Do you notice marks on your clothes when you iron them? Your ironing does not seem efficient? In this case, the soleplate of the iron is surely dirty or clogged. Fortunately, there are tips for easily cleaning an iron soleplate. Discover all our practical advice for cleaning a scaled, yellowed or burnt sole. Be careful, the iron must always be unplugged when you clean it, and the soleplate warm, never hot.
After unplugging your iron, and while it is still lukewarm, apply soapy water. Use a non-abrasive cloth or sponge.
Thanks to Marseille soap, you will come to you from dirt and lime stains. And for best results, rub afterwards with a clean, damp cloth.
In case of yellowed sole, use a cloth soaked in lemon juice. Then, dry with a soft cloth. You can also rub half a lemon directly on the soleplate of the iron.
Effective in many areas, white vinegar can also be used to clean an iron. Soak a cloth in white vinegar and a pinch of fine salt. Then wipe the soleplate with a soft cloth or use a paper towel.
And to clean the holes in the steam soleplate, use a cotton swab previously moistened with white vinegar.
In case of very dirty sole, use emery cloth. It should be very fine grained. Rub lengthwise to clean the soleplate of the iron.
The nail polish remover
Nail polish remover can get rid of a very dirty iron. Preferably use a product without acetone, unless the stains resist. Soak a cloth in it and then run it over the soleplate of the iron.
On the soleplate of the iron, pass a cloth moistened with hydrogen peroxide. Then wipe a clean damp cloth over the sole.
You can also use white stone or clay. Simply clean the sole with a sponge impregnated with the product.
Bicarbonate is a very versatile product with multiple benefits. In addition, it is used to clean irons.
On a damp cloth, place a solution of baking soda melted in hot water (one tablespoon of the product for one cup of water).
Alcohol at 70°
Soak a cloth in 70° alcohol then pass it over the sole. After operation, wipe with a cloth moistened with water.
If your iron soleplate is burned, use your oven cleaner using a cloth moistened with the product. Be careful, never spray your oven cleaner directly on the soleplate.
Then wipe with an absorbent sheet, then with a cloth dampened with water.
To know : take your precautions with a Teflon iron soleplate. Never use the abrasive side of a sponge that could scratch it. Likewise, do not use a sponge or cloth that has not been thoroughly wrung out.