How To: Clean an Iron
What You Need
Follow These Seven Easy Steps
Make a paste of 1 tablespoon water and 2 tablespoons baking soda.
Using a spatula, spread the paste on the iron’s plate, coating the areas that have mineral deposits.
Wipe off the paste with a damp cloth.
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.
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.
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.
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.