How to Clean a My Little Steamer

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • Water

Ironing wrinkles from the kitchen curtain is a major undertaking unless you leave the curtain on the rod and use a steamer. My Little Steamer is a handheld appliance used to remove wrinkles from clothing and fabric without the use of an iron and ironing board. The appliance uses ordinary tap water to provide the steam, yet overtime hard water deposits can build up inside the appliance. When this happens, it's time to clean the My Little Steamer.


Step 1

Unplug the steamer, and allow it to cool.

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Step 2

Twist and remove the reservoir cap, and pour out any water that is in the tank.

Step 3

Fill the tank halfway up with white vinegar. The tank is marked with a full line; fill it halfway to that line. Fill the rest of the tank with tap water, and put the reservoir cap back on.

Step 4

Plug the steamer into an electrical outlet, and allow it to heat for one minute without boiling.


Step 5

Unplug the steamer, and allow it to cool down for about five minutes.

Step 6

Twist and remove the reservoir cap. Remove the water, and rinse out the inside of the tank several times with fresh water.

Step 7

Repeat the procedure as needed.



Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.