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Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

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.
After an experience with an outdoor fabric melting under my iron plate, I was motivated to find the easiest way to get it clean.
This melted fabric coloring and previous grime came right off my iron plate. Here's how to clean yours, too.
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!
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.
Place it "white side up" over an old hand towel that's folded twice. Lay across your ironing board.
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.
All clean! :-)

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  • Ju An
    Ju An Plumerville, AR
    on Apr 10, 2016

    Good to know. Thanks for sharing!

  • Writetocath
    on Apr 10, 2016

    My son was told in his Haz Mat course that those Magic sponges are highly toxic, so make sure you use gloves and don't reuse that hand towel.

    • C Van Houten
      C Van Houten
      on Feb 26, 2017

      And now they're finding that sugar is more likely to contribute to cancer over artificial sweetener. :D

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN
    on Apr 10, 2016

    Thanks for the tip, appreciate it!

  • Elwanna
    Elwanna Fort Worth, TX
    on Apr 10, 2016

    Nice tip for cleaning an iron.

  • Debs
    Debs Magnolia, KY
    on Apr 10, 2016

    Another hint is to place a sheet of waxed paper in the ironing board, sprinkle table salt on it, run your hot iron over the salt and it will clean the bottom plate of the iron.. Do it over if more cleaning is needed. Back in the day a lot of spray starch was used and the iron was used a lot so accidents happened like melting something that was too close to the iron. the wax paper and salt did the trick to remove it.. Magic erasers are the BOMB when it comes to cleaning , I use them a lot, just never thought to use it on the iron too..Thank you for sharing !

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