Over the weekend, I needed to iron the fabric that is going on London’s pelmet box. But from the last round of curtain-making, the iron faceplate wasn’t looking so good and I didn’t want to risk ruining the fabric by using the iron on it without cleaning it. Only problem is I had no idea how to clean it. What did I do? I turned to Pinterest! I found two tutorials that looked like they might work.
The first one had three suggestions:
- Mix baking soda and water into a paste, apply it to the faceplate with a clean cloth and scrub.
- Apply some vinegar to a clean cloth and scrub
- Use steel wool to clean
- Apply salt to a damp cloth and scrub
- Soapy water and a nylon mesh pad
- Toothpaste and a soft cloth
- White vinegar and a soft cloth, again
- Warm vinegar and salt with a soft cloth
- The baking soda and water paste, again
After looking at my iron compared to the iron in the first pin, I decided I’d try the vinegar and soft cloth with some elbow grease and follow it up with the baking soda paste if necessary. Not necessary. The vinegar worked wonders! I was able to iron the pelmet fabric Sunday night and I was also able to safely iron some of Cameron’s work shirts Monday night!