Perfectly ironed clothes are usually not a matter of some certain skills and talents only a few of us are born with, but more like the secret of ironing spray starch. Yes, this thing does wonders, thank God for its inventor and the best thing is that you can do your own spray starch at home. However, even spray starch has its downsides and one of the main ones is the fact that it is building upon the ironing surface and this is not a pleasure at all. But it is also not pained by any means because the build-up can easily be removed with not one, but four simple home-made remedies we are going to share with you today!

So here are a few ways to clean your iron for the time, when you are done with house cleaning and you are craving a bit more chores and tasks (yep, because this happens to all of us, as if!). Without further ado, here are 4 time-proven and successful ways of cleaning the build-up from your iron:

  • Baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide (this is actually a magical cleaner that can beat up a number of stains from a number of surfaces too)
  • Toothpaste
  • Salt
  • Magic eraser

First things first – always start with cool iron, you don’t want to burn yourself!

Baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

Without even in need of trying it, we know that this method will do wonders, considering the fact that the same receipt is used successfully for a number of other cleaning situations and it is amazing, see how to clean with baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide. However, we have actually tried the method for cleaning the iron and it really does work very effectively! However, try to avoid the holes on the surface of the iron, since there may be a bit harder to get rid of the mixture once it is trapped inside there. If you find this a challenge, soak a Q-tip into hydrogen peroxide only and you will easily access all the small nooks and corners.


The toothpaste method has a very similar outcome to the above-mentioned method. Once again – toothpaste may clog the holes, so make sure to remove the residue with a Q-tip before using it. One of the bonuses of cleaning with toothpaste is the fresh and minty scent!


Salt works as a perfect and natural abrasive for getting rid of all sorts of stains and burnt on dirt. This method is also clogging-free.

Magic eraser sponge

This sponge eraser is called magic for a reason! The magic eraser is amazing for getting all sorts of stains, including the build-up on your iron and it is also clogging-free, cleaning the iron as a champ and does not take too much time to show perfect results! Everything you need to do is simply wetting the eraser and rubbing the iron plate until it is sparkling clean.

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