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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- An iron in need of cleaning
- 2.0 rags or old towels
- A small bowl of tap water
- Dishwashing detergent
- Cotton swabs or a pipe cleaner
- 8.0 oz distilled water
- A metal cooling rack
- A laundry room, garage, or any safe place to run the iron
- Hot-iron cleaner (optional)
Make sure the iron is turned off, unplugged, and completely cool.
Mix a little dishwashing detergent into the bowl of water and dip a rag or old towel into the solution.
Rub the "soleplate"—the metal bottom of the iron—to remove any baked-on residue. Wipe it clean with another damp rag or towel.
Clean steam holes
Use a cotton swab or pipe cleaner dipped in solution to gently clean out any residue trapped in the steam holes.
Once the soleplate is clean and dry, fill the iron with distilled water and set it on a metal cooling rack in your laundry room, away from anything that might be harmed by heat or water.
Plug in the iron, turn it to the "steam clean" setting, and let it run.
Let steam run
Stand clear of the iron and let the steam run through it for a several minutes, or until all the water is gone.
Turn the iron off, unplug it, and let it cool.