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It was actually my Grandma who gave me the JML magic eraser. She is forever watching these channels on the television which sell anything and everything and she quite literally buys allsorts from there! One day when I visited she gave me a JML magic eraser to try and was raving about the product so I was keen to try it myself.
The magic eraser came quite simply packed in a cardboard case from memory. Inside the case was a piece of foamy looking material, white in colour and around the width of a sponge scourer but considerably longer. The idea with the magic eraser is that you can cut it down to use for different jobs around the house or have some as spares. I cut mine in to three good sized pieces which would be used for various jobs around the house.
JML claim that with this magic eraser you do not need any detergent to clean and you simply dampen the sponge and it will clean surfaces for you. I will admit that I was dubious about these claims but amazed when I tried the product myself. I have used the magic eraser to clean the top of my oven, woodwork, doors and the tiles in my kitchen and it really does work. Not only does it work without detergent but it actually requires little elbow grease too because the marks seem to come off really easily. In my house the doors are all painted white and obviously having a small child here they do get marked from time to time but this product lifts them off easily!
What I also like about this product is that I can give them a quick wash through in the sink after used and it will be ready to use again for when I need it. One issue I do have though is that after a few uses bits of the eraser seem to flake off on the surface that you are trying to clean or drop off on to the floor if I am cleaning the doors which just makes more cleaning ultimately as you need to wipe or hoover those up!
My grandma tells me he paid around five pounds for the eraser which I feel is a lot, even though the product is very good. I have since seen this for sale in discount stores though for much less and so I would say snap it up if you can find it cheap somewhere because it does work well and will remove stubborn marks for you.
Thank you for reading my review!
The "magic eraser" is usually available in hardware srores or online for about £4, but during a recent visit to my local Home Bargains store, I was delighted to see them selling for £1 each. The hype and advertising seemed to make some impressive claims, so I invested £1 to find out if they were true.
The magic eraser is also called "Doktor Power". It comes in a lime green box. The product itself is a rectangular piece of very dense foam, which is pleasanly squidgy to the touch. The manufacturers claim that this product can erase virtually any stubborn marks off household surfaces as easily as erasing pencil marks off paper. The block of foam is 32 x 13 x 4cm.
To use the product, you simply cut a piece of foam off the main block as big as you need for the job you want to tackle. You then wet the block and squeeze out any excess water. You then gently rub the block over the surface with the mark on it and the mark should come away eventually with little effort. You can then rinse and re-use the foam block quite a few times before it needs to be discarded.
I found this product really good for getting baked on stains off my cooker. At the time, I had a white cooker, and the hob had lots of burnt on food stains that had been there a while. I had tried different detergents and oven clening products, but they had not got rid of the marks completely. I was very skeptical about whether a bit of foam with water on it would really be any use on these tough stains, but I was pleasanly surprised when after a bit of rubbing, the marks vanished!
The magic eraser is an enjoyable product to use, as it gets surfaces really clean. I loved the fact that you are not using chemicals when cleaning, as this is better for your health and the environment, and it just goes to show that you don't actually NEED to use chemicals when cleaning, although I must admit that I missed the fresh smell I get with cleaning products!
The eraser lasts a long time, but eventually will go a bit grotty looking, discoloured and ugly. I was ashamed to have it by the sink because it looked all brown and manky! If I buy another one, I will definitely cut it up into smaller pieces to make it last longer.
The manufacturers state that it can be used on any surface, even glass and wood. I had success in the main, but did encounter slight problems when using the eraser on my bathroom tiles, as they are non slip tiles, with a bit of a sandpapery surface. The eraser shredded and broke up when I started rubbing it across the tiles, so I had to give up there.
This is certainly a product I would buy again, or have on standby in my cleaning cupboard, as it has such a wide variety of uses. I would try and avoid paying the full price of £4 for what is essentialy only a bit of foam, and go somewhere like home bargains where I can get it for a quid instead!
