Magic Erasers: What are they, and how do they work?

It’s time for some magic!  Okay, so maybe I cant pull a rabbit out of my hat, but I can take that cherry Kool-Aid stain off your kitchen counter!


In this article, we are going to answer an age-old (haha) question.  What exactly is a magic eraser, and what can you do with it?


What the heck is in a magic eraser? – Magic erasers are made of melamine foam.  This thick foam was originally used for soundproofing and insulation.  (Its magical cleaning abilities weren’t discovered until the early 21st century.)


How do they clean so well? Melamine foam is actually extremely fine sandpaper.  Just think of it as scraping the top layer (the layer containing the dirt or stain) off of whatever you are wiping.  This is why it is so important to test a small area first, and not to clean anything with a shine or seal.   *Always remember to only use Magic Erasers when they are damp.


What can they clean?  – As a busy mom, I’ve seen it all.  Here’s a quick look at what I’ve cleaned with a Magic Eraser in my own home!


Converse Shoes (White Rubber around the soles)

Baseboards and Door Frames

Kitchen Cabinets

Light Switch plates

Shower tile

Crayon off of the wall

Kitchen Counter Stains

Grease from range hood and stove

Coffee and tea stains from ceramic kitchen sink

Remove “mystery splatters” from inside microwave

Baby High Chair (Say buh-bye to stuck on food!)

Ring around the bathtub

Floor grout

Brake dust from tire rims

Barbie dolls/furniture/houses/cars

Spaghetti spots from ceiling (don’t ask.)

Plastic kiddie pool

Patio furniture


I guess you could say I’m a fan.  (Okay. I buy Magic Erasers in bulk through Amazon.)


Do you think you will try the Magic Eraser now, or do you already use them?  Leave us a comment!  (We’d love to hear from you!)


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