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99 Ways To Use Cleaning Erasers

Cleaning erasers work great on glass top stoves

I’ve been a fan of cleaning erasers for years.  My friend, Wendy, demonstrated how easy it was to clean her daughter’s leather band shoes.  They were so grimy and muddy… but she took one of those little sponges, dampened it with water and went to work on them.   In just a few seconds, they looked almost NEW!

I was amazed! They became a staple in my cleaning supplies in short order, but I was careful how I used them, because they were rather pricey.   I found more and more uses for them and it became really clear that either I was going to have to cut back on using them OR find a way to make cleaning erasers myself.

Obviously I wasn’t the only person with that idea, because I found a DIY version without any trouble.   If you missed my post on “How To Make Your Own Magic Eraser’s” check it out here .

Ways To Use Your DIY Cleaning Erasers

  • clean glass stovetops
  • remove dried paint from door hinges
  • remove hair product gunk off your heat styling tools
  • remove mold & mildew from anything plastic
  • clean your craft mats
  • remove built-up algae, water deposits, etc from ceramic flower pots
  • clean dish drainers that are gunked with lime and build-up
  • clean gliders in your glass sliding door to make them glide easier
  • clean & polish gold jewelry
  • remove tackle marks off your football helmet
  • remove crayon and pencil marks on walls
  • clean splatters inside the microwave
  • clean mirrors in the bathroom… it keeps mirrors from fogging up
  • removes toothbrush splashes
Magic erasers can clean scum off shower doors
  • remove soap scum in the tub and shower
  • remove waterline mark around the swimming pool
  • remove hair dye from countertops & floors
  • clean light-colored suede
  • clean the outdoor side of window sills stained from leaves, dust and dirt
  • clean ice chests inside and out
  • remove rust spots & stains on countertop
  • remove cooked-on stains in pots and pans
Clean sticky residue off bottles with magic erasers
  • remove adhesive residue after removing stickers and labels
  • remove soot off the walls near the fireplace
  • clean within the grooves of lawn ornaments
  • clean sticky/dusty range hood over the stove
  • clean tiny groves in air-bake cookie sheets & bakeware
  • clean oven shelves & the grates on the grill
  • remove wet nose marks from pets on the windows
  • remove toothpaste splashes from bathroom mirrors
Clean marks off baseboards
  • remove black scuff marks from baseboards
  • remove melted plastic on the side of the toaster oven
  • remove grimy green algae from cement bird baths, steps, ponds, etc
  • clean stained elbows from dirty work
  • remove green mildew from siding and gutters
  • remove paint spills & over-sprays
  • remove toilet bowl rings – let it set in your toilet overnight; don’t flush it; doesn’t work every time
  • remove bird poop from concrete bird bath
  • remove coffee & tea stains that remain inside a mug, carafe, thermos even after washing
Cleaning erasers clean the washing machine agitator
  • clean the plastic agitator inside your washing machine
  • clean window screens, even when they are still in the window
  • remove built-up baked on grease inside the deep fryer
  • clean inside the crock pot
  • clean swimming pool steps
  • remove baked on brown spots on cookware
  • clean & shine things up before you sell them in a yard sale
  • clean boat & outdoor furniture upholstery
  • clean vinyl striping on motorhomes, vans, boats
Magic erasers can remove tarnish and rust
  • remove tarnish from silver
  • clean car tires, including white walls
  • clean pebbled surfaces like the outside of plastic coolers
  • remove pet & child vomit from carpet or clothing
  • remove scuff marks on motorcycle & ATV helmets
  • clean oven door
  • remove pollen and scuff marks from patio furniture, cars, etc
  • remove soap scum and gunk from around the bathroom faucets
  • remove hairspray build-up on countertops and vanities
  • remove soap scum inside porcelain & utility sinks
Magic erasers are great for cleaning athletic shoes
  • remove dirt, grime, grass stains from athletic shoes and shoes with leather uppers
  • clean stained caulking along the kitchen sink & countertop
  • clean your bicycle, even the tires & rims
  • clean tile & grout
  • remove mildew from tents, vinyl canopies, awnings, fiberglass items
  • remove paint overspray that has dried
  • remove shoe marks from the kickplate of house doors & car doors
  • clean inside your car – handles, window ledge, arm rests, dashboard
  • remove scuff marks and dirt from linoleum floors
  • remove stains on leather seats, purses, chairs, etc
Magic erasers can clean stains off plastic
  • remove food stains inside plastic food containers
  • remove rust from glass jars
  • remove dirt and grime on a vinyl convertible top
  • remove nail polish from walls, carpets, wooden objects, plastic
  • remove soil or scuff marks from ceramic tile flooring
  • clean non-skid surfaces with tiny grooves
  • clean & shine bathroom faucets & fixtures
  • remove magic or permanent marker, and ballpoint ink from virtually any surface, including your hands
  • clean plastic or rubber doll faces
  • clean textured handles on major appliances – dishwasher, refrigerator, stove
  • remove fingerprints and dirt on light-colored kitchen cupboards
Clean tire rims with magic erasers
  • clean & shine hubcaps
  • remove brake dust from tire rims
  • clean inside of the refrigerator
  • remove dirt from plastic trash cans
  • remove dark paint on light-colored carpet
  • clean soap scum and oils from hot tub
  • clean white porch railings, columns & pillars
  • remove bugs from car windshield, grille, and bumper
  • remove paint scratches on your car from minor fender benders
  • remove rust and corrosion from the outside of pipes
  • remove built-up grime on the car steering wheel
Clean keyboard with cleaning erasers
  • remove finger prints & build-up on the keyboard and mouse
  • remove oxidized paint from an old car
  • remove built-up gunk from vinyl seats
  • remove tar from your car’s paint
  • remove set-in stains inside glass and plastic pitchers
  • remove scuff marks from the back of car seats
  • clean kids’ plastic toys
  • remove stains on the underside of the toilet seat and around the toilet seat hinges
  • remove fingerprint & handprints from light-colored doors & walls

I’m quite sure that the person who came up with the Magic Eraser idea didn’t have a clue the number of things his little cleaning erasers would eventually be used for.  Hope he/she is rich now!

Have you come up with other ways to use cleaning erasers… share with them with us below.  Or have you tried them on something and it DIDN’T work?

NOTE:  If you haven’t tried cleaning erasers yet and don’t want to make your own… you can get them here.

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Cheryl, this summer dad left his Lincoln parked in the hot Georgia weather for about 4 months with the windows completely closed. He came home from a trip to Mold and mildew all over the leather interior of the car. A little bit of time and effort and several “magic sponges” took all of it away. The car looks new again. Afterwards we put a small bucket of damp-rid in the car to take out the excess moisture that started the whole problem and we still have a great looking car.

    1. My stars I would have never thought about the car getting mold that way. Glad it cleaned up ok. Just another way to use the sponges.

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