Over the years I've purchased a lot of irons which later burned out because of the volume of pressing involved with the amount of sewing I do for my business. Throughout the years, as my knowledge in sewing expanded, I found the irons I was purchasing were the wrong kind/type.
My most recent disappointment with an iron was the Oliso. The first year I had the iron, it started leaking. I would have to keep a hand towel on the ironing board to catch the leaking water so it would not damage the fabric. Two years later, my Oliso iron had burned out completely. When I tried using it one day, I filled it with water and the water ran right through the iron onto my ironing board.
I was very disappointed because I had several projects that needed to be completed. At this point I was fed up with irons not lasting so I decided to invest in a professional iron. I did some research on several irons, I also talked to a few of my sewing buddies who had professional irons. Several irons were recommended, such as the Reliable and the "Hot Steam SGB-600".
During my research I read the hose that's attached to the water bottle that leads to the iron needed to 3 feet above the iron. One of my sewing members used a plant hook at the top a doorway in her business, someone else used an expanding hook in her "ceiling", I definitely didn't want to do that. A suggestion was made to use an IV stand, that's right an IV stand. Again, I did my research because I was concerned about the IV stand being able to hold the water bottle once it was filled. I decided to give it a try. I purchased the IV stand from Amazon. 4 leg IV Stand
Once I had everything I needed, I assembled the iron and the IV Stand, I attached the water bottle to the IV Stand and it worked.
I now have the right iron for the volume of work I do for my business.