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Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

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When your iron needs a good cleaning, there's no need to buy anything special. Use these two products you most likely already have in your home.
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
After an experience with an outdoor fabric melting under my iron plate, I was motivated to find the easiest way to get it clean.
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
This melted fabric coloring and previous grime came right off my iron plate. Here's how to clean yours, too.
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
The first step is to spray a little Goo Gone onto a paper towel and rub over the melted fabric stain. It comes right off onto your paper towel. DON'T, under any circumstances, spray Goo Gone directly onto your iron plate!
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
With the melted fabric gone, dip a Mr. Clean Magic pad into warm water and squeeze out 75%. You want it a little wet but not drippy.
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
Place it "white side up" over an old hand towel that's folded twice. Lay across your ironing board.
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
With your iron heated, run over the wet sponge's white side. Don't linger long enough to dry out the pad and burn it. Just quick swipes back and forth is enough to do the trick.
  • easy iron cleaning 101 the pressing news, cleaning tips
All clean! :-)

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  • Dorothy
    Dorothy Yakima, WA

    I keep a large piece of sandpaper in the sewing room for just this purpose. Run your hot iron back and forth over the sandpaper to get rid of sticky gunk and get a new shine on.

  • Danielle Odin
    Danielle Odin Las Vegas, NV

    I became very handicapped a few years ago and stopped ironing as it is excrutiatingly painful. The only time I use the iron is to block the knitted and crochetted items I make as I can do it on the coffee table with a large pad I had mad some years

    • Jamie Boyce
      Jamie Boyce Largo, FL

      I have a Black and Decker Stowaway iron I got from a yard sale years ago. It is smaller than a regular iron and weighs next to nothing. Perhaps a lighter smaller iron would keep you doing your crafts a bit longer?

  • Karen
    Karen Canada

    actually just iron dryer fabric softener sheets alot easier

    • Debbie
      Debbie Chickasha, OK

      I am going to try this I melted something last week .. so I was feeling I was going to have a new one thanks well try

  • Sybil
    Sybil Hattiesburg, MS

    We do!!!

  • Mary
    Mary Seaside Heights, NJ

    I love to Iron, I find it so relaxing and rewarding. Like the tip. I always have GooGone, a household staple, as are the Mr Clean sponges. I actually have the items in a Hometalk DIY!

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