How do you know if an iron needs cleaning? It’s easy to tell if the iron has visible burn marks or is sticky to the touch, but a clean iron soleplate should also move smoothly over your clothes, without dragging or leaving marks.
Before trying to clean an iron, make sure it’s unplugged and the plate has cooled down completely. One obvious way to clean an iron plate is to use a soleplate cleaner designed specifically for the purpose. Alternatively, you can check some quick home remedies. Remember: whatever your method, test it on a small part of the plate before cleaning the rest, just in case it causes issues.