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How to clean the iron it has scorch marks on the bottom. It has a self cleaning button

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To remove the scorch marks the self cleaner might not work so well as doing a manual job. So get a good degreasing spray and use it to wipe off the marks. Do not scratch or use any hard wipes to strach the iron but only to achieve with cleaning.

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