Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tip of the Day # 117: How to clean your Iron


1. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt onto your ironing board
2. Turn your iron to the highest setting, ensuring that the steam option is set to OFF
3. When heated, iron over the salt--what happens is that the dirt sticks to the salt, leaving nothing but a wonderfully, shiny iron!

It is good to do this every so often to prevent debris or dirt from your iron melting or sticking to your articles of clothing!


  1. Thanks for the iron clean tip. I would never have thought of it myself.

  2. Have you tried this on "Teflon" type irons? Does it scratch the surface of that type of iron?

  3. To clean my iron I put some cream cleanser on a wet towel that has been folded over a few times. Run the iron over this and cleans it a treat. Warning towel gets very hot.

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. I tried this & did as you instructed a few days ago. It did clean my iron. However when I went to use my iron today it would no longer heat. The iron turned on, but would not heat. I now have salt in my iron that comes out a little at a time when I shake it. I'm very upset as this is an expensive iron and one I use quite often for sewing.

  6. Tried this but didn’t work at all