I am having a few issues with my iron at the moment and have searched for similar questions but there's doesn't appear to be a site. More specifically my question is:

How do I de-calc an iron when the button becomes too hot to hold in?

There are a few other related(ish) questions I have. Is there like a site for household questions or would such a site have to be proposed in Area 51?

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    Similar questions appear to be appropriate on Lifehacks. Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 17:48
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    I was thinking lifehacks but they seem more about unusual solutions rather then how-to's if I'm reading the on-topic guide right Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 18:09
  • The impression I got was not so much "unusual" solutions as the sort of ideas you might come up with by thinking "outside the box" - that is, they'd only be "unusual" because people aren't encouraged to actually think about the problem at hand; they're encouraged to follow the provided instructions more-or-less robotically. Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 18:22
  • … … ……… wait? Wait till the iron cools down? Use gloves? Maybe needlenose pliers? Stating make/model, what you have tried and why it didn't work will help get you a valid answer.
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    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 20:41
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    @Won't I am not posting the question here as it would clearly be off topic. I am just trying to find out what site would be appropriate to ask the question. Obviously, when I post the actual question I will include more details than just the tile. Commented Jul 21, 2018 at 6:50

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DIY might be suitable. They have an tag

For questions relating to powered consumer products that perform some value-added task within a home, including but not limited to hot water heaters, stoves/ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc. For questions specifically relating to furnaces or air conditioners, see the "hvac" tag.

There's at least one question about kettle scaling that's not closed.

Check out the site's help centre and maybe try it's meta if you're still unsure.

If that DIY doesn't fly then lifehacks may suggest some clever workaround to get the job done. They certainly have questions on cleaning things and a tag.

The lifehacks cleaning tag description is

Tips and tricks relating to cleaning clothing, objects etc. quickly and easily. Please also use another applicable tag (e.g., [clothing], [kitchen], etc.), as THIS TAG IS AMBIGUOUS.


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