I think we can all agree that scorched iron doesn’t need to be described. We all know and have experienced the smell of burned fabric. There’s no need to panic and rush to the store to buy another one. This article offers two easy and very effective DIY methods for cleaning scorched irons. The sole plates are the key; if you follow the instructions carefully, you can save your iron.
Several steps need to be taken before you can begin the cleaning process. Unplug your iron immediately if you notice the plates are burnt. Next, begin removing any fabric left on the bottom of the iron. To make things easier, you can use a pair of tweezers. Once the iron has cooled completely, you should remove the small debris left by the melted fabric. Following that, simply clean the scorched iron using one of these DIY solutions.
1. Lime juice & baking soda
Squeeze a lime and add enough baking soda to make a thick paste.
Next, apply the paste to the sole plates of your iron.
Let the paste sit for about 10 minutes. Make sure your iron is cold before using it.
In 10 minutes, test a small patch of the sole plate to see if it’s working. It is important to determine if the paste is lifting the stain because if it is not, you should leave it on for at least another 10 minutes.
As soon as the lime and soda paste has done its thing, use a rag to gently rub it.
After removing the excess paste, wipe it off with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry.
2. Vinegar & baking soda
Prepare a mixture by mixing half a cup of water with half a cup of vinegar.
Then, dip a cotton ball into this mixture and remove the excess of the burn stain.
Next, sprinkle baking soda on a damp cotton ball as well. Use it to scrub gently in circular motions and with a little pressure on the burn stains.
Finally, wipe off the excess with a damp cloth.