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How doI clean steam iron, anyone??

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Cherrybaby Mon 26-Oct-09 17:06:15

My steam iron leaks brown stuff when i iron on full heat, and keeps marking my whites which are almost impossible to wash off.

Anyone know the reason for this, and how I can fix it?

mathanxiety Mon 26-Oct-09 17:09:16

You might try putting diluted white vinegar into it and running it through on high heat to remove whatever sediment or particles are causing the staining. I used distilled or filtered water for my iron, back in the days when I ironed more. I think the water quality affects how the iron works.

AMumInScotland Mon 26-Oct-09 17:10:02

It's limescale inside the iron. Do you have instructions for it? Mine you have to turn up to the hottest temp, with a small amount of water, then hold down a special button while waving it about over the sink. It makes lots of steam spit out of the holes, taking all the mank out with it.

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