How do you remove sticky gunk from an iron? Mix one part salt with one part white vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Stir to dissolve the salt, dip a cotton rag in the mixture, and rub the bottom of your iron vigorously. This should remove residue that is causing the dragging and give your iron a clean, almost-new shine.
How do I get the brown stuff off my iron? Grab a cotton ball and dip it into acetone nail polish remover. Using an oven mitt or a heat-protecting glove, swipe the cotton ball along the surface of the hot iron. It will dissolve residue in no time.
Why does my iron has black stuff on it? 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 does vinegar clean a burnt iron?
- Mix a half cup of vinegar with a half cup of water.
- Fold a rag or cotton ball and dip this into the vinegar and water solution.
- Add a sprinkle of baking soda to the wet spot on the rag (this is your abrasive), and gentle begin scrubbing the burn stains.