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Need to clean my Rowenta

How do you I clean the bottom of my Rowenta iron? It has black fabric stuck to it in a couple of places from slacks that shouldn't have been ironed!

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Let warm up and spray a good oven cleaner on it and let sit for awail(turn iron off) then it should just wipe off!
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009


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