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Old 01-06-2017, 06:27 AM
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Peter Mosticone was on the Rachel show this morning and explained how to increase the efficiency of your iron. Simply place sheets of aluminum foil under the ironing pad. He explains that the foil reflects the heat and it is like ironing on both sides at the same time. My thoughts on this is that there can not be too much steam or your fabric will not dry.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:35 AM
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Your fabric will still dry. It will be hot. Heat dries it. I have an Oliso now and used to have a Laura Star Steam Generator. They both have a setting for maximum steam I have used that setting. The fabric still dries.
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I've been ironing for 60 years and can't see why it would even be necessary.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:22 AM
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Also, I can hear my mom's voice in my head: Don't move the fabric until it cools. It does take a few more minutes, and you don't have to wait until it's stone cold, but give it a few seconds to cool. This is especially true with blocks.
You can take this with a grain of salt as she also said it's colder in the country than it is in the winter. We are still trying to figure this one out.
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Its colder in the country than in the city in winter. Fewer heated houses and cars to contribute to the heat level. Often several degrees difference.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:15 AM
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Just finished ironing some yardage this morning. I usually place it across my bed to let it cool or "rest' as my gma use to call it. When I iron I pick it up straight. Don't pull it off to the side.
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Speaking of Oliso, I have the yellow one and have been finding that it doesn't heat up to the same "level" as my generic walmart brand, even on the highest setting & no steam. Has anyone found this to be the same? Maybe I was expecting more?
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QuiltnNan: have you had problems with ironing your yardage? Just curious. I am a sloppy ironer, so I only do the fabric unfolded because otherwise there has a tendency to have wrinkles. So for me, I don't need to have the extra 'heat' coming from the bottom, but maybe you do. If I did, the foil idea might be good.

Was an interesting idea at any rate!
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Neuras View Post
Speaking of Oliso, I have the yellow one and have been finding that it doesn't heat up to the same "level" as my generic walmart brand, even on the highest setting & no steam. Has anyone found this to be the same? Maybe I was expecting more?
Yup, mines in a box and bought another rowenta shortly after I got my oliso. Much more heat
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yes, my yellow Oliso does not get as hot as other irons, but I love her just the same.
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