What Are Some Tips for Cleaning an Iron Soleplate?


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Some tips for cleaning an iron soleplate include running a newspaper across it and rubbing it with a vinegar-dipped rag. The methods are family-friendly and green and help get rid of sticky and oily substances on the soleplate.

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To remove sticky substances on the iron’s soleplate, users should turn the steam off and set the temperature setting to the highest level. Running a clean paper towel or newspaper across the plate repeatedly helps get rid of most of the dirt. If dirt still adheres to the surface, a sprinkling of salt on the newspaper or paper towel may help.

Cleaning the soleplate with a vinegar- or ammonia-soaked rag removes oily substances. Rinsing with a water-soaked rag completes the process.

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