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Thread: I was using spray starch...how do I clean the iron???

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    Well, I had to iron the bathroom and kitchen curtains before putting them back up...used my spray starch and forgot to clean it before turning it off...
    Now I have a nasty buildup on the bottom of the iron and I really need to use it on the wedding dress I'm trying to finish in time.
    Please...someone tell me what to use...my brain won't work.

    I considered vinegar, but with all that is going on....will wait till someone tells me yes or no...

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    I've had good luck just ironing over a wet towel.

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    Have you tried to heat it up and iron a paper grocery bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt1950
    I've had good luck just ironing over a wet towel.

    yup. damp towel here, too.

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    Did a search and found this and it came up several times as a way to clean it.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_18787_clean-starch-residue.html

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    A used fabric softner sheet works well. Warm the iron and rub over the sheet. Be sure to let startch soak into the fabric for a minute or two befor you iron. This will reduce the buildup on your iron.
    peace

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    Cool your iron and use a magic eraser! That will clean off just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    Cool your iron and use a magic eraser! That will clean off just about anything.
    I just read that this works well on starch. I use them for most everything they're great

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    i use wax paper, iron over it alot, crumble it and iron more.

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    Thank you, everyone...I will start with the cleaning sponge...

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