My iron is extremely important to me because I cannot stand walking around with wrinkled clothes. I think you look way more polished and put together when you iron your clothes – especially white shirts. This, however, means that I use my iron almost every few days when I do the laundry. This, of course, means that my iron needs to be cleaned pretty often. And because I know a few tips and tricks that have saved me time, effort, and money, I decided that I want to share my knowledge with you!
How To Easily Clean Your Iron?
If you have a Teflon iron then this is what you need to do:
- Pour equal parts of white vinegar and salt in a pan then place it over your stove to heat it up so the salt can mix with the vinegar. Don’t let the mixture boil – just heat it up.
- Dip a cloth in the mixture then start scrubbing the soleplate of your iron.
- Once you are happy with the results, dampen another cloth in distilled water then wipe the soleplate once again so you can remove any of the impurities and the vinegar mixture.
And because most people pour tap water in the reservoir of the iron, the steam vents get clogged very fast which is why the cleaning process won’t stop at taking care of the soleplate.
To clean the vents, dip a Q-tip in distilled water then clean each vent.
And last but not least, it’s time to cover the reservoir! Cleaning it is easy – fill it with half a cup of white vinegar then turn the highest steam setting on. Use the steam until the reservoir is empty. Then fill with distilled water and repeat the process. That way you will get rid of any residue from the vinegar plus that horrible smell!