1 Sep 2016

How to Remove Residue From The Soleplate Of An Iron

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Having a functional iron can make the most arduous job appear less tedious.

One of my favourite tools or devices is my iron. I cannot begin to even tell you how much I treasure my iron; oh, lest I forget, all my irons (I have several) are powerful steam irons.

A powerful iron is a tailor’s best friend or one of their many best friends; they simply make life easy for me, at home and at work.

The last thing I want to ever see, is a sticky, dirty soleplate; this can be residue from melted synthetic fibre or simply having your iron on too hot when ironing certain fabrics. I have also noticed that spray starch leaves residue as well. I won’t go into lime scale because personally, I NEVER use tap water in my iron, so I don’t really have that problem anymore (even though my iron has a filter, I don’t trust it completely..lol).

Having a dirty iron can wreak havoc on your clothes; life is hard enough as it is. So let’s ensure our irons are always clean, because life is hard enough without that extra stress.

WHAT YOU REQUIRE

Hot Iron soleplate cleaner
100% cotton piece of cloth.
POINTS TO REMEMBER

  1. Heat up the iron for about 1 minute
  2. Switch it off before you continue
  3. Iron will remain hot, so proceed with caution
  4. Squeeze a toothpaste size on the cloth and start to clean the hot iron
  5. Clean until it is all removed
  6. If not add some more paste and repeat as needed

 

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