How to Get Glue Off of an Iron

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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.

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Things you need

  • Damp cloth
  • Ironing board
  • Butter knife
  • Ajax or similar cleaning agent
  • Gloves
  • Sponge

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  1. 1

    Turn on the iron to a medium or high setting.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    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.

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