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Thread: Finally found a Dry Iron!!!!

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    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
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    Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I never buy quilting tools unless it is a super deal. That's how I have most all of the them! I searched and waited until I found a Bernina I've been wanting, used, one owner, shop maintained, for less then $500. I saved thousands. LOL Now I'm on a quest to find a sit down machine quilting set up for 1/4 the original price. I'll find it.
    BellaBoo if you find a site that has a sit down quilting machine at a great discount please let me know i have been looking on Craigs list and e-bay and in our local newspaper but cant find a deal
    Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac View Post
    This discussion almost had me convinced to order one, but then I remembered how much I rely on the auto-turnoff feature of my current steam iron. I never put water in it anymore, because it always leaked, but I do think the safety features are important.

    You can plug an old iron into a power strip. If the light is on, the iron is on.

    I lucked out and found an early 60s dry iron, brand new in the box on ebay. I love it.

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    Thanks, I just ordered one. I have been looking for a good iron. I purchased one that had steam vents in it and it kept catching the fabric and creating more creases each time I passed it over the fabric. I gave that one away and have not found a good substitute. I had a Rowenta and after a couple of years it stopped getting hot enough.

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    I bought one from them a few years ago for the same reason and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpower View Post
    Ok ladies, you really should be looking at an Oliso Pro Iron! and don't put water in it if you don't like steam! The bottom is flat, flat, flat! I do recommend that you catch one at a quilt show! Cheaper that way! They are hotter, have a 12ft cord and a two year warranty! I love mine, own two of them, one for steam, one dry! Worth every penny!
    Also my friend bought one - the yellow Oliso - and sent it back 3 times. Finally just asked for a refund, which they did give her. The feet were defective. She turned around and it was down all on it's own and left a huge burn mark on her board. Thankfully did not burn down the house.

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    Amazon also carries the Dry Iron - same as Vermont Store. The price has a tendency to vary though between $15-$25. So if you don't need one right now, you can watch for it to go down.

    http://www.amazon.com/Continental-El...words=dry+iron

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    Thanks for the tips. I like a iron that gets hot and am always looking for an older iron to replace if mine goes out.

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    Just had to let every one know---keep you r eye out at Thrift Shops---I found one still in box, probably from the 60's, a travel iron. I love it. Not as big as a regular iron and "hotter than the dickens".

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    I have a very, very simple question. Other than there not being holes in the bottom of the iron, what is the difference between a dry iron and a steam iron where you do not put any water in it and do not use the steam?

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