As a mom, we use the Magic Eraser is like a superhero's secret weapon... ever wonder what it actually is? I did... and I found out....its not majickal...
The Magic Eraser MSDS sheet shows it doesn't contain borax (which surprised me), but it doesn't state what they actually do contain. A bit more searching, though, turned up that Mr. Clean didn't really try to hide their source for the Magic Eraser material - it's actually melamine foam, made by BASF.
Normally, melamine foam is used as a sound insulation, although it's also used as a fire retardant. At some point, somebody found out that if you cut this sound insulation foam into blocks, you could use it as a very fine grit abrasive. So the way a Magic Eraser cleans is mechanical, not chemical - it's like a polishing cloth or sandpaper.
This is why it leaves a white film on walls and takes the shine off no-wax floors....
Answer by scout_mom at 8:42 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
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Answer by princessbeth79 at 7:03 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Well, now, isn't that just so. . . magical!
Answer by jsbenkert at 7:14 PM on Aug. 22, 2010