Even the best housewife may have problems with the iron, more precisely with cleaning the ceramic surface of the iron from burnt fabric or scale, and irons with metal soles do not behave better. Ironing things with a "singed" iron is risky - they can be spoiled, and it is not advisable to operate the iron itself - with time this can lead to breakage. What to do?
It is advisable to understand what led to divorce and scorching: burnt cloth or scum. And when cleaning with special products, take into account the nature of the sole covering on the iron. However, there are plenty of ways to get rid of the burn quickly and painlessly, and there are universal techniques that are suitable for both irons with a metal sole, and for their ceramic counterparts.
Acetone will help get rid of soot on the iron. Dampen a cotton pad with acetone and carefully wipe the surface. For reliability, the procedure will be repeated 2-3 times. Then wipe the sole with a dry, clean cloth.
If you start cleaning the surface immediately after the "accident" has occurred and a fresh "burr" has appeared, ordinary soap can help you. Rub the heated working surface of the iron with soap, wait until the iron cools down a little and wash with a sponge under running water. Reheat and iron a clean cloth again - a test for cleanliness.
Vinegar is an excellent cleaning agent, it is quite able to cope with scorching. A moderately heated iron should be treated with a cotton swab dipped in vinegar. If your iron has holes in the sole, do not forget to wipe them with a cotton swab dipped in vinegar. Then it remains to iron a clean cloth to check the degree of cleaning. If these manipulations did not help, then the pollution was strong, then moisten the soft cloth with a solution of vinegar and ammonia and iron it properly.
Excellent cleans from the burn "Pemolyuks soda effect-3." Dissolve a tablespoon of powder with water to a mushy state, smear the cold sole with the resulting agent and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and wipe with a towel. As necessary, repeat the procedure 2-3 times. Attention: You can safely use ordinary soda and get the same effect!
Salt and paraffin. This is a very effective tool that can help with the most severe pollution. How to act: grate a paraffin candle on a grate, mix with table salt, spread the mixture on one paper napkin, cover the other and iron it with a very heated iron several times. You are provided with a clean and smooth surface!
Hydrogen peroxide is another iron saver. Apply to a cotton swab, wipe the sole of the iron, iron them with a clean rag. Rinse and wipe the surface if the burn marks are gone. And repeat the procedure, if the iron was not completely cleaned from the first time.
"Pencil for cleaning iron". This is a suitable tool for fans of household chemicals. It's very simple: heat the iron, draw on its sole with a pencil. Caution! This gives off poisonous vapor that cuts eyes. But, literally in a minute, you can wipe the iron with a damp cloth and make sure that it is clean and ready to work again.
A caustic but effective helper is a hydroperit pill. Heat the iron at full power and wipe the burned areas with a hydroperit tablet. Do not forget to open the windows before the procedure, the smell will be not pleasant! The burner foams. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth and iron a clean cloth to check for optimal cleaning.
Elementary help - a matchbox. Gently wipe the burner's place with a matchbox, of course, with the area that is intended for ignition. This will also help get rid of burns.
The most important thing when cleaning the iron to remember that it is better to avoid abrasive products and hard brushes. The result of their impact are microcracks on the working surface, and this leads to a deterioration in the quality of ironing, which reduces the functionality of your household assistant.