How to clean a steam iron, there are many ways one can clean our steam iron, here am going to describe some of the techniques used with steam iron cleaning for home and laundry purposes.
Iron has been a part of household life since the 1st century. It is not an enjoyable task during the early days while ironing is no longer that hard.
Much time the steam Iron gets clogged and people do not know really what to do to clean it out. Some iron has specific instruction used a special iron cleaner that may be marketing techniques but all you need is vinegar. Vinegar would clean almost anything on any drain.
What you want to do is that fill there is a hole in your iron, pour of the way of the hole with vinegar want to have nice clean white cloth u want to spray and iron, spray and iron keep doing this till it gets empty, next when it is empty get stirred water this still water keep clawing again, so pour some stirred water into the iron hole and fill the hole with the stirred water and do the same thing spray and iron, if you have a boiler pan set it on top and hold the steam button down and keep spraying the water till it gets empty and is ready to go, That’s how to clean a steam iron
Mist out some of the steam if it is clogged, simply take a straight pin. Kind of poke to kind of breakup if there’s any kind of calcium. Come back through poke your holes here. Make sure they are all clean and clear .come down and just lightly press .now we that have our vinegar all heated up and all the pores all cleaned out. Now pour the vinegar out and refill the reservoir with water. Repeat the same process letting the water heat up and steam about10-15 minutes
How to clean steam iron. Remove mineral deposits from the water reservoir when the steam action begins to decrease. Pour a solution of 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/3 cup water into the water reservoir. Heat the iron, and let it steam for about three minutes. Unplug the iron, and position it, soleplate down, on a small glass dish that has been placed in a larger shallow pan. Allow the water to drain from the vents for about an hour. Drain away any remaining solution, and flush the reservoir with clear water before using the iron.
Turn the iron off, unplug it and let it cool. Pour any remaining water out of the iron. Make a paste of 2 tbsp. baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the soleplate of the iron, rubbing with a clean cloth. Wipe the plate clean with a damp cloth. Unclog steam ducts by inserting the end of a pipe cleaner in each hole and twisting it back and forth. Fill the iron half-full of water. Add white vinegar and fill the reservoir to the top. Plug the iron in, turn it too High and leave it on for 15 minutes. Unplug the iron and let it cool. Dump out the water. Repeat steps 7-11 using water only. Get back to work!
If the iron plate has starch residue or “accidental” gunk, there are several ways to clean it. Try ironing a piece of folded newspaper until the nasties disappear. For more stubborn messes, there is a product made by the Faultless company (the makers of spray starch). It is called HOT IRON CLEANER. You can find it in the detergent section of the grocery store. To clean out the steam holes, mix one-fourth cup of vinegar into a cup of water and pour into your iron’s water dispenser.
Set the iron for high steam and iron some rags or scraps of fabric, repeatedly creating bursts of steam (if your iron does that). This will help clean out the steam holes from the inside. You will want to use up this water and replace it so your clothes won’t smell like pickles. To clean the outside of the steam holes, use something that will not scratch such as a cotton swab. Wet the swab and clean out the holes. If this does not completely clean, dip the swab into vinegar before cleaning out holes.