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Treatment of new iron

What steps do I need to take to break in a new iron, before using it? The iron I have is a Black & Decker Quick and Easy X 485 and it came with instructions that have been misplaced.

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Before first use, remove any labels or stickers, on the body or soleplate of the iron. On first use only, iron over an old cotton cloth using steps 1 thru 5 below on setting 5 or above (and the SURGE button for models with that function) to remove any protective surface treatments. 1. Using a clean cup, pour water into one of the two openings in the Water Fill Hole until the level reaches the MAX mark on the Water Window (A). Refill as needed. 2. Ordinary tap water can be used for ironing. Do not use water processed through a home softening system. In extremely hard water areas, consider using distilled or demineralized water, however, use tap water the first time you use the iron and once a month thereafter to maintain steam performance.

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