AMAZING USES FOR THE MAGIC ERASER!
The term "Magic Eraser" is actually the name brand (from Mr. Clean) for melamine foam blocks. All melamine foam is produced in Germany by BASF. Melamine foam was used for insulation for pipes and soundproofing. It was eventually discovered that melamine was a very effective abrasive cleaner. It is actually made up of super tiny very hard particles, so it works like a superfine sandpaper buffer. Rubbing seemingly impossible stains and marks with a wet Magic Eraser can remove almost anything. Crayon, permanent marker, scuff marks on your floor, you name it, it can probably remove it. It can even remove tough road grime from your hub caps.
As people everywhere test Magic Erasers on everything from cars to coffee carafes, we learn more and more what to use them on and what not to use them on as well. In brief, if the surface of what you're cleaning isn't really hard, you'll have to be careful not to scratch it or wear it away. For example, a Magic Eraser can "clean" the patterns off of your Pyrex dishes if you're not careful, but it can be gentle enough to remove hairspray residue from your painted walls. A good rule of thumb is to test in an inconspicuous area and imagine the sponge is sandpaper to judge how hard you can scrub.
You'll Go Crazy Cleaning Everything That You THOUGHT You'd NEVER Be Able to Clean!
Here is a list of interesting things that people have found their Magic Eraser sponges to clean.
-Tea and coffee stains in cups and carafes.
-Unsightly stains in coolers.
-Stains in countertops and porous rock products, such as cutting boards and coasters.
-Making running shoes look like new again, even if you mowed the yard in them!
-Mildew stains on outdoor plastic furniture.
-Chemical stains on swimming pool liners. Be careful not to let any particles fall in the pool. I held a casserole dish flush under where I was scrubbing and wiped everything clean before moving on to the next space.
– Nastiness on refrigerator doors and shelves.
-Nail polish spills and stains.
-Stains inside of plastic containers.
-GROUT. Enough said.
-Stains on (gasp!) cement.
Let us know what interesting uses you've come up with!