Some excitement chez nous today as we have a new iron.
Being the careful type Mrs WeeKeef reads over the “before first use” bit of the instruction leaflet to find that one should wipe the sole plate with a cloth dipped in methylated spirit. WTF? Who has meths nowadays? Last time I tried to buy that I had to sign away my life in triplicate.
Undaunted, Mrs WK used vodka. Resourceful woman, my wife.