I recently saw an advert for the Magic Eraser showing how it could get rid of almost any marks & stains. I was a bit cautious about this thinking it was just one of those marketing hypes. However I was recently in my local Robert Dyas store & saw it so decided to give it a try & see if it actually works.
What can I say I am truly amazed anf it surely is magic. I've had these stains in my oven which I've tried nearly everything at & nothing has got rid of them. That was until the magic eraser made very easy work of removing them almost straight away. I achieved similar results on my gas hob. It supposed to work on a range of stains & marks both within the home & outside too such as car alloys.
The concept is very simple, all you get is a large sponge. You then cut the amount you want to use off & ringe it under the tap. Then you're ready to go, there's no need for anything else. Just rub it over the surface you want to clean & watch it do it's stuff.
A pack with one of these sponges will set you back around £5 and I've got to say it's worth every penny. It's truly magical!
I decided to write this review as i was looking at a lovely picture my three year old daughter had drawn, the only problem with the picture was that it was on the downstairs toilet wall! so out came my trusted block of magic eraser.
A little bit about JML -
Jml is a company that was founded by John Mills and started as a family business, they are well known for having the on screen demonstrations in stores showing their products and also the six T.V channels that advertise their products.
Most of the item are household products although they are venturing into skin care, makeup and other items.
What is the magic eraser -
The magic eraser is a cleaning product that removes scuff marks,
pencil and crayon and most other marks, its also great for removing any burnt on marks on pots and pans.
Because it is non abrasive it can be used on most surfaces including chrome and paintwork so its great for cleaning the bathroom and kitchen
The product itself has the look and texture of a hard white sponge and is in the form of a white block measuring (32x13x4cm) It comes with a green colored sleeve and you slide the block out a little like a matchbox.
The block can be cut up to what ever size you require with a pair of scissors.
How do you use it-
Take the white block out and cut it up to which ever size you need you can also cut it to any shape depending on what you are cleaning
and remember a little goes a long way, then run it under the tap and wring it out and your ready to go, it needs no cleaning fluid so its great to use around children and pets and can be used on all surfaces.
When you apply it to the surface it does foam up a little and i find that i just need to use a cloth to wipe after its removed the mark or stain.
I find that its great for cleaning in small areas that are hard to get to and getting right into the corners on things like taps and light switches.
Does it work -
I have to say that i have found this an excellent product and there is always a few blocks in my cupboard.
It removes any scuff marks on my PVC door on the outside and all the inside doors, it brings me oven up really clean and without much scrubbing, it has worked really well on all my chrome kitchen appliances and does not scratch or dull them in anyway.
I find that its great for cleaning in small areas that are hard to get to and getting right into the corners on things like taps and light switches.
Where can i get it and how much does it cost -
Jml products can be purchased in shops including Asda, Wilkinsons, TG Hughes, Tesco, Boots, Homebase, Superdrug and Focus.
It can also be purchased through the website www.jmldirect.com
You can also purchase through ringing the contact centre on 0845 389 5653 although you will pay £4.95 postage and packing so its not really worth it if you are only purchasing one thing, if however you are ordering more than one item you only pay one p&p and you will receive 20% discount if you purchase more than one of the same item.
As the stores mentioned stock different item at different times you can ring the customer service department on 0844 701 7631 and they will let you know where it is currently being stocked.
JML price £4.99
The Doktor Power Magic Eraser by JML is an amazing product. I was very wary of all the hype in advertising and on the internet about it, so I decided to give it a try.
This is a very compacted white, oblong shaped sponge. It feels very dry and smooth but if you run the end of your finger over the block you feel the slightly abrasive texture. This oblong sponge can be cut to any shape and is used without chemical cleaners. You simply dampen the sponge and gently rub.
I have used it on ink stains, pen marks on work surfaces, scuff marks on laminate flooring and it is amazing in the bathroom. You can get into all those nooks and crannies and get everything gleaming. I used it to bring back the shine to old bathroom fitting and to get into that very fine line that you sometimes get between draining board and work surface.
