Good afternoon. I iron and starch my clothes every day. Recently, I got burnt starch on my iron, and I cannot use it. Does anyone know how to get that burnt starch of the iron? Please Help. Thank you.
JD from Atlanta
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By Emma, UK (Guest Post)05/13/2006
Heat the iron to a nonsteam, medium heat before cleaning. Sprinkle a generous layer of table salt over a brown grocery bag (use one that has no writing on the top surface). The salt is abrasive and will remove residue. Iron over the salt to remove starch and debris from the surface of the iron.
By Burt (Guest Post)06/12/2006
DON'T use sodium hypochlorite, undiluted, and ammomium hydrochloride.
By jeani (Guest Post)03/28/2005
I found this website that might help you!
Their soultion is: Try heating equal parts of vinegar and salt in a small pan. Rub the solution on a cool iron, and wipe dry.
By CLSD (Guest Post)06/23/2008
A Mr Clean Magic Eraser did the job for me!
By Guest (Guest Post)07/22/2005
at http://kitchen.robbiehaf.com/LaundryTips.html Robbie says to use aluminum foil on your iron.
By alex (guest post) (Guest Post)07/18/2005
the sos pad worked great..iron good as new. Thanks Joyce
By Joyce (Guest Post)03/28/2005
While my iron was cold I used an sos pad to clean it then I buffed it up, looks brand new.
By Michelle (Guest Post)04/29/2008
Does anyone know how to remove a stain from clothing from iron residue? It is a white collar.
Dip a wet cloth in baking soda and clean your iron then rinse it off with clean water.
By Red Neck (Guest Post)10/22/2008
To get spray starch or sizing off of an iron, set the iron for dry ironing (no steam) and maximum temperature. When good and hot, rub it firmly on a wet terry cloth towel. The gunk will steam off the iron and transfer to the towel. This is better than steel wool pads, which can get rust and soap gunk down into the steam vents which will release on clothing later.
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