Iron is a real salvation for a modern housewife. With him, you can quickly bring the crumpled thing into the proper form and smooth even the deepest creases. To keep the appliance in working condition, it is necessary to use it correctly. We’ll figure out how to clean a ceramic iron at home.
As you use, the soleplate of the iron is covered with a limescale, which must be cleaned. But the ceramic coating is very delicate, and scratches can cause irreparable harm to it. Therefore, the use of detergents with abrasive elements is unacceptable. For this, other means are used.
When cleaning the iron, try to observe several important rules:
- Do not use a cleaner before the iron is disconnected from the power supply;
- Do not use coarse cloth or sponges that can leave scratches on the ceramic;
- Take care that detergents are not clogged in the holes on the soleplate.
The leader among products for cleaning the iron is a pencil based on ammonia. You can buy such a useful thing in the shop with detergents.
- To clean the limescale, you need to heat the iron, and then disconnect from electricity.
- Do not wait for the soleplate to cool, rub it with a pencil. The cleaning agent will melt and gradually solidify (as the iron will cool).
- When the iron and the detergent cool down, simply wipe off the soleplate with a paper towel so that there are no traces of the pencil.
Efficient means for cleaning ceramic iron:
- Heat the iron to an average temperature.
- While the iron is heating, soak the cotton rag in hydrogen peroxide.
- Iron a rag soaked in peroxide. Dirt will lag behind the soleplate and stay on the fabric.
- Repeat the procedure with a clean rag until the iron is completely cleansed.
Immediately after disconnecting the appliance from the power supply, it is necessary to clean the holes on the soleplate to get rid of the limescale that has accumulated there. Do this with a cotton swab soaked in peroxide.
- Heat the iron to an average temperature and disconnect from the power supply.
- Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing vinegar and water in a ratio of 1: 1.
- Carefully wipe with a rag a heating soleplate soaked in vinegar solution.
- To clean hard-to-reach places, it is necessary to wind the cotton wool on a match, then soak it with a vinegar solution and process the holes.
A similar method is used when cleaning the Teflon coating on the iron.
If the dirt is not significant and fresh, lemon juice will help to cope with the trouble.
- Squeeze a half of lemon and dilute it with water so that the juice was one and a half times more.
- Soak a soft cloth in the resulting solution and wipe the ceramic sole.
Soda perfectly copes with the old stains:
- Rub a pinch of soda on a dirty part of the soleplate of a ceramic iron with a wet cloth napkin. It is necessary to act very carefully, so that the crystals of soda do not damage the ceramics.
- After 15-20 minutes, wipe off the soda with a wet clean cloth.
If the stains are completely fresh:
- Mix the soda with water (100 grams of powder per glass of liquid).
- Soak a rag in the solution and clean the iron.
To clean the stains with ammonia, proceed as follows:
- Prepare the solution in a 1:1 ratio of ammonia and water.
- In the resulting mixture, soak a soft, well absorbent fabric.
- Clean a heated iron (but already turn off) with a cloth.
Do not wait until a layer of limescale is formed on the ceramic soleplate. Clean the iron at the first signs of dirt, without damaging the coating.
- Slightly warm the soleplate of the iron clean with ordinary household soap.
- Wait 30 minutes and remove the soap layer with the dirt using a wet rag.