How To Clean Iron From Burnt Stains And Lime Scale To Ensure Its Long And Reliable Service

Date May 23, 2018

You may think that an expensive and hi-tech iron does not require maintenance. However, it’s only something they convince you about at a store! Is it really so? You pour hard water in it, iron synthetics, and occasionally use the device not according to the instructions. Lime scale forms inside, and plaque and rust – on its soleplate. Do you see where we are getting at with this? Your iron can damage a lot of clothes before it “retires.”

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1. Hydroperite

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You can buy this medicine at a pharmacy for a penny.

Grind the hydroperite. Evenly distribute it on a flat surface, for example, a wooden board of no need to you. Heat the iron to the second power mode, unplug it, and press it onto hydroperite. 5 seconds – and the soleplate is clean. Wipe it with a damp cloth and then dry.

Note: There will be a lot of gas escaping. Therefore, do this procedure wearing a mask and on a balcony.

Soleplate material: any.

2. Paraffin

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Finely grate a paraffin candle. Spread the crumbs on a flat surface, sprinkle with salt, and cover with a thick tissue. Now, iron this with a well-heated iron. A wet trace will appear to remove the burnt stains (only light ones).

Soleplate material: metal.

3. Special pencil

You can buy it at a household chemicals store.

Heat the iron and turn it off. Place a napkin under it and begin to "draw" with a pencil on the soleplate. The pencil will melt and drip down, and the deposits will start foaming. From time to time, wipe the problem area with a napkin. Finally, wipe the entire surface with a clean cloth.

Note: Pencil includes carbamide and organic acids. Clean the iron in gloves, in a mask, and on a balcony.

Soleplate material: any.

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4. Citric acid

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This and the following tip are intended for cleaning from the inside.

Dissolve 2-3 teaspoons of citric acid in a glass of water. Pour the mixture into the iron and heat it to its maximum. Then, press the steam release button several times. Iron the fabric you don’t need anymore.

Drain the water. Repeat the procedure until the iron stops expelling dirt. Once in half a year clean the iron from the inside as a prevention measure.

Soleplate material: ceramics and Teflon.

5. Vinegar

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Take a shallow dish to fit the iron. Dissolve vinegar and boiling water in it, the ratio is 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a glass of water. The mixture should not be deeper than 1.5 cm (0,59 in).

Put the hot iron into this solution. Leave it there until the water cools down. Then, let it dry for 24 hours and iron a piece of fabric you don’t need.

Soleplate material: metal.

After each of these methods, just to be sure, before ironing your favorite blouse, for example, run it on a piece of fabric you don’t need. In this way, you will save twice: You won’t need a new iron and your clothes will remain intact.

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This material is provided for informational purposes only. Some of the products and items discussed in this article may cause an allergic reaction and damage your health. Before use, consult a certified technician/specialist. The editorial board is not responsible for any harm or other consequences that may be caused by the use of the methods, products or items described in this article.