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7 key features of the Oliso pro smartiron

 

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.

Yesterday I used the Oliso pro smartiron while finishing up the quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps – part 2.

 

yellow/white/silver iron sitting on a blue cutting mat with the water cup and power cord
The Oliso pro smartiron

 

Feature 1 – Scorch guards

The iron has retractable feet called scorch guards that allow the iron to stay positioned horizontally.

 

Yellow/cream/silver iron in the up position on a blue cutting mat
Oliso pro smartiron with scorch guard feet in the up position

 

When pressure is applied to the handle the feet release and the iron rests on the fabric.

 

Iron flat on blue mat by using pressure on the iron handle
Pressure on the handle releases the feet so the iron sits flat on ironing surface

 

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.

the button on heel of iron to turn iTouch technology on and off
Button to turn iTouch technology off and on

 

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.

 

glowing green light on iron indicates ready to use
Status light glowing green

 

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.

 

plastic water cup by iron with reservoir open on iron sitting on a blue cutting mat
Water reservoir on iron open

 

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.

 

Arrow pointing to the steam selection button on handle of iron
Steam selection button

 

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.

 

Arrow pointing to button to get a spray of steam for stubborn creases and wrinkles
Steam spray button

 

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.

 

Arrow pointing to burst of steam button on iron handle
Burst of steam button

 

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.

 

Arrow points to fabric selection dial on top of iron handle
Fabric selection dial

 

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?

Happy Quilting

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3:  Quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps – part 2

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17 Comments

  1. Barbara Britt

    I find it very hard to drain out all of the water…messy situation

  2. Pam

    Thanks so much for this post! I have this iron and I never knew that I could use it to steam curtains or clothes on a hangar. Duh! I appreciate the explanation of features!

  3. Joshua Spiers

    Very neat Iron!

  4. DebP

    I’ve been hearing about the Oliso, and have considered purchasing one. Thank you for your review, it’s been a real help.

  5. Nancy Giese

    I’ve seen this iron on various websites. Looks like an iron I could really use! Thanks for the info

  6. Beth

    This might be my next iron.

  7. Karen Propes

    I keep seeing these on quilting shows, thanks for your review of the parts and how to use them. I will be putting this on my wishlist for Christmas. It’s such a great relief to not have to worry about sitting the iron up every time and then knocking it over my accident. You don’t know how many times I am holding what I want to press and reach over and boom, iron fall in the floor. What a remedy. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Now this is the iron of all irons! It would make an awesome gift to my mom. I’m in love with the Fabric Selection feature. I’ve never seen that before.

  9. Wendy R.

    Good to know! I have always thought that an iron was an iron as well. I had no idea that an iron was out there with a scorch guard.

  10. Jill DePee

    Love this iron so many great features. Hard to go back to using a regular iron I am so spoiled by this one.

  11. Heather

    I need a good iron. I have no idea what happened to mine.

  12. Pat

    Thanks for the info. Love these irons. Wish I had one.

  13. Helen

    Enjoy irons with auto-turn off.

  14. Beth B

    Thanks for all of the information about this iron. Lots of great features and I may have to get one of these.

  15. Lauren Massey

    I’m in the market for a new iron. The one I’ve been using shuts off while I’m using it! The Oliso looks awesome!

  16. Bev Yanachik

    The clerk gave me the best hint when I bought mine last month. He said to iron something old that I had to practice first. I laughed and thought he is crazy I have been ironing for a long time. But so glad I tried it on some napkins. You don’t realize how many times you let go of your iron. The feet kept coming out and catching on the fabric. So that is advise I would give, I do love mine.

  17. Pauline Perry

    Thank you for this article on the Oliso iron I have seen it used on quilting shows and have wanted one for a long time, reading your post makes me think that yes I do need one under my Christmas tree. thanks.

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