7 Ways to Use the Mr. Clean Eraser You Never Thought Of

The Mr. Clean Eraser is one of my all time favorite cleaning tools. I mean, it’s not like I have a huge list of favorite cleaning tools, but I really do love the Magic Eraser because it is kind of, well, magical.

It can totally take on the stuff that your normal sponge just can’t handle. It’s definitely on my must have list. You’ll always find one or the scraps of one under my sink.

What is a Mr. Clean Eraser?

The Mr. Clean Eraser is a sponge, basically. But it’s not made of the same stuff that your normal kitchen sponge is made of.

The magic eraser is made of Melamine which is abrasive which is exactly why the Magic Eraser is such a great tool. You could pair your normal sponge with an abrasive like Bon Ami, but with the Magic Eraser, you don’t have to add anything. It’s also a lot less messy than using the powdered abrasives.

The downside to the Mr. Clean Eraser is that it sort of disintegrates as you use it, so it doesn’t go far. But it’s so effective that it is well worth buying them weekly.

How Do You Use a Mr. Clean Eraser?

You’ll use the Mr. Clean Eraser almost just like you do your normal sponge.

Wet it, it doesn’t need to get soaked through like your normal sponge, though. It can be just damp.

No need to add any extra soap or anything. The abrasive will do the heavy lifting that the soap is normally in charge of.

Make Your Own Mr. Clean Eraser

You can actually make your own Mr. Clean Eraser. You can find the instructions on 101 Days of Organization.

I intend to test this out myself, so I’ll let you know how well it works! It definitely is a cheaper alternative, so figures crossed. I’ll update here when that post is ready!

What To Use the Mr. Clean Eraser On

The Mr. Clean Eraser is an abrasive, so you do want to be careful and test whatever you plan to use it on.

You should feel safe using it on hard or non porous materials like:

  • Walls
  • Appliances
  • Tile
  • Grout
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Mugs and Plates
  • Utensils

I think you get the idea. You can use it on tons of stuff. Test a small area first to be sure, always.

But if you’re one of those people that has multiple cleaning caddies around the house, then you want a few of these in every caddy.

No one wants to be running up and down the stairs because they forgot their Mr. Clean Eraser.

What You Should NOT Use the Mr. Clean Eraser On

There are a few things you want to avoid using the Mr. Clean Eraser on.

  • Sealed hardwood
  • Sealed countertops
  • Shiny materials like the paint on your car
  • Non-stick pots and pans

Basically anything that has a sealed finish, you want to avoid.

Mr. Clean Eraser Hacks

#1 Cleaning Grout

Over at Organization Junkie, they use the Mr. Clean Eraser to clean grout.

Cleaning grout is hands down one of the worst cleaning jobs. Right up there with cleaning the bathtub.

If the eraser can make that job easier, I’m all in. And I’ve tried other hacks, too, on the old grout. They are either CRAZY messy or not very effective.

And sometimes both.

#2 Clean the Ring Around the Toilet

Props to Organization Junkie for two reasons. Two awesome tips AND they didn’t scar us with a picture of the before of the ring around the toilet.

Thanks for that.

If cleaning the ring around the toilet is really as easy as the Mr. Clean Eraser makes it, then there is no longer an excuse for having a ring around your toilet.

This isn’t what Beyonce meant when she said If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it. Get rid of that ring!

#3 Clean Your Glass Cooktop

I have a conspiracy theory on glass cooktops and stainless steel appliances.

They are a ploy by the cleaning product industry to get us to buy ALL THE PRODUCTS! Glass stovetop cleaner is it’s OWN separate product. Stainless steel appliance cleaner is also it’s OWN separate product.

My nana did not have these problems, people. She used Bon Ami on everything.

Well, we are going to buy ONE product, the Magic Eraser and clean our glass cook top with it just like Jilly from One Good Thing.

#4 Clean Your Sneakers

This tip to clean your sneakers with the Mr. Clean Eraser comes straight from Mr. Clean himself.

Your shoes are one of those things that people will look at and judge you on. Not all people, I wouldn’t do that, but some people do.

So give them a little swipe with the Magic Eraser and the haters won’t have a word to say.

#5 Clean the Oven Door

I’m going to tell you right now, I’m going to try this tip from Polished Habitat and I will definitely do an update post about how it went

In the interest of transparency, when I post about this, I will 100% clean the door once and then document the 2nd cleaning of the door.

That’s how bad my oven door window is. I can’t show you the real before.

#6 Polish Your Silver

Here’s the thing with silver.

You probably don’t really have any. I mean, everyone uses stainless steel, right?

But, if you’re like me, you might have gotten a couple of silver pieces for your wedding shower and they are lovely, but they are all tarnished, so they sit at the bottom of the utensil drawer (looking at you, salad tongs!).

Shine them up quick with the Mr. Clean Eraser just like Side of Sweet did and then have a fancy dinner party where you actually USE those silver salad tongs.

Pretty nice.

#7 Remove Marks from Your Leather Bag

I’m a little scared of this tip from Lollipuff.

I have a couple of leather bags that I love and I would hate to do anything to ruin them, but they get dirty.

And I have no idea what else to clean them with but leather cleaner which, who really has that hanging around the house? And if you do, I bet you can’t find it quick.

(Leather cleaner, yet another SEPARATE cleaning product to buy!)

I’m definitely trying this one and I will report back.

Go Get Clean

I love cleaning hacks because they actually motivate me to clean. I want to satisfy my curiousity and see if these things REALLY work.

So let’s go do it. Grab a Mr. Clean Eraser and scrub something. These are just my 7 favorite hacks for the eraser, but I bet there’s tons of stuff I haven’t even found on Pinterest yet.

I’ll definitely report back on my Mr. Clean Eraser cleaning spree and let you know what worked, what didn’t and what was surprising.


UPDATE! I tested all 7 of these Mr. Clean Eraser hacks. Check out this Magic Eraser hacks post to see how well they REALLY worked.

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