How to Clean Starch Residue from the Bottom of an Iron

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Your shirts may be perfectly starched, but your iron is worse for the wear, as you can see by the caked-on spray starch all over the sole plate. Here's a gentle way to clean that iron!

Things You'll Need

  • Clean Rags
  • Baking Soda
  • Unplug the iron and make sure it is cool to the touch.

  • Mix a thick paste out of 2 tbsp. baking soda and a bit of water.

  • Dip a clean rag into the mixture and scrub the iron's sole plate until the caked-on spray starch loosens and wipes away. You may need to use some elbow grease.

  • Wipe the sole plate clean with a second clean, wet rag.

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