Do you love your iron? Well, I’ve been using my new iron for the last couple of days and I’m loving it. Prior to getting this iron I would have just said an iron is an iron is an iron but not any more. I’ve discovered 7 key features of the Oliso pro smartiron while using it in my studio this week.
Feature 1 – Scorch guards
The iron has retractable feet called scorch guards that allow the iron to stay positioned horizontally.
When pressure is applied to the handle the feet release and the iron rests on the fabric.
When pressure is released the feet reengage and the iron is lifted up off of the fabric and ironing surface. This is very useful in that it prevents unwanted scorching of fabric or the iron surface.
Not having to place the iron upright after each use is more ergonomic and easier on our arms and shoulders.
This iTouch Technology can be deactivated if you prefer to operate the iron like a standard iron. If the iron is left face down for more than 30 seconds in deactivation mode the scorch guards will automatically engage and lift the iron up off the fabric.
Feature 2 – Swivel Cord
The 360° swivel cord is a wonderful feature as the cord doesn’t get in your way. This is especially useful if the ironing board is up against a wall like mine is. Plus it is 12 feet long so lots of reach if your power point is a ways away.
Feature 3 – Automatic Shut Off
Thank goodness for automatic shut off as I’m always walking away from my studio without turning off my iron. The Oliso pro smartiron automatically shuts off in 30 min and if it gets knocked over it has a 30 second shut off.
To restart the iron just touch the handle.
Feature 4 – Status light
The status light allows you to know what the iron is doing. A red light means the iron is off, flashing green means it is heating up, solid green means the iron is ready to use and flashing red means the iron has gone into auto off mode.
Feature 5 – Easy to fill water reservoir
The fill spout for the iron is large and easy to access as it is at the side on the body of the iron. Filling the tank is easy when using the dispenser provided as it has a pointed spout that ensures the water flows in the right direction.
The iron can also be filled directly from a faucet.
Only use regular tap water – distilled water is not recommend by the manufacturer as it can cause the iron to spit and leak.
Feature 6 – 3 ways to steam
The steam selector allows for different levels of steam from no steam to lots of steam. Just slide the selector button to the level of steam required.
For steam to be activated the iron must be allowed to heat up fully before using.
Adding extra steam is as easy as pressing buttons. To remove wrinkles simply press the spray button for a mist to spray onto those stubborn wrinkles.
To get an extra burst of steam from the soleplate press the steam button. A wonderful feature when pressing a fabric that has been folded up for a long time and the wrinkles are creases are stubborn.
Want to steam clothes on a hangar or curtains then hold the iron vertically and press the steam button to steam away unwanted wrinkles.
Feature 7 – Fabric Selection
An easy turn dial allows you to select the type of heat wanted for the type of fabric being used. There are 3 settings which include synthetics, wool/silk and linen/cotton. The little yellow triangle points to fabric selection.
Now all I have to do is get used to leaving it in the horizontal position after years and years of setting my irons upright in the vertical position.
Christmas is on its way and with these 7 awesome features of the Oliso pro smartiron it’s a must-have in your quilting studio. Don’t you think there should be one under your tree?