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Old 02-04-2017, 01:17 PM
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I am also in the market. I love cordless, and I've owned two Panasonic cordless, and both have leaked! Weirdly enough, the leaks were in two different places. I purchased a warranty with the last one, and they reimbursed enough to buy another, but I'm tired of fooling with it. I do love the cordless aspect, but I'm really tempted to go with the Shark Ultimate Professional Iron mentioned earlier because of the 1800W.
For those of you that use it, does the cord interfere?
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:55 PM
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I have had the Black & Decker Digital Advantage for several years (Consumer Reports recommendation). I only use distilled water and empty after every use. It has never leaked or spit. Has continuous steam and consistent heat.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:19 PM
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I just bought the Black & Decker Digital Advantage on recommendation from another forum. So far, so good. I've had 2 Oliso irons - one had the steam button stop working, and the other takes forever and a day to heat up, so as much as I like the lift feature, I think I've given up on it.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:06 PM
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don't have an Oliso (I buy cheap watches and irons and dump if they fail) but a friend does and it alarms me each time I see it "setting" on the board cause of that lift feature! I always think she left it on the board and about to start a fire!
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:01 PM
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When my Rowenta went up in smoke (and no, it was not sitting flat on the ironing board ) I bought a Panisonic with a titanium sole plate and it works great for me. I ordered mine from Amazon -- it was cheaper than Walmart and Target at the time.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:09 AM
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Choosing an iron is almost as "personal" as choosing a machine. And it does come up regularly in every forum. All I can add is that I have a Rowenta that I use dry. I love it and it works well for me.
My only comment on the Oliso iron is that you will get used to just leaving it down and if you use someone else's iron, say at their house, you can start a small fire and completely ruin their ironing board cover. A friend who was sewing at MY house did that because she has an Oliso and I don't. Thank goodness I walked in the sewing room at the right moment or there could have been a major catastrophe. She is not allowed to iron at my house again. She can visit and sew but she can not iron. lol
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:24 AM
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I have a heavy, dry iron that I purchased from The Vermont Store a couple of years ago, and love it. Heats up well, and stays on until I shut it off. And if I need to, I just use a spray bottle to dampen material.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:16 AM
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I fought the good fight through two Rowentas. But after a few tutes from MSQC I said: " What is the iron that pops up and you don't have to sit it up.?"

I bought a yellow one. I thought it would take me a while to get used to not sitting it upright, but that was easy. I've only had it for about 4 months. I keep a funnel next to my distilled water so I don't spill. So far....I'm happy with it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:24 AM
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I have an oliso. It takes a little getting used to not having to stand it up but I think it's a very nice iron
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:35 AM
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I agree with Murphy224...there are so many choices and price ranges in irons. I also think it's a crap shoot...

I purchased a Rowenta and it was lovely for about 18 months then starting peeing like a puppy, my backup iron was a Shark that I purchased at Target and it leaked from the get go. I'm onto a B&D Digital Advantage, again because of the great ratings. I paid $45 at BB&Beyond. Good luck.
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