Who knew I could get so tickled about an iron. Really? An IRON! You
may have seen this gem on episodes of Fons and Porters Quilting show.
It's the OlisoPro Smart Iron.
It has one specific feature that I never thought I would enjoy so much. It
has "scorch-proof" feet that lift the iron's sole plate off the ironing board.
It does this by sensing when your hand is on the iron. If you take your
hand away from the iron, the feet automatically lift it up. It's so great!
The first time I used the iron in front of Handsome, he was so surprised.
I wish you could have been here to see his reaction yourselves. It's not
often that something catches him. When he came into the studio to ask
me a question, I took my hand away from the iron and the iron popped
right up. He said, "Whoa! What the...?" I couldn't help but laugh. We had
fun after that, showing him how the iron works and telling him about it.
This is an 1800 watt iron, giving it plenty of "gun" to heat quickly and sufficiently
to overcome the toughest wrinkles. It has multiple settings for temperature and
steam capabilities, and then it's got those fabulous feet! It's a little heavy, but
when I used it, I didn't find that to be an issue. After all, you're not really lifting
it to use it! Just put your hand over the sensors, the feet retract, and you iron away.
As I finish writing this review for you, I find myself a bit surprised to be so
enamored of a simple household appliance - and one usually held in contempt, at
that. It's true, though. I love my new toy and wonder why it took so long for
someone to come up with this fabulous idea. Whether you're ironing fabrics for
your next quilt, or (as I do) ironing your husband's favorite cotton shirts, I think
you'll find the OlisoPro is up to the task. It's fun to give this one a BIG thumbs up.