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Cleaning Your Steam Iron

How do get my brand new iron clean? It already has that gunky dark-brown build-up that makes it impossible to iron some nicer fabrics.

Kim from Crawford, CO



Cleaning Your Steam Iron

Fill your steam iron with white vinegar and heat to highest setting and let steam for 5 minutes then turn it off and let sit until cool. Pour the vinegar out and wipe bottom of iron off then turn it back on and iron over a wash cloth to make sure no sediment leaks out before using it.. (04/05/2007)

By patty114

Cleaning Your Steam Iron

A Mr. Clean sponge works miracles. I use them on almost everything and they are great! Just be careful on walls, they can take off dried paint. (04/09/2007)

By Teresa

Cleaning Your Steam Iron

Using a cold iron, toothpaste with a soft cloth will remove really burned on residue in minutes. Doesn't scratch, and doesn't require much elbow grease. (09/04/2007)

By David

Cleaning Your Steam Iron

Make a paste with water and baking soda, gently clean the sole plate. When it is gunk free rinse the residue away. Iron over a cloth before using on clothes. (10/01/2007)

By Becky

Cleaning Your Steam Iron

Thanks for the tip. The steel wool did a great job and didn't scratch my iron. It looks brand new! (01/15/2008)

By Trisha


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