Honestly, I thought Dad was making popcorn at 11:00 a.m.
I even had it set on Polyester.
So, before I go any farther & you think the following is how you should do this, just go get yourself some Barkeeper's Friend, Faultless hot iron cleaner, or some other product specifically designed to clean irons. I hear fine steel wool is also helpful.
Don't try what you're about to see at home...
BUT if you want to giggle, read on...
|THIS is what happened to my nice iron.|
|Calling in the troops I had on hand.|
Windex, Goo Gone, Dawn (incognito), Gojo and Paper towels.
|After 3 applications of Goo Gone, |
I switched to Gojo & things started chipping off.
|Following the Gojo was Dawn. |
She worked for a bit, then quit.
|Slightly better after fingernail scraping for an hour.|
|Now, after fingernail scraping for an hour, a person gets pretty frustrated.|
Yes, that's a small screw driver.
|After about 8 Gojo/Dawn/screwdriver/Windex|
sessions, we now have a clean iron.
A bit scraped up, but usable until I get to buy a new one.
2 hours later.
|See this black crap? |
That's melted nylon on my cotton pressing cloth.
Just as an FYI, it's perfectly legal to have up to a 15% blend in wool & call it "100% wool"... in some cases it will be upwards of 30% depending on country of origin.
>>CougH, I woN't sAy where that comes from, cough<<
Anyway, it's legally wool, and at $18.00/yd it was a darn good lie.
Blends can be acrylic, nylon, polyester, rayon or any number of other fibers. They serve various purposes, mostly to help the wool be a more consistent fiber... until someone like me actually believes the fabric label & sets their iron on one-degree-less-than-required to press a seam and melts it all over the place.
Labels may lie, but irons do not.