How to Clean an Iron With Vinegar

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After trying different methods to clean the stubborn gunk off my iron, I finally found a great way that worked! Of course it was vinegar. This stuff is amazing! and to loosen up the toughest little parts, baking soda helped too!
Before and after
By using vinegar to rub off the easy stuff and 'ironing' the baking soda, the iron went from gross to new!
Rubbing with vinegar will take off most of the gunk.
'ironing' the baking soda soaked with vinegar took off all the hard gunk.

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3 questions
  • Beatriz Fernandez
    on Mar 5, 2016

    How you get rid of the baking soda from the wholes of the iron?

    • Bill
      on Nov 12, 2019

      I have bought a vintage iron, my 19 year old iron is leaking!!

  • Stu8395506
    on Aug 29, 2016

    What did you iron on? Wax paper or a towel???

  • Evie
    on Sep 20, 2016

    Will vinegar clean the 'gunk' from the bottom of the toaster?

    • Mildredmdodd
      on Oct 7, 2016

      yes.use full strength and wipe with a clean paper towel thatis sprayed with a light coat of distilled water to prevent rusting.

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