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Old 11-09-2019, 01:40 PM
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l have the same one. I bring along a round cake pan to set it in so it can't fall and burn anything. If I am staying for a few days at a place, I also bring my regular iron for yardage. But use the little one for blocks and seams. This is the 3rd mini iron I've bought and I like it the most
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by annt59 View Post
Walmart Steamfast SF-727 is $12.88.
This is the one I use and love it. Several in my sewing group bought it too and they all love it. Great price and great buy.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:10 AM
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I have the small Dritz and just recently purchased the Olisso. Not a fan of the Olisso. The Dritz fits my hand well, has good steam and is a great size. Keep it near my sewing machine when Iím piecing.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:41 AM
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I also use the Walmart Steamfast by my machine. It gets and stays hot. I liked it so much I went and bought a second one ro keep as a backup.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:56 AM
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I love the pointy tip on the mini Rowenta travel iron . . .but sadly, like their larger irons, they don’t last long. I’ve gone through two in three years. I won’t be buying anymore.

I bought the Oliso Mini earlier this year. Haven’t had it long enough to really recommend yet. The handle is awkward, but it heats up very hot. I use it for classes and retreats.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:06 AM
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I have the Steamfast. I got it from the "Deal-of-the-Day" at Missouri Star Quilt Co. It gets hot very fast, it gets really hot and holds heat for quite a while after it is unplugged. It also has a cord which is connected to the iron so it won't disconnect itself in the middle of a job like some I have seen.
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by indycat32 View Post
I just got this one https://www.oliso.com/mini-iron/ from quilt in a day. Problem is, the 'handle' gets hot. I did have it on the hottest setting. I haven't tried it at a lower heat setting.
I have read this about this little iron. Some have even returned theirs. I have the regular Olisa and like it so I thought I would order this one. Not sure since I have read many bad reviews about the handle getting really hot
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:23 PM
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I was in Walmart today and found two different Steamfast irons. The one in the sewing notions dept and one in the iron and ironing board section. The one in the ironing dept is the one that is better.
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