Iron is an indispensable assistant to any mistress.
Unfortunately, like any other electrical appliance, it is prone to various impurities that adversely affect its characteristics and, ultimately, can lead to breakage.
There are two main types of iron contamination:
- the formation of scale inside the device due to the use of rigid tap water-
- contamination of the soleplate due to non-observance of temperature regimes during ironing.
In order to overcome the first problem, you canUse one of the following methods. You should dilute the floor of a teaspoon of Antinakipin in a glass of water, pour the liquid into the iron container and turn it on for 20-30 minutes. After that, the scum will exfoliate, and the container can be washed with water.
Clean the scum and rust inside the iron withThe use of Silithite or other similar means designed to deal with such types of contaminants. Heated iron must be turned over and poured cleaning agent into the holes on the sole. After 10 minutes, the device can be turned off and rinsed under a stream of warm water.
To remove dirt from the soleplate of the ironIt is recommended to use a special pencil, for example marks & laquo-typhoon & raquo-. It can be purchased at hardware stores. When using it, you must strictly follow the manufacturer's instructions. The sole of the iron, heated to a certain temperature, is rubbed with a pencil, after a while the dirt begins to peel, after which it can be removed. When using the pencil melts and can emit a strong smell, so this procedure is best done in a well-ventilated room.
If at hand there is no such pencil, and an iron is neededUrgently clean, then you can use other methods. On the newspaper or a piece of cloth it is necessary to pour ordinary salt. It must be ironed with a hot iron. After a while you will notice that the salt begins to get dirty, and the iron will be cleaned. It should be noted that this method can damage the soleplate.
You can also try to clean the surfaceA cold iron with soda or a small amount of toothpaste. In addition, you can try to clean the sole with a cotton swab dipped in an acetic solution. After carrying out these procedures, the iron must be wiped with a damp cloth and then with a dry cloth.
As you can see, in how to clean the iron, there is nothing complicated. Using one of these tips, you can update your iron and make it iron well.