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Clean black stuf out of telfon soleptate steam iron. its old.

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Every now and then, its a good option to clean your iron with a candle. Just rub the wax on it, when its heating up, and clean with a soft cloth.
If its really stuck, there is another solution in adition to the wax:
Measure one cup of warm water, and pour it into a bowl. Add one-half cup of vinegar and two teaspoons of baking powder to the water. When the baking powder is dissolved into the liquids, soak a soft cloth into the mixture and clean your iron with circular motions.

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