On the list
of things we enjoy doing, we'd put ironing somewhere at the bottom of the list, inbetween scrubbing toilets and watching repeats of Mama's Family
. Still even further below on that to-do list is actually cleaning our clothes iron. We just inspected our iron's sole plate, and found there was a noticeable build-up of cooked on spray starch, which was impeding smooth movement.
We initially tried using a magic sponge on the bottom, which resulted in a slightly cleaner iron bottom than before, but with noticeable residue remaining despite our gumption to remove the build-up. So we resorted to a household concoction of baking soda and a little water, forming a thick paste, which we then applied to the iron using the magic sponge. With a bit of patience and elbow grease, we got almost 100% of the residue off the iron bottom. Just be sure to avoid clogging the holes on the bottom of the iron (oops, we didn't realize till afterward of our misstep).