We're moving house, I've put everything into storage including all the instructions for my various appliances. This includes the iron! It isn't steaming properly and I thought I could self-clean it - there is a button for doing it.Can you give me some tips on how to use it and what else I could do? Thanks.
Philips do not have a manual for this iron online, sorry contact them if you want; http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?sct=IR_STEAMIRONS_SU&cat=HOP_IRONS_CA&grp=HOUSEHOLD_PRODUCTS_GR&session=20070313063306_126.96.36.199&ctn=HI296/54&slg=ENG&scy=GB The best way to clean these irons is with neat vinegar - try to get white vinegar and you have less smell to get rid of - fill the iron, give it a good shake and leave it overnight, then use the iron as normal (use it on a kitchen drying up towel or similar) then leave it for another few hours/overnight and then empty out any remaining vinegar and rinse through with water a couple of times. this normally solves any problems caused by limescale - if not then just leave the iron a little longer with the vinegar, also try to pour a little vinegar into the steam vent holes with the iron upturned and leave for a while. Hope this helps :)
Also need this solution
Fill your iron with water, put the steam button to the 0 postion, plug your iron in and allow to get hot with the iron set to full heat.
Then unplug your iron hold it over the sink and at the same time hold down the calc button, repeat process until no more limescale come out of your iron, wipe plate with a damp cloth, then iron as normal,
(dont worry about the iron spitting and making a lot of noise during the calcing this is normal)
Usually answered in minutes!