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Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

A lot of people have mentioned using the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to effectively clean otherwise difficult to remove stains. What have you cleaned successfully with this new cleaning tool?



Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I had tried EVERYTHING to clean the textured handles on my refrigerator! The new sponge that Mr. Clean has out is the only thing I found that works!

By Sandi G. (09/19/2004)

By ThriftyFun

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I used it to scrub out the filthy bathtub after washing my cats. It was the nastiest I'd ever seen it and I have 2 kids and a husband so that's saying a lot. ;) It looks brand new and even cleaned the caulking and grout to original. I'll swear by it any day. (09/20/2004)

By Suzanne S.

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I used it to clean up some rust stains and scuff marks on my kitchen tile floor, and I hit all the walls with it about once a month. (09/20/2004)

By kdscmb

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

My son just moved into a different house, the previous owner had laid a cigarette on the counter top. The sponge took all the yellow stain out of the counter top. It looks like new. (09/20/2004)

By Libby Dowis

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

We have an asphalt driveway and I used it to get the yellowish stains out of my linoleum floor. It worked great! I also used it to get magic marker off of my son's wooden desk. (09/21/2004)

By bulanda

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I think one of my girlfriends had a problem using it on chrome. I used it on the bathtub and my white kitchen chairs..beautiful! (09/22/2004)

By toni k.

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

These work great to clean white leather athletic shoes. I make the sponges last longer by cutting them into 3 or 4 pieces. I have found them at my local dollar store, 3 pack for a dollar, and they are just as good as the Mr. Clean brand. (11/21/2004)

By carolfromwi

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I use it to clean inside my microwave/convection oven. It makes it look brand new. (01/07/2005)


By sandy.

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

They work great on dry erase boards (use dry). (02/04/2005)

By carolG

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I've used them for everything from removing stains from my countertop (white Formica) to dark bathtub rings (stupid blue washrags, haha). (03/06/2005)

By SVRunningMan

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

It easily took the mildew stains off the rubber seals on my fridge. Nothing else even touched them. I also use them to take the black scuff marks off the legs of my white kitchen chairs. It takes some of the shine off the finish, but it still looks better than scuffs. (03/08/2005)

By Lois

A way of removing hard water stains.

I always get the hard water, orange colored stains on my bathtub. I find that the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges remove the stains very well. After scrubbing for a bit they begin to disappear. (04/20/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for Clothing Stains

Use a wet Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and scrub stains on clothes. I recently did this with Spaghetti sauce on a shirt that I did not have time to rewash and it came right out. I have also used this on pen that had been washed and dried several times. The stain is not completely gone, but light enough to wear the shirt again.

By Kelly (06/13/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Cleaning Carpet Stains

At a birthday party, a strawberry got squished into my cream colored carpet. I sprayed it with the oxi-clean spray and let it sit and then used my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to scrub the stain and it came right out. (06/13/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Working in a nursing home, I use them a lot and they work great on walls, tubs, sinks and baseboards. However, they will scratch some surfaces. (06/14/2005)

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on Pergo Floors

I think you are talking about shoe scuff marks, right? The Magic Erasers are slightly abrasive but I think it would be okay for Pergo. They say on them not to use on highly polished surfaces. Get Magic Eraser wet, squeeze out the excess water and scrub lightly. If it seems to be working, continue but just remember that it can dull the finish if you scrub too hard.

Susan from ThriftyFun (07/25/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

If you are ready to bury your, or someone else's, dishes in the backyard because nothing you've tried will remove the coating of slime, mold and grease that has built up over the last six months in the sink, give the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser a try! Yes, there is, finally, "salvation for slobs!" (10/04/2005)

By Yawni Soo

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

My car got vandalized by some punks, and the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser easily removed the permanent marker that they wrote on my hood with. (03/18/2006)

By Liz

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Not sure if anyone out there has tried this, but I have an Apple laptop, an iBook, and well, after using it for awhile, you get that dark spot where your wrists sit, and I've tried cleaning solutions, but it just lightens it a bit. I decided to try this and it works amazingly well!! I LOVE this thing, and am trying it on everything I can think of! So try it on your laptops! (04/06/2006)

By iLauren

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

These work great on mildew stains for outside wooden furniture. We have two white wooden rockers that needed to be repainted because of mildew stains. I tried the eraser and it made them sparkling white again! (02/19/2007)

By Staci

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I'm going to try it for some of the posted uses. However, the first time I tried it on my painted wall it took off black marks but left very visible "erase" marks which I had to repaint. Wouldn't recommend it for flat painted areas. (07/02/2007)

By Love to decorate!

