Genius Hack: Use Paracetamol to Clean a Rusty Iron

Dealing with a rusty iron can be quite frustrating, but there’s a simple and effective hack that uses paracetamol to clean and restore your iron, making it look like new. Here’s how to do it:

What you’ll need:

  • A rusty iron
  • Two paracetamol pills
  • Tweezers
  • Damp dishcloth


  1. Turn on the iron to a low heat setting.
  2. Using tweezers, rub two paracetamol pills over the rusted parts of the iron. The heat from the iron will help activate the paracetamol.
  3. Allow the hot iron to cool down.
  4. Once it has cooled, unplug the iron.
  5. Clean the iron’s surface with a damp dishcloth, wiping away the rust.

By following these simple steps, you can easily remove rust from the iron’s surface, leaving it clean and looking like new again. This cost-effective and straightforward hack can save you from having to purchase a new iron. Laura shared her success with this method on the Facebook group “Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK,” and it quickly gained popularity on social media. It’s a great solution for dealing with rusty irons without the need for specialized cleaning products.