I am an iron killer. I don’t know how I do it, but irons just don’t last at my house. It probably has something to do with the fact that I tend to knock them off the board and onto the floor every now and then. Seriously, don’t you think an iron should be able to take that sort of abuse?
So, I read the instructions (I really did) and plugged it in. I turned it to its highest heat setting and started ironing. But it wasn’t gliding the way it should… It took me a bit to actually look at the sole plate and to my horror I saw a sticker that I should have removed before ironing. Where was that in the instructions!? I let it cool and scraped off what I could (see photo).
I tried heating it back up and using an iron cleaner to remove the remaining goo – that didn’t work. I let it cool again and finally got it clean with Goo-Gone. I can now say that it’s a very nice iron! It heats up quickly, is heavy, glides well, and the steam works. Oh happy day!