We used to keep a block of paraffin wax wrapped in cheescloth. Once in awhile, we would run the hot iron over the wax and wipe off the residue. This resulted in a slick, clean iron.
To remove melted plastic and fabrics, heat at low setting just until material softens, and scrape off with a smooth piece of wood, a wooden spatula or half a clothespin. If some remains, make a paste with baking soda and water and rub or try silver polish. Wipe off with damp cloth. For a non-stick soleplate, rub gently with nylon mesh pad and suds. Acetone or nail polish remover may remove melted polyester.
[Info from the Home Maintenance And Repair Database at the Michigan State University website]
Fabric stores carry an iron cleaning product in the notions department. It is a thick cream that is applied to a hot iron and rubbed around with an old towel. I've used it for years.
The name is iron-off, I think it is made by fritz.
YOu can also clean molten plastic off a nonstick iron with a bit of salt. Put a tablespoon of salt onto a paper towel, and scrub the hot iron onto it.
I'm a very careless ironer and often have to spend time freeing the soleplate from a build up of melted fabric ( I presume that's all it is- anything else would clean off easily with a damp rag?) I've tried all the methods above ( most of which basically scratch the stuff off- not what you want with a non-stick soleplate) and found that on a Teflon soleplate the thing that works best is nail polish remover; dunk a wadge of cotton wool in the polish, then wrap it over the end of a wooden spatula, then you can 'scrub' hard without burning your fingers and it REALLY DOES work! I was afraid the polish might damage the teflon, but so far it looks intact. Hope this helps someone.
Also - melted iron !
An iron is a metal appliance with a handle and a weighted flat bottom, used when heated to press wrinkles from fabric.
A non-iron fabric can be damaged if you iron it.
Clean and tinned with melted solder
It is history. The paper bag and iron is for wax. If you did that first, you just melted more plastic into the fabric. It will not come out. If you had froze it first, it might have popped off, or it may have already been into the fabric.
Run vinegar through the steam setting.
50g of iron is melted. How much liquid iron would be produced?
lift up the iron and check the fabric
yeah iron can be melted with heat.
When Pig Iron is melted and recooled it is called Cast Iron