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Berol Dry Wipe Eraser

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For removal of marker ink on white boards.

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      18.03.2013 13:22
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      Get a jay cloth instead!

      Depending on where you buy this from you'll get this either in a pack with multi coloured Berol pens for about £10 (This is sold on Amazon) or you can buy individually from office retailers for a couple of quid. The ones that come in marker packs are no different but do have their own holder in a plastic tray, this is very handy if you like to keep things organised.

      I use these wipers on my week planner whiteboard to wipe off the Berol dry wipe pen ink, so being from the same manufacturer the two should work in perfect harmony. They do, but i'm not too impressed with this.

      They're made out of polystyrene bricks with furry cloth underneath. The polystyrene can easily be picked apart and is easily dented, damaged and scratched. They are also prone to tearing when you catch them on sharp objects. It will shred itself if you don't look after it and care for it appropriately.

      The fabric underneath is probably the best part of this, it's not too thick but it is quite fluffy. It gets the ink of well and whilst I do sometimes have to go over the same line again to get them off it does generally perform well. I'm not paying extra for one of those special cloths so this is perfect.

      The fabric is stuck to the base of the brick very well, i haven't had any problems with bits coming off and when you wipe it doesn't fall to pieces. It's all in little clumps when it gets clogged and this is how you know it's time to clean it. It should normally be frayed out a little and quite soft. If it goes hard, it's long overdue a clean.

      It recommends on the sticker that you clean this by running it under the tap with some soap. I personally find this a hassle, it's almost impossible to completely clean every single fibre and get all the dirt out.

      The brick itself is not too hard to clean, just a wipe down with dettox but the the fabric is a sod, it looses a star for this. It takes me a good 5-10 minutes to clean depending on how clogged and filthy it is.

      Overall this is not recommended, it's a pig to clean, not well built and quite frankly more of hassle than a simply Jay Cloth. Don't shell out for one of these in a pack unless its on offer or extremely good value, it's most certainly not the best board wiper I've ever had.

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      02.06.2011 14:56
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      A good whiteboard eraser - but I've not seen better!

      Every year when I get the opportunity to order new equipment for my classroom in school, I make sure that I order a drywipe eraser for my whiteboard. I have now amassed quite a few of these, as I hate throwing anything out, even though they have seen better days.

      We are restricted to certain educational resource suppliers when ordering through school, however you can pick up one of these erasers for just over £2 on amazon. You don't have to be a teacher to make use of an item such as this. In fact, if you or your child has anykind of whiteboard in the house, either as a noticeboard or as a child;s workbook, then this eraser is ideal for erasing the general colour that is left behind when you use whiteboard markers on a whiteboard. I have found that some of the worst marks to remove are when a drywipe marker pen is starting to run out and it leaves much more staining on a whiteboard.

      This drywipe marker by the well known company Berol is rectangular in shape, with the biggest bulk of it being the actual part you hold. Only a small fraction if used as the actual eraser. On the front of the eraser there is some general care information such as making sure that you clean your eraser 'periodically' by holding it under a tap and cleaning it with soap. Now, I have say that I have never done this to any of my erasers, as it really just seems like it could damage the product, however I can only assume that it doesn't given that Berol have instructions to do so on the front of the item.

      As you use the product more and more, I generally notice that the most wear and tear occurs around the edges of the eraser and the edges can often end up looking quite leathery, and thus they really don;t work as well as when they just new. As I said earlier, since I hate throwing anything out that still has some life left in it, I find that I keep those that are still able to be used, and let the children use them on their own whiteboards from time to time.

      Prior to this year, I was actually quite a fan of all Berol equipment, one of which being these erasers, however, when I found that I was unable to order another Berol eraser this year, I had to look at other options, and I ended up with a data zone large red whiteboard eraser. Since getting this, I make absolutely no use of the old berol erasers, as they simply do not compare to this new eraser. It is not only becuase it is new, but I see a substantial difference in just how much of the staining from the pens that it removes, without me having to spray board cleaner all the time. Even if a drywipe pen is running out and leaving more staining, this eraser seems to be much better than the Berol at removing it. Thus, I am in two minds about the Berol eraser, up until this year, I was very pleased with it, but after using a different brand of drywipe eraser, I think Berol has some competition, and should look at its products again!

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