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Steam Iron Mineral Deposit Remover

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Steam Iron Mineral Deposit Remover

2 T water
1 T white vinegar

Pour into the iron, allow it to steam 8-10 minutes. Cool, allow it to rest at least an hour, rinse.

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  1. When I was a kid my mom ironed all of our clothes. I remember watching her clean the iron periodically to ensure that the steam vents worked properly.

    Mom’s Steam Iron Mineral Deposit Remover Recipe

    To make a cleaning paste, mix two tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water. Rub the soleplate gently with your paste, and try not to get any paste in the steam vents. With a damp cloth, wipe away the buildup and paste.

    As the recipe indicates above, to descale a steam iron, pour equal amounts of vinegar and water into the reservoir, turn the iron onto medium heat setting and allow it to steam until all the vinegar evaporates.

    I’ve read some sites that recommend using CLR to clean a steam iron, but the company states this isn’t a good idea as it can and likely will cause permanent damage to your iron and may stain your clothing too.


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