Despite how often an iron is used, when was the last time you cleaned the bottom of yours?
You might find that although your iron still delivers a crisp finish; an occasional dark mark makes its way onto your clothes during the process.
If your iron is due a clean, you might be tempted to head straight to the chemical cleaning cupboard.
But wait – think again! With the help of the superhero cleaning duo white vinegar and baking soda, and not forgetting some soft, clean rags your iron can be sparkling clean once again.
You will need:
Soft, clean rags
Follow our simple instructions to revitalise your iron:
Step by step guide for cleaning an iron plate
- Ensure your iron is cold, switched off and unplugged from the socket.
- Moisten a soft rag with white vinegar and rub the iron plate to remove any gunk on the surface. Then wipe over with water.
- Next, take equal parts baking soda and water and mix to create a paste.
- Then, using a soft rag, apply the paste to the plate of the iron with pressure and rub in a circular motion to remove any remaining stubborn stains or rust.
- Wipe off the paste with a damp cloth and you should be left with a sparkling iron. Repeat as necessary until desired result is achieved.
- Rub over the iron plate with a soft, dry rag to finish.
How to clean the inside of an iron
- Fill the water reservoir with white vinegar until it is 1/3 full.
- Switch your iron to a medium to high setting and allow it to steam until all of the vinegar in the water chamber has been used.
- Next, switch the iron off and re-fill the water chamber with normal water and repeat the steaming process.
- Next, dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and clean the steam vents accordingly.
You should now be left with a clean iron that looks as good as new!