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EmmaMacgill Fri 23-Sep-16 23:06:20

Does anyone have advise on how to clean an iron?
I've managed to get something sticky on the plate and now it's got all dirt on it that rubs off on clothes when I'm using it.
I don't want to ruin it as it's a new iron, what is the best thing to use to clean it and to keep it clean?

Johno85 Fri 23-Sep-16 23:11:33

I read somewhere on here that rubbing paracetamol helps to get stuff off. I've never tried it but a cheap fix if it works. Good luck!

EmmaMacgill Fri 23-Sep-16 23:13:37

Thanks Johno I'll give it a try

LoveMyRs Sat 24-Sep-16 00:15:23

Did it work? I have the same problem

agedknees Mon 26-Sep-16 20:22:19

Have you tried white vinegar, lemon and water mixed up? Worked a treat on my iron.

user1474922142 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:00:28

You could also try this soleplate cleaner

justpoppy Tue 27-Sep-16 00:02:59

Switch the iron on (no steam) and rub a paracetamol tablet over the mucky bit. The dirt literally dissolves and you can wipe it with a damp cloth.

wobblywonderwoman Tue 27-Sep-16 00:06:28

I always use a brillo pad

shovetheholly Tue 27-Sep-16 09:12:59

The soleplate cleaner that user recommends is brilliant - cleans without scratching. It is weird, weird stuff though - strange texture!

Seeline Tue 27-Sep-16 09:22:15

I use toothpaste - minty fresh laundry as a bonus grin

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