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    The other day I was using my iron on some fusible
    fleece. My iron is a mess. Any suggestions on how
    to clean it? I used vinegar and salt, Goo be gone,
    Mr clean eraser and a teflon scrubber.
    Nothing will clean it. Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    Lynda

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    Sounds like you have already tried a lot of things. I hope it's not an expensive iron. You may have to get a new one..... :-(

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    Only thing left that I could think of to try is set the iron on hot, then iron a wet towel. It may take some off, may not. I agree, you probably will have to get a new iron.

    And we will be careful ourselves with this stuff after reading about your problem!!! Sure hope that iron is not a new one.

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    I have an old iron with the metal plate bottom. It must be thirty years old, it doesn't shut off until you unplug it but I just use a stainless steel scrubber from the kitchen to clean mine off. Let me tell you, it gets disgusting. I even got it too close to a plastic bag a couple of times. After scrubbing, I rub the bottom off to remove any metal residue and plug her back in. I don't know what else you could use if you have a new fancy iron.

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    You might google 'cleaning (whatever you used) from iron'. I found several solutions for my mom after she burned something on an iron skillet. She tried one of the suggestions and it worked.

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    I highly recommend that you get an applique sheet that you put over you fabric and fusible web then iron it. I have a Fons and Porter one and it is worth the investment. Not expensive, $15-16 at Joann's and and you can use a coupon on it so it will be even cheaper. Since using it, I have never had any fusible web on my iron!!!

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    I have used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser after the iron is cold. It worked pretty well.

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    Iron a fabric softner sheet. It works like a charm but be sure to iron and old towel after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I have used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser after the iron is cold. It worked pretty well.
    I use that as well and the miracle eraser really does work great..

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    I use Iron Off, available at your LQS. It's made by Dritz and works on everything I've come acrossed on my iron.

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    take a large piece of wax paper and fold in half several times (so it's 4 or 8 layers thick). Lightly & briefly iron the wax paper. Wipe on clean towel & repeat.

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    I've used Iron Off. It's available at Jo-Ann's. It smells bad, but works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairns
    The other day I was using my iron on some fusible
    fleece. My iron is a mess. Any suggestions on how
    to clean it? I used vinegar and salt, Goo be gone,
    Mr clean eraser and a teflon scrubber.
    Nothing will clean it. Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    Lynda
    get a brown paper bag..or some parchment paper on top of a stack of newspaper...

    and some table salt...sprinkle the salt on the paper and iron over it...time and time again..while the iron is super HOT.....
    it takes time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    I use Iron Off, available at your LQS. It's made by Dritz and works on everything I've come acrossed on my iron.
    some people can not handle the fumes of this though..it is very strong!

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    Iron a dryer sheet. it pulls off the stuff left from the fusible. and makes the room smell not to shabby either!

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