A group of DIY mums have revealed how to banish the stubborn black stains from the back of an iron by using Panadol tablets.
Members from the popular Australian Facebook page, Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise, shared the tip after a woman wrote a post seeking advice for removing the stains.
‘Remind me how to clean this [stain] off, do you just wipe it with vinegar while it’s still warm?’ the mum wrote alongside the photo of her stained iron.
Hundreds of mums replied, advising her to use tweezers and rub Panadol tablets onto the stain while the iron is still hot.
A group of DIY mums have shared a helpful cleaning hack on social media revealing how to remove black stains from irons by using Panadol tablets
After trying the simple trick on the iron once it heated up, the woman said the hack worked amazingly well and removed the stain completely.
‘It worked, amazing! How does someone come up with this?,’ she said.
‘I used two Panamax [tablets], wiped it off with a damp cloth, then did a final wipe with vinegar and a scrubbing brush to get into the holes.’
The woman said her husband will be impressed too, as he irons his own shirts every morning before going to work.
A chemical reaction is said to take place when the Panadol tablet is applied to the hot iron.
After trying the simple but odd trick, the woman said the hack worked amazingly well and removed the stain completely.
HOW TO REMOVE IRON STAINS USING PANADOL TABLETS
Set your iron onto the maximum heat setting and rub a Panadol capsule over it using tweezers
A chemical reaction is said to take place when the tablet is applied to the hot iron
Repeat this process with another tablet if the black marks are proving to be stubborn
Turn off the iron and wait to cool down before wiping away any excess with a clean cloth
While some women already knew about the clever cleaning tactic, others were left impressed and eager to try it themselves.
‘Wow, never heard of that before!’ one woman said.
‘Definitely trying this! I used salt last time,’ another said.
A third added: ‘The beauty of chemistry!’
‘It definitely works but I used six tablets!’ another woman said.