How to clean marks from the iron’s soleplate

How annoying is it when you’re so carefully avoiding that motif on your T-shirt while ironing, then somehow the iron skiffs it and you’re left with a black mark on the soleplate?

Wait for the iron to cool down a little, then get a nylon pot scrubber dipped in plain water and have a good go at the mark until it’s gone – take it more gently if it’s a nonstick coating.

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