Ironing our clothes makes us look more presentable, and wearing a neat and ironed outfit is a symbol of responsibility. No wonder that Chinese people were the first in using an iron.

However, the old ironing technology (charcoal iron) developed into something much greater and easier to use – the steam iron! It seems that ironing the clothes is something that won’t change.

But, if the chances now in burning our clothing when ironing are lowest, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t! I successfully managed to burn my favorite shirt when ironing and the fabric got stuck on the iron plate. Well, isn’t this nice? I had to remove it somehow, otherwise I was risking in burning my clothes.

But, how to? Well, there is an awesome cleaning trick in removing burnt from an iron sole plate. I, personally, I don’t trust nor like cleaning the iron with salt – I heard this is the best way – because I can ruin the sole plate by scratching it.

So, I tried this incredible and super-easy trick which made the iron sole plate shiny as new with no traces of burnt on it.

Grab The Ingredients:

  • Nail polish remover

Tools Needed For This Operation:

  • cotton buds
  • cotton pads

The Entire Burnt-Removing Process:

Let’s start!

  • First, plug the iron to heat it up a bit.
  • Then, soak a cotton pad into the nail polish remover and start scrubbing it thoroughly.
  • Soak another cotton pad in nail polish and scrub the iron sole plate.
  • Repeat the process until the burnt marks are gone.
  • Now, soak a cotton bud in the nail polish remover and clean gently each steam hole from the iron sole plate.
  • Repeat the process with each steam hole until they are completely clean.
  • Warning: there will be some toxic fumes when acetone gets into contact with the heated iron sole plate. It’s advisable to wear a mask.

Voila! The iron sole plate has no trace of burnt residues.
Tip: instead of nail polish remover you can easily use vinegar.