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How to get rid of white heat mark (from iron) on kitchen worktop?

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ClaireFraser Wed 21-Jan-15 17:58:24

I am officially a grade A twat!

When de-scaling my iron at the weekend for some stupid reason I thought it was a good idea to put the iron (on a low heat) on top of a folded tea towel and merrily used the steam button to clear the reservoir. Did this for about half an hour because the iron didn't seem very hot and like it would do any damage.

Except it did.

I put cold cloths on it as soon as I realised what I'd done and thought I'd got away with it as all the time the worktop was wet the mark disappeared.

Anyway I now have a lovely white iron shape on the kitchen worktop (which incidentally I do not own - house comes with DH's job - would feel marginally less of a knob if it was my own property!) and am desperately hoping someone knows a trick to rescue it?!

The worktop is a dark grey/light grey/white plasticy type surface and a couple of mm thick.

unfortunately it's not even in a place I can hide it!

Many thanks in advance!

wowfudge Sat 24-Jan-15 00:24:43

Sounds like it's a laminate worktop - in which case the only way I know of to get rid of such a mark is to replace the worktop. You need to sure though because if it's some other material it may be possible to remove the mark.

PigletJohn Sat 24-Jan-15 01:06:03

you can have a go at rubbing off the damaged top layer with a green nylon scourer and Barkeepers Friend. Laminates come in different qualities, the better ones are thicker. If it is a plain colour you have more chance. Rub as little as you can then wipe off and inspect, or you may wear off the pattern.

Ordinary kitchen worktop is amazingly cheap, and a carpenter or joiner can cut and fit it for you. It mostly comes in 3m lengths but can be joined. Plain white is the easiest to match, but the cheaper patterns and colours don't change much.

ClaireFraser Mon 26-Jan-15 13:24:50

Brilliant, thanks for those suggestions, I shall give it a try - fingers crossed!
Failing that I shall have to look at getting a new worktop cut, I'm pretty sure his boss wouldn't be bothered and would just say it's one of those things, but I feel awful and it's the principle of damaging someone else's property too!

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