How to Clean a Stainless Steel Iron Soleplate

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How to Clean a Stainless Steel Iron Soleplate
Keep your iron's soleplate clean for faster ironing. (iron image by Eray Haciosmanoglu from

A dirty iron can cause bigger problems than wrinkles. Dirt and grime from your iron's soleplate can transfer to your clothes, and the heat from the iron can instantly set those stains, making them nearly impossible to remove. Regular cleaning of your iron's soleplate will keep it working its best. An iron with a stainless steel soleplate can be cleaned using items you probably already have around the house.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Terry cloth rag
  • Distilled white vinegar

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  1. 1

    Turn on your iron to a low setting, allowing it to warm up, but not get too hot to touch. Unplug the iron.

  2. 2

    Pour distilled white vinegar onto a terry cloth rag.

  3. 3

    Rub the warm iron with the cloth, paying special attention to any stuck on dirt or grime.

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