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Irons, Which is the best?

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Vickievan posted on Fri, Jan 21 2011 4:10 PM

I had a Rowenta. It worked for a long time.  I just wondered if the Aliso is better, or what others you are using??

Thanks! Vickie

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Draggin....  I hope you are able to find this and it answers some of your questions about irons. 

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Grandma Sal I am the same with my Gingher scissors and I just bought a Rowenta this year and love it although it does go through a lot of water but then it gives out tons of steam.  The only thing I dislike about my Rowenta is that it does not have an on/off setting.  As soon as you plug it in it is on and stays on even though it has a mode where if you don't use it for a few minutes it supposedly shuts off but it is technically still on.  I plugged mine into a powerbar that I can shut off and on as my outlet is in an awkward spot and it was a pain to unplug every time I left the room.

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Eileen replied on Mon, Feb 21 2011 7:56 AM

Vickie, I asked a similar question a while back - this link takes you to that thread & there's lots of great info from QCA members. I ended up getting a Reliable Digital Velocity but have since had the opportunity to use the Oliso & I like it, too.

http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/forums/t/4088.aspx?PageIndex=1

Good luck with your search for a new iron!

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plwylie replied on Wed, Feb 23 2011 11:53 AM

Hello,

I have an Eliso.  It's a good iron but I'm not sure that it was better than my old B&D given it cost so much more than the B&D.  It does spit up less than my old B&D and I have been careful to use distilled water in it.

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pauline

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Joy replied on Thu, Feb 24 2011 8:26 PM

I have wondered the same thing about the eliso but the its just too pricey for me. I have 3 Rowenta Irons. Yes 3. I purchased 1 at Hancocks on sale with an extra 10% off. Its mid grade. Then I found the professional one at an overstock outlet for $10 so I picked it up...and fell in love. Then a few weeks ago I was at a good will type store and found another professional one for $6.00 so I bought it! It works great too! I don't think I'll run out of irons anytime soon :)  The pro iron only takes 8 seconds to get hot so its not too inconvenient. Maybe someday I'll see the Eliso at the 2nd hand store....hmmm....

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Joy replied on Sat, Feb 26 2011 8:20 PM

Fon's & Porter did a segment this morning on irons! You should check it out. There was some really great information. Especially on the Eliso.

Joy

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