Irons keep your clothes pressed and wrinkle-free. This keeps them fresh and maintains their snazzy look.
But they also need their own maintenance and cleanup from time to time. Irons can get rusty, dusty, and grimy as any cleaning tool in your home can when left uncleaned for a while.
Cleaning with a dirty iron is one of the last things you want to do if you plan on keeping your clothes pressed and fresh. Luckily, we have a few effective iron cleaning tips to share that will help iron out this issue:
Remove gunk with non-scratch sponges or scrubbers
If you own a non-scratch sponge or scrubber, it can be the perfect tool to clean a dirty iron.
Be sure to scrub your iron’s flat surface with gentle strokes of your scrubber or sponge dipped in soap and water. Then, wipe it again with a towel before drying it.
Salt your iron
This might sound strange, but cleaning your iron with salt can work wonders!
Put the salt on a sheet of paper, then run a warm iron over it a few times until stains and gunk are gone. Make sure to unplug the iron to let it cool before wiping away the salt afterward.
Polish up your iron with acetone
If you have a bottle of acetone nail polish lying around, it can also help clean off stains from your iron.
Be sure that you’re wearing something like oven mitts to keep burns off your hands beforehand. Then, run your iron until it heats up and apply some nail polish on a cotton ball and wipe it across the grimy surfaces.
Dish up some detergent for your iron
Dish detergent can be as useful in removing grime and dirt from your iron as it does cleaning your dishes.
Mix your detergent with some water before applying it on a rag or paper towel to wipe away stains and residue.
You can also consider hiring a cleaning service to get the rest of your house tools maintained. Clean House Services can be that helping hand for your home. Contact us today!