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Using starch - cleaning the iron afterwards

Old 10-18-2018, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ArlaJo View Post
A little salt on a brown paper bag and iron with a hot iron Cleans of almost any gunk.
I must try that! Nice and simple.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Snooze2978 View Post

As to cleaning your iron of the buildup, I use Dritz's "Iron Off" in a tube found in the sewing dept of Walmart. I put some on an old rag and run my iron over the stuff. It may take a couple times depending on how much buildup you have but it works great for me. I haven't had to use it in some time now.
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I’ll have to see if “Iron Off” or something similar is available in the UK.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:08 AM
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When I iron with starch (I use the spray) I keep a used dryer sheet on the ironing board and after every item I iron I run the iron on the dryer sheet. I do spray the sheet with water from time to time - but since I have started doing that there is absolutely no build up on the iron.

I have used the Magic Eraser, my iron had the teflon coating and the eraser ruined the iron.

People kept coming up with new ideas on how to use the used dryer sheets and this was one of the ideas. I started to save the used sheets (now I use the wool dryer balls) but have the used sheets kept in an old kleenex box.

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Old 10-19-2018, 08:44 PM
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I don't have starch buildup anymore since I follow this method. Spray the wrong side of the fabric. Let it dry, never iron wet a little damp if you want but not wet. Iron on the right side.
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