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Published October 19th 2012
Save your iron from landfill
So your iron has started spitting gunk onto your clothes. Oh no what to do. You could always throw it away and fork out the GDP of a small nation on a new one while adding to landfill - but there is another solution - iron cleaning solution.
In my local supermarket I found three different brands promising to do the job, so I picked the one which had an inbuilt scourer - call me lazy but I didn't want to have to scour the kitchen looking for one that wouldn't scratch my iron plate.
Getting home, I discovered that this is how you clean an iron:
But this won't do anything for the water tank if it's gunky with minerals from tap water... which is why one should always fill steam irons with distilled water! The oxidised mineral build-up is what spits out onto the clean laundry when ironing.