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How to quickly and efficiently clean your iron and its sole at home!
Like any household appliance, with regular use, your iron needs periodic cleaning. Neglecting this work, you not only reduce the efficiency of the appliance, but also risk to spoil the clothes during ironing. Cleaning the iron yourself is not at all difficult; In this article you will find many tips and folk recipes for cleaning iron at home.
There are many iron cleaners on the market today. Most of them are extremely easy to use:
- Preheat the iron in the ironing mode of the cotton fabric, then turn it off and unplug it.
- Following the instructions on the labels, clean the soleplate or an unnecessary piece of thick cotton fabric with a cleaning agent.
- Iron the fabric in a circular motion.
- Allow time for the iron to cool, and then wipe off any residual cleaning agent with a damp cloth.
Be extremely careful to make sure that the device has cooled down sufficiently before treating the soleplate. When using new cleaning products, carefully follow the instructions on the labels and test their effects on a small area of the surface.
Iron cleaning with homemade products:
Here are some popular recipes. One of the most common ingredients for iron cleaning is ordinary table salt. It will help you easily and quickly get rid of deposits of soot, but be careful – this method of cleaning is not suitable for irons with a teflon coating! There are several ways to clean an iron with salt. Here is the most common:
- Cover the ironing board with thick paper, cotton cloth or paper towel.
- Sprinkle the surface with a tablespoon of coarse salt.
- Heat up the iron by turning off the steam.
- Carefully iron the surface until you are able to completely get rid of traces of soot.
Vinegar is no less effective in the fight against dirt and soot on the sole of the iron. Moisten a cotton swab or a soft cloth with it and wipe the contaminated surface. To remove especially corrosive stains, put the iron off on a piece of vinegar-soaked fabric and leave it overnight, and then remove any residue from the cloth with a damp cloth or sponge.
Combine the above methods of cleaning, mixing salt and vinegar in equal proportions. Heat the mixture over low heat until the salt is completely dissolved, not allowing it to boil (be prepared to suffer a sharp smell!). Cool the liquid to room temperature and wipe the soleplate with a soft cloth moistened with plenty of water. Be careful and protect your skin by wearing rubber gloves.
A popular iron cleaner is baking soda. Dilute a tablespoon of soda with water to a paste-like consistency and treat the surface with a cloth moistened with a solution. When finished cleaning, remove any soda residue with a clean, damp cloth.
To combat the strong pollution is best to use hydrogen peroxide (in pure form or diluting with vinegar). Moisten a cotton swab or a soft cloth with it and clean the stains.
How to clean the holes for steam supply?
If your iron is equipped with the function of steam supply, dirt is probably accumulated in the holes on its sole. Moisten a cotton swab with vinegar (if desired, you can dilute a small amount of salt in it) and clean the holes in a circular motion. Having finished cleaning, remove the rest of the solution with a clean cotton swab. That’s all – your iron shines with mirror-like clarity and is ready for use!