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Plugged Steam Iron

Posted by nerdyshopper (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 9:40

I have a wonderful steam iron that I failed to use distilled water in when I ran out and it has partly plugged up with hard water scale. Does anyone have a tip on how to clean that stuff out and not ruin the iron? I'm thinking maybe white vinegar or coffee pot cleaner but I think I once used vinegar on an iron and got a smelly residue that got on clothes. -----help!

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RE: Plugged Steam Iron

Vinegar works great, let soak for a while. You do need to rinse the vinegar out of the iron after it has soaked long enough to release the lime deposits.

Hold the hot iron over the sink (don't touch sink) and use the button for puffs of steam repeatedly. Fill with clear water and do the same repeatedly until no more junk comes out.

Test ironing on fabric you don't care if it gets ruin to see if the iron is clean and no more junk to spit out.

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