Sometimes fibres stick and even burn to the base plate of an iron, leaving unsightly marks on clothes. To get rid of these marks on the plate gently rub the marks using a damp cloth and a little white toothpaste or a homemade paste of baking soda and a little vinegar or water. Never scrub the base with household cleaning products as these can be harsh and damage the coating of the plate.
Here are some easy tips for cleaning and looking after your iron
1. How to clean the base of your iron
2. Avoid iron marks on clothes
3. Using vinegar to clean your iron
4. How to clean an iron´s steam holes
How to clean the base of your iron