When Mr. Clean Magic Erasers hit on the cleaning-product aisles in 2003, they caused friction — in a favorable way. The sponge’s micro-scrubbers of fine, microscopic mucous lift away scuffs, grunge, wax crayon marks and many other home-offending splotches, stains and mishaps. How to best use these to clean a shower stall is not hard, but comes with a few warnings.
What to Wash
A Magic Eraser’s mirco-scrubbers are water activated, explains the Mr. Clean site. Wet it, and wring out the excess moisture; then use it as you would use a typical sponge or a eraser, but using gentle pressure. The erasing action wipes glass shower doors and certain forms of faucets to your shine, and removes dirt from grout and soap scum from the bathtub walls.
Where to Use Caution
Although the scrubbing activity is very gentle, it is not suggested for high-gloss surfaces — the Mr. Clean Clean Book utilizes a “really glossy automobile hood” as an example of what not to clean. Test your shower’s glossy surfaces, such as a plastic enclosure, in an inconspicuous area, as suggested on the item’s label. Beside high-gloss surfaces, the label warns not to use the product to clean polished, brushed or satin surfaces — such as brushed-bronze or satin-nickel faucets — or stainless steel.