The 550VB with a professional-grade vacuum provides the tools that professionals count on. Pressing without vacuum leads to a damp ironing surface, making it impossible to get a clean, crisp finish for your garments. The secret to great finishing is to keep the ironing table dry by removing the moisture from the fabric. The powerful vacuum motor on the 550VB does this quickly and efficiently. Great for dress shirts, pants, skirts jackets and more.