There are few cleaning supplies I love more than my Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I've already waxed poetic about the products and how I use them to clean my fridge shelves, bathtub, and stovetop. I've even used one to somehow clean ink from a plastic bag that had transferred onto my kitchen cabinets. I have no idea what's in them (actual magic?) but I love them and I know that many of you guys feel the same way.
And so I figured it's my civic duty to let you know that there are other Magic Eraser products — aside from those sponge-like cleaners.
Did you know these existed?
There are mops (MOPS!) that work with special Magic Eraser pads (refills are $9 each). The idea is that you can use this on vinyl or tile floors — you know, like a mop — and it'll lift off embedded dirt, scuff marks, food stains, and more. Reviewers said they've even used this to clean ceilings to screened-in porches.
I love the idea of being able to use a Magic Eraser on the floor without having to get on my hands and knees. And the built-in squeezer means you can rinse the pad, squeeze out excess water, and get back to work. Don't want to buy the whole mop? The universal refill pads fit most squeeze mops, so you can use what you already have.
If you love the traditional Magic Eraser pads, but have a hard time time holding onto them (or maybe you have super sensitive skin?), you'll love this. The Handy Grip feels like it's made out of the same material as pool noodles and has Velcro-like fasteners to hold onto a Magic Eraser pad. These pads are thinner than the usual Magic Eraser, but work the exact same way.
I used this duo recently during a deep-clean Sunday and really appreciated the fact that I had better leverage and a little more distance from whatever I was scrubbing. Bonus: The Grip can be reused over and over again. I will be buying refill pads for sure.
This mop is not as well-reviewed as the other mop, but I included it for two reasons. People took the most issue with the mop itself (which isn't a problem if you use the universal refills — $18 for two — with a mop you already have). And I know a lot of people who prefer a roller mop: To squeeze water out of roller mops, you just push down on part of the handle and a lot of people find this easier to use than a squeeze mop.
Have you tried these Magic Eraser products? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.