Melted Crud on Soleplate?

My Rowenta Powerglide's soleplate has melted invisible (not any more!)
thread, among other things which I can't identify..... Can I just rub it off
with one of those green scratchy things that I use for pots and pans? I used
Dritz iron cleaning paste repeatedly which helped but there's still a lot
there.
TIA
Dogmom
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dogmom
make sure that when you use the "Iron Off" stuff that your iron is hot enough for it to work. And be careful. Usually I will heat my iron and try to get at least some of the stuff off by rubbing the hot iron on something like a scrap of old, fairly "rough" terrycloth toweling. (I will keep a piece of an old towel for stuff like this. Wash it, dry it by hanging up and such. Eventually it gets too much gunk on it that won't wash out and I have to dump it.) Then use the Iron Off on a hot iron. May take several applications, but it does eventually come off. You can try the green scrubbies, with some baking soda made into a paste. But be warned that if you have any kind of "non-stick" coating on the iron it may scratch. If you have a stainless steel sole plate you may be able to even use a bit of fine steel wool on the iron. But be careful with anything you use.
I have also used salt poured out onto a large sheet of brown paper (torn open grocery sack) to run the hot iron over to remove some stuff..... (years ago, before StitchWitchery/Wonder Under/etc, we used dry cleaner bag plastic to help stick appliqué pieces down. That could get real nasty on the iron if you were not very careful. )
good luck, Pati, in Phx
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Pati Cook
You may want to try the "goo-gone" which helps remove a fair amount of that stuff off my iron. It's available at most grocery stores in large or small quantities.
Nancy
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Nancy
Dm: When I've used that green scratchy pad for weird sticky stuff on an object I end up with yucky green weird sticky stuff on the object!! So, no.
Rowenta makes a proprietary cleaner. I have not purchased it, but my Rowenta soleplate has not been attacked by any weird stuff.
PAT in VA/USA PS: NAYY, especially to weird stuff!
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Pat in Virginia
Dm, if you become desperate and nothing suggested works, report back. DD welded a poodle skirt to my Rowenta once and DH did get it clean. His solution does require adult supervision and perhaps a fire extinguisher on standby. Polly
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Polly Esther
mailed and posted
Mrs Esther: Am I wrong to assume that your DH can solve lots of problems, but usually requires supervision and that fire extinguisher nearby? Give him a HUG for me!
PAT in VA/USA
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Pat in Virginia
LOL! One of those green scratchy pot cleaners and LOTS of elbow grease (hope it doesn't stain!) on a cold iron got nearly all of it off, so my Powertrudger is once again a Powerglider. But if it gets "attacked" again, to use Pat's apt word, I will take you up on your kind offer.
Just told DH I do NOT know how I could sew without y'all. Thanks!
Dogmom
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dogmom
I was taught..and this has always worked for me..get some scrappy muslin type fabric that you don't care about, a dryer sheet, and set your iron on HOT. put the muslin on your ironing board and put the dryer sheet on top of that..iron back and forth across the dryer sheet, and across the muslin. the offending junk should come off no problem. Hope this helps. andrea
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alea
Nah. His method of removing melted poodle from a Rowenta does involve gasoline, sand paper and being out in the middle of a pasture, however. Polly
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Polly Esther
Noooooo!! Don't use scotchbrite on your Rowenta!! :-) Seriously, I am the queen of screwing up the soleplate on the iron. I can melt things onto the soleplate that you wouldn't think are even melt-able. Rowenta sells a "kit" for cleaning the soleplate. I think it was about $15. You get a tube of this magic melted-crud-getter-offer, a a piece of rough terrycloth & a piece of soft flannel. (which weren't really necessary, anybody could come up with an old towel). Anyway. This stuff does miraculous things to the soleplate of my iron. IMO it's well worth buying.
Sherry
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Sherry

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