How best to clean out an old electric iron?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sunny Side Up, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Today at Goodwill I bought a groovy old GE electric iron, black plastic/shiny stainless steel, cotton-covered cord, nice and heavy so it presses the clothes without you having to push. It looks to be in great condition, was probably kept in someone's closet unused for quite some time. BUT there are some dusty lint balls in the steam holes on the sole plate -- how should I clean them out? This doesn't have "burst of steam" option. I don't want to poke at them with a pin and force them in further. Would it be a good idea to put white vinegar in the water hole and let that steam itself out?
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    My mom has one like that she used until a year ago when the cord started heating up and needed to be replaced. You could try water alone with steam to clean it.

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