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Old 03-08-2011, 03:11 AM
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I have a new oliso iron and in the manual it reads to empty the water from the iron when done.
I have never done this before when I was emptying it DH asked what I was doing. Told him it says to do this.
Do you empty the water from your iron after each quilting session?
Does anyone out there know why you should do this?
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:26 AM
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Uh Oh guess I should read my manual I have the same iron I never did this with my old irons but I have hard water so maybe a good idea.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:45 AM
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I was always taught to use distilled water in my iron. This is especially true if you have hard water.

I don't empty my iron if I'm working on a sewing project. When I used to use my iron for pressing clothes I would empty the iron between uses.

Lately I have to honest that I haven't been careful about either practice. I've been using a B&D with regular tap water. I'll probably more careful with my next iron to use only distilled water.

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:00 AM
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I have always emptied the water from my iron & I use distilled water. I just empty it back into the gallon jug. My Rowenta iron is 15 yrs. old & no problems.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:17 AM
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I do not empty mine never have but I do use distilled water.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:22 AM
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I believe my B & D DIgitial advantage says to empty, plus to use tap water, not distilled. So far so good. It doesn't leak and it is about 6 years old. And the expensive Rowenta lives in the closet because it sputters and leaks and I don't like it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:24 AM
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I have the same kind of iron as stitchnripper and haven't had any problems with mine and I've had mine about 6 yrs. also.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:26 AM
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I've never poured out the water from my iron, I too use distiled water, generally I use everything I put in...
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:38 AM
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My Rowenta says to use tap water and doesn't say anything about emptying it. It's still going strong after 5 years. But a funny thing - it makes the loudest, strangest noise when I push down on it. Doesn't sputter or leak, just groans. Anybody else have this problem?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:49 AM
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I bought a new iron and refuse to put water in it. I've never had an iron that didn't start sputtering and leaking so I decided not to give this one anything to sputter and leak. If I want steam, I use a mist bottle.
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