How to clean an iron.


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The best way to clean an iron is by starting with the manual! You can either use the one you got when you bough the iron or look it up online. Follow the instructions in the manual to keep your iron in pristine condition. But if you still need help, we have got some tips for you.



How to clean a sticky iron


Turn your iron on and turn off the steam completely. Now run the hot, dry iron over a cloth until it is clean. Still sticky? Sprinkle a tablespoon of salt on the newspaper, paper towel, or a cloth and repeat the process.


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How to clean an oily iron bottom


Make sure that the iron is unplugged and completely cooled down. Wipe the sole with a clean rag dipped in vinegar. Then rinse with a soft cloth soaked in water. If the vinegar didn't help, repeat the process with a rag soaked in ammonia. Dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.


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How to Clean an Iron Plate With Limescale


Limescale in the ventilation slots and on the surface of the iron can impair the steam function of your iron.


First, make a homemade iron cleaner. To do this, mix baking powder and water in a ratio of 2: 1, so that a paste is formed.

Apply the paste to the soleplate of the iron, coat the areas with heavy mineral deposits and wipe them with a damp cloth.

Dip Q-Tips in distilled water and insert the ends into the steam nozzles.

Empty the water from the container and add a little distilled water or a mixture of ¼ cup white vinegar and ¾ cup distilled water. Run the iron on full steam.

The vents and soleplate should now be clean. From now on, empty the steam container after each use to avoid limescale.


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