Sunday, March 28, 2010

Iron Cleaning

I love the Iron.
I love to fuse stuff with my iron.  I love fusible interfacing, vusible fleece, fusible vinyl. 
 I like to experiment with fusing plastic bags together.
You know those little Pearler beads...
My kids love them.
I have melted plastic-y things everywhere. (They make great fridge magnets.)
We use...and abuse our poor little $10 iron.

Needless to say, I spend many hours trying to scrape the gunk off of the iron so that I can press anything else.

I found a new (to me) method for getting the soleplate clean.  And it is super simple too.
1. Heat your iron to Cotton.
2. Put a paper towel on the edge of your ironing board.
3. Lay an unused dryer sheet on top of the paper towel.
4. Press the iron on top of the dryer sheet.
5. Repeat until the gunk is gone.

This has saved the white dress shirts in my home.
Anyone else have a cool method?


  1. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've always used an iron cleaner. This is even better! Thank you!

  3. I've been using this method for a few years now. It works so well! The only thing that wouldn't come off this way was the horrible mess on my iron from my cat knocking it off the ironing board on to the carpet. Ruined the iron forever. Didn't do the carpet any favors either!

  4. I'm going to try it right now. Good timing too. I just got some junk on it last night.

  5. We melt those things, too! We call them Melty Dots for some stupid reason.

  6. What a gem of advice! My iron is constantly covered in gunk and my husband gets so ticked when he goes to iron something...this is great! Thanks!


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