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser


The magic eraser will work well with a spray bottle of vinegar to remove built up soap-scum and water deposits from the tub and shower. Crayon marks come off washable wallpaper with very little effort too. (07/03/2007)

By greylady

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

It will definitely scratch high gloss formica countertops. You can see the scratches if the light is behind the formica, but you can't feel or see it from above. Don't use much pressure at all. (07/14/2007)

By Paul M.

Washroom stalls

I work at a large church and found that the eraser does not work at all to remove permanent marker, or most things written on metal stall doors or walls for the washroom stalls. (04/28/2008)

By Kevin

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

It got hair dye off my forehead and ears with ease. Some claimed it burned, I thought it just tingled a bit. We also use it every summer (we go through a box or 2) to clean off our white boat seats (the vinyl), the rims of our cars, the garage entry door, baseboards. I literally use this for every tough cleaning job I have around my house. Beware of use on wood, it will leave a nasty white residue. (05/19/2008)

By Amy S

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I use a combination of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Mr. Clean Orange Cleaner to clean stubborn dry erase marker boards. We have marker boards here that have had writing on them for 10 years. Two passes with the "Magic Orange" combo cleans all of it off, and then one final pass with a paper towel and a few spritzes of Orange Clean makes the board spotless. It's an unbeatable combination, which works on formica counter tops, table tops, stainless steel sinks, refrigerator shelves, etc. The Orange Clean is gentle enough to not chemically damage surfaces, like granite, but I do not recommend using the Magic Eraser on granite as it dulls the finish. (07/17/2008)

By Ron D

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

You can use it dry to clean tarnished silverware. The tarnish disappears. It's AWESOME! It also got rust spots off of my knives (stainless steel). (07/27/2008)

By Sarah

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I use it to clean my white mac book, works great! I also use it for my white flip flops, and dirty bathtubs that will not clean with a normal cleaner. (10/19/2008)

By Ally L

things magic eraser cant do

It cannot remove permanent marker from most surfaces, but I found something that can easily. Aerosol hair spray. That's right! Write something on surface with marker and spray it. Watch the ink lift right off. Just wipe it away with a paper towel and it's gone! (10/25/2008)

By John

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I have used it in my bathtub and it works great to get out the soap-scum. But no one has mentioned using the magic eraser in the toilet. It does work. Just wear gloves. (10/04/2009)

By joniseque

Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Here is my list:

  • Greasy stove knobs
  • Refrigerator handles
  • The racks on my gas stove
  • ANY dried grease from cooking on backsplashes or walls (NO SCRUBBING)
  • Hard water stains on the kitchen sink
  • Computer mouse
  • Baseboards
  • Window frames inside
  • Mini-blinds
  • Linoleum kitchen floor (very old, and a little pitted/textured)
  • Coffee pot (small items with grooves that get dusty)
  • Dusty buttons on TV
  • Knobs on washer and dryer
  • Candle wax drips
  • Sneakers. LOL ("What's a shaa?")
  • Multiple buttons on printer/copier
  • Anything with small buttons or knobs that get dusty


    By iBroke

    Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

    This is the best thread yet. Thanks for all the create advice here. (08/02/2010)

    By JDthompson

    Uses for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

    I use them to clean baseboards, sinks, tubs, tub surrounds, scuff marks off my kitchen floor, fingerprints on chairs and fridge. I used it on my kitchen floor to get a scuff mark off and ended up doing the whole floor! Could not believe how dirty the floor was! It looked great.

    I have used it on walls and found that it left lighter marks even after drying, so I don't use it on walls anymore.

    I have used them to clean my grill, and ceiling fan blades. With a long handled wooden spoon, I have dropped one into my husband's thermos and used the handle to scrub the inside. It was nasty! But it shines now! I use them to get the stains out of coffee cups and mugs. The newest thing I have used it on was to clean my husband's recliner that is off-white microfiber. It came out looking great. The possibilities are endless! (08/06/2010)

    By dwutz

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