Friday, December 9, 2011

Bohin Iron Cleaner

I do a good deal of fusing in my art works. Unfortunately, this often means that residue accumulates on my irons no matter how hard I try to protect the iron from the fusing. I strongly suspect that I am not alone in this regard.
A few weeks ago, I read about the Bohin Iron Cleaner in a blog. The person was raving about the results.  I already was impressed with the Bohin company and had written about their needles and marking pencils inn a post last January. So, I immediately found the Iron Cleaner online and ordered some.
Coincidentally, the iron I was currently using was actually getting so decrepit that I had to resort to my back-up older iron, which while not totally clean, was in better shape, while I waited for my iron cleaner to arrive.
I am happy to report that it did arrive on Friday and I immediately put it to the test. It works! I now own two functioning irons.

The product works extremely well. One iron came completely clean and the other is almost perfect. I suspect if I tried another application, I could get it spotless. My biggest critique of the product is that in applying it to the iron, you consume quite a bit of the stick. Having cleaned two quite dirty irons, I used over one third of the stick - it melts on the iron surface when you rub it on the iron and you then wipe the surface clean with a soft cloth/towel. Fortunately, it is not too expensive and I am hopeful that if I maintain my irons by cleaning them more regularly, it will take less of a stick to accomplish the task.
If you are interested, here is one source that I found online for the iron cleaner.

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