A freshly ironed shirt is simply wonderful! But when the iron starts to rust, becomes matte or if you even discover burnt-in scraps of fabric and dirt on it, you think twice whether you want to strip over your favourite clothes with it. But don’t worry – with our tips and tricks you can clean your iron in no time and can smooth your clothes again without any worries.
How to Clean an Iron With Home Remedies
And there she is again, our heroine of everyday life: the lemon! Whether with freshly squeezed juice or the concentrate from the bottle, with a little lemon juice on a soft microfiber cloth, dirt residues on the sole of the iron can be easily wiped away. Even better: If the iron is still a bit warm (but definitely no longer hot!) it works even more effortlessly.
Vinegar always makes a good figure when it comes to cleaning the house, even when cleaning the sole of the iron. If this is already a bit dull and no longer glides properly over
blouse, jeans and co, try this tip: • Drink a
cotton lobe with the vinegar
• Let the iron stand on the cloth for at least 10 minutes • Wipe away the leftovers with a damp
rag. If only the nozzles of the iron sole are clogged, you can use a cotton swab soaked in vinegar again.
Baking powder and soda
Also, soda, or the soda contained in baking powder, is one of our favourite home remedies when it comes to the removal of burnt-in. This is because, together with water, a foaming paste is produced, which makes scrubbing unnecessary even when cleaning the oven. The ironworks like
this: • Mix 1 bag of baking powder
or 1 tsp soda with 2
tbsp water • Stir the
mixture until a foaming paste
is formed • Put the paste on the iron sole • Leave on for 5 minutes and remove with a soft cloth Tip: This trick works even better if you let the iron warm briefly at the smallest level!
Rust stains? Not with this
tip: • Place
baking paper on the
ironing board • Generously spread salt on the baking paper • Iron several times over the salt with the iron at the highest level and with not too much pressure
It’s as simple as that:
• Place a large piece of
aluminium foil with the reflective side down on
the ironing board • Place the iron at the highest level and iron several times over the aluminium foil The result: The iron is free of all dirt residues and slides smoothly over your clothes again!
Especially with solidly burned fabric residues on the iron, an eraser is ideal for simply rubbing away the dirt without damaging the sole. It works with a conventional eraser, as well as with a special dirt eraser, for example for shoes. But beware: In order to prevent the eraser from burning in instead of the scraps of fabric, the iron must be cold!
Other Funds for Cleaning
Many iron soles are additionally coated with a glass-ceramic layer, which makes them particularly robust. It is not far off to use a ceramic field scraper to remove coarse dirt! With this, all disturbing leftovers can be easily scraped off, just like a stovetop. A special ceramic field cleaner can also help with the cleaning.
For iron soles without coating, you should avoid this tip, as the aluminium surface could be damaged.
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