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How can I clean my iron?

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janx Wed 01-Oct-08 19:22:28

I don't know what has happened, but have got something sticky and black on the iron plate...the local hardware shop was out of cleaner for it..anything suggestions - thanks

countingto10 Wed 01-Oct-08 19:51:16

TBH I think you will need one of those iron cleaning sticks - did your local shop say when they were getting more in ? I managed to melt the elastic from my DS underpants onto the iron when ironing on name labels (he's at boarding school in case you were wondering why I was naming his pants). The iron cleaning stick was brilliant.

nannyL Wed 01-Oct-08 20:26:56

i asked this a few months ago

was told to use salt and a cloth and it worked really well

the only thing i would recommend would be putting bluetack or somthing soimilar in the steam holes as it was a bit difficult (but not impossible) to get the salt out of the steam holes afterwards

browntrout Wed 01-Oct-08 20:46:04

heat it up, put plate onto a bar of wet soap and then iron on a towel til clean again. you may have to do it a couple of times

janx Wed 01-Oct-08 21:02:01

Oh thanks - will try your suggestions

beansmum Wed 01-Oct-08 21:04:16

while we are on the subject of irons, how do I clean the inside of mine? I poured apple juice in by mistake instead of water. Now my clothes smell.

janx Wed 01-Oct-08 21:32:50

Just tried the soap option - worked a treat

browntrout Thu 02-Oct-08 21:17:24

im very pleased - one of my mum's old tricks!

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