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I have an unfortunate tendency to ruin things very soon after I get them. In the past, I’ve always compensated for this by buying things that aren’t too nice or too expensive. But every once in a while I decide that I’m going to buy something decent and THIS time, I’m not going to ruin it. Uh huh.
I decided a couple of years ago that it was time to buy a new iron. A decent one. Maybe it would motivate me to iron more, I thought. (Ha ha ha) Well, within weeks I had melted a pair of my husband’s pants (also new) by ironing on the wrong heat setting. I tried to remove the stain, but nothing worked and it just got worse. Disappointed, I realized that this was just going to be another item in my long list of things I’ve ruined. The iron soon became my craft iron and my husband’s clothes ended up at the cleaners.
For crafting purposes, the iron still worked fine, despite the stain. Mostly I use it to make my iron-on appliques and baby shower craft kits. Well, I was working on one this morning and sure enough, I ruined it. Unfortunately I ruined it by getting iron on adhesive on the iron. This was the end of my iron. I’d have to break down and get a new one (to ruin).
In one final attempt at salvaging the iron, I resumed my google searching for the perfect solution.
And I found one that’s magic. The Magic Eraser, that is.
I’m pretty new to the world of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it worked on hard water stains. But I never would have thought it would work on the iron, particularly the melted pants stain that nothing else could remove. But it did! A little elbow grease was involved, but check out how beautiful my iron is now!
Have you used the Magic Eraser on anything else? Let me know. I’m kind of obsessed with it now. Happy cleaning! 🙂