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Cleaning Steam Iron of Calcium Deposits

How do you clean calcium deposits from a steam iron?

By Deborah from Washington, DC

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful

My mother would set it in a thin layer of white vinegar and let it soak overnight. This always worked for her.

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful

You will need a mild acid, such as vinegar, breaking down the lime, or vitamin C or lemon juice.
all family friendly and should not leave any stains on your cloth after clearing with water afterward.

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