Monday, February 25, 2013

Magic Toilet Cleaner

Magic Eraser uses... did you know you can cut a piece off and float it in your toilet overnight and voila! no more toilet ring! The website has a list of about 100 uses!

Magic Erasers.. they clean like magic. I honestly love these things and use them in place of typical sponges on most everything. (Though I personally prefer the generics.)

But will they be so magical as to do the work for you? 

No. No they won't. You can't just cut up a sponge, toss it in the toilet, and expect to wake up to having the bowl cleaned for you magically over night. The way these sponges work are that they are basically like super fine sandpaper (which is why they tell you never to use on skin. Though I'm surprised I haven't seen it posted a great DIY micro dermabrasion facial on pinterest yet.) So you actually need to scrub with these. Plus you still need to fish that out of your toilet come morning anyways so wouldn't it be easier just to clean it the old fashion way?

Honestly if you keep your toilet fairly clean then in a pinch you can add anything from your usual bowl cleaner, bleach, or even baking soda and let it sit over night and then just flush in the morning to get rid of the ring.  I've also read where people have had good results with the old 3rd grade science fun of mixing equal parts baking soda and vinegar to clean with out scrubbing. However if you have hard water or mineral build up that isn't responding to the usual cleaner and brush it's best to slap on the industrial rubber gloves, grab a pumice stone and get scrubbing. 


  1. Anonymous25/2/13

    The magic eraser works great on the toilet, but it doesn't do it by itself. We have the scrubbing bubbles toilet freshbrush handle and just clip 1/2 the magic eraser on there. Works great!

  2. Oh that's a good idea! I use the flushable scrubbing bubbles wand attachments, but I never thought of trying a magic eraser on it!

  3. This doesn't work. =/

  4. It was great at cleaning fingerprints on light switches and the surrounding painted wall, scuff marks on walls, doors and floors. Even scuffs on the heels and toes of my dress shoes.
    Magic Sponge Cleaner

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  6. Tried it anyway, they sink. :-(

  7. This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Baking soda and
    vinegar? I am going to try it RIGHT now! Thanks for the tip!!

  8. Scrubbed with Magic Eraser did not remove hard water stain