Until now cleaning our irons has been pure drudgery. It becomes an event in and of itself requiring time and effort with questionable results. The Iron Shine Cleaning Pen has changed all of that.*Portable - Resembling a large felt tip pen, the Iron Shine can go everywhere with you, even sewing classes or quilting retreats.When you have the need to clean your iron just pull the Iron Shine out of your bag, remove the cap and you're good to go! Keep one at your ironing station at home and one in your travel bag. *Clean - Because of the "scrubby tip" you only apply enough of the water based cleaning solution that is needed and no more. When you've cleaned the area in question, or even the entire iron, just wipe it dry with a clean cloth. Put the cap back on the pen and you're done. No muss no fuss.*Effective - Because of the large rectangular shape of the scrubbing tip you can clean both broad open areas of the plate with the wide side or reach into the steam holes or plate crevices with the narrow edge. The solution in the pen dissolves unwanted deposits on contact. For the more stubborn stains just warm the iron up on minimum heat for a minute and they'll come right off. The Iron Shine Cleaning Pen works on all irons with both bare metal or coated surfaces.