In part one, you have read how to prepare your iron for the cleaning and why it is much better to choose to use a home made cleaner, which will save you money and it is much healthier for you. If you have decided to use such a cleaner, read this part and find out what you need to use in order to make the cleaner and how to use it. Here is what you need to do:
First, you need to make a paste of baking soda and water. You will be needing about 2 spoons of baking soda and half a cup of water. Your paste should have the consistency of a toothpaste. Cover the entire plate of your iron with the paste and work it in with your fingers, where there are stains. After that, wipe it off with a dampen cloth in order to rinse off the paste.
In order to unclog the steam ducts, you will need a toothpick. Insert it in each hole and twist it back and forth.
After that fill the water reservoir with equal parts of water and vinegar.
Plug the iron back in and turn it on. Leave it to work on a steaming setting for about 20 minutes and then turn it off and unplug it again. Pour out the mixture after the iron has cooled. The steam that was made from the water-vinegar liquid, has removed all of the deposits that have been clogging your steam ducts.
Now, fill the reservoir with clean water, plug the iron in again and turn it on again on a steaming setting. Leave it for about 20 minutes again. This way you will rinse off the vinegar if any is left.
Now your iron is good to use, however it is much better to iron first a couple of cloths, which you do not need, before you begin ironing your clothes.
From now on, professionals from cleaning services Melbourne advise you to use distilled water in your iron. It contains no minerals and deposits like the tap water does and it will not clog your steam ducts.
Keeping your iron clean prolongs its life and it also keeps your clothes clean, so you should make sure you regularly clean it.