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Thread: Cleaning an iron

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    Senior Member cherrybsixty's Avatar
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    Whatever my DGS used my iron on it is not coming off and I used the eraser, SOS pad, liquid detergent and the real no-no scrapping and I knew that was wrong. I haven't tried the paper bag and salt or the old dryer sheet, thanks for those kind reminders.

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    Soft-Scrub cleaner has worked for me. Don't use on hot iron. Be sure to wipe iron clean before heating. After iron get hot iron over paper towels or scrap of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I some how had something get on my brand new iron and leave a nice little red stain. I've tried using the tin foil in a ball method to clean it but it doesn't seem to want to come off. Any other suggestions?
    Rub your hot iron, with a wadded up ball of wax paper, or use Faultless Hot Iron Cleaner. 2 tubes per pkg. You can find it at Wal-Mart.

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    I keep a Mr. Clean Eraser by my ironing mat along with a squirt bottle filled with water. When I get something on my iron or a starch buildup, I lightly spray the sponge and run the hot iron over it. Cleans like a charm.

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    Have every tryed wax paper. Try ironing on wax paper then take an old towel and Iron back and fouth and it should come off on the towel...

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    I use sos pads.

    Sharon

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    You ladies are awesome, I had tried the wax paper and along with the other hasn't work, but I forget about the Soft Scrub. I will try that and the brown paper and salt and see if that works for me. Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    This appears to be dye from a red tumbler block I was starching and ironing. As if that wasn't bad enough, the stain is now right on the white tumbler block that I ironed after but before I noticed the dye on the iron. Just not my day I guess.
    When I was done quilting a quilt I noticed something on my quilt. I thought it was blood - no. I made a paste of oxiclean crystals and water - wet the spot, put on the paste and gently wiped. It came out immediately. Good luck!

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