I've got those typical burn stains which appear when you put the iron on too hot and then press it on a material which can't take that much heat and debris sticks to the iron plate and makes future ironing a nightmare because the iron doesn't "flow" as easily over the garments.
I would like to avoid using something which will damage the plate even more so I'm asking for advice. I used to use special wax for iron plates some time ago for cleaning these sort of things but I don't know whether I can get that here and where (didn't see anything similar on the shelves).
Ivanhoe...watched a programme several years ago involving vinegar ....inspired by the chemical free way of descaling my electric kettle, poured two cups of vinegar into kettle, plus one cup of water, switched on...then watched as contents bubbled up as acetic acid was heated...very quick I can tell you...spilled over the side ..into the connector and blew the sodding thing up! ..mind you kettle was as new inside, tho unusable!