There have been several articles and opinions around strategies to cleaning your stained irons. But one thing is important, one must usually first, think about the easiest, fastest and simplest way possible to having this problem solved, because in most cases, you just wanted to get things done very quickly and wouldn’t want a solution that is not easy to come by.
Your dress shirts or gowns appear crusty, but over time your iron might even appear the worse for wear. Below are simple techniques get rid of mineral spots on the iron’s plate and cleans out caked steam vents.
First, we have to consider the things you need to get started, I have adapted a list of guidelines and tips suggested by Real Simple.
Here is a list of items needed:
Iron, flat surface, water, baking soda, spatula, damp cloth, cotton swab, distilled water, clean cloth.
Thereafter, follow the steps explained below:
Steps for removing stains from your iron
1. Mix water and baking soda
Make a paste of 1 tablespoon water and 2 tablespoons baking soda.
2. Apply the paste to the iron
Using a spatula, spread the paste on the iron’s plate, coating the areas that have mineral deposits.
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 in distilled water until the reservoir is one third full.
Tip: For a stronger solution, mix 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup white vinegar.
6. Turn on the steam
Turn on the iron to its highest setting and steam-iron a clean cloth for a few minutes, letting clean water flush out any vent deposits.
7. Pour out the liquid
Turn off the iron and pour out any remaining water. Place the iron on a surface that isn’t too delicate, in case any sediment drips out of it.
Tip: Empty the iron’s reservoir after every use to prevent mineral deposits from building up.