When I was making the bags that I gave to Davis’ cousins for Christmas, I had ironed on fusible interfacing to my iron. It was an accident. I wasn’t paying attention and had the wrong side facing up, and started pressing. I ended up cleaning off the sticky stuff with rubbing and some vinegar/water to help. I also called my grandmother, who helped teach me to sew along with my mom, and asked how you clean it. She said she wasn’t sure, as she had not gotten a large amount of stuff on the iron in the past.
I was making labels for my crafty creations using the iron-on transfer paper that you can print on (see tutorial from grumperina). Unfortunately I didn’t read all of the directions, and ended up with it stuck to my iron. I about freaked until I remembered about the iron-off.
And iron-off? Totally worth it. My iron is now good as new!