Have you discovered Magic Erasers yet? They are little cleaning powerhouses made of melamine, and they work really well for lots of uses. Here are just 9 unique Magic Eraser uses you need to know about!
Magic Eraser Uses
Do you have soap build up on your shower doors or walls? Well, a Magic Eraser just might blow your mind! It removes the soap scum so well. A Magic Eraser also helps prevent quick build-up once it’s clean.
Does your white board look like this? Cleaners aren’t always effective. In fact, they sometimes make whiteboards look worse. Luckily, a Magic Eraser takes off old dry erase marker stains, and makes your white board sparkling clean (and white!) like it should be.
Magic Erasers are great at removing the unsightly ring in your toilet bowl, without all those cleansers and elbow grease you’ve tried. Just cut off a piece of your Magic Eraser and leave it in the toilet until it dissolves. It will do all the work for you.
Old coffee and tea rings make your mugs look pretty unsightly! To quickly remove the coffee stains inside your mugs, scrub them with your Magic Eraser.
More Magic Eraser Uses: Ideas
Magic Erasers make your old, white grout white again! It’s one of the best ways to clean and remove any stains. Just be gentle when you scrub because the erasers can remove some grout if you scrub too vigorously.
Are you a hairdresser? Magic Erasers are great at removing hair dye from your sink and counter tops. No one likes an unsightly ring around your sink!
A Magic Eraser does a great job cleaning in around your laptop keys. Even when it seems impossible to reach those tiny spaces.
Permanent markers aren’t so permanent if a Magic Eraser is around! If you need to remove permanent marker from a surface, try using a Magic Eraser. It is best to spot test a small area of the surface first.
Microfiber couches are soft, but tend to trap dirt inside the fibers. This makes your couch look bad in certain areas, especially the corners. To clean your microfiber couch and help it look new again, use a Magic Eraser.
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Tami Veed says
I have a question. For uses other than removing toilet bowl rings, do you wet the magic eraser or always use it dry?
Monica Yetter says
Always, wet. Sometimes with dawn or window cleaner when removing dog smudges. It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen for removing dog smudges front windows, tile, wood. Walls, etc. Simply amazing!
Keep it wet,it need to be wet when cleaning, if dry, it is easy broken.
I am a house cleaner and I use a pumice stone to rub out tough toilet bowl rings. You can buy one with a nice handle in the cleaning section of Krogers grocery.
Rob O says
This is about magic erasers but thanks for your suggestion.
Thanks Julie, that is a great tip! 🙂
Like the same kind of pumice stone you would use for your feet?
I clean my windows with magic eraser. Wipe off excess dirt with paper towel and water, then clean with magic eraser for an incredible look. Remove any water with newspapers or paper towels.
Wonderful idea…never thought about that.
This is a great idea! So it doesn’t leave any streaks?
No it doesn’t. I’ve been doing it this way too. Use warm water to activate magic eraser and scrub window with it. Use a towel or microfiber cloth and dry, then use a glass cleaner of your choice and use a new paper towel or clean microfiber cloth. Doesn’t even look like there’s a window. Do it this way on the inside of your windshield of your car and you’ll be amazed!!
Stephanie Brown says
Can you tell me …toilet bowl cleaning? Do you put in the bowl it’s self or in the tank? And ? How long does it take to disolve ? Not sure of this cleaning tip?
You would put it in the bowl. I have not tried this so do not know if it works or how long it takes to dissolve.
It doesn’t dissolve. Scrub the bowl and when you’re done through it away. Bowl will sparkle!
Sorry, I waited 24 hours. Didn’t budge the stain one bit.
In the bowl. It does not dissolve—use it to rub away stains on inside of bowl.
Magic erasers are the biggest rip off you can buy…yes, they work, but you can buy whole sheets of the stuff they are cut from for a song. Also, some of those rip-off Chinese online sites actually sell bags of 10, 25, 50, &100 fot $1, $2, $3, etc plus $1 shipping. I bought them & they’re the same thing!
What is the product called?
Magic eraser, melamine sponge, nano sponge, mr clean magic sponge and so on, this product is widely in household cleaning,
Deb C. says
Me too… I get 100 at a time from Amazon for $20. Works the same way!
Deanna Mills says
Great, what’s the address?
What’s the name of the site
Go on eBay and search magic eraser.
Linda Sims says
For instance what site would u recommend?
Mary Hite says
What website did you go to to buy the melamine sponges made in China? Thank you. Mary Hite
I got mine from Wish, it takes a few weeks but I had nothing else to do lol
Marla Corey says
Worked great on my shower stall glass and with a lot less scrubbing than other products I have tried. Next project is to use it on my patio glass water spots.
wet or dry on shower doors
Magic erasers have bleach and fiberglass which is extremely dangerous to use on skin and certain materials…microfiber would not hold up well just use white cloths, rubbing alcohol, and an old toothbrush.
Not true, they are made of melamine.
Karen Lewsader says
Will ME work on cloth according blinds or will it tear them?
Monica Yetter says
It will work, just fine, without harming them.
It REALLY works good on the white kitchen cabinets. .and vanitys. It dont work good on ruff texture stuff..it tares the sponge up fast.
Will magic erasers remove rust stains in toilets?
Kimberly Guler says
I’ve used Lime Away cleaner for rust in the past.
Kimberly Guler says
Cut them with scissors! Most of the time I need very small pieces to scrub using my fingers. One container of ME lasts forever! My primary use for them is cleaning the burners and burner grates on my gas stove top.
