Shocking ways to use a Magic Eraser
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We keep packed schedules, live large and play hard. But it doesn't feel good if you come home to scuffed walls, stains, and marks left from our rock star way of living. Living in a Camden Community means that you like the finer things in life, want to live in a place you can be proud of, love to be pampered and don't like to be bothered with the minor details. Wouldn't you love to find a way to minimize your cleaning efforts and maximize your domination of the visible reminders of everyday living? I'm here for you.
The answer is Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser.
The Magic Eraser has become the most necessary product I purchase. I have three kids, a dog, a husband and we are a lot to clean up after. I have never stopped trying to use it on anything and everything. Originally the Magic Eraser was marketed as the end of touch-up paint. It's designed to erase marks, crayon, ink and scuffed walls instead of having to pull out the paint, find a clean brush, shake and mix the old paint, pry the lid off the bucket and risk dripping paint on something (How does it always find a way to get on something?).
The reality is that you can use the Magic Eraser on just about everything. I have no idea what the Magic Eraser is made of but it seems to consist of super-fine, soft, grit particles. The size and surface you are trying to clean will determine how long it lasts. The smoother your subject the longer it will last. The one I keep in my shower lasts indefinitely because I use it mostly on the shower glass and polished frame. Even though I use the squeegee religiously after each shower I still get a build up of soap scum at the bottom of the shower door. One visit from Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser and it is bright and shiny again!
My Camden glass stovetop had burned food and hard to get out grease. Three seconds with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and it's cleanagain!
The power of the Magic Eraser must not be underestimated. It can take off too much paint, it can dull surfaces that aren't strong enough to handle its power. You should not use the Magic Eraser on anything that you are not sure can stand up to the micro-grit abrasives. **Never use it on the front of stainless steel appliances unless you have tried it in an area of the appliance that cannot be seen. I have made that mistake and it's a bad mistake to make. I will admit I may have gone a little overboard at times and won't mention those attempts.
Here is a partial list of successful uses. Keep in mind I usually try the Magic Eraser first so I cannot begin to list everything I use it on.
- dried food on a glass cooktop
- stubborn debris on drip pans
- stainless steel sink
- dried water stains on plastic and glass dishes, glasses, containers, etc.
- faucets (both kitchen and baths)
- glass shower doors and frame
- ceramic tile/tubs (You can feel the eraser "grab" the soap scum as you wipe tile surfaces)
- pots and pans with cooked-on and burned-on stains
- paint overspray on switch plates and windows and frames
- adhesive on just about anything (including glass jars you plan to reuse)
- "permanently" stained dishes
- dry erase board
- stained laminate counters
- SHOES - (go very easy with gentle pressure, but it removes a lot of scuffs)
It was only recently that I discovered that there are people in our country that have never used this product. I am compelled to share my dependence on this strange little white block of space material and pixie dust. Need a few more cleaning tips? Here are 10 Places You are Forgetting to Clean in Your Apartment.