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    Super Member Iluv2quilt's Avatar
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    Clean the outside of an iron. I tried alcohol but I am still getting marks on my white fabric. Please help me...I've had to throw away a couple of blocks already.

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    When I got sticky residue from wonder under on mine, I ran my hot iron over salt on a paper bag. Seemed to clean it right off! I think I read that on here before.

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    I bought a tube of hot iron cleaner at JoAnn's which really works nicely. But it smells and the iron has to be HOT so do use caution!

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    I use a used dryer sheet. Place the sheet on your ironing board and rub your hot iron over it several times.

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    For a non coated soleplate I use the smooth side of a honing stone. It smooths and cleans.

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    Thank you for helping me. DH is trying to use tarmenator on it right now, what looks like blue dye is coming off. I'll try the dryer sheet next.

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    They sell iron cleaner at Ace Hardware. I don't remember the name or brand, just ask them for iron cleaner.

    Hope it works for you.

    Bettia

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    I mix baking soda and water into a paste and smear it on. Then I use a clean wet rag to clean it off. I have even been known to use q-tips with this mixture to clear all the holes out in my iron. Works like a charm.

    Lynette

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    I'm not sure if this would work, but seems like it would. My daughter uses that Purell alchohol hand cleaning stuff- to clean her hair straightener and stuff. It even took her black hair dye off my couch. Couldn't even tell. I was almost in tears, she was like mom it's ok, don't freak out. Then she got it all off in like 2 minutes- Amazing

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    Sharon Shamber has a video on your tubeabout cleaning your iron with the Magic Eraser.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...snum=0&spell=1
    Mary Ellen

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