We all know how incredibly annoying it is to work with a dirty iron. Especially in the morning, when clock is ticking ruthlessly and you have to rush out! And ironing your best new clothes with a dirty iron can really ruin them. If you have tried iron cleaning before and has not worked out we guarantee our way would definitely work out!
Let’s see how we can get rid of the crazy build-ups on your iron super easily!
What’s wrong with your iron
Be keen on looking neat in your clothes we at the DIY Villa advise you to clean your iron at least once a month. If you maintain your iron regularly you won’t have to replace it too often.
Notice a you’re experiencing a brown leakage from your iron? it could probably be due to a problem in the reservoir and blocked steam vents.
If the iron seems to be sticking on to the fabric you might want to check to see if there are any scorch marks on the plate.
Make sure you identify the problem before you go ahead with these amazing iron cleaning tips!
How to clean your iron water reservoir
Remedy a dirty or limescaled reservoir with distilled water and white vinegar. Ensure your iron has completely cooled first and fill up the reservoir with white vinegar.
Amp up the steam and let the vinegar evaporate for 5 to 10 minutes until the vinegar has evaporated. Fill up the reservoir with distilled water next. Turn the heat up to the maximum temperature and turn the iron upside down. Press the steam button intermittently. This will clear out any residues from before.
How to clear out scorch marks
If the mess underneath your iron plate is sticky, keep it heated and iron a newspaper. If you still have the fabric stuck into the iron plate, use a credit or store card to scrape off the fabric.
Or you can use some toothpaste to clean the underneath of the iron plate.