Ironing 101 Tips. Salt. Yes! Common Table Salt. Cleans The Bottom Of Your Iron.
How Does Salt Clean The Bottom Of Your Iron? Facts. Facts. Facts.
Salt is an abrasive. And common table salt is a soft abrasive. Which is just perfect for cleaning the bottom of your iron.
The technique is straight forward. Just sprinkle salt on a piece of baking paper. Rub your warm iron back and forth over it. Then rub the salt off with a clean cloth. Simple! Simple!
As we move further away from chemicals in our life. We’re discovering that Grandma’s home remedies work, after all. My grandma used salt to clean the bottom of her iron. I had to dig deep into my memory to remember that. But I used to watch. Fascinated. As she ran her iron back and forth on a cloth sprinkled with table salt.
I rediscovered this cleaning method a few years ago when an older iron’s soleplate started to lose its non-stick surface. I hate using messy iron cleaners. So searched Professor Google for a solution.
As soon as I saw the table salt solution, I remembered Grandma. And knew it was going to work.
I haven’t had to use this for a while as the ceramic base on my Russell Hobbs iron is totally non-stick.
Ironing 101 Tips. How To Use Table Salt As An Iron Cleaner. What Do I Recommend?
The key word here is ‘warm’ iron. Not a hot iron. All you’ll do is scorch the salt. But with a warm iron. It works. Using common table salt.
Sprinkle a little COMMON table salt on baking paper. Do NOT use salt crystals. They will scratch the bottom of your iron. And salt flakes simply aren’t abrasive enough. Run your warm iron back and forth over the salt. Then rub the salt off with a clean cloth. It’s worked for me. I’ve no doubt it will work for you.
If you have a different easy method, that’s not messy like tube iron cleaners, that you’re very happy with. Email me below with the details. Including the brand if you use a commercial product. And why you like it. And I’ll include it in this tip. My readers – and me – will love you for it.
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