Magic Erasers: Are you getting everything from this versatile cleaning tool?
Category: Home Cleaning
Looking very much like a small sponge, the Magic Eraser often surprises people with the versatility of its ability to clean everything from appliances and light switches to rougher textured surfaces like pan handles or cupboard doors.
Not only are they great at removing tough stains such as scuff marks from floors and doors but they are also effective for some unusual jobs you might not think of until you have to do it.
How does it work?
Magic Erasers are made from one key ingredient - melamine foam. This is formed differently from sponges and other cleaning products and only really needs a bit of water to clean most things.
While the setback is that it wears out comparatively quickly, you can think of it like a pencil eraser - keep plenty of them around and you'll be prepared to combat whatever dirt comes your way.
Glass stoves and door seals
If you have a gas stove, you'll know all about the frustrations of needing special cleaning products for the worktops if you don't want to run the risk of it fading or getting scratched over time.
Magic Erasers make removing even the most stubbornly burnt-on cooking grime - and are greatly preferable to trying to carve it off with a knife.
Rubbery seals on fridge freezer doors are another part of the kitchen that seem to really attract gunk. Magic Erasers will soon have these essential seals looking good as new.
Giving Magic Erasers longer life
Despite the fact that Magic Erasers do wear out fairly fast, there are a few things you can do to extend their life.
Cut each Magic Eraser block into smaller pieces and use little bits as and when you need them, rather than sacrificing a whole block at a time. A spray rinse after each use can also make it more of a multi-use item like a dishcloth, rather than something disposable.