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Thread: Oliso Iron

  1. #11
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    Sep 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynda H.
    Does anyone have an Oliso Iron and if so, what do you think of it? I have had several Rowenta Irons and eventually they ALWAYS leak or spit out water.
    Yes, I have an Oliso Iron after about a half dozen Rowentas. It's okay. It takes a while to get used to not sitting the iron up. I've had mine almost a year and I've not had any problems except you have to be very careful not to fill it even one drop above the water fill line or it leaks water all over your material. I still like the Rowentas better but as long as I have no problems I'll keep using it.

  2. #12
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    Feb 2010
    Just for thought... I read in one thread where the Oliso's lift mechanism broke in just a few weeks. It is a lot of money for an iron.

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    Super Member mhunt1717's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Lexington, KY
    The lift feature is awesome, and the iron gets very hot. Turns itself off in five (?) minutes or so. VERY pricey.

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    Nov 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Quote Originally Posted by crochetetc
    Love my oliso. Worth every penny I spent on it. Gets super hot and had no problems. If I ever have yo replace it will be with another one.

    Same here! It's the only iron I will ever use now. :)

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    Senior Member Zebra2's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Jackson County, Kansas
    I had two. The buttons for steam stuck after a couple of months on both of them. I stick to my cheap Black and Decker when I'm piecing.

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    Lebanon, Missouri
    I have a Rowenta that I've had for years. Knock on wood but it has never spit. I use 50/50 tap and distilled water in it and never let set with water in it.

    I did have a cordless before the Rowenta and absolutely loved it. It wasn't a Maytag but loved it being cordless.

    I would like to get another cordless iron but not sure on what brand.

    Looking at the prices of the Oliso iron, if ever that did quit working that's a heafty amount of money to have wasted.

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    May 2010
    Glendale AZ
    I have an Oliso I bought from a friend who didn't like it. I have a dedicated ironing station, so don't have to move it around. I do like the 'pick me up' feature, but sometimes turn it off. There is a little button on the back you can flip to make it into a regular iron. I don't put water in mine but use a spray bottle, so no opinion on leaking. It gets nice and hot and does not take long to heat back up. I also have a cheapie Black and Decker I take places. Its light weight, get nice and hot and was not much money. (My husband has his OWN iron for his shirts...so I don't have to share with anyone!)

  8. #18
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    Mar 2010
    Sturbridge, Ma
    i' on my 7th one. all other dumped water "like a newborn" (this was an expression a company rep used). The yellow one (current) appears to be working ok. The early ones - no.
    There was a long thread several weeks ago about this iron.

  9. #19
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    Jul 2010
    Newberg, OR
    I got the oliso iron because ironing exacerbates my arthritis. I thought this might help. It does because I don't have to pick it up. It doesn't get as hot as my Black & Decker, but it's hot enough. I do a lot of applique. I don't like that I have to keep my hand on the iron while fusing. If I move my hand, the iron lifts up. I like some things about it, but not others. It doesn't leak. It just depends on your needs whether you will like it.

  10. #20
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    I got one at wholesale price from a friend who has a shop. I really like it, but probably would not spend that much for another. I love my little travel Black and Decker. Got it for taking to class, and use it in my quilt room by my machine, for pressing seams.

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