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    What iron does everyone use. I'm looking for new one.

    #2
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    I have an Oliso and I loooove it. It has the auto lift feature on it (which can be disabled depending on what you are doing) they can be pricey but I had a coupon and splurged a bit. I noticed a huge difference in the outcome of my pressing immediately.

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      #3
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      I have Panasonic NI-WL600 - Cordless 360┬░ Freestyle Steam/Dry Iron with Curved Stainless Steel Soleplate - Overview

      But looking forward to the oliso pro feedback...
      Mary
      SW Missouri


      Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.

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        #4
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        I have two Black and Decker irons. An old one I use for ironing interfacing. And new slightly heavier one for quilting. I like them both and I just got the heavier one for $16 at Ross.

        My sister-in-law uses a Rowenta and loves hers.

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          #5
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          Don't get a cheapie from the dollar store..(forgot the brand) I use it so much, the other night it got super hot, scorched my quilt top and then burned out. You get what you pay for!
          "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

          Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

          Julie
          :D

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            #6
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            I have a Rival that was a wedding present almost 17 years ago. I like it but would love to get the Oliso Auto Lift Pro Zone Iron. Maybe some day. My mom still uses my grandma's which is nice and heavy and presses well. I agree, for sure do not get a really cheap iron. The old saying is true, you get what you pay for.

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              #7
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              I've had a Rowenta for quite a while and love using it when I HAVE to iron LOL I just started piecing my first quilt and it's been awesome for that, too. The Oliso is intriguing to me but it will be a very long time before I would think about splurging for it. If you decide to go for a Rowenta, make sure you get one made in Germany and not Mexico . . . there is a difference.
              Renee

              Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle ~ Plato:)

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                #8
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                I love my Reliable, but recently received a Eurosteam and it is awesome! I have never had seams lie so flat! Pricey, but so worth it! Bonus----my teenage son can now steam his own shirts!!! Less ironing leaves more time to sew!

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                  #9
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                  Last year I did a little research into irons and, at the time, was disappointed in reviews on newer Rowentas and Olisos for the prices. I had just started quilting and it was hard to justify the price if I didn't continue. I bought the Black & Decker┬« Digital Advantage™ Iron and have been so very pleased with it. It's relatively inexpensive and reviews at the time anyway were excellent. You can check reviews on almost any iron at Bed Bath and Beyond or Amazon. I bought mine at BBB because they always have a 20% coupon available.

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                    #10
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                    I have to admit it, but I use inexpensive .....read cheap....irons... I have small hands, so the smaller irons are usually just right for me. However... I might consider a slightly better iron.... If convinced that it really is worth the money.... Nothing really expensive, but better than what I always buy,...


                    Sandy from Cincinnati


                    AKA Kermit

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                      #11
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                      I love an iron that gets very hot, but is light weight. (Remember, it is heat, not weight that gets the job done for quilters. So save yourself some carpal tunnel issues down the line and ditch the heavy iron for a HOT one.) I have had two Black & Decker irons in the past that I loved - got very hot, but were not at all heavy. But a few years ago, hubby got me a Rowenta for Christmas. A great iron that gets quite hot, but it is a heavy iron. So when it finally goes, I will go back to the B&D irons.
                      Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

                      Quilting is my passion . . . chocolate is a close second!

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                        #12
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                        I had an expensive Rowenta ($130) and it started leaking like a sieve after a year. I threw it out and bought the Oliso with auto-lift (the blue one, not the more expensive yellow one) at Joann's on Black Friday for $59.00. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Oliso. It gets plenty hot, steams better than the Rowenta without leaking, and I've gotten spoiled by the auto lift feature.
                        Joan, aka the Unaquilter

                        "I've never been to heaven, but I've been to Oklahoma."

                        Learn more about me and my quilts at my blog:

                        http://debtofgratitude.wordpress.com/

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                          #13
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                          I have a Rowena ......it's 3 yrs old, I love mine.
                          Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
                          http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

                          "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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                            #14
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                            I got the Olisio for Christmas. Would never have paid that much for an iron, bur it was on sale at Joanns, and then I had a Hancocks coupon that they also took ( and I don't think should have). Bottom line it was far less than half the regular price. I do like it, seams are much flatter with less effort. So far so good!

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                              #15
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                              Right before Christmas, My Rowenta that I had bought from Sams over a decade ago, SPIT brownish stuff all over the white area of a red and white holiday quilt I was making! That was enough of thaT! I've been wanting a really good iron for a while, so I ordered a couple of pricier Rowenta's from Amazon, didn't like them for one reason or another, so I ended up ordering the Rowenta with the separate water tank and I'm been very very very happy with it. The first time I pressed on the steam button, it about kicked itself out my hand. I then proceeded to iron everything in sight that night! (I had to tell my husband that his neatly ironed sheets and boxer shorts were a one time thing and not to get any ideas!)

                              The big difference I see in this iron is the stainless steel soleplate. It tends to glide over the material instead of grabbing it and stretching it. Even one of the Rowenta's that I sent back had some kind of "titanium" type plate. It did not glide like the stainless steel. And the other thing is the number of steam holes. This one is covered in holes.

                              Granted, it's pricey and I would never have bought a few years back……Now i hope it lasts long enough to justify the expense!

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