How do I get the black off the bottom of my iron? Vinegar & Baking Soda
Make a paste with equal parts vinegar and baking soda, dip a clean microfiber cloth into the paste, then rub it in small circles over the soleplate. Dip a clean microfiber cloth into distilled water (especially important if you have hard water) and thoroughly wipe off any paste residue.
How do you get burn marks off the bottom of an iron? Preheat the iron slightly and then turn it off. It should be so warm that you can touch it without burning yourself. Take a piece of cotton cloth, soak it in white vinegar, and scrub onto the mineral spots.
What is the black stuff on the bottom of my iron? Most people notice their iron is dirty when they see “black stuff” on the soleplate. The “black stuff” you see is a result of burn marks, dirt, dust, spray starch and fabric fiber buildup. Additionally, if you leave water inside your iron, it could begin to rust cause rusty spots.
How do you clean buildup on iron? Mix a half-cup of distilled white vinegar and half-cup of distilled water and pour it into the iron. Inspect the steam vents for white residue or other buildup and use a toothpick or toothbrush dipped in vinegar to clean them out. Plug in the iron, set it for steam, and wait for about five minutes.