Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads are the best cleaning product since soap and water. They do work like magic; I use them everywhere. I bought them for crayon marks on the wall. I quickly found them useful for removing other marks such as marks on the stairwell the movers left.
Magic erasers are white sponges that you get a bit damp and then scrub away at all of the annoying dirty marks. The pad easily and thoroughly breaks up tough dirt, lifting it away from surfaces. And, it does all this with just water alone. Pick them up from almost any grocery store for about $4 for a pack of two sponges. I get them when I find them on sale.
My favorite use is to clean the stove top. When we got this house the stainless stove top was a real mess (you aren’t suppose to use Mr Clean Eraser on glossy surfaces but my stove top gloss was long gone anyway).
had spent a lot of time and elbow grease on this stove top. Then I had my strong 13-year-old son work on it for 15 minutes. It was almost impossible. Then I used the magic sponge and my 13-year-old son was astonished. “What did you do?” he cried. He was as frustrated as I was. Now I just wipe with Mr. Clean; no need for elbow grease.
Clean stainless steel sinks (no elbow grease needed but read warnings below)
- Clean Walls (almost any marks including crayons)
- Clean inside the microwave oven (easily wipe out baked on yuck even melted cheese)
- Clean baseboards and doors (get rid of black marks left by vacuum cleaner)
- Remove built up soap scum and water deposits in tub and shower.
- Remove mildew stains from outside furniture.
- Clean countertop stains
- Clean dry erase boards
- Clean sneakers (be careful, I use on my barn sneakers–really bad– I have not tried it on my to-the-store-sneaks)
You Should Know
- Do not allow young children to handle these sponges. There was a scary image showing skin irritation on a child from a Scotch Brite Easy Eraser (similar product) on a blog, but there is dispute about whether it was from chemicals or the abrasive action of the product from being rubbed on the skin. Either way, keep away from the little guys.
- Do not use on highly glossy or satin finishes. Some surfaces can be stripped of their finish.
- Some reports say paint can become discolored or lighter if you scrub on it, so test this in an area where it doesn’t show first.
- The sponge will begin to disintegrate after the first use. It eventually crumbles away, literally rubbing away into nothingness.