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How to Clean an Iron



The fastest way to look sloppy and unprofessional is by wearing crinkly and uneven clothing. Using an iron for your clothes is a must, especially if you want to look your best and leave a good impression on others. But whilst your iron maintains a sleek look for your clothes, don’t forget that your iron needs maintenance too!

Taking time out to clean your iron can extend its life and upkeeps its quality, ensuring you’ll always be ready to turn your wrinkled clothes into almost brand new, crisp and sleek looking clothing.


Achieving a beautifully clean and tidy home can be made easy –
Myhome offers unbeatable cleaning services from homes that need round-the-clock cleaning to last minute spring cleans before a party or family visit.

Cleaning the Bottom of an Iron

Knowing how to clean the bottom of the iron and its parts is quite simple, you’ll just need to prepare a few things beforehand:

  • Ironing board or a flat surface to iron on
  • Distilled water as well as regular water
  • Spatula or similar blunt tool (that can spread the cleaning mixture onto the bottom of an iron)
  • Cotton buds
  • Cloth
  • Baking Soda (optionally Vinegar or Ammonia)


Bottom Surface of an Iron

For the bottom flat surface of the iron: Combine two tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water to form a thin spreadable paste. Have the iron turned off and lather on the paste onto the bottom of the iron using a spatula. Slightly dampen your cloth and start cleaning the iron, wiping off all the cleaning paste.

If you’re out of baking soda, try finding if you have vinegar or ammonia. Dampen a clean cloth with the either one of the liquids and wipe down the bottom of the iron (that’s switched off).

Steam Holes

Another part of the iron that deserves a good cleaning are the iron’s steam vents. Dip a cotton bud into distilled water and start rubbing away at the individual vents for a thorough cleaning – you might have to go through a few cotton buds so have plenty on hand.

As a final step, fill the reservoir to around a third of its capacity with distilled water. Or, if your iron is looking like it needs something stronger add in 3-part vinegar to 1-part distilled water into the reservoir. Turn it on and steam iron a clean cloth to do a flush out any deposits stuck inside the vents.

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