I’m an avid sewist and quilter, which means that my iron gets more action doing crafts than actual laundry! I first learned about the Oliso Smart Iron through my Mother in Law, also a quilter. Here is my review, with both PROs and CONs of the Oliso Smart Iron TG1100 — is this iron worth $150"
Oliso Iron Review
Five years ago, my Mother in Law taught me how to quilt. She’s an award-winning quilter, works at a quilt shop and it’s her number one hobby. She gave me a list of things I needed to get, including the right sewing machine, good quality pins and the best all-cotton threads. On the list was “good iron.” I skipped over that item, because I already had an iron that I bought in college from KMart. I dislike ironing clothes, so I tend to buy sports clothing and send out for dry cleaning.
Well, you know what happened, right" That cheap iron pulled, burnt and stretched my fabric and even ruined a part of a quilt that I had spent weeks on! My seams would never line up, my blocks would turn out wonky and the fabric would discolor and become shiny from my cheap iron that was just too hot.
My Mother in Law told me about Oliso, the iron that every quilter was raving about. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine spending over $100 for an iron! But then again, I just spent $100 on fabric for the quilt that I just ruined. So I bought the Oliso TG1050 Iron in a pretty blue.
It changed my sewing…and I no longer send out for dry cleaning.
Since then, I’ve purchased another Oliso iron for downstairs laundry room. We recently had a chance to try out the latest model, Oliso Smart Iron TG1100 with 1800 watts of power.
Oliso Iron PROs
Won’t tip over
No need to set the iron on its back when not in use! The iTouch technology means that with the moment you let go of the handle of the iron, the legs lift it up and off the ironing board.
This design has won Oliso many awards: Time Magazine “Best Inventions of 2006̶...