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Thread: Nasty Iron

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    Junior Member sheria's Avatar
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    Help I got a little carried away while trying some applique now I have a iron with a brown sole plate it's a shark if that matters. Any ideas from all my mentors on here :roll:

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    A Magic Eraser works pretty good for cleaning the sole plate.

    Once I used oven cleaner it took a lot of goo off.

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    Magic eraser or used dryer sheets.

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    used dryer sheets

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    Dritz brand hot iron cleaner, @joann's or walmart sells one too in a tiny tube. you put some on an old towel and iron over it, if its bad it will take several times, make sure to move to a clean spot on the towel

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    works best when iron is warm

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    I have the Drizt stuff but haven't tried it yet. Hope you're able to get your iron clean.

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    Have used all three methods. The magic eraser works great. I thought the fabric sheets took a little more work and with my sore hands, I'll go with the easy way every time. Good luck.

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    I always use very fine steel wool and vinegar or water. Make sure any residual vinegar is wiped off with water and a soft cloth afterward.

    I'll try the magic eraser too!

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    I'll have to try the magic eraser on my iron. I know it takes off lots of things but hadn't thought of it for the iron. Always learn something cool on here.

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    should the iron be cold when you use the magic eraser? Or warm? I got a little heavy handed with starch on flannel yesterday :(

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    Thanks so much for all the GREAT Tips! I am going to try magic eraser first it's what I have on hand. I had tried dryer sheets but used a new one and that made it worse lol should have checked here before my bright ideas

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    Iron a dryer sheet, then wipe the iron on a towel. Works like magic.

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    I have a brown teflon soleplate and use rubbing alcohol. Works great.

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    I always use a baking soda paste and lots of elbow grease!

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