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How can I clean the soleplate of my Philips Steam Iron?

Published on 12 October 2022

When the soleplate of your Philips Iron or Steam Generator has a stain or fabric stuck to it, find out how to simply clean it in the following lines.

Instructions to clean the soleplate of your Philips Iron

If you want to clean the soleplate of your Philips Iron, please use the cleaning stick GC012 and follow the cleaning instructions below:

  1. Set the iron’s temperature to between “1 dot” and “2 dots” (if your iron belongs to the PerfectCare range, you can skip this step)
  2. Unplug the iron and place it on its heel with a piece of rag cotton cloth underneath
  3. Apply the cleaning stick over the dirty area once or twice
  4. Wipe the dirty area and liquid from the soleplate with the piece of cotton cloth
  5. Clean off the remaining wax in the steam vents with a cotton bud and by steam ironing over the rag cloth


The soleplate is hot, please do not touch with bare hands. During cleaning, some fumes will be emitted from the melted cleaning stick material. Do not ingest cleaning stick. Keep the cleaning stick away from children.

Cleaning the soleplate of your Philips Iron

The information on this page applies to the following models: GC3925/34 , GC1010/01 , GC3920/24 , GC3811/80 , GC2048/30 , GC1920/28 , GC1905/21 , GC1903/21 , GC1028/20 , GC1026/30 , GC1022/40 , GC1015/70 , GC1434/20 , GC2145/20 , GC1440/20 , GC3920/26 , GC2996/20 , GC2990/26 , GC1424/40 , GC1426/36 , GC8635/02 , GC1920/29 , GC4912/30 , GC2040/70 , GC4865/02 , GC3720/02 , GC1980/28 , GC1930/28 , GC1960/28 , GC2820/02 , GC3620/27 , GC1710/02 , GC2520/02 , GC3330/02 , GC4420/02 , GC1830/02 , GC650/02 , GC8220/02 , GC2840/02 , GC3721/02 , GC1610/22 , GC1621/22 , GC1015/01 , GC1115/02 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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