
- Slightly pricey
2. Corby 4400 Electric Pants Press (2 Timer Settings)
Next on our list is the Corby 4400, and it’s just as elegant as the Corby 7700, coming in a variety of hard-wearing finishes. This Corby trouser press has two settings, giving you a 15 minute and 30-minute option making it better suited to thinner fabric types. It’s also more cost-effective than the 7700 above.
The classic and compact design combined with 120 volts of gentle heat pressing action will leave your trousers looking perfectly wrinkle-free. We’ve found that the shorter timer is great for your average pair of pants.
For thicker materials, however, the 30 minutes was not enough time to get the wrinkles out of more stubborn fabrics like khakis or linen trousers.
Pressing each leg separately will do the trick, it just takes longer with a bit more fuss.
This model will take excellent care of your thinner fabrics, even inexpensive trouser pant materials won’t be damaged or left shiny. Simply pop them in the trouser press on the 15-minute setting. There’s an automatic shut off and you can always shorten the pressing time by using the manual cancel.
- 15 and 30-minute timer
- Great for everyday fabrics
- Not suited for thicker fabrics or heavy cotton
3. Corby 3300 Pants Heat Press (Single 30 min Setting)
The Corby 3300 has that same touch of luxury, only at a more affordable price. This model is definitely the most cost-effective and will get the job done with its single 30 minute setting.
The 3300 trouser press machine still has the classic Corby elegance yet is a no-nonsense, single setting machine with an on/off button. The 30-minute, 120-volt heat and press will remove wrinkles from your pants and still give you that sought after Corby-sharp crease.
It is a bit inflexible in dealing with different fabrics, so if a pair of trousers need a bit longer, the time spent pressing jumps up to an hour, having to do two 30-minutes presses. For thinner fabrics, you may need to manually stop this machine at your desired time. And although the trouser press won’t burn the fabric, it’s a bit inconvenient to have to remember to stop it after 15 minutes.
Fortunately, like the other machines, it delivers peace of mind with the automatic cut-off and manual cancel option. There is no difference in the quality and design in any of the Corby trouser press machines. Each pants press is built with a particular set of needs in mind, catering for everyone.
- Excellent affordability
- Single 30-minute timer
- Great for everyday fabrics
- Not suited for thicker fabrics or cotton
- Inflexible timing
Corby Pants Press Machine Buyer Guide
Ideally, trousers should be hung up at the end of the day and worn again as they don’t warrant a wash. But when you come to wear them again, they are full of creases, wrinkles behind the knees and need a general freshening up.
If you’re looking for a reliable and fuss-free way of ensuring your trousers look dry-cleaned every day, a trouser press is the best solution without the hassle… all in the convenience of your own home.
You can be safe in the knowledge that the Corby brand has 80 years of history and development under their belt. We’ve found they not only meet every requirement but go over and above in adding the feel of sophistication and class to their products.
Each trouser press model proudly incorporates the following features:
- Coin tray and jacket hanger
- Built-in thermostat
- Automatic shut off and manual cancel option
- Freestanding or wall mounted
- Different finishes including Mahogany, Walnut, Black Ash, English Beech and Satin Chrome
Corby 7700 vs 4400 vs 3300
The main differences between the 3 above trouser presses are the time settings available that make them better for pressing everyday fabrics or thicker, more wrinkle-prone fabrics like cotton and linen.
- The Corby 7700 is suited for all fabric types and allows you to adjust the pressing time to suit the treatment required (15 minutes, 30 minutes and 45 minutes). 3 timer settings are available. It is also the more expensive trouser press.
- The Corby 4400 is suited for trousers made of thinner materials and offers 2 timer settings (15 minutes and 30 minutes). It is more affordable than the 7700 and suits a wardrobe with less thick trouser pants material like wool or cotton.
- The Corby 3300 is suited for thinner, everyday fabrics and only has a single 30 minutes time setting. It is the most affordable model, but only slightly less than the Corby 4400. For the convenience of simply setting the trouser press to a short 15 minute press, and walking away, we advise upgrading even if you are on a budget.
Value for Money
At first glance, owning a trouser press machine may seem like a luxury, yet it pays for itself very quickly in terms of true cost-saving. The cost of washing, drying and ironing your trousers after each wear adds up. Additionally, the gentle care of your trousers using these machines will also extend their life span.
The cost of a trouser press machine relates directly to its timing flexibility. If you’re looking for the best value for money in a machine, then the 3300 is the most affordable option. It will deliver a great press with its single 30-minute setting. This will adequately suit the average men’s wardrobe.
The Corby 4400 is only slightly more than the 3300 and offers the convenience of a second heat setting. If you’re buying on a budget, the Corby 4400 would be our recommendation.
It’s great to know that the trouser press is not only fantastic for pants but works pretty well on shirts if you’re in a pinch. Other items like pillowcases and the odd garment here or there can also benefit from a quick treatment and save you the effort of pulling out all your ironing accessories.
They are really simple and easy to use. Click here for more tips on how to use a trouser press in the comfort of your own home.
Although not designed to press a shirt, you can improve wrinkles, especially on the larger flat areas of the back and chest panels. If you need to press sleeves, you can fold them in over the chest and press the shirt in 2 halves.
All of our selected trouser presses have the same dimensions:
- Width: 16.34 inches
- Height: 38.58 inches
- Depth: 5.91 inches
There is only a slight weight difference the Corby 7700 weighing in at 23.4 pounds, the Corby 4400 at 23.7 pounds and the Corby 3300 at 23.1 pounds making them equally light and easy to move.
Wall Mounting Safety and Product Warranty
Corby gives you the option of wall mounting the trouser press and includes all the hardware to do so. All models come with this handy feature. This keeps it off the floor and prevents any dust build-up underneath.
It’s important to ensure that once you’ve mounted the trouser press machine, that it has been installed correctly. This will prevent damage to the machine or the wall.
As for the pants press itself, all have an automatic cut-off and manual cancel option to prevent any risk of overheating. And finally, for complete peace of mind, every trouser press machine comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Corby Trouser Press Assembly Instructions
We love that Corby has been in the trouser press game long enough to anticipate our needs. Now anyone can enjoy the convenience of a home pants presser that delivers a professional finish.
The Corby 7700 has the added benefit of a retractable tie holder and a deeper coin tray, which can also accommodate your car keys. All the models come with a convenient coin tray and jacket hanger.
Lastly, you also have the option of choosing the finish that would suit your décor best. Pants press machines should be an attractive and elegant addition to a room rather than an eyesore and you can choose between a few finishes including Mahogany, Walnut, Black Ash, English Beech, and Satin Chrome.