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dh discovered something amazing today!!

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cakewitch Sun 21-Dec-14 20:59:07

You know the horrid soap scummy stuff on the glass in your shower stall? Well.... Dh used one of those magic eraser things you buy from home bargains. And it was Magical! Shiny clear glass, with no chemicals, or scrubbing, or standing inside getting wet. Just a bit of water on the thing, a quick rub down, and that was it. Sparkling. Am absolutely overawed by it.

TheReluctantCountess Sun 21-Dec-14 21:01:59

Ooooooooh! I shall get one. How much did it cost? I love Home Bargains.

JamForTea Sun 21-Dec-14 21:03:49

What do you mean a magic eraser?

Onetwothreeoops Sun 21-Dec-14 21:04:44

Hasn't it scratched the glass?

cakewitch Sun 21-Dec-14 23:12:15

Noo. It hasn't scratched it at all.

cakewitch Sun 21-Dec-14 23:14:52

They are cheap as chips too. Under a pound for two.

ImGoingForATwix Sun 21-Dec-14 23:23:56

They're great, but don't think they're chemical free if I remember correctly.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 21-Dec-14 23:25:57

Oh, one to bear in mind, thank you!

Are you in a hard water or soft water area?

cakewitch Sun 21-Dec-14 23:42:55

Soft water.

MrsLettuce Sun 21-Dec-14 23:46:34

AFAIK they're just a melamine sponge, no cleaning product added. Damned good things.

MuttersDarkly Sun 21-Dec-14 23:50:51

They make me cough. Really violently.

I have no idea why.

After the third attempt, with at least a week between each try, so not like it was a cold or anything and just a coincidence that I coughed a lot when using the sponge, I gave up.

Really annoying becuase I bought a four pack and the bits I managed to do before I started hacking my head off were things I'd be trying to get clean for ages.

Maybe one of those dust masks would help ? I think perhaps teeny tiny particles come of it and float into the air when I rub, and my throat has a particular dislike of whatever they are made of. Or something more scientific.

Longdistance Sun 21-Dec-14 23:51:24

Ooo, I've got loads of those somewhere in the house. dhs the ensuite shower is terrible ATM. Dh can go give it a scrub.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Sun 21-Dec-14 23:51:32

Can someone link to this amazing product please? Cleaning the shower is my most hated job - I scrub the loo and sink twice a week but the shower is very , er, neglected.

grandmainmypocket Sun 21-Dec-14 23:52:36

What's it called please?

Eastpoint Sun 21-Dec-14 23:53:16

White vinegar will clean the glass too.

MrsLettuce Sun 21-Dec-14 23:59:38

Were you using them dry or damp Mutters? confused sounds horrid.

Mrsgrumble Mon 22-Dec-14 00:01:24

Where else can you buy them and are they only good for shower doors? Thank you

MuttersDarkly Mon 22-Dec-14 00:14:16

Damp, but maybe not damp enough ?

TapirbackRiderlovesTinsel Mon 22-Dec-14 00:33:07

I buy these from Amazon - they're sold in shops as magic erasers, but on amazon are sold as melamine foam.

I buy mine in packs of 30, for about £8...

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Mon 22-Dec-14 09:52:32

Is this the thing ?

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Mon 22-Dec-14 09:55:57

Ridiculously cheap here

MegMogandOwlToo Mon 22-Dec-14 09:58:43

Was this on a frosted shower screen or clear?

Mine is frosted so wondering if I could use one, or if it would damage it.

Lj8893 Mon 22-Dec-14 10:03:51

Oh yes those things are amazing! You can literally use them on anything, i use them on dds sticky handprints that seem to appear on my walls everyday!!
and a little bit cut off and put in the toilet bowl overnight leaves a sparkling toilet!

unlucky83 Mon 22-Dec-14 10:16:29

Hmmm -They do scratch though -just very very fine. If you were too enthusiastic or did it frequently I think you would damage the glass....
I used them for cleaning finger prints off walls etc..washable vinyl paper and emulsion painted walls... usually the same areas. Before I wiped with a damp cloth and then dealt with stubborn bits with one, then I just started giving them a quick swipe with the eraser -then spending a bit longer over stubborn marks. First noticed it on the paper - area was a lighter colour - looked on the emulsion wall and it was darker - then I realised that it was the darker paint underneath showing though ...not dramatic but definite. Still use them but with more caution now!

BeHoHoHove Mon 22-Dec-14 10:19:39

They are great for the cooker hood and for cleaning trainers as well strangely enough. Someone on here also recommended them for cleaning marks off a limestone fireplace too.

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