Tip & How-To about Irons

Cleaning a Laundry Iron

Get some CLR descaler and mix it to the directions. Turn the iron on and set it to steam. Turn the iron off and put the CLR into it. When it has cooled a little, sit it faceplate down in an oven proof dish. Leave it over night. The CLR will drip through and sit in the dish cleaning the inside, and the topside of the soleplate. The next day, fill with water and shake upside down to empty any remaining CLR and scale through the fill hole. Keep filling and shaking to empty until the water comes clean.

If you don't want to use CLR, you can use white vinegar undiluted.

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My steam iron has calcified outlets although have regularly emptied the machine through the outlet, therefore not working properly


its a great iron no argument there
de scaling products can only do so much

even if using demin water or filtered water

they dont last forever

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Nov 09, 2016 | Tefal Irons

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machine stopped releasing steam to iron but sounds like it is trying makes a pumping sound but no output of steam


Tip & How-To about Irons
Cleaning a Laundry Iron

Get some CLR descaler and mix it to the directions. Turn the iron on and set it to steam. Turn the iron off and put the CLR into it. When it has cooled a little, sit it faceplate down in an oven proof dish. Leave it over night. The CLR will drip through and sit in the dish cleaning the inside, and the topside of the soleplate. The next day, fill with water and shake upside down to empty any remaining CLR and scale through the fill hole. Keep filling and shaking to empty until the water comes clean.

If you don't want to use CLR, you can use white vinegar undiluted.

Posted by Andrew... on Mar 18, 2016

May 11, 2016 | Irons

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My iron is steaming out rust coloured water how can I clean it please


Having been asked this many times, I wrote it as a Tip to save me writing each time.

Tip & How-To about Irons
Cleaning a Laundry Iron

Get some CLR descaler and mix it to the directions. Turn the iron on and set it to steam. Turn the iron off and put the CLR into it. When it has cooled a little, sit it faceplate down in an oven proof dish. Leave it over night. The CLR will drip through and sit in the dish cleaning the inside, and the topside of the soleplate. The next day, fill with water and shake upside down to empty any remaining CLR and scale through the fill hole. Keep filling and shaking to empty until the water comes clean.

If you don't want to use CLR, you can use white vinegar undiluted.

Posted by Andrew... on Mar 18, 2016

Apr 24, 2016 | Oreck Cordless Steam Iron

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How do I clean my iron? It sometimes stains my clothes and drips water from the bottom. Please help. Thank you.


Get some CLR descaler and mix it to the directions. Turn the iron on and set it to steam. Turn the iron off and put the CLR into it. When it has cooled a little, sit it faceplate down in an oven proof dish. Leave it over night. The CLR will drip through and sit in the dish cleaning the inside, and the topside of the soleplate. The next day, fill with water and shake upside down to empty any remaining CLR and scale through the fill hole. Keep filling and shaking to empty until the water comes clean.

If you don't want to use CLR, you can use white vinegar undiluted.

Mar 18, 2016 | Rowenta DX9800 Iron

1 Answer

How do I clean my iron? Sometimes my clothes get stained and water drips from the bottom. Please help.


Get some CLR descaler and mix it to the directions. Turn the iron on and set it to steam. Turn the iron off and put the CLR into it. When it has cooled a little, sit it faceplate down in an oven proof dish. Leave it over night. The CLR will drip through and sit in the dish cleaning the inside, and the topside of the soleplate. The next day, fill with water and shake upside down to empty any remaining CLR and scale through the fill hole. Keep filling and shaking to empty until the water comes clean.

If you don't want to use CLR, you can use white vinegar undiluted.

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Mar 18, 2016 | Rowenta DX9800 Iron

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