Speaking of irons. I have cleaned ours, Sunbeam, but there is a build up of crap I noticed, yes she does all the ironing. If memory serves me correct one way to get grime off was by ironing brown paper? I know that you can get cleaning fluids for the steam vents but as this one is a non teflon plate I am somewhat vexed as to how to get this buildup of crap off.
If its a stainless steel model plate just clean it with a rough dish clothe and a bit of spray cleaner or a bit of liquid Jif stuff.
Run some vinegar and water through the iron - just like the coffee machine - has it got a self cleaning setting?
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