On last Friday, my steam iron all of a sudden started sputtering and
spewing out rusty water. I've had problems with previous irons and
our local, extremely hard water (just white deposits -- not rust), so
I've been using bottled spring water. I did not use distilled water,
because the manufacturer recommended not using that.
I must confess that I did not empty the iron out after using it.
I looked on-line for information on how to clean that out of an iron
and found several recommendations to use a 50/50 solution of white
vinegar and water to clean the rust out.
I've tried that three (3) times, but it just keeps spitting out more
I'm looking for recommendations -- Do I ...
1) try the vinegar/water a few more times?
2) try a commercial cleaner (if so, which one worked for you)?
3) forget about trying to get the rust out and use the iron without
steam from now on?
Thanks for your help.
Bev in TX