We own rental property. I’ve actually owned houses for more than half my life. We clean disgusting vacant homes often.
We are actually cleaning one right now. That made me think to write about Magic Erasers.
Magic Erasers are in our “cleaning kit“.
If you’re looking for a versatile and effective tool for cleaning and removing stubborn stains, look no further than the Magic Eraser.
This product has been widely praised for its ability to tackle everything from soap scum and hard water stains to scuff marks and even crayon and marker stains.
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What is Magic Eraser?
Magic Eraser is made of a unique type of foam – melamine foam – that is designed to scrub away tough stains and dirt.
When the foam is used with water, it creates a mild abrasive effect that can work wonders on all sorts of surfaces, including walls, floors, appliances, and more.
It’s important to note that Magic Erasers are not suitable for use on all surfaces. Avoid using them on delicate materials like leather or polished surfaces, as they can cause damage.
A Word Of Warning
Remember to always test the eraser on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface.
Magic erasers should also not be used on delicate surfaces like polished metal or glossy finishes, as they can cause scratching.
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Practical Uses of Magic Eraser
There are many uses of Magic Eraser. Here are some of our favorites. Let us know in the comments what we missed.
- Cleaning appliances: – From stovetops to microwaves, Magic Eraser is a great tool for tackling tough grease and grime on your kitchen appliances. Wet the foam and scrub away until the surface is clean. There’s an easier way to clean a microwave.
- Cleaning bathroom tiles – Soap scum and hard water stains on bathroom tiles can be difficult to remove. Use Magic Eraser on your tiles to get rid of these stubborn stains once and for all.
- Removing scuff marks on floors – Whether you have tile, hardwood, or laminate flooring, Magic Eraser can help remove scuff marks and keep your floors looking clean and shiny.
- Cleaning outdoor furniture – Magic Eraser can be used to clean all sorts of outdoor furniture, from plastic chairs to metal tables. It’s especially good at removing dirt and grime that has built up over time.
- Removing permanent marker – Yes, you read that right! Magic Eraser can even remove permanent marker stains from some surfaces.
- Cleaning car interiors – Magic Eraser can help keep your car seats, dashboard, and other interior surfaces looking like new. Just be sure to test a small area first to make sure it’s safe to use
- Shoes – Magic erasers work great to clean white or light-colored canvas shoes. Wet the eraser and gently rub over stains or discolorations on the shoes. The eraser will lift dirt and grime from the surface, leaving your shoes looking clean and bright.
- Bathtubs – Magic erasers can be used to clean soap scum and grime from your bathtub. Wet the eraser and gently rub over the surface of the bathtub, focusing on areas with buildup. For stubborn stains, let the eraser sit on the surface for a few minutes before scrubbing. Rinse the bathtub thoroughly when you’re finished.
- Cleaning Glass Stovetops – Magic erasers can effectively remove burnt-on food and grime from glass stovetops without scratching the surface.
- Refreshing Whiteboards – Use a magic eraser to remove stubborn marker stains from whiteboards, making them look brand new.
- Restoring Garden Tools – Magic erasers can remove rust and dirt from garden tools, extending their lifespan and performance.
- Reviving Plastic Garden Pots – Use magic erasers to remove algae and dirt stains from plastic garden pots, making them look fresh and clean.
- Cleaning Oven Glass – Magic eraser can be used to scrub away grease and burnt food on oven glass. Cleaning between oven glass is trickier. To clean the inside of an oven use baking soda, vinegar, and salt.
- Removing Stains from Light-Colored Carpets – Magic eraser can lift out stains from light-colored carpets. Always do a spot test first to ensure it doesn’t damage the carpet. I usually check in a corner of a closet. But first, I try to clean the carpets.
- Cleaning Sports Equipment – Magic erasers can be used to clean sports equipment like helmets, golf clubs, and shoes.
- Refreshing Rubber Soles – Magic erasers can remove dirt and restore the whiteness of rubber soles on sneakers.
- Removing Rust Stains – Magic erasers can be used to remove rust stains from various surfaces including kitchen countertops and bathtubs.
- Cleaning Window Sills – They are great for removing dirt and mold from window sills. Do you have vinyl windows that are turning yellow? We wrote a guide on How to Clean Vinyl Windows.
- Cleaning Grout – They can remove mold, mildew, and dirt from grout in bathrooms and kitchens.
- Removing Stains from Clothing – Magic erasers can be used to remove certain types of stains from clothing, like ink or makeup.
- Cleaning Pool Liners – They can be used to clean grime and algae off of pool liners.
- Removing Ink Stains – Magic eraser can remove ink stains from various surfaces.
- Removing Adhesive Residue – Magic eraser is effective in removing sticky adhesive residue left behind by labels or stickers.
The Benefits of Magic Eraser
The key benefit of Magic Eraser is its versatility. This product can be used for cleaning a wide variety of surfaces and tackling different types of stains – from soap scum to permanent marker.
It’s also easy to use, requiring only water and a little bit of elbow grease to get the job done.
If you’re looking for a handy tool to help you clean and maintain your home, Magic Eraser might just be the solution you’re looking for.
Things You Should NOT Use Magic Eraser On
While Magic Eraser is a powerful tool for cleaning and removing stubborn stains, there are some surfaces you should avoid using it on. Here are a few things you should not use Magic Eraser on:
- Delicate surfaces – Avoid using Magic Eraser on delicate surfaces like leather, or polished surfaces like stainless steel. The abrasive effect of the foam can cause damage.
- Skin – Never use Magic Eraser on your skin. The foam can cause irritation or even abrasions.
- Walls with flat or matte paint – Flat or matte painted walls are easily scratched, so avoid using Magic Eraser on these surfaces. Instead, use a soft cloth or sponge to clean these walls. A lot of people like using them on walls. We don’t. It almost always wipes paint off walls, and if the wall is in bad enough shape to need something more harsh than soapy water, then we just touch it up.
- Non-stick cookware – Magic Eraser’s abrasive quality can damage the non-stick coating on your pots and pans. Stick to gentler cleaning methods for non-stick surfaces.
- Electronic screens – Magic Eraser can scratch and damage electronic screens like televisions and computer monitors. Instead, use a microfiber cloth or a gentle screen-cleaning solution.
- Silver – Silver is a delicate and valuable material that can be easily scratched. Avoid using Magic Eraser on silverware or other silver items. Instead use these hacks to clean silver.
- Polished stone surfaces – Magic Eraser could easily scratch the polished surface of your granite countertops or other polished stone surfaces. Instead, use a gentle stone cleaner.
Magic Eraser is a unique and versatile tool that can help you tackle tough stains and keep your home looking clean and shiny.
Use it to clean appliances, outdoor furniture, and even car interiors. Remember to test it in a small area first, and never use it on delicate or polished surfaces.
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Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.