How to clean the soleplate of my Philips Steam/Dry Iron Published on 06 September 2023 Find out in our article below how to easily clean the soleplate of your Philips Steam Iron or Dry Iron when it has a stain or fabric stuck to it. Instructions to clean the soleplate of your Steam/Dry Iron: Ensure the appliance is not plugged into the socket. Ensure the appliance has cooled down. Wipe flakes and other deposits off the soleplate with a damp cloth. Note: To keep the soleplate smooth, avoid hard contact with metal objects. Never use a scouring pad, vinegar, or other chemicals to clean the soleplate. Do not wash/clean the appliance under the tap.