Having a clean iron is an important part of sewing. If your iron has build-up on the sole-plate it can prevent the steam function from working properly. It can also cause a transfer from the bottom of the iron to your clothing or fabric. Thankfully keeping your iron clean is pretty quick and easy.
How To Clean An Iron
- Empty the water from iron and set the iron to the highest setting
- Squeeze about 1-2" of the paste onto a thick folded cloth.
- Rub the cloth over the hot iron. If the build-up is heavy, repeat until clean. (
- I usually use a piece of flannel in between each application of the paste.
- After removing all build-up wipe the plate of the iron with a clean cloth. I usually use a piece of flannel in between each application of the paste and then again when I am done.***It is normal for the iron/towel to smoke. You will also smell a weird smell. I think it smells a bit like coconut oil.***
I like to clean my iron monthly to make sure there is minimal build up.