As bobepfd said just cover the iron in a nice "clean"(non crumpled) peice of aluminum foil.
You get a nice waxed board, didnt buy a waxing iron, and can just throw away the foil and not have a worthless cloths iron.
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I think my iron is burnt. The bottom is not nonstick, the steel is exposed and the surface is not as smooth. Certainly can't be use for clothes anyway. I think using foil is a good idea. I will try to use foil next time.
Just remeber not to use a steamiron
Some people actually do (not speaking of me ofcourse..)
Using a steam iron makes no difference from using a normal iron. Both have the holes at the bottom and so forth. You just turn the steam option off on the iron and don't ever put any water in it. Majority of irons you find at a store are all steam irons, as mine is, just don't ever use it as one and you're fine.
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