Friday, February 24, 2012

A Great Tip for you...

I was talking with my friend Linda the other day, lamenting how I need to go to the J and buy some iron cleaner. She told me she learned a tip, where you can use a Magic  Eraser! I love Magic Eraser. As soon as I got off the phone, I tried it. Brilliant!  I heated up the iron, then got the magic eraser damp. I put the magic eraser on the ironing board, and ironed right over it (the magic eraser gets hot fast, so careful with it.) I didn't take a before, but this an after.




All shiney and clean!

Then, I thought I'd really put it to the test with my 12 year old, totally gunked up Rowenta.

Here's the before:  


 And here's the after:



Not perfect, but a heck of a lot better! I think if I spent a little more time, I could work out those stubborn spots. Give it a try!

Hope you have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Michele said...

I definitely will! I love Magic Erasers and was just thinking myself the other day that I need to clean my iron. Mine isn't nearly as bad as yours was but still I don't want any nasty stuff migrating onto my fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Gail said...

That is a good tip. Thanks for sharing.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I have also used a scentless dryer sheet to remove the heat and bond gunk from my iron. Heat the iron, run over the dryer sheet a few times, then run over a scrap piece of fabric and you are ready to go. If you used the scented kind then it will smell very strongly everytime you iron with it.

Teri said...

Thanks for sharing, I always hated using the tube of Iron Cleaner, as it would get stuck in the "steam holes"

Barb said...

That is a fantastic tip, thanks!

Kristy said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing!!!! I'll have to try that!

Linda said...

Nice to have such brilliant friends :)

Sara said...

I have heard of this before and I need to do it! Thanks for the reminder:)

craftytammie said...

off to try it now!

Sharon said...

I will be trying this tomorrow! Thank you for posting it!