How To Clean The Soleplate Of An Iron
When you sew, the iron is a useful ally: it is very important to iron the seams as and for several reasons that I detailed 😉 But still it is necessary that the iron is effective and that he is passing well. For that, it is necessary that its sole is clean (a dirty sole slip much less well or so will leave traces on the linen and the clothes)
The tips of cleaning to clean the soleplate.
- Use sodium bicarbonate
This is the method I used for my iron: just mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of hot water and moisten a cloth of this mixture before passing it on the sole still warm. It takes a little patience but it works!
- with Marseille salon
The warm sole is rubbed with the soap and then wiped with a clean damp cloth, a soft cloth or a ball of newspaper. Lastly, we pass a cloth moistened with water, well wrung out.
- with hydrogen peroxide
We pass on the sole still warm a cloth moistened with hydrogen peroxide and a clean damp cloth. Lastly, we pass a cloth moistened with water, well wrung out.
- with a clay stone
The sole of the warm iron is cleaned with a sponge impregnated with clay stone or white stone. Lastly, we pass a cloth moistened with water, well wrung out.
- with a magic sponge
The sponge is slightly moistened and then cleaned with the sole of the iron, lukewarm. Lastly, we pass a cloth moistened with water, well wrung out.
- with slivers of candles
We can arrange the candle lamellae between two pieces of wool and then iron with hot iron but unplugged.
- with household alcohol
The sole of the hot iron is cleaned but disconnected with a cloth moistened with alcohol. We then pass a cloth moistened with water.
- with lemon juice
If the sole is yellowed, we can pass on the warm sole a rag soaked in lemon juice, natural cleaner, before passing a cloth moistened with water.
- with vinegar
If the sole is yellowed, you can pass a cloth soaked in vinegar (on warm sole) before passing a cloth moistened with water. You can also add a little fine salt to the vinegar.
- with t oile emery for metal grain f in
Attention, it is necessary that the sole is in iron and not in Teflon. In this case we can clean the very dirty iron soleplate by passing on a very fine-grained emery cloth.
- with d issolvant
If the sole is sticky, and it is metal, solvent can be used before a cloth moistened with water.
- with product to clean the oven
If the soleplate is burned, a cloth moistened with product is placed on the sole of the iron to clean the oven. Attention, we do not spray the product directly on the sole !! We wipe at the end with a sheet of paper towel, then with a cloth moistened with water.
- with diluted vinegar
The vinegar makes it possible to clean the holes: for this one uses a cotton swab and one dilutes the vinegar by half.