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How to Descale your Iron.

To Descale your Iron, use Scale Away, CDR, you can buy at the hardware. It will remove the deposits. After you get it descaled you need to use Distilled water that you buy at the grocery store in it. This will avoid it scaling again.
Also, Vinegar and water, Citric Acid crystals, Usual dose 1 teaspoon per 200ml water works

Pour it in just like the water and let it steam out, then repeat with water, steaming out over a rag, sheet or something.

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To descale make a solution of 3 parts distilled water to one part white vinegar, about a teacup full and pour into the irons water reservoir. Switch the iron on and set it on to the highest steam setting. Place a clean tea towel or similar on the ironing board and steam-clean it with the iron for a few minutes. The vinegar/distilled water solution will break down and expel the lime scale. Turn off the iron (unplug). Pour out the water and vinegar solution. Pour clean distilled water into the iron reservoir and steam-clean a new clean cloth for a few minutes. this will remove any residual vinegar etc. Turn off and unplug the iron and pour out the remaining water. Descale completed.
To clean the base (soleplate) first, make sure your iron is completely cool before cleaning.
There are a number of things to remove various stains. For general stains rub the bottom of the iron with table salt and a soft damp cloth. For marks left by limescale (a powderey white) use undiluted white vinegar on a soft cloth. Some stubborn stains can be removed with a paste made from baking soda and water. What ever you use make sure you rinse and wipe the soleplate dry before using again. Never under any circumstances use a metal scouring pad or wire wool type cleaner, this will scratch, mark, and probably damage the soleplate beyond repair.

Nov 30, 2013 | Irons

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how do I descale an iron?


Run white vinegar through it a few times or you can use CLR a product designed to remove scale and rust and lime deposits.

Jan 25, 2012 | Irons

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how do i descale it


Fill the tank with regular malt vinegar and leave it overnight, Was out in the morning and should have removed most of the scale. Then mix two parts vinegar and one part water and fill the tank again. Heat the iron up to max setting and steam through to remove any small deposits in the steam holes. Repeat if needed.

Feb 27, 2011 | Philips HI-296 Iron

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Hi, ive lost my instructions and need to descale my iron. could you please advise me how to do it many thanks jo


CDR, Scale Away, you can buy at the hardware. It will remove the deposits. After you get it descaled you need to use Distilled water that you buy at the grocery store in it. This will avoid it scaling again.
Vinegar and water, Citric Acid crystals, Usual dose 1 teaspoon per 200ml water works

Pour it in just like water and let it steam out, then repeat with water, steaming out over a rag, sheet or something.


Feb 13, 2010 | Irons

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HOW DO I DESCALE A STEAM GENERATOR IRON


Place the iron soleplate, unplugged of course, in a shallow dish of water and descaler and leave it for a while. I have just done this with mine and its working a treat.

Dec 19, 2008 | Maytag MLI7500A Iron

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