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Thread: Shopping for a NEW IRON.

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    I have had my Oliso going on 5 years and I love it, Rowenta can't compare. I have had two and they leaked, one when it was 5 weeks old.

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    I prefer any iron I can get for under $30.00. I have had two Rowenta irons and they leaked water and did not do any better than a cheaper iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    I love my rowenta, got it from target 5 years ago, still going strong, can't live without it, even with autoshut off, still heats up very fast so soon as you touch it it gets hot real quick, love it.
    You must have a different model than mine. Takes at least 3-5 minutes to heat up. I want heat faster than that!!! :thumbdown:

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    Don't buy a Rowenta, or a euro-steam! My next iron will be a Black & Decker!! Patty

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    I have used them all but would never give up my Oliso
    They take care of themselves. Slightly expensive but I
    got mine on sale at JoAnns for like $69.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I just bought a very small iron from Amazon.com SteamFast Home & Away Iron. It was on sale for $18.00. And I am soooooo glad I got this. I sprained my hand on Feb 13 of this year, and it took both hands to lift my Shark Iron. This just fits in my hand, is so light weight, and stays hot! I had been looking at it for a while now, and am sooooooooooooo soooooooooo glad I got it.
    I've been looking at this iron too. Here is a link!!

    http://www.amazon.com/SteamFast-SF-7.../dp/B001DTHPEQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    For me NO AUTO OFF. When I want to press a seam, I want to press it now, not when the iron is cold!!!!! I keep it and a light plugged in the same outlet and so when I leave my sewing room and the light is on, I know that the iron needs unplugged.
    I hate auto-turnoff! So what iron do you have? I am thinking I may need a new one and have been looking and cannot find anything without an auto turnoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    For me NO AUTO OFF. When I want to press a seam, I want to press it now, not when the iron is cold!!!!! I keep it and a light plugged in the same outlet and so when I leave my sewing room and the light is on, I know that the iron needs unplugged.
    I hate auto-turnoff! So what iron do you have? I am thinking I may need a new one and have been looking and cannot find anything without an auto turnoff.
    My favorite iron is a older Black and Decker travel iron that I got at a thrift store. It stays hot, it is small enough to take to classes or retreats and it DOES NOT have auto shut off. I think you can still find them on ebay. By the way. Thanks for the quilt shops you recommended to me when I went to Ca. I got to visit a few of them and absolutly loved the one in a big warehouse type place. Thanks.
    Here is one of the irons:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-and-decker...item3a640b8c94 :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I just bought the Oliso iron. I bought it at a sewing expo I decided that I really need an iron that will do the job. I had a rowenta but because of the open water resovoir a bug got into it and my other one a Black and Decor just quit so for me it just happened to be the right time. I love the fact I don't have to set it up and the quick heat up. It does have a time out feature that is 30 mins which is better then the rowent which was 8 minutes.
    I have been trying to decide if Oliso is worth the $$. How long have you had it do you love it $170 worth ( or show price was $150) I'm going to the Lancaster,PA show next week should I get it if they are there??? Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    For me NO AUTO OFF. When I want to press a seam, I want to press it now, not when the iron is cold!!!!! I keep it and a light plugged in the same outlet and so when I leave my sewing room and the light is on, I know that the iron needs unplugged.
    I hate auto-turnoff! So what iron do you have? I am thinking I may need a new one and have been looking and cannot find anything without an auto turnoff.
    My favorite iron is a older Black and Decker travel iron that I got at a thrift store. It stays hot, it is small enough to take to classes or retreats and it DOES NOT have auto shut off. I think you can still find them on ebay. By the way. Thanks for the quilt shops you recommended to me when I went to Ca. I got to visit a few of them and absolutly loved the one in a big warehouse type place. Thanks.
    Here is one of the irons:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-and-decker...item3a640b8c94 :thumbup: :thumbup:
    This is the one I am using right now too. I have a large Black & Decker also, but it has auto shut off. I use it when I am doing a lot of ironing, and it won't have time to shut off.

    I also do as someone else mentioned here. When my Ott light on my sewing cabinet is on, I know that the iron could be on too (I try to remember to turn it off as I leave the room). I just turn them both off on a power cord button when I'm done for the day.

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    Rowenta!! Definitely!

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    I needed my replacement iron in a hurry, so bought a B&D at Walmart for $24. The auto off is a bit too quick, but they all had one. I like a little weight, and after hefting all the irons for half an hour and getting lots of strange looks I just grabbed one and took it home. So far it is working just fine! DH's shirts look good, and it stays on long enough to press seams. I miss my Norelco easy steam! It was the best ever!

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    i like my black and decker iron i bought a rowenta iron and it leaks found out if it was made in china they all leak i think

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    my rowenta leaked too and I paid way too much for it. I want something that stays on for longer than 8 mins, and gets really hot.

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    I can't stand the auto shut off, either! I want my iron ready when I'm ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    I can't stand the auto shut off, either! I want my iron ready when I'm ready.
    DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!!! I am a very impatient person!!! I want the iron HOT when I am ready for it!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I love my Rowenta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    I love my rowenta, got it from target 5 years ago, still going strong, can't live without it, even with autoshut off, still heats up very fast so soon as you touch it it gets hot real quick, love it.
    I'm totally with you on this! Got mine about 5 years ago at Hancock Fabrics and I love it! It has auto shut off but heats up in a flash when you need it!!

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    I really like my Oliso. I got it at JoAnns. It's american made in California. My favorite feature is the little feet that come out when you take your hand off the handle. You never have to tip it up to let go of it. I haven't dropped this one on the floor or knocked it off the ironing board. I have dents in the floor from my old iron. Also, it heats up very quickly. I love it. You can usually use coupons to get it for a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia48
    I like my Shark Professional. Great steam and auto shut off. About 40 dollars at Walmart I think. Patricia

    Ditto on the Shark Professional. Reasonable price, comfortable to use and I love the pre-measure steam cup. Also, it's virtually indestructible.

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    I got my Oliso on line at Nancy's notions and I saw another post here said she got hers at Joanns (get the coupon ) 69.00 is a great price and I lovve love love mine!!!!!!

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    I think the cheaper the better. My suggestion is to get in the habit of unplugging your iron when your done, then you never have to second guess yourself as to whether you have turned off your iron. Some of my quilting friends have bought the expensive irons but have been disappointed by their short life span.

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    I just bought a new GE at Wal-Mart yesterday. Gets hot fast, is steam or dry. Some are just steam now. Had to return one. My Rowenta was leaking. UUGGGGG

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    I have a gravity feed iron. It is wonderful. I wouldn't be without it.

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    [/quote]I also do as someone else mentioned here. When my Ott light on my sewing cabinet is on, I know that the iron could be on too (I try to remember to turn it off as I leave the room). I just turn them both off on a power cord button when I'm done for the day.[/quote]

    This works for me too. You can't forget the iron when you do this. It shuts off automatically when you click the power cord button. 8-)

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