The contaminated iron plate is an annoying problem, whether you have burned a garment and there are debris on the coating, or over time has formed deposits of solid water. When the flat portion of the iron is not completely clean, the risk of staining, or even worse, burn the garment that the ironing increases. That’s why we’ve chosen the most effective methods for quickly and easily cleaning household iron with environmental and handy materials….
Removal of lime deposits and polishing
If the iron plate is cloudy and you feel it is not slipping on your clothes as easily as it was when you were new, try these easy polishing tricks that are used to clean silver.
Lubricate the cold iron with a toothpaste and leave it for 1-2 minutes. Use plain, non-gel or abrasive paste. Take a cotton cloth, polish the metal surface with circular movements and rinse. Turn on the iron to the highest level and drop the steam so that if there is a paste remaining in the steam holes, go out.
I took this useful tricks from a friend from London end of tenancy cleaning, you can find them here.