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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

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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)

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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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