How to Clean the Sole Plate of a Rowenta Iron

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Things You'll Need

  • Cotton cloth

  • Rowenta soleplate cleaning kit

A Rowenta iron uses heat and steam to remove wrinkles from clothing. The heated soleplate of the iron is then pressed against the fabric. In the course of ironing, it may collect residue from starch or fabric that burns on it. After each use, clean the Rowenta iron soleplate with water to remove this residue. If the residue is not removed using water, or fabric is burnt to the soleplate, Rowenta recommends cleaning the soleplate with a Rowenta soleplate cleaning kit.

Regular Cleaning

Step 1

Dampen a soft, cotton cloth. Squeeze to remove excess moisture.

Step 2

Turn the Rowenta iron off after use and unplug it from the electrical outlet.

Step 3

Allow the iron to cool slightly, so it is still warm, but not too hot to touch.

Step 4

Wipe the soleplate quickly to remove residue and buildup.

Deep Cleaning

Step 1

Purchase a Rowenta soleplate cleaning kit.

Step 2

Turn the iron off. Unplug it from the electrical outlet. Allow the iron to cool slightly, so it is still warm, but not too hot to touch.

Step 3

Apply a 2-inch squirt of the cleaning cream to the cleaning cloth. The cleaning cloth is the white cloth in the Rowenta iron cleaning kit.

Step 4

Rub the cream onto the warm iron. Continue rubbing until the entire surface has been coated with a thin layer. The heat of the iron will remove most of the cleaner. This may produce a steamy or smoke-like appearance, which is completely normal.

Step 5

Polish the iron with the grey finishing cloth to remove all remaining cleaning residue.


Kallie Johnson

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.