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When do you realize that it is time to buy a new iron? Mine still does the job but it has a black burnt and I can't get rid of it. Tried even scratching it.

GSM
5 days ago
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Leannexxx
Leannexxx5 days ago

I haven't got a new iron in years im still using my mums old one its black and Decker works fine

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davidstockport
davidstockport5 days ago

Assuming the sole plate of iron is stainless steel it's worthwhile trying to remove black burn mark with tin foil: Scrunch up a piece of allumuninium tin foil up into a ball and then dip in water, then scrub the stain with it after a short time the water will turn black, that black liquid is one of the best stainless steel cleaners you can find, keep scrubbing with foil until stain disappears.

Apparently there is a chemical reaction between the steel and alluminium that creates the cleaner, this trick works for most stains on stainless steel. It will not create scratch marks either.

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davewalsh126
davewalsh1265 days ago

That's a good trick to know. Thanks for sharing it.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap5 days ago

I will try that before tomorrow ironing thanks

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Ann1984
Ann19845 days ago

davidstockport also rub aspirin in with the foil

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GSM
GSM
Original Poster
5 days ago

davidstockport thanks for this. I will definitely try it tomorrow. When you say the water will turn out black do you mean after you put back the ball there once you scrub it against the iron?

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Pjran
Pjran5 days ago

I bit the bullet and bought a new iron in the past year. I found one with a longer lead. There was nothing wrong with my old one but the newer one glides over fabric and the long lead is an absolute bonus. Treat yourself.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 days ago

Our iron is probably 12 years old. I will buy a new one when it stops working.

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lynneh
lynneh5 days ago

Have you tried an iron cleaning stick? They melt off the burn in seconds

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap5 days ago

Where would you get one and how much?

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GSM
GSM
Original Poster
5 days ago

lynneh never heard of it but will have a look if the foil paper trick doesn't work

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap5 days ago

Mined the same. The last time I got a new iron was when the last one fell off ironing board and broke

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lynneh
lynneh5 days ago

Imnotcheap Image off eBay about £5 mark

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap5 days ago

lynneh will look into it cheaper than new iron

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lynneh
lynneh5 days ago

Imnotcheap yeah. I’ve an iron here I don’t use much 🤣

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hspexy
hspexy5 days ago

I’ve not had a traditional iron in years, as I tend to only steam out the clothes if needed.

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