Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Oliso Iron for Quilting >

Oliso Iron for Quilting

Oliso Iron for Quilting

Old 08-29-2013, 11:11 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
carolaug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Behind my sewing machine
Posts: 7,144
Default Oliso Iron for Quilting

I have been seeing the Oliso TG1600 1800 Watts Smart Iron Pro on many of the quilt shows and wanted one. I just looked it up...retails for 200.00 - Wow....now that is alot . I did find it a bit cheaper but still....does anyone here have one. Is it worth 160.00-200.00 if you have one if you have to do it over again would you buy one?? I have bought many expensive irons over the years and the water leaks after a while. Wondering it any one has that problem with the Oliso. trying to justify buying one.

carolaug is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 11:18 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
gale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North-Central Indiana
Posts: 4,909
Default

I wanted one too, when I first saw it. That is, until I saw the price. I don't even want to pay the price of a Rowenta. I'm pretty happy with my B&D and don't feel guilty about spending the $$ for it (I think it was $30 or so).
gale is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 02:40 AM
  #3  
mmr
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Indiana home in summer. 2nd home in Florida for winter. Quilting supplies stashed in both places.
Posts: 3
Default

Well I bought the "inexpensive" irons and burnt up 3 irons in 3 years. Not very inexpensive. Then I was fortunate enough to get a coupon for 50% off. So I bought the Oliso. I like it very much and if I get busy sewing and forget it, it shuts off and because it lifts up, it is not burning a hole in my ironing board cover. Also I like the fact that it is not sitting up and tipping over easily as my ironing board sits on carpet and is not very stable. Like any expensive item, I try to take good care of it, along with my other toys.
mmr is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 02:49 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Ahof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 91
Default

I want one too, I seen and used it at my LQS so I went home and checked it out, I seen lots of reviews about the iron not working after 4-6 months, some of the reviews said the customer service was not good. I decided not to buy one
Ahof is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 03:19 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
knlsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West central Illinois
Posts: 2,919
Default

I have the blue oliso and LOVE it. I've had it for going on 2 years.
knlsmith is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 03:28 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Girlfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,205
Default

After spending a lot for a Rowenta and it leaking within the first year, I am over the expensive irons...however, if I ever bought another expensive iron again, I probably would not put water in it. Make it a dry iron only.

I have found that ironing with steam warps my seams anyway.

The Oliso looks like it's a great iron. After being out for several years, I would think they have "ironed out" the kinks. I'd say go for it.
Girlfriend is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 03:47 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 17,430
Default

Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
I have been seeing the Oliso TG1600 1800 Watts Smart Iron Pro on many of the quilt shows and wanted one. I just looked it up...retails for 200.00 - Wow....now that is alot . I did find it a bit cheaper but still....does anyone here have one. Is it worth 160.00-200.00 if you have one if you have to do it over again would you buy one?? I have bought many expensive irons over the years and the water leaks after a while. Wondering it any one has that problem with the Oliso. trying to justify buying one.
Check which iron you are getting ... there are two Oliso models, and the price differential you are finding may be the difference of the two models.

There have been numerous threads on the QB ... and each time there are the ones who praise Oliso and those who detest it.

I don't have one ............ yet!
For now, I'm definitely interested and learning all I can.
​When my current iron dies, I'll be making the big decision.
Only time will tell what I will decide!!
QuiltE is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 05:03 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southeastern Indiana
Posts: 373
Default

I got the Oliso 1600 at the 2012 quilt show in Cincinnati OH for $149.00. Absolutely love it and had no problems. It says to use regular water instead of distilled. Was tired of going through all of the other irons over the years. Watch to see if you can find it on sale.
scrapinmema is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 06:25 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NW Kansas
Posts: 559
Default

I have my second one, first I had the blue one, and after my granddaughter was here, it quit working. I then ordered the gray one, and I really love it. Yes, they are worth the money. I got mine on Nancy's Notions on sale.
P-BurgKay is offline  
Old 08-30-2013, 07:38 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Ms Kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 372
Default

I tried lifting one in the store and found it too heavy for me. Since we use our iron a lot I want something lite.
Ms Kay is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
butters
Links and Resources
15
04-27-2016 08:32 PM
bebe
Main
26
03-10-2012 09:00 AM
eimay
Main
12
08-25-2010 07:07 AM
Minda
Main
7
04-09-2010 11:36 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter