Like all the tools in your craft room, your iron needs a little periodic cleaning and maintenance to keep it in top working order. Why is cleaning your iron so important? Dirty irons can leave permanent marks and smudges on fabric and garments, and blocked steam vents can keep your iron from properly pressing, and that’s definitely not ideal when you’re in the middle of a project! So, if your iron could use some attention, here are a few great tips for cleaning your iron from Professor Pincushion!