how to clean an iron: Try soaking a paper towel w/vinegar and rubbing - or Baking soda! Place the baking soda on a wet paper towel, place the iron on top of it and start 'ironing' (with the iron off of course)
Tuesday: You can remove set in carpet stains with an iron and a solution of vinegar and water. This takes the concept of a steam cleaner but bare in mind you need to keep changing the towel to soak up the stain. There is no water suction on an iron.
The Unbreakable Rules of Cast Iron Care (Infographic