Steam iron & vinegar ?

Old 11-07-2021, 06:07 AM
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I have a Rowenta steam iron & the other day I put about 1/2 tank of water in it. While it was heating up the water leaked out of the iron & all over my ironing board. I do know it is probably ready for a cleaning but I don't have any regular vinegar. Could I use Apple Cider Vinegar in it to clean it & see if this helps the leaking problem? I've used Apple Cider Vinegar to clean my coffee pot in the past & it worked wonders on it. My iron is probably about 8 years old.
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:28 AM
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I went to Mr. Google and found nothing that said you couldn't use apple cider vinegar instead of regular vinegar.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:37 AM
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Thanks, Ginger. That's where I went to first also but thought maybe I was the first in the world to ask that question so no one had ever answered it. So I'm hoping it's o.k.
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:43 AM
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That apple cider vinegar when it evaporates, unlike white vinegar leaves a sticky residue. When you cleaned your coffee maker you probably were able to flush out the residue by running a pot ful of clean water. You may have to do this a couple of times with clean water on your iron.
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Thanks for that input, Kalady! Yes, I did run clean water through the coffee pot several times after I cleaned it. I will remember that if I decide to go that way on my iron.
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