Mum shares a little-known trick to removing burn marks from your iron that costs just 29p

A mum has stunned people after sharing her little-known trick to removing burn marks from your iron – as some were unaware of the trick, which costs pennies

Close-up of a woman's hand ironing clothes on the table
Cleaning your iron has never been easier (stock photo)

Burn marks on your iron can be a real nightmare, especially when you only really notice them after they have left a large stain on your freshly washed white shirt.

But before you rush to spend your money on expensive cleaning There really is a solution to bring your iron back to its lustrous shine cheap and easy to get rid of burn marks with an item you may already have around the house.

According to one mummy and other cleaning fans Facebooklurking in the medicine cabinet is an article that has all the answers when it comes to removing burn marks – a paracetamol tablet.

Take your iron out of it


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To do this in no time at all


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And if you don’t have one around the house, you can buy a pack of 16 from Tesco for just 29p. So if you only need one tablet to clean your iron, the following hack actually costs less than 2p to run.

So what is the method?

The clever hack was confirmed by countless cleaning fans on the Facebook page with cleaning tips and tricksand one mother who tried it herself said she never “believed” that something as simple as paracetamol would work wonders on her iron.

First you need to set your iron to the highest heat setting.

Then, hold the paracetamol tablet with tweezers and—without burning yourself—rub it across the hot metal surface of the iron.

You should see the burn marks slide off, and you can then wipe the iron clean once it’s cool enough to handle.

A post on Facebook applauding the hack read: “Who knew paracetamol could be used to clean an iron??!!

“Just use an uncoated acetaminophen tablet held in tweezers. Let the iron heat up and rub the paracetamol in circles, the burn marks will just wipe away!! I love this group!”

And in the post’s comments, others were just as stunned, with one saying, “Best hack ever, can’t believe how many products I tried before figuring this out – so satisfying how easy it just melts away!”

However, if you’re not convinced of the magic of acetaminophen, there are other hacks designed to get rid of burn marks — including using a baking soda and water mixture.

If you mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water into a paste and spread it on the iron while it’s cool, you can apparently rub away the burn marks with a non-scratching cloth.

And you can even use sea salt.

Simply sprinkle salt on a clean, dry cotton cloth placed on your ironing board, then gently iron over the cloth several times until the stains come loose.

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