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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