Question about Homedics PS-200 Iron with Auto Shut-off
There are a few products that will remove mineral buildup.
Vinegar - slow but it works. Let it sit overnight if filling a reservoir.
If it's on a surface saturate layers of paper toweling with vinegar and place on the surface and let it sit overnight. You may need multiple applications depending on the buildup.
Any 'De-Liming' product (containing Hydrochloric Acid) - Faster, but can discolor metal surfaces if left on too long. Wear plastic gloves when working with these products. If filling a reservoir you may want to dilute it with water (50/50) and leave for an hour. You can make a stronger dilution and/or use it full strength, but be careful... De-Liming Acids foam when they hit lime buildup, so be sure to keep the surrounding area protected or do it in a sink.
Keep in mind it will discolor metal so be careful if putting it in a stainless steel sink. Always rinse and flush with clear, cold water immediately after cleaning. Vinegar is the safe way, but takes time and multiple applications :)
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
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