It is really unpleasant when while ironing your clothes get dirty and spotty and you can even wear them before laundering all over again. The reason for this, of, course, is residue on the soleplate of your iron. Below are some really easy and effective procedures how to clean your iron and especially its soleplate.
Cleaning the soleplate with vinegar and salt
Mix equal parts of salt and vinegar and heat them until a point when the salt dissolves, but do not let the vinegar start boiling. Wait for the solution to cool for a while and then soak a cloth in it. Wipe the soleplate intensively. For stubborn stains like burns you can use thick-bristled brush, but remember – it should not be metal, because it shall damage the plate surface by causing scratches.
Cleaning with baking soda paste
Ask the local professional maids for the miracle ingredient called baking soda, they will tell you at least 3 recipes how to clean with baking soda. It is a wonderful solution even when it comes to rust and stubborn stains on your iron’s soleplate. Make a paste of baking soda and water, apply on a soft cloth and rub the affected area. Clean off the paste with another rag and set the iron on steam to remove any additional paste that might have gotten in the steam vents.
Cleaning with toothpaste
Apply some white, not gel, toothpaste directly on the cool iron soleplate. Rub with a soft cloth.
Clean the reservoir with white vinegar and water
Of course, it is not enough just to clean the soleplate of your iron, do not miss to request expert carpet cleaning procedure every once in a while. You must sanitise your home either, right? So it is important to pay attention on cleaning the reservoir of the iron as well. Fill it with equal parts of water and white vinegar. Turn the iron on steam mode and glide on a cloth for five minutes.
Always check the user’s manual before applying any of these solutions. This will prevent your iron from unexpected damages.