How to Get Glue Off of an Iron

Updated February 21, 2017

The iron is regularly used for crafts, iron-on patches and for pressing clothes. Overtime glue may adhere to the sole plate of the iron. Some irons have a non-stick coating on the plate to stop the build-up of residue. But, without the non-stick coating of the plate, glue can easily stick to the plate. A little scrubbing can remove the glue from the sole plate of the iron.

Turn on the iron to a medium or high setting.

Dampen a cloth towel. Lay it flat on the ironing board. Rub the hot iron forcefully over the damp cloth. This method should remove most of the residue from the iron.

Unplug the iron from the outlet and let it cool. Take a butter knife and scrape the glue off the iron.

Pour a small amount of cleaning solution, similar to Ajax, in warm water. Put on your gloves and wipe the glue off the iron, using a sponge.

Things You'll Need

  • Damp cloth
  • Ironing board
  • Butter knife
  • Ajax or similar cleaning agent
  • Gloves
  • Sponge
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Resonna Shaw has been a writer since 2008, for personal enjoyment and for various websites. Shaw holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from DeVry University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Keller University.