How to Clean a Iron

Ironing is not one of my favourite hobbies, and I use my iron for many other things so it gets mucky and lime scale build up in it because I'm really bad and use tap water in it.

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How to Clean a Iron
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My grossly neglected iron. Shame on me.

My grossly neglected iron. Shame on me.

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I smeared it with the pulp from my home made cleaning detergent. This picture is taken  in my hobby room, so sorry about the mess.

I smeared it with the pulp from my home made cleaning detergent. This picture is taken in my hobby room, so sorry about the mess.

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I let it sit for 2 hours and then used a scouring sponge. Everything came off easily

I let it sit for 2 hours and then used a scouring sponge. Everything came off easily

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To get rid of the lime scale I poured a mix of equal amount of distilled water and plain white vinegar. I let it sit for 1/2 hour without power on just to clean the tank. Then let it steam for 5 mins.

To get rid of the lime scale I poured a mix of equal amount of distilled water and plain white vinegar. I let it sit for 1/2 hour without power on just to clean the tank. Then let it steam for 5 mins.

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To get the vinegar/water out I rinsed It with distilled water, just by pouring it into the iron and then.........➡

To get the vinegar/water out I rinsed It with distilled water, just by pouring it into the iron and then.........➡

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Pouring it out again. I did this twice just to be sure no vinegar was left. So now my iron actually steams again and is muck free. This home made detergent keeps impressing me.

Pouring it out again. I did this twice just to be sure no vinegar was left. So now my iron actually steams again and is muck free. This home made detergent keeps impressing me.

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