Does anyone have a Sunbeam auto shut-off, variable steam iron and happen to have the manual? I've looked online to no avail. Just picked this up from a freecycler who said the steam function seemed to have stopped working. Well, it steams just fine to me but does need a good cleaning out. I've used just tap water a couple of times so far and it's definitely getting better. But there are lots of calcium deposits around the vent holes. We have very hard water in this area. It has a teflon bottom. My question really boils down to - can/should I put any white vinegar into the tank (and if so, how much vinegar/water) and, can I soak the soleplate in a bath of water/vinegar to help loosen the deposits (and again, how much vinegar)?
I figured I'd just have this as a back up in case either of my other 2 irons suddenly gave up the ghost and I was in the middle of something. And it was free. Decided I really didn't care if the steam didn't work - there's always spray bottles. BUT, since it does seem to be functioning, why not give it a good cleaning and see if it works better, right?
Any/all hints or clues greatly appreciated. Thanks.