If you look properly, you will slowly see a dark layer form on the surface of your iron’s soleplate. This is usually caused by ironing synthetic fabrics. If the bottom of your iron discolours more and more, develops brown stains or sticks to the fabric, then it’s time to clean it, otherwise your clothes will be damaged. And that would be a waste. You can clean your iron in a couple of ways: with salt, tin foil, vinegar, toothpaste or with a candle. With the tricks in this article you can make sure that your iron keeps looking brand-new.
1. Coarse salt
Salt is one of those products that everyone has in their cupboards and it’s super helpful if you want to remove any dirt and dust particles that stick to your iron.
How do you use coarse salt?
- Sprinkle a generous amount of over a piece of newspaper.
- Heat your iron and rub it over the newspaper, from front to back, until the stains are gone.
- The stains will stick to the newspaper. Afterwards, all you have to do is clean your iron with a cotton cloth.
Because this is a very common problem, we have listed even more handy tricks on the next pages, to keep your iron looking brand-new. Try them for yourself.