how to clean an iron: Try soaking a paper towel w/vinegar and rubbing - or Baking soda! Place the baking soda on a wet paper towel, place the iron on top of it and start 'ironing' (with the iron off of course)
Tuesday: You can remove set in carpet stains with an iron and a solution of vinegar and water. This takes the concept of a steam cleaner but bare in mind you need to keep changing the towel to soak up the stain. There is no water suction on an iron.
How to Clean the Steam Iron and Its Base Plate. Although a steam iron is not used as frequently today as it has been in the past, it nevertheless still can perform a number of helpful household chores: starching a dress shirt, freshening.
Mom Tip: Use a dryer sheet to clean off the black gunky stuff on your irons sole plate. Turn your iron o a low setting then rub the iron over teh dryer sheet until all the gunk has disappeared. Results : Clean Iron Hope works on starch