Quilters all over the world quest for that perfect iron. One that heat up fast, stay hot for long periods of time, have a good steam reservoir that won’t leak or spit at you, and have a good gliding surface.
Two years ago, I was introduced to the Oliso Irons. I thought I had found the perfect iron. For 10 months it was perfect. Then it burnt out. It had a one year warranty so it was replaced. In hindsight, I believe it was replaced with a refurbished one instead of a brand new one because the touch handle has never really worked right. It would not register that I was trying to get the automatic lift to come down.
It is now acting all wonky because not even being anywhere near the thing, it would raise and lower on its own multiple times. Several times, it would end up in the position of no risers and it has scorched my ironing pad several times. It is a fire-hazard. I have stopped using it in the horizontal storing positioning and started using it in the “normal iron” positioning, but while in that mode it shuts off much quicker and takes longer to heat up.
I contacted the company, but because my original warranty was from February 08 to February 09, the replacement iron is not covered. What ever happened to making a quality product and standing behind it? If I spend $100+ for an iron, I would think that it should last more than a year.
I guess I will go back to a cheap $20 iron because it seems they last about 6 months for me, but when it goes bad, it is not like I invested a lot.