A Clean Iron

Today’s tip comes to you courtesy of Sara Lawson, author of popular sewing blog Sew Sweetness, and a very talented Pellon Projects™ Designer. Thanks so much Sara!!

Hey everyone! I looked at my iron this morning and it seriously looked like it was caked in mud. I’d say about a 1/4 of it was brown. Yuck. Who wants to use something like that to iron your gorgeous fabrics and prized projects? I had to do something! I came up with a great solution and thought it’d be worth sharing with all of you.

For a clean iron:

— Add equal parts baking soda and salt to water to form a paste.
— Apply the paste to a damp washcloth and use it to scrub your iron. The baking soda provides cleaning powers while the salt serves as what you might call an exfolient for your iron;).
— Create a vinegar/water solution and use it to clean the plate. This helps to remove any baking soda that got caked into the little holes in your iron plate.
— Use a magic eraser to polish the plate and make it look shiny again.
— Stand back and admire! Your iron should look as good as new!

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Planning to give this one a try? We’d love to see your before and after shots! Send them to erin @ pellon.

4 thoughts on “A Clean Iron

  1. Chris says:

    I used this solution today 6/7/2014, and it worked really well. Thank you for the tip and for leaving the post available!.

  2. Jennie {Clover & Violet} says:

    I used to have a yucky iron from all the salt and minerals in our water…now I only use Best Press from the bottle, instead of steam, with my iron and I haven’t accumulated any yuck, so even though my iron is a year old, it still looks new!

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