If the underside of your iron tends to stick to your clothes when you use it, try this trick before buying a new one. Wait until the iron is cool (very important!), then put some baby powder on a cloth and coat the iron’s bottom. Once it’s coated with powder, turn on the heat and watch the powder disappear. At this point, the iron should no longer be sticky. It should glide over silks and other delicate, catchy, clingy fabrics. To be sure, test the iron on an inconspicuous part of any delicate garment that needs to be pressed.

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