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I need to descale my iron Do I just fill and dial self clean?

I need to ''self clean'' my iron but do not have instruction booklet. Do I just fill it with water dial self clean and turn it on? Iron is Ocealys CHK 331 3CO 4005

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There are number of commercial cleaners available. CLR is one of them. You can also use 50% vinegar and 50% water.
Pour the mixture into the water chamber and let the iron sit overnight. Switch on the iron the next day and put it on steam. Hold the iron over the sink. The dirt will come out of the holes on the sole plate. If the iron is badly scaled you may need to repeat the process or use CLR following the instructions on the bottle.
Using distilled water in the iron will eliminate or reduce the need to de-scale the iron.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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Fill it , turn it to max heat hold it over a sink and press the steam button

Gently move it about and scale should come out of the base

If not I use a diluted kettle descaler as the fill and then allow it to stand for a few minutes on a grill plate before doing the clean routine

A lot of gunge comes out so be prepared to wash it off with a wet cloth as it appears

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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