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Most ironing board covers are made of cotton and felt, and some covers have Teflon or silicone coating. The coating makes cleaning starch and sizing buildup easier, and will not stick to fabric. The best ironing board covers retain their shape, will not wrinkle or pucker, and are of thick construction. Today you can find reversible ironing board covers that are made with special fibers that retain and reflect heat, reducing ironing time.
But, if your ironing board cover has sizing and starch buildup, or if it is peeling or dirty, those materials can transfer quickly to the garments you iron. Each ironing board cover has a care label, just as garments do. Always follow the manufacturer's directions when cleaning an ironing board cover, but if you've lost the care label for your ironing board cover, follow these steps for cleaning it:
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