Ironing 101 Tips. Why Vinegar Is So Good For Your Iron.
Vinegar. To The Rescue. Facts. Facts. Facts.
We’ve all had this happen to us at some time in our ironing life. Brown sludge is seeping through the holes of your iron. And making a mess of whatever you’re ironing.
Not what you want to happen when you’re putting the final, last minute touches on that ‘Sunday Best’ garment. Shortly before you walk out the door.
So how do you get rid of that sludge? Which is a mixture of sediments that settle in the bottom of the water tank of your iron.
A wonder cleaner from the last century. Is just the solution to get the job done.
It cleans an iron’s water tank just as if you went into the tank with a firm bristle brush.
And it’s so simple to use.
Do this. Fill the tank with white vinegar. Let soak for 2 minutes. Steam a cloth until the tank is empty. Then refill with water.
Ironing 101 Tips. Vinegar. To The Rescue! What Do I Recommend?
There are two types of vinegars.
Distilled white vinegar is 5% acidity. And is what we use in salad dressings. It can be used in your iron.
Cleaning white vinegar is 6% acidity. But is 20% stronger than distilled white vinegar. This is usually purchased from a hardware store. I purchase mine from Bunnings.
It’s your choice. Whatever you have at home is fine.
Let the vinegar soak in the iron’s water tank for a few minutes. Set your iron to full blast steam. And let the steam billow over a cloth you don’t care about, until your tank is empty.
You will see the brown sludge seep out of the holes. Onto the cloth.
Wipe the sludge remnants off the bottom of your iron with another cloth. Be careful. The bottom of your iron will be very HOT!
Refill your tank with water. And iron as usual.
If you have another technique for cleaning the water tank of your iron that you’re very happy with. Email me below with the details. 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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