My light switches and sockets are all white and shining again as it is really easy to clean them with a barely damp sponge. Door handles got the same treatment.
There is no odour, or colour and you just rinse it under tap and reuse.
The big problem with these is that once they have been used several times, or if you rub too hard, they disintegrate. The JML variety costs £5.99 for a single sponge, so I tend to cut small pieces off it and use it sparingly.
I did find a pack of two similar sponges in our local Poundland for £1 and I must admit that I didn't find much difference, only that the JML did last a bit longer.
This is certainly a product I would recommend. Once you have used it you will be amazed at the difference it makes to cleaning. Those fiddly areas come up sparkling, without too much effort.
Wow, the magic eraser really IS magic! Does exactly what it says - erasing just about anything magically! The magic is that it looks like an ordinary piece of white foam - no odour, no colour, nothing - but run it under the tap & wipe over dirt or marks, & hey presto, they're gone! The magic eraser comes in a large block that you can cut to whatever size you want. I find it best to cut into small pieces as then once it's been used & become dirty it's easy to throw away & start afresh with a new piece. My entire house is painted white & I am forever getting marks all over the walls - food splashed on near the bin, shoe scuff marks in the hall, scrapes up the staircase...previously it was a case of getting in the loft & digging out the emulsion to cover up the marks, but not anymore! A quick wipe with the eraser & they are GONE! I have no idea what's in this thing, but it's safe, non-toxic which is great if you have pets or toddlers around. JML were the original ones, but there are cheaper versions around now that the idea has caught on - so there's no excuse to not give it a go!
Even if you've never thought about cleaning in your life, buy one of these and you'll be excited - magic is exactly what it is!
I first heard about Magic Erasers on a domestic forum where people were going crazy about them, and to be honest I didn't understand the fuss. Then one day I saw them in the pound shop and decided to try them out.
Magic Erasers are smallish white sponges - you get 2 in a pack usually. They don't look exciting in the least (what cleaning products do?), and I didn't use them until a few months later when the kitchen floor was filthy and the flash mop just wasn't shifting the dirt. I decided to get down on my hands and knees with the Magic Eraser and tested it on a random floor tile. It came up absolutely sparkling white - I'd never known my floor was that colour, or had those subtle marbled patterns in it!!
Since then I've tried it on everything. Scuff marks on the wall - gone (be careful if you have painted walls though as a little paint can come off). Dried stain paint on the sink? Came off easily. Paint on the taps? No problem. And so on. I've even used it to get blood off fabric.
My housemate was amazed when we were painting the bathroom over the summer because I wasn't bothered at all about paint getting on the bath, floor tiles, mirror, sink and taps. I was even confident enough to let it dry and then showed her the magical powers of the Magic Eraser. At which point she was amazed that anything could clean that well (and she's a chemistry student). If you want to find out more about the scientific properties, just wikipedia 'magic eraser'.
It's odourless, doesn't sting or hurt, and is really easy to use. All you do is run it under hot water and then squeeze it out - then wipe over things as normal. It literally just looks just like a normal white sponge.
The only disadvantage is that you can use them up very quickly as they aren't the best shape in the world - thinner would be better I think.
The JML ones are quite expensive at £4 a time. However, I've found that there is no difference between them and the cardboard sleeved brand name less Magic Erasers which can be found in several pound shops or at Wilkinson's at the even lower price of 89p. They are completely worth it though - I tend to buy a few packs at once and keep them under the sink.
The Magic Eraser is the effective solution to removing stubborn marks and stains without the need to use detergent / It's so quick and easy / You can eliminate almost any ground-in marks on any hard surface, in an instant / It is so simple to use / Dampen the sponge, squeeze out excess water and you're ready to go / And it is such good value / Cut the jumbo sized sponge to the size you need for the task in hand / Rub gently and the mark will disappear / It is ideal for elimating almost any household stain from finger marks to grease on cookers.