Cleaning A burnt Iron

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How frustrating is it when you go to iron something and a few moments in to it you have a big black mark on your shirt. This may not be a common occurrence for all people if you do not use starch. But if you have been in the military you know the frustration of the burnt Iron. Those sharp creases come with a good amount starch. So this article is for all the Military residents in Murfreesboro.   15% Military Discount


The easiest way (light burnt on residue):

Use a damp paper towel with some baking soda or toothpaste. Wipe it on the iron and scrub it off. For the tough burnt stains you might want to leave it on for a couple minutes and redo as needed.

The wax paper method (mild burnt residue).

You will need the flowing items:

  • Ironing board
  • Paper bag
  • 2 strips of wax paper twice the size of your iron
  • A old towel dampened

Step 1: Set up your ironing board by placing the damp towel at one end of the board. Next place the paper bag in the center of the board with a sheet of wax paper, wax side up.

Step 2: Turn the iron to its highest setting and wait for it to get to that heat level.

Step 3: Place the iron on to the wax paper and move back and fourth for 30 seconds.

Step 4: Using a little force run the iron across the damp towel, repeat process if necessary.


The salty bag method (I am just going to buy a newone,  residue):

Do not use on a Non-stick Surface iron.

You will need the following items:

  • Ironing board
  • Paper bag
  • 2 tbsp of  table salt

Step 1: Place the paper bag on the ironing board, add the salt to the center of the bag.

Step 2: Turn Iron on to a medium heat setting and allow to warm.

Step 3: Place the hot iron on the salt and using a small circular motion iron the salt. This method uses the salt as an abrasive to remove the residue.


My husbands method (just another excuse to buy a toy from home depot):

A belt sander with a fine grit belt. Do I have to say more.


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