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5 easy tips for cleaning an iron

5 easy tips for cleaning an iron

Our 5 tips for an iron like new

  • Limestone on your iron
  • When your iron sticks
  • For yellowed iron soles
  • Remove stains from an iron
  • For the fibers stuck on your iron

1. Limestone on your iron

You can start by cleaning your iron with Marseille soap. Do it when it is still a little warm, especially if it has traces of limestone. But whatever the type of stain on your iron, never clean it plugged in, at the risk of burning yourself.

  • Rub the soleplate directly with the soap or with a cloth dampened in soap and water.
  • Wipe with a damp cloth. The toothpaste also works, but only used cold! Remember to clean your iron regularly, to avoid the return of lime.

2. When your iron sticks

The soleplate of your iron glue on your laundry ?

  • If your iron is not too dirty, use household alcohol or the solvent (without acetone) that you apply on a soft damp cloth.
  • If it has a lot of residue, the solvent with acetone will be more effective. Then clean with a soft damp cloth.

3. For yellowed iron soles

  • Rub the soleplate with a soft cloth moistened with lemon juice, or directly with a lemon cut in half.
  • Clean the surface of the soleplate well until there are no more stains.
  • Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Your iron will glow, but in addition it will smell good lemon! A cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide can also do the trick.

4. Remove stains from an iron

Use salt to catch the dirt and your iron will be clean!

  • Take a clean cloth that you do not care for (it could get stained during cleaning).
  • Place it on a flat surface, and add a handful of coarse salt on it.
  • Then pass your hot iron over it, gently. Another equally effective alternative for cleaning an iron: make a paste based on lemon juice, a few drops of vinegar and 2 spoons of baking soda. Spread it out and leave to act for a few minutes before cleaning it with a clean damp cloth. Do not hesitate to use a cotton swab to clean small holes.

5. For the fibers stuck on your iron

If fibers or residue are stuck on your iron, consider wax-based sticks. Protect your table with a cloth that does not fear anything, then heat the iron in the "silk" or "wool" position. Be careful not to burn yourself by placing the stick on the sole. Pass it over all the residue and let it melt.