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    Oliso Iron

    I just received one as a gift. Do any of you have one? Do you always use steam or do you iron dry? I normally iron dry --- but directions say fill with water. I e-mailed the company and they said "it is recommended that you alwsys fill with water, however you may iron dry." Do you always fill with water?
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    It's strickly up to you. I have the yellow one but rarely use it because it is much heavier than my steam generated Rowenta.
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    I always add water to mine. I've had good luck with it and it IS a time-saver and convenience to have that self-standing feature.

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    I have water in mine, but I don't always use steam. It's easy to turn off the steam if you don't want it.

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    I would listen to what the company says and turn the switch to dry.
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    Chances are there is a gasket that will dry out if you don't have water in it for a long period. If you don't use water in it ever, you might be okay to not put water in it. But, I personally would put the water in, just so I didn't damage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lass View Post
    I would listen to what the company says and turn the switch to dry.
    I have a Shark iron. Love it. But I always keep water in it while in use. But when I'm not using it I make sure to pour the water out before putting it away. I have noticed that the manufactures of my irons say to empty the water out of the iron after use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I just received one as a gift. Do any of you have one? Do you always use steam or do you iron dry? I normally iron dry --- but directions say fill with water. I e-mailed the company and they said "it is recommended that you alwsys fill with water, however you may iron dry." Do you always fill with water?
    I have had the Oliso (yellow) for almost a year. I never thought I would say it, but I have truly "enjoyed and appreciated" this iron! It seemed pricey at the time, but it has been more than worth it.

    In reading your email, I think it could be interpreted ... fill with water when you want steam .... but that you can iron dry (and not fill with water).

    I always iron dry and have never used the steam. A couple of reasons ... I can control the dampness with a spritzer and/or Best Press; and I don't have to let it "dry" after steaming before moving and/or sewing. The other reason, when I finish sewing, I can turn it off and walk away without the added step of walking the distance to the sink with a hot iron to drain the water (and potentially burning or scalding myself!).
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    I never put water in my irons. I don't like the spitting and weird sounds they make.
    I use a spray bottle with bottled water (distilled kind) in it.

    My Steam presser on the other hand I keep water in the reservoir, again I only use bottled water.
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    I have 2 Oliso irons and love, love, love them. I keep water in mine while sewing, when thru I do pour out wtr, open the 'hole' and let it dry out overnite. If I don't want steam, I just turn the steam button to off. I have a 1500 wt one and I gifted myself when the new PINK ones were announced and pre-ordered it.. It's 1800 wt. I love it.. I've used all kinds, still have several. I still have a Rowenta that I like very well too. I know the Oliso are expensive but well worth it to me..

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    Olison Iron

    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    It's strickly up to you. I have the yellow one but rarely use it because it is much heavier than my steam generated Rowenta.
    I have the yellow Olison Iron and use it with water, but I prefer the Rowenta steam generator as it's not near as heavy. I have 4 iron and a press and use all of them with water except the press. I have never had a leak or any problems.

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    Funny I should see this post today. My black and decker died yesterday after many years of use. I'm going to Costco today to get me a rowenta pro. My DIL has one and loves it. Good enough of a testimonial for me.

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