Life hack: Clean your iron with two ingredients 27



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Like your other home appliances, your iron also needs to be cleaned, but not many of us realised that!

As a result of using tap water, there can be mineral deposits or lime scale on the ironing plate, not to mention the dirt, rust, grime and fabric fluff!

So what can you do to get off this gunk so you don’t transfer it to your clothes?

All you need is bi-carb soda and vinegar…


1. Take some paper towel a drench in vinegar. Place on countertop and lay the iron over it (power off). After five minutes take it off and wipe the bottom of the iron.

2. Some of the gunk will loosen but once you have gotten off as much as you can with just the vinegar, get a separate paper towel and dip in mixture of water and bi-carb soda. Run the iron over the several times.

3. Once it’s all clean, put your iron on the steam setting and the bi-carb soda that got stuck in the holes will start to come out. Clean it up, steam again, clean it up and so on until all the bi-card is out.


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  1. Wow– I haven’t used my iron more than 10 times in the past 10 years!

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  2. You must never have worked in customer service with direct service with customers Kareb

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    • I worked in jobs where you had to turn up neat and tidy. I know my sisters don’t iron but then they never worked

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      • A lot of the new clothes do not look any different ironed at all in fact you ruin then if you iron them and they look smart!

  3. Scrunched up Aloil to a hot iron works wonders. I also empty the water out after each use with a good shake for good measure 🙂

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