Candace Guarino says
Use a straight razor blade to keep glass top clean!!!
Use zud cleanse( ace hardware carries it) for rust stains on everything
MICHELLE L HUOT says
****Just cut off a piece of your Magic Eraser and leave it in the toilet until it dissolves. It will do all the work for you.- Put in the smaller piece at night before you go to bed. I’m thinking it will dissolve by morning. Or cut up said piece into smaller bits just to make sure.
It doesn’t dissolve – it will plug your toilet if the piece is big enough. Thread it with dental floss and then put it in – later use the threaded floss to pull it out and throw away. No muss- no fuss and no sticking your hands in the toilet or plugging it ip
Magic erasers work great to clean the grout in between floor grout. Takes time but works great.
Sorry, in between floor tile.
Lisa @ The Merry Momma says
Awesome!! I’m definitely going to have to try some of these. I love Magic Erasers!
They are also great at removing crayon from anything, especially fireplace grout. Yes, we know that from experience! 🙂
Debbi Smith says
here is one for the record book, I bought a flat screen tv from a trift store for $10.00 and it had scraches all over the screen, i used my damp dry erase and it took out ALMOST everyone of the scraches,I could never have to many dry erasiers !!
I found a ME at Kroger with a metal stick. It makes it so much easier. I used it to clean a metal painted front door. I was going to paint it at first but after cleaning it there was no need to paint.
Does anybody know if you can use a Magic Eraser to clean cement in a basement?
What is a ME ??
Magic Eraser 🙂
How about using it on painted walls that are dirty? How did it work or did it remove paint from the walls?
I have heard that they might remove some of the paint from your wall..I would maybe test in on a spot that won’t show and see what happens!
I have used them on flat paint and it removed the paint from the wall. On any other paint finish (satin, semi-gloss, etc) it works really well!
Works great on semigloss and satin, but takes the paint off flat. Be careful, not to rub to hard.
I LOVE ME I USE THEM ALL THE TIME BUT THEY ARE PRICEY I AM GOING TO CHECK OUT THE WISH.COM SITE
The Dollar Store has 3/$1.00… use them all the time.
Most jobs only need half an eraser. I usually cut mine in half.
Kathy Stroud says
I use wet ME to take the dryer bugs off my car before I take it to the car wash. Works great!
Kathy Stroud says
Dried bugs…. Sorry
I liked dryer bugs : ) !
Delilah Harkins says
I use ME on my grandson’s white band shoes, cleaning a football helmet, and seats in the van.
We have an inground swimming pool and I use ME to get rid of the nasty water stains on steps and side walls after being closed all winter. It also is great to clean skimmer area and skimmer basket. Lotions and sunscreens can also do a number on your pool and ME sponges are excellant for removing rings.
It’s fantastic for those pool rust stains! I agree.
Yes, wipe the front and sides of tennis shoes… they look like new! You will have to wash the shoestrings to match your “wh ite” shoes.
My favorite use for Magic Erasers are the textured fridge handles that are very hard to clean. I also use them on the console, door pads and dashboard in our car. Here you have to be more careful. You can rub too hard and the color can come off, but with gentle care, nothing beats them. Test in an inconspicuous spot and only use it on the heavily soiled areas.
clean freak says
Another tip for cleaning with the magic eraser is around your pool water line, where its turned colors from sun and chemicals. It brought mine back to original color and very clean. Amazing and probably the BEST cleaner ever. Dont know whats in them but its awesome.
I use a Magic Eraser when I wash my car it’s great for removing dead bugs and tar from my car, just dip it into a bucket of soap and water and scrub away!
I went crazy when they came out with these but learned over time they are not a miracle cleaner. I’ve seen suggestions to clean my headlights – it doesn’t work. As far as toilet bowl rings, I don’t get it – I either use Ajax or a spray bathroom cleaner & brush with rubber gloves – that way the whole bowl is clean ( as it should be). I now rent, had a problem with a toilet so lifted the cover off the tank – it looked like pond scum. Why, I don’t know since I had a house for 30 yrs. & never saw that. I cut a piece of the ME, tied some floss around it and tossed it in the tank. The next morning, the water was clear.
Paint – I’ve never tried it on walls but on the front door which is white. It took the paint off. I think the landlady used regular paint when she should have used Rustoleum – most outer doors are steel/metal for fire purposes & strength. I had tried using Mr. Clean before the ME and the paint was coming off then. I find in some cases, it does its job but then I have to wipe it down again with an old cloth. Frankly, Windex is my go-to in most cases.
Be careful, magic eraser is sandpaper and will remove the protective coat off your countertops and everything else. Watch how it dullls your items!!!
I originally thought that Magic Erasers had a chemical to make them work. I later found out that the “magic” is the melamine plastic that it is made from. It is mildly abrasive and actually grinds the dirt off! So be careful. Yes it will dull many finishes. Actually it will dull ALL finishes, however some are not as noticeable. Definitely DO NOT use it on auto finishes.
Shanna Ciano says
The best tip I’ve ever received was to cut the eraser in half. Each time you rub and squeeze it breaks down a bit. Generally you don’t need to use the whole thing at once.
That is a great tip!
GiGi Bala says
ME is great for cleaning white sneakers, restores them to look brand new again!
I have also used ME on my car’s windshield to remove nasty bug guts that can prove to be very difficult to get off. You can use ME on the front of you vehicle too, just be careful not to apply too much pressure, could possibly remove or scratch painted finish.