4 ways to perfectly clean your stained iron box

A stained iron box can be messy and hard to deal with however cleaning one is super easy and fast

A stained iron box
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Stained iron boxes are super annoying ( well not as annoying as burning your favorite piece of garment) especially if the stain gets to your garment and the constant need to look for a cloth to put on top of your clothes before you start ironing.  

You've probably wondered how to clean an iron without burning your fingers in the process or if getting a new iron box is much easier.

Well, relax I've got you. Below are 4 perfect ways to clean your iron box with ease. 

1) Iron over a newspaper with salt 

Lay out a newspaper on your ironing board then pour a handful of salt on the spread out the paper segment.

Then tune your iron to the hottest setting and iron the salty newspaper in circles putting a little pressure on the motion until it's clean.

Ps: If you don't have a newspaper handy, you can use a brown paper bag it works just as well.

2) Use Baking soda

Baking soda paste
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Baking soda is a miracle worker that cleans everything from ovens to dishwashers.

Mix two tablespoons of baking soda and one tablespoon of water in a bowl then gently rub it around on the iron plate repeatedly.

Ps: try not to get baking soda in the steam holes. 

3) Soak a towel in vinegar 

Another way to use vinegar to clean along the iron plate is to soak a towel in vinegar and then set the iron onto the towel with the iron plate facing down. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wipe it down. Good as new! This method is particularly useful if your iron has corrosion.

4) Ice cubes and a plastic knife ( for melted plastic stains) 

If your iron comes into contact with something plastic, you'll have a bit of a mess to deal with

First things first as soon as your iron comes into contact with plastic, unplug it and let it cool.

Then proceed to fill a bowl with ice cubes and place the iron plate onto the ice to harden the plastic quickly then get your plastic knife and scrape away the plastic.]

Afterward, wipe down the surface with vinegar spray or a damp rag. It's critical to get off all plastic stains before you use the iron again otherwise the plastic will end up melting into your clothes.

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