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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop Is Not For All Surfaces

Reviewing: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop  |  Rating:
junebugco By junebugco on
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Whether you love house cleaning or hate it, house cleaning does not happen all by itself. Commercials and advertisements are filled with products that claim to make house cleaning easier. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop is no exception. This product claims that "the innovative cleaning power of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works its wonders on floors!", but is this claim true?

The sponge on the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop has two layers, a blue-colored base and a white colored cleaning surface. The outer, white sponge contains the Magic Eraser cleaning power and is rougher in texture than a regular sponge. Upon closer examination, it is revealed that the Magic Eraser sponge is not recommended for all surfaces. This mob is not suited for surfaces such as "high gloss, polished, dark, brushed, satin, faux, bare/polished wood, or stainless steel". In other words, do not use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop on a polished surface where scratches will show. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop is suited for vinyl floors, tile floors, as well as marble and stone. The package does not mention granite or limestone surfaces.

I purchased a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Roller Mop, which is designed so that the sponge is squeezed between rollers when the handle is pulled back. I like this roller mop wringer better than other sponge mops. The wringing function is a simple, yet ingenious design that makes squeezing water out of the sponge easier than other mop styles. However, the sponge does become flimsy without a backing plate.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop is used in my home to clean vinyl floors in the kitchen and bathrooms. It is not used on any hardwood floor surface, nor is it used to mop the outside deck (deck staining is too hard of a chore to use a rough textured sponge mop). The Magic Eraser sponge is more effective at cleaning dirt and grime than a mop with a regular sponge. When the outer Magic Eraser layer of the sponge wears out, it is time to replace the sponge.

One of the plastic thumbscrews that attach the sponge to the mop was jammed on the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop that I purchased. The plastic packaging must have gotten caught in the threads and prevented the thumbscrew from turning. The end of the thumbscrew snapped off when I attempted to turn the thumbscrew. The grocery store where I purchased the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop exchanged the mop for a new one, no questions asked.

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop is a good product when used on an intended surface. The innovative cleaning power of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser does work its wonders on floors, however, caution should be exercised to make sure this product is used on a proper surface. Mopping, on the other hand, is still a chore.