There have been attempts by hobbyists and household bloggers to give practicable opinions and strategies on how to clean stained irons and maintain healthy clothes but not enough has been said on the fastest, easiest and simplest ways to achieve that. Given that getting things done very quickly and efficiently appeals to us human, its only natural that we go for the fastest, easiest and simplest solutions available. The way we appear and dress speaks volumes about our personalities and forms public perception about who we are. As such, wearing neatly ironed clothes make one appear neater.
As your dress shirts or gowns appear crusty, your iron might even appear the worse for wears over time. Therefore it is important to always ensure that ones iron is as clean the clothes themselves. We have at some point in our lives been embarrassed and humiliated by a stained iron ruining clothes we have prepared to wear to important events, which in most cases resulting into making emergency decisions on what else to wear or having to cancel attendance to such events. Below are simple techniques on how to get rid of mineral spots on the iron plate and cleans out caked steam vents.
First, there are few things you need to consider to get started in addition to guidelines and tips suggested below.
Here is a list of items required to get started:
Iron, flat surface, cotton, clean cloth, baking soda, water, damp cloth, spatula, distilled water.
While the above items have been provided, the following steps should be use to remove stains from your iron:
1. Mix baking soda with Mix water
Mix 1 tablespoon of water with 2 tablespoons baking soda to make a paste.
2. Apply the paste to the iron
Using a spatula to apply the paste on the iron’s plate to effectively coat the areas that have mineral stain.
3. Wipe iron clean
Wipe off the paste with a damp cloth.
4. Clean steam holes
Dip a cotton swab in distilled water and insert it into the iron’s steam vents. Pour out any stagnant water left in the iron.
5. Re-fill the reservoir
Pour distilled water into the reservoir until the its one third full.
Tip: For a more effective solution, mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 3/4 cup of water.
6. Turn on the steam
Switch on the iron to its highest heat level and steam-iron a clean cloth for few minutes to let clean water possibly flush out any vent deposits.
7. Pour out the liquid
Turn off the iron and discard any remaining water. Place the iron on a surface that is not too fragile, in case any sediment drips out of it.
Tip: Ensure you empty the iron’s reservoir after every use to prevent mineral deposits from building up.