Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste. To clean the gunk from the bottom
of a steam iron, squeeze a dollop of Colgate Regular Flavor Toothpaste on a
dry, soft cloth and scrub the bottom of your cool, unplugged steam iron.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Heinz White Vinegar. To clean mineral deposits from a steam iron,
fill the water tank with Heinz White Vinegar. Turn the iron to the steam
setting and iron a soft, clean rag to scrub the steam ports. Repeat the
process with water, then, with the iron unplugged and cooled down,
thoroughly rinse out the water tank.
Morton Salt, USA Today, and Bounty Paper Towels. To clean the gunk
from the bottom plate of an iron (without a non-stick coating), mix two
tablespoons Morton Salt with enough water to make a paste and rub the
abrasive paste on the bottom plate of the unplugged iron with a crumpled-up
sheet of USA Today. Wipe clean with a sheet of Bounty Paper Towel
To clean starch off the bottom of an iron, run the warm iron over a sheet of
Reynolds Wrap, The starch will adhere to the aluminum foil.
To make this tip even more effective, crumple up the sheet of Reynolds Wrap, uncrumple it again, and then iron the abrasive