Like all your other appliances even Iron needs to be cleaned. Cleaning it periodically can increase his life span. If not cleaned the iron might turn worse to use. Check out the simple technique to get rid of mineral spots on the iron’s plate and cleans out caked steam vents.
Make your iron brand new again with this simple trick:
- Saturate an old towel in white vinegar and place your unplugged iron on it for about 5 minutes.
- Start rubbing the iron to the towel until the iron plate is clean.
- If your iron has stubborn stains that won’t come off then saturate the towel with vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on it.
- Continue to rub the iron plate until all stains are removed.
- Set your iron on the steam setting and the baking soda that has got stuck in the holes will start to come out.
- Wipe the iron down with a clean cloth. You are now ready to use your fresh, shiny and clean iron.
Cleaning with Baking Soda Paste : Prepare a paste of two tablespoon of baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the iron using a spatula and spread the paste on the irons plate, coating the areas that have mineral deposits. Now wipe the iron clean and clean steam holes. Refill the reservoir and turn on the steam and pour out the liquid.
Cleaning with Vinegar and Salt: Take equal ratio of salt and vinegar. Now heat them till the salt gets completely dissolved. Turn off the heat and wait for sometimes so the solution turns warm. We need semi hot solution. Now dip the cloth in it and start cleaning the iron, this will remove off the burnt marks from the sole plate. Make sure the iron box is off in this entire procedure.
Cleaning with detergents: Yes cleaning with detergents, clean the entire iron box with the dishwasher detergents as it is safe to use on the sole plate, but also effective in giving the rest of your a iron healthy clean. Using this detergents are especially helpful for irons with teflon coating. These teflon coated irons glide smoothly over fabrics but be careful when cleaning to avoid scratches. Take small amount of detergent to barely produce suds. Dip the cloth in this and give a clean wash to your iron box.