It's important to clean your iron if you notice the bottom plate starts wearing…
How To Clean an Iron? A spin through the world wide web and the solution was silly simple: vinegar and baking soda.
Step by step instructions on How To Clean An Iron - Remove gunk, buildup and even melted plastic!
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)
3 Unusual Methods to Clean a Steam Iron - Magical Cleaning
Use salt to clean your iron! Pour salt on your ironing board and then iron the salt with the steam off option. The dirt on your iron will stick to the salt, making for an easy clean!