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Thread: Need advice on iron or iron plate

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    Senior Member mkanderson's Avatar
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    My iron is so dirty and messed up that I can't get it cleaned! I have tried all the things that were written on this board! It is burnt into the plate! Has anyone used the Teflon plate that I have seen on (I think it is Joann's??) The iron is a good one and heats good and hot and doesn't shut off in 20 minutes (I have one of them!!!---hate it)
    If some one has used the plate, let me know what you think of it! Will be cheaper than buying one (can't get one right now!)
    Thanks

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    Have you tried an actual iron cleaning product??? My old iron was as dirty as yours sounds, and it cleaned mine up to almost new condition. You can find them at stores that sell irons and ironing products.

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    Years ago I had one of the Teflon plates that fit over the shoe of my iron. As I recall, it worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Have you tried an actual iron cleaning product??? My old iron was as dirty as yours sounds, and it cleaned mine up to almost new condition. You can find them at stores that sell irons and ironing products.
    Thanks
    Will try that as soon as I get there! I have scrubbed it really good but it looks like it has eaten into the iron! I really do like this one and hate to get rid of it!

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    Not sure if you tried this, but just heating your iron & running it over & over on wax paper cleans up pretty much anything for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Years ago I had one of the Teflon plates that fit over the shoe of my iron. As I recall, it worked fine.
    Thank you Prism99
    If I can't get this clean I was thinking about trying that, just hadn't talked to anyone that has!
    I really do like this iron. Heats good and is not real light weight (although it says GE Lightweight!) and not real heavy either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Not sure if you tried this, but just heating your iron & running it over & over on wax paper cleans up pretty much anything for me.
    Hadn't thought about that! Would the was melt to it?

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    What I've done in the past, have a old terry cloth towel folded and iron over the wax paper, then iron the towel. It's worked great for me.

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    try this: pour some salt on the wax paper, then iron over that, then on towel. works every time! if it's really bad, may have to repeat procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    What I've done in the past, have a old terry cloth towel folded and iron over the wax paper, then iron the towel. It's worked great for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    try this: pour some salt on the wax paper, then iron over that, then on towel. works every time! if it's really bad, may have to repeat procedure.
    I am going to try these this afternoon and see what happens!
    Thanks so very much!

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