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How to Clean an Iron
It feels nice to take good care of your clothes, and ironing is an important part of that process. Along with washing and drying, ironing your clothing helps ensure that you walk out of the door looking and feeling your best. However, completing this household chore can be tricky if your iron isn?t clean. Luckily, cleaning an iron is a pretty simple task, and Kohl?s is here to help you along the way. Check out our article on how clean an iron for our best tips and tricks today!
Tips for Cleaning Your Iron
- Body and soleplate: Begin by cleaning the body and soleplate of the iron. Since starch and sizing products can leave residue on the iron, it is important to clean the body and soleplate regularly. You can do this by using a soft, damp cloth to wipe the iron clean. Do not use any household cleaners, solvents or harsh abrasives, as these items could potentially damage the iron. You can also purchase quality soleplate cleaners designed for this specific purpose.
- Steam chambers: Next, move on to cleaning the iron?s steam chambers. Start by placing the iron upright and inspecting the steam ducts. If there is residue, use a toothbrush or toothpick to clean away any white residue or buildup. Never use anything sharp, as this could damage the iron. In addition, most steam irons have a self-cleaning feature. Please refer to your instruction manual for proper guidance. Recommended self-cleaning frequency is at least once a year, and no more than once a month.
- Minimize leaking: Leaking is often a sign that your iron is in need of a cleaning. However, if you still notice leaking after a thorough cleaning, there are some other ways to address the problem. First, try emptying the water chamber. This will help prevent dripping during your next use. Another option is to turn up the heat. Increasing the temperature will help evaporate any remaining moisture and reduce deposits on the soleplate. Just be sure not to turn up the heat high enough to where it could damage your clothing.
We hope you found our tips on how to clean an iron helpful. Now that your iron is clean why not upgrade to a new ironing board or cover? Or, maybe the prospect of regular cleaning has you considering an alternative to ironing. Look no further than our collection of clothes and garment steamers. More home improvement projects on your list? Check out our selection of cleaning supplies and storage solutions to help you clean more efficiently and stay organized. And if you?re interested in shopping for a new iron, Kohl?s offers a wide selection for you to explore!