Over the next few articles awe are going to branch out and explore how to clean some of those items which you might use everyday bit as far as their cleaning is concerned are often forgotten about.

Cleaning an iron

Before cleaning any electrical item make sure that it is unplugged. It’s a good idea to make sure an iron is cold before cleaning. There are three areas worth concentrating on:

The iron exterior

Cleaning the iron exterior couldn’t be easier. Just give it wipe over with a damp sponge with your everyday washing up liquid and those grubby marks should come off. Remember to make sure the sponge is well wrung out so water doesn’t get into the iron and dry thoroughly.

The iron reservoir

Limescale can build up in your iron so it’s a good idea to get rid of this on a regular basis. Fill the reservoir with a white vinegar and water solution and leave it for a couple of hours. Empty the solution and then rinse the reservoir with clean water.

The iron soleplate

Over time an iron soleplate can become tacky or blackened leaving it difficult to glide the iron over smooth cloths. To clean the soleplate, wipe it with a damp sponge. For those tricky burnt on spots use an abrasive cleaning cream or ordinary toothpaste, those marks will soon disappear.