Online Sewing Class: Fun with Fitting - SKIRTS
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Miscellaneous > Gravity Feed Iron - Cleaning ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Gravity Feed Iron - Cleaning
How/When to clean a gravity feed iron
LizSabo
LizSabo
Member since 4/5/11
Posts: 15
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 10/16/13 12:02 PM

Hello all!

I've had my gravity feed iron (a Sapporo SP-527) for about a 2 years now. It's still working fine, no problems. But I was curious about cleaning it. I feel like I've read here or there about techniques for cleaning a gravity feed iron (perhaps it was something like running a vinegar through the iron, though that seems iffy) but when I did a recent internet search I couldn't find any information.

Have any of you out there ever cleaned your gravity feed, if so how? Do you have any maintenance that you do regularly with yours? I just want to make sure I'm doing all I can to keep my iron healthy (and have it last many years). Thanks! :)

annsew65
star
annsew65
Member since 4/9/02
Posts: 1227
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 10/16/13 4:35 PM

I've never cleaned my gravity feed iron. I use the resin in the "tank" and I am under the impression that it removes most all the minerals from the water. I've never noticed any build up of calcium in it. I've had mine for about a year and it is still steaming as well as it did to begin with. The one I had previous to this one was never cleaned either and I had had it for several years. I tried to get a part for it, but the company had gone out of business. A part that had to do with the electrical system failed and had nothing to do with any deposits in the steaming part of it.

------
Sewing in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
Sewing Room Pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/annsew65/MySewingRoom#

LizSabo
LizSabo
Member since 4/5/11
Posts: 15
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 10/19/13 4:40 PM

Hm. Okay. Thanks for the response!

Maripat
star
Maripat  Friend of PR
Member since 10/11/08
Posts: 798
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 10/20/13 8:54 AM

I've never cleaned mine either. I think it's a good question, though. I will ask the dealer I bought from. I know they have serviced them, so I guess he'd know. I'll report back (Mine is a Sapporo too).

------
"You are in charge of your own ride!"

LearningAlterations.com

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Gravity Feed Iron - Cleaning

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

PerfectFuse Sheer Black

PerfectFuse Sheer Black

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 205

Victoria Jones Collection Pattern 205

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.