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Things I Love Thursday- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

  Every once and a while, I hit the jackpot and somebody asks me to review a product that I already use and love. Such is the case with Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. Yes, I know you already know about them, but DON’T STOP READING. Cause I used them before, but had no idea what all they can really do. And now, although I did not think it was possible, I love them more.

Here’s the deal. Typically when I get a product to review, I get a box with that product and some reading materials telling me about that product. This time, I got a science experiment. An experiment??!! This former science major (I know, I ooze cool) could not have been more excited. Basically, the “Test-It Challenge” kit contained Magic Erasers, brand X cleaning supplies, crayons, markers, tiles and a wooden spoon. Oh and thankfully instructions cause that is a weird little box o’ magic.

Mr. Clean, you had me at hello. Cause the first experiment was to take 2 tiles covered in soap scum and compare how the two cleaning products eliminated soap scum. No need to clue in the nice marketing people that they wasted a bit of postage sending tiles. I could have just walked down the hall to the bathroom. People, prepare to be amazed.

See that tile on the left? No trace of soap scum. None, nada, zip. I know, it looks a little grey, but that is the lighting, it was perfectly white. And it started out exaclty like the one on the right. It wasn’t like I got carpal tunnel scrubbing it off either. It just magically lifted away. Brand X didn’t make a dent in the soap scum. And it smelled like yucky, bleachy cleaner while my Mr. Clean eraser had the lovely scent of Meadows & Rain courtesy of Febreeze. I never really thought to use Magic Erasers in the bathroom, but I am sold. And someday when I get around to cleaning, my shower will be sparkling. Until then, I can just bask in the fact that it could be if I wanted it to be.

Then I had to try and get marker off the tiles. Both cleaners performed pretty much the same. Crayon on the wall? As I suspected only Mr. Clean could do the job. Any mother already knows that one. Unless you have perfectly behaved children that never color on the walls.

The fourth experiment also surprised me. I was to use the wooden spoon to make messy chili and then Magic Eraser the stove top. Again, dear marketing people, I don’t need to actually make chili to have a messy stove. And are you sure you are not my mother posing as a marketing lady, sending me cleaning experiments in an effort to get me to clean my house? I am on to you mom. Anyway, the Magic Eraser works really well on the stove. And who knows how long that stuff has been baked on there (seriously mom, only like a couple of days).

So I am sold. Again. Cause I already loved these babies. But now I love them for nearly every room in the house. I would love to know anything unusual you have cleaned with them. Cause I seriously thought before today they were just for walls. Don’t you just love finding new cleaning products?

Actually, I really do want to know what you love. Just a reminder to please link directly to your “Things I Love Thursday” post so readers can find you easier. Also, please link back to here so we can spread the traffic around. Thanks for playing!!

Comments

  1. I love them too! I use them to clean just about anything and everything. I was able to get crayon off the walls and dresser…that’s when I fell in love with them. I did have one problem with them though. They didn’t get my white trash cans cleaned. I had to use Lysol 4-in-1 for that.

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  2. Can they clean soap scum off glass shower walls and doors? Cause if they do I’m buying em in bulk!

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  3. Nice!!! Thanks for sharing all those tips – I had no idea the Magic Erasers did all that, and I will definitely use them in the bathroom, etc, in the future! In my house, with a 3 year old, they definitely get plenty of use on the counters and walls!!!

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  4. Yes well, just don’t use them on your years old nasty apartment linoleum floor if you’re only trying to get up scuff marks… ‘cuz then you have nice super clean spots that make the rest of the floor looks super grody. I really didn’t want to know my floor had that many years of grime ground in!

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  6. I love magic erasers too! :) My Thing I Love today is the Vado Pocket Video Camera from Creative. It’s awesome! Here’s a link: http://chocolatefingerprints.net/?p=659

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  7. I just used them yesterday to get crayon off of our “wood” (laminate) floors! Hooray!

    I also use them to clean the walls where the kids put their slimy hands or bang their toys – especially the walls in the stairway, I don’t know why those get so dirty!

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  8. I loved Magic Erasers before, and I thought all they did was take off crayon marks! I am such a dork.

    Thanks for this post!

  9. I love Magic Erasers! They can get stains out of counters that I thought were going to be there forever, so awesome.

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  10. Magic Erasers are the best! They are truly a mom’s best tool. I’ll have to try them on the stove top! (Our moms have a lot in common…)

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  11. Krista says:

    The white plastic/rubber parts of tennis shoes come much cleaner with the Magic Erasers than anything else I’ve tried.

  12. I love, love The Magic Eraser. I am fanatic about the kids sneakers being white. Will has a pair of Converse and every night I wipe the top part off with the magic eraser. Anal, right?…lol. I also love it for the shower, it gets off the soap scum like nothing else!

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  13. i love my magic eraser too. i use it all of the time to get stains off of my white counter tops but i haven’t even thought to try it on my stove top. guess i will give that a try when the cleaning mood strikes!

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  14. About 5 years ago, I worked part time at a hotel as a housekeeper. The rooms all had full amenities, including their own kitchens with refrigerators and stoves. The hotel manager bought several packages of Magic Erasers and had us experiment with them – told us to see what all they could do. Wow! Scuff marks, countertop stains, even the black ring in bathtubs! I’ve been sold ever since. I broke down and used the “yucky, bleachy” cleaner on my countertops the other night and then found an unopened package of magic erasers way in the back under my kitchen sink…oh well!

  15. OK. Time to buy stock in Magic Eraser! Even if there is a recession, I predict these little scrubbers will still be on everybody’s list!

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  16. libby says:

    I have a new one for all of you…Magic Erasers work on tiling projects. When you are grouting tile, there is a window of opportunity to get the grout off the tile before it hardens completely and ruins your project. I missed that window during a recent regrouting project. Luckily, Magic Erasers get grout off the tiles (don’t worry, the grout stayed in between the tiles). Just be sure to use the heavy duty erasers or you’ll tear it to shreds.

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