Iron gets dirty every time, even if you try to keep them squeaky clean. The metal plate gets dirty when dust accumulates on it and scorched when clothes get burnt.

A nasty black stain on your iron box is the result. Ironing process gets slower and heat will not be distributed on the metal plate if the iron is not clean. There is also the risk that your clothes will be stained during ironing, especially if you are using a steam iron box.

People often don’t give much thought to buy an iron box as it’s a must need home appliance. With that being said, no one wants to wear wrinkled and crumpled clothes to make fun of themselves.

Check out: Best iron box brands of India

So, if your iron box looks like what has been described above, there are few effective ways on how to clean an iron.

1. Clean an iron with Toothpaste

  • Make sure your iron is unplugged and the water tank is empty. Also, the plate is cold.
  • Rub the toothpaste (it doesn’t matter which brand) onto the dirty ares of the soleplate.
  • Wipe away the toothpaste with a clean cloth, after a couple of minutes.
  • Plug your iron in and fill the tank with water then place your iron on top on an old towel or close, and set it to steam.
  • Leave the box of 5 minutes and you will get a clean iron.

2. Clean an iron with Baking Soda

  • Make sure that your iron is unplugged, the water tank is empty, and the metal plate is cold.
  • Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with water to make it as a paste.
  • Apply the soda paste to the dirty areas of the soleplate.
  • Rub the plate with a clean cloth or towel until there is no dirt.
  • Wipe the plate with another clean cloth.
  • Fill the water in the tank and plug your box.
  • Plug your iron in and fill the tank with water then place your iron on top on an old towel or close, and set it to steam.
  • Leave the box of 5 minutes and you will get a clean iron.

3. Clean an iron with Vinegar

  • Make a mixture of water and vinegar in equal ratio.
  • Clean the dirty areas with the mixture.
  • Plug your iron and fill the tank with water.
  • Place your iron on top on an old towel or close, and set it to steam.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes.

For really stubborn stains, make a paste out of two teaspoons of baking soda and white vinegar, then simply follow the “Baking soda” step above.

How to prevent burn marks in the future

Now your iron is nice and clean, you probably don’t want to go through the cleaning process again in the future. The best way of avoiding this is to pay more attention to the heat settings. Try not to use the highest heating as it can cause more scorch marks to build up.

Final Words:

Choose the method that works for you, and make sure you have the required cleaning agents and several clean cloths. Mention the method which was easy and very useful, in the below comment section.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *