What is the best way to clean out a steam iron?
Hello are you trying to clean the inside or the outside? Very often I clean the outside with gentle white toothpaste. It works as well as commercial iron plate cleaners.
I use distilled water to clean it
Hi Steve, have you seen this?
Hi Steve, be sure to empty your steam iron after each use or use distilled water. Hope this helps.
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Aug 24, 2017
I always use sunlight laundry soap( the bar) and rub it on a cloth. Heat up the iron and iron over the cloth it will clean the black off.
Here is a nice video tutorial showing you how to clean your iron.
Hi! I get the iron hot, with the reservoir full. Then I iron over an old, damp white washcloth until the residue comes off. Usually comes right off. If you have a lot of buildup a green scrubby, and a soft scrub (you can make a paste of baking soda) applied before you heat it up will get most of it off. Good luck and stay safe!
I’ll try it
This video tutorial has some good tips: https://youtu.be/LPukZ19X97M
I understand that you are wanting to clean out the sediments that have accumulated inside the iron, due to minerals in hard water. Is this correct?
There may be some rust as well that has begun to build up around the individual steam holes.
If you are wanting to clean the bottom of your iron, then the best method will depend on what material (stainless steel, non-stick teflon) is on the surface.
Vinegar in the water chamber will help remove sentiment. Buy distilled water to use in the iron for future use. Tap water contains minerals that will accumulate inside the iron as it heats. The distilled water is sold at grocery stores for less than $1/gallon and it will last a LONG time. Dump the water out of the iron when you are done ironing. Don't store iron with water inside.
Oh boy, I got some sticky mess on mine recently. Here's what I did: https://www.exquisitelyunremarkable.com/2020/02/how-to-remove-sticky-mess-from-your-iron.html
This will help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75g2Inp-sWA
Hi Steve: Mix ¼ cup white vinegar with ¾ distilled water. Plug in the iron and turn the steam feature on. Let the iron heat up for approximately 3-5 minutes. Press the steam button and hold until steam comes out. Repeat 4-6 times before turning off the iron.
Here's a site that tells you how to clean your iron inside and out :)
Distilled white vinegar