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Steam Iron woes! Limescale constantly making clothes dirty Help?

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Starbear Mon 29-Jun-09 09:12:43

Just brought a Bosh new iron. Dh tried to iron last night and limescale brown muck made the shirt dirty. The iron is only 1 month old. Cleaning our last two irons didn't stop the brown spots. It says use tap water. I can't afford to buy bottles of ironing water. Has anyone got great tips?
Thank you in advance grin

ReneRusso Mon 29-Jun-09 09:24:19

Clean your iron with a descaler and from now on use filtered water, using a brita water filter or similar.

KnickKnack Mon 29-Jun-09 09:28:51

How about very cheap bulk 5L water form a pound-type/bargain shop.

A brita filter does not remove limescale afaik ...my parents only use brita water in their kettle and it still needs very regular de-scaling.

Starbear Mon 29-Jun-09 10:34:47

descaler doesn't do the trick very hard water around here. OR do you mean I have to do it every week or month. Another job on the to do list sad

KnickKnack Mon 29-Jun-09 11:39:10

Forgot to add, my local electrical shop always advises using bottled water with irons (we have very very hard water too)

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