Friday, December 3

The best clothing irons

The best with smart features

Oliso Pro TG1600


The Oliso TG1600 Smart Iron is smart enough to know when you’ve released the iron’s handle and lifts itself off the ironing board to prevent scorching.

While the Oliso TG1600 Smart Iron isn’t going to connect to your local Wi-Fi network and let you know when it needs more water added for steam, the TG1600 does have one smart feature that is pretty cool.

The smart aspect of the Oliso TG1600 occurs when you let go of the iron, such as when you go to grab another piece of clothing. The iron will automatically lift itself off the ironing board whenever you are no longer holding the handle, so as to prevent scorching. Pretty smart indeed. If you’ve left the iron standing idle for more than 30 minutes, it will automatically shut off. But if you decide to continue ironing, simply touch the handle and the iron will awaken and begin reheating. If the iron detects it has tipped over, it will shut off after just 30 seconds.

The Oliso features a long 12-foot electrical cord, allowing you to set up several feet from an electrical outlet if needed. It also has a two-inch detailer tip, allowing you to slide fabric between the sole plate and the base of the iron , creating nice sharp edges around hems.

But despite the smart features and attention to detail, this model has the potential to leak water, leaving damp spots on garments. Its water tank, at 12.7 ounces, is the largest on the list, so it’s great for large-batch ironing.

Pros: Automatically lifts sole plate off the ironing board once you release the handle, long electrical cord, large water tank, good build quality, works well for ironing heavy fabrics and quilts

Cons: Expensive, seems to drip and leak water while in use

$169.99 from Joann

$169.99 from Amazon