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Set the iron to maximum heat with no steam, this will re-melt the contaminants then use a damp cotton cloth and quickly wipe the plate, allowing the cloth to cool a bit between wipes. the cooling action of the wet cloth will cause the contaminants to stick to the cotton.

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