Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday's helpful hint

Many of my readers know that I have another blog where I share my love of Quilting.  So today I thought I would share a helpful hint.

Keeping the plate clean on your iron can be troublesome at times.

I've used a product I bought from JoAnn's to clean my iron, which works fine, but can be pricey. My biggest problem appears to be the plate seems scorched in places. 

I recently found something that works not only on the scorch marks but on gunk that may accumulate on my iron.

Using a damp Magic Eraser (that I use to wipe away marks on my painted walls) I found that it also works on removing every mark on the iron faceplate. I had to use a little more pressure on the indention's as they were well baked onto the faceplate. 

But wa-la!!!

Clean iron!! 

I found this great idea on Aimee's It's Overflowing blog.

8 comments:

Sylvia Cannon said...

Thanks, I'll remember this!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Great to know. Thanks for sharing! Will give this a try.

Cindy Ritchie said...

Magic Erasers are amazing! I use them on all kinds of things! Now on om iron too, lol. thanks!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome hint, I sooooo need to clean ours as I leave lots of starch brown after I clean and press all my table linens and husband browns his white dress shirts after I use starch. Not good, this is a great hint, thanks. I LOVE Mr. Clean erase pads, I use them a lot on many items.

They work really well on the bottoms of pottery rings too - cleans them up nearly good as new.

NanaNor's said...

Great tip-thanks for sharing and also adding in a "moist" eraser-I am never sure whether to moisten them or not.
Have a great weekend!
Noreen

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That's what I use on my iron, too! Works like a charm!

Conniecrafter said...

I really need to be able to clean my well and I have these, I will have to give it a try, thanks so much for sharing!

Heritage Hall said...

What a splendid suggestion.
Many thanks for sharing ~