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    mr clean magic eraser

    I've tried searching but I can't find the post about using a mr clean magic eraser. Anybody remember what it was about? I just remember that I was impressed and when I found mine I couldn't remember what it was about. Boo!!!

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    It's been mentioned for cleaning build-up on irons, and I'm sure it would be good for that, but I spray starch all the time and nothing has built up on my iron. I use the magic erasers on my ceramic cooktop and they're great for that. Dampen it first to prevent crumbling.

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    I use them for cleaning everything in the house. Can't live without them!

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    I love them too, I have white kitchen cupboards and those magic erasers are simply the easiest thing to wipe them down with.

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    Somewhere I read that a quilter used one dry to scrub her cutting matte. I use a kitchen sponge with the green side (dry) to scrub off threads,etc from my cutting mattes.
    I use Mr Clean Magic Erasers to clean tons of things in my home, plus to clean hard shelled gourds.
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    I use a dampened magic eraser to clean my iron and it works GREAT. Be sure the iron is cold when you clean it. (Unlike Rose_P, I get all kinds of buildup on my iron.)

    p.s. This is probably the absolute best hint I've learned here so far!!!
    Wendy

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    I remember my mom cleaning build-up off the bottom her iron by putting salt on a sheet of waxed paper and moving the iron over the salt. I guess it acted like an abrasive like sand paper. Anyway, it sure got off the build-up.

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    I use them on everything!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    I remember my mom cleaning build-up off the bottom her iron by putting salt on a sheet of waxed paper and moving the iron over the salt. I guess it acted like an abrasive like sand paper. Anyway, it sure got off the build-up.
    Are you sure it was waxed paper and not parchment?? I would think that the wax would melt and stick to the iron, which would defeat the purpose of cleaning it...

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    I've done it with salt but on aluminum foil.

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    Thanks for the input. I think the hint I was impressed with is cleaning the iron.

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    I hand quilt, and I use the magic eraser to remove quilting markings as I go along.
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    I was telling myDS about magic erasers a while back. He got some and told me he wasnt that impressed with them. Well, i couldnt believe it cuz they are truly wonderful. So i told him again what i used them on. He interupted me and said- you have to wet them? ( proof that men don't read directions and that my son only hears half of what i say)
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    They are great for cleaning fiberglass tubs and showers. Mr. Clean also makes one (comes in 2 pack at Target) specifically for the bath with grooves and scented with Febreze. I found the scent a little much for me so I went back to the regular ones. The generic ones work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Are you sure it was waxed paper and not parchment?? I would think that the wax would melt and stick to the iron, which would defeat the purpose of cleaning it...
    You can iron wax paper, I remember mom always using it to clean her iron. and we used it to press leaves between it.
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    I washed my windshield inside with one. Did a great job, no streaking.

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    DO NOT USE THESE ON YOUR PRECIOUS MACHINES...The Magic erasers are made with micro abrasive, that means mico scratches and after a while, items will dull that the erasers have been used on. Ceramic seems to do just fine. If you wipe a wall after the kids...you will see latex paint on the sponge. Easy does it on surfaces and never on your machines.
    D in TX

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    love the magic erasers!
    Pam Riggs

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    I use a fabric that had lots of dye I did pre- wash and the dye come off on my new expensive sewing machine I was sick.I tried bleach nothing I tried a few other things nothing some told me to try Mr clean magic eraser it worked it got the dye off I was sooo happy
    It is great on shower scum too

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    My husband uses them to clean the soles (sides) of his tennis shoes. I use them for everything!

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    I was going to the store today to get some goof off to get paint off a featherweight case I am selling tomorrow I just tried the mr clean magic eraser it worked I don't have to use that goof off ya!!!!

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    I remember using the wax paper bread wrappers but in a pinch we used waxed paper and the iron would be so slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett View Post
    I use them for cleaning everything in the house. Can't live without them!
    Ditto! When they first came out I figured they'd be useless but wow... was I wrong! I use them on EVERYTHING!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianna77984 View Post
    I remember using the wax paper bread wrappers but in a pinch we used waxed paper and the iron would be so slick.
    I always used wax paper to remove gunk from my iron but I also used to buy something in a tube (I think I got it at either the grocery store or at Hancock's) that you put on a dry rag & rubbed on, then ironed on something kinda nubby. I just don't have a problem with gunk anymore... my iron is too cheap for anything to stick to... LOL!
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    My mom used to use bread wrappers when they were wax coated like waxed paper, you want to make sure you use a warm iron not hot. I know that ages me, but that was back in the day before plastic bread wrappers

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