My Cricut Mini Heat Press isn’t just for small projects. It’s small and easy to move around your project and your work table, so it’s perfect for small work areas. I have used mine on hats, face masks, and shirts. I also use it when hemming pants or doing any small sewing projects. I love my mini heat press!
So is it worth buying another heat press? I think it is, and here is why.
I actually own two Mini Heat Press machines. I own a Cricut Mini Heat Press and Heat Press DIY company reached out to me to give them my thoughts on their mini heat press. I was curious to see how it differed from my Cricut Mini Heat Press because I love my mini heat press from Cricut.
Here is why I love the Cricut Mini Heat Press. Since my parents moved in with us, I lost my office. So space is really important to me since I just have a small desk top that I work on now.
I love the fact that it’s so easy to store. It doesn’t take up much room and I always have it near by in a drawer or on a shelf. I have one of the bigger Cricut Heat Presses and I do love them, but they are bulky and take up so much room on my desk.
Can you imagine trying to use the bigger heat presses on these small projects? The Mini Heat Press is perfect for these projects.
When the mask mandate came up, I created face masks for my husband and his workers with their logo on them. The mini heat press was the perfect size for that job. I used small pieces and the mask was small, so the mini heat press was perfect.
So you can see why the Mini Heat Press would come in handy.
Cricut Mini Heat Press
With 3 heat settings, this mini heat press is perfect for iron-on and infusible ink projects. It really lets you get into the small places that the bigger heat presses make a challenge.
The Cricut Easy Press Mini has a ceramic coated heat plate that makes it glide across the project with little to no effort at all. That’s more important than you think.
It comes with an insulated safety base that you set the hot mini press into while not using it, even when it’s hot. It fits snug, so there is no chance it will slide off.
It’s lightweight and small enough for me to put away in a drawer or on a shelf. It doesn’t take much room at all.
The handles makes it so it fits in your hand firmly, not too small and not too big for my hand.
It also has an automatic shut off, which for me is good because I always for get to turn it off when I am finished.
Don’t be fooled by the name though. It may be small, but it can still tackle large projects. It is truly my “go-to” heat press when I am crafting.
Mini Heat Press from HeatPressDIY
Here is the other mini heat press I was sent by HeatPressDIY. It looks very much like the Cricut mini heat press, with a few differences. I am in love with the carrying case it came with. It also came with a spray bottle, I guess for water, and a mat to press on. I thought those were nice add-ons for the iron.
I used it side by side with the Cricut Mini Heat Press and here are my thoughts.
First, I am in love with the carrying case. The insulated base fits inside the case as well. The heart shaped hole in the middle is adorable. It is a very attractive package. They sent a cloth bag for the accessories, the water bottle and the foam pressing pad. I can tell they thought this through when they designed it.
Both of these mini heat presses are about the same size, one being a bit higher than the other, but the base iron part is about the same. Here are my pictures of them side by side
The nice foam heat pad is nice, but I already have one I use and like much more than this, but it was nice for them to add it.
Here is what I didn’t like about the HeatPressDIY Mini Heat Press. The coating on the bottom, which is gold, so I have no idea what it is, doesn’t allow me to slide the iron on the fabric. On the big heat press you don’t slide, but on the small ones you do. It makes it difficult to use. Also, the instructions and buttons were very confusing. I had a hard time figuring it all out.
Beyond those two reasons, I liked them both. They cost about the same, so its really up to you. Do you want a cute carrying case? Do you want a smaller version or a slightly bigger one? These are things to think about when you are ready to buy a mini heat press for crafting.
Go have a happy Crafting Day!