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

    Good to know. Thanks for sharing!

    • Wri4687505
      Wri4687505
      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.

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          Den13695589
          on Jan 19, 2018

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