Tutorials & Instruction

Product Review: Bo-Nash Iron Clean

Hello everyone!

Today I am back with a quick product review of a fairly new product called “Bo-Nash Iron Clean.” In much of my work I apply fusible interfacing to stabilize fabrics, and as careful as I try to be, I still end up with glues on my iron.

For many years I have been a big believer in Faultless Iron Cleaner (see my product recommendation page) but I recently noticed a new product on the scene and thought I would try it out. I quickly ordered the Bo-Nash Iron Clean to give it a whirl.

A 1-star rating

If I were to give it a rating by stars, it would only get one star. And that’s a stretch. Ordinarily, I would not bother to post a review of a product that didn’t impress me. But in this case, I felt so scammed by this product, I felt a moral obligation to tell others.

First, my initial impression was that I had just paid for overpriced dryer sheets.

Second, after many tries, the product did NOT remove the glue from my iron.

Now, it is very likely I didn’t understand how to use the product. I went back and read the directions again to make sure I was using the product exactly as instructed. I tried the process again. Still, the glue remained.

Typically, I am an early adopter and love trying anything new that might make my quilting life better. I am not one to be negative about new products. So, I am sad to report that I was not impressed with this product, and this is totally out of character for me. If anyone out there has tried the product and had a different experience, I’d love to hear about it.

Bottom line: I still recommend Faultless Iron Cleaner. However, I do have one word of warning. Faultless has come out with new black packaging instead of the blue packaging used in the past. When I bought this recently, I assumed they had simply changed the packaging. But I think they may have actually changed the formula, as there was a warning on the package that it could cause respiratory irritation. I don’t recall seeing that in the past. I have ordered some more with the old packaging and will update this post if the old formula came with a warning as well.

The Faultless cleaned my iron up in a snap, but I did make sure my windows were wide open in order to have good air circulation.

Here is my workaround

I keep two irons in my workroom – one for using on fusibles and applique and one that is strictly for patchwork (no fusible allowed!) I try to not clean the iron until it gets so grungy that I can’t stand it any longer, and in the future I am going outside to my porch to do the job in order to avoid the fumes.

That’s all for now! Happy quilting! And may your iron always stay clean!


Get updates when new patterns are released or when new blocks are added to the Quilt Block Library.