Myths about Eraser Sponges

Eraser SpongesThere are many myths about eraser sponges, because of how well they work.

Here are a couple of the popular ones, and the truth behind them.

Eraser Sponges were banned from stores because they contained formaldehyde.

  • False!
    • Many people are worried that they have to put faith in the cleaning products industry to keep them safe from harm. The fact that they can be somewhat strong on polished surfaces makes people wonder. Eraser Sponges are non-toxic. Because of how safe it is, the eraser sponges are still available today.

Eraser Sponges and similar products gave a child chemical burn.

  • The only chemical that is in these sponges is melamine, which if found in foam form on the sponges.
    • There are not any chemicals in there that would cause chemical burn; you would have to essentially “sand” your skin off in order to have that effect from an Eraser Sponge.

Eraser Sponges do not contain chemicals.

  • Again, this is false.
    • The melamine that I mentioned before is in fact a chemical, just maybe not one you would see in a mad scientist’s lab. You shouldn’t eat it and you should keep it away from children. However, it is safe to use in your home and around your children and pets.

You can leave an Eraser Sponge in your toilet overnight and it will be bleach white!

  • The truth is, you would have to have an extremely strong, and possibly unsafe chemical in order to do this.
    • On a side note, we don’t suggest you do this, especially if you have animals or young children that occasionally get curious about the toilet.

So tell me- what sorts of rumors have you heard? We are interested to know what else is circling out there in the ether. Comment with your response!

Unique ways to use Eraser Sponges

300 ERASER SPONGE + 30 MICROFIBER COMBO PACKWe lead busy lives and have a lot on our plates.

Getting down on our hands and knees scrubbing the floors shouldn’t have to be on the menu.

There are many ways to use your Eraser Sponges that will save you time and effort.

Here are some places the Eraser Sponge can easily clean:

  • Ceramic tile/tubs
  • Glass shower doors/frame
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • Debris on drip pans
  • Caked on food on glass cooking tops
  • Water stains on dishes made of plastic and glass
  • Faucets
  • Burned on stains from pots and pans
  • Adhesive on surfaces
  • Dry erase boards
  • Stained dishes
  • Shoes- use gentle pressure to remove scruffs and grass stains
  • Stained laminate counters
  • Remove dried paint from door hinges
  • Cleaning green algae from cement

There are other ways it can help you clean, too. They are safe to use on appliances, like the inside of your refrigerator or dishwasher.

Did you know that they could also remove rust?

Eraser SpongeThe great thing about Eraser Sponges is that you don’t have to spend a ton of time scrubbing hard on a service.

It takes care of just about any mess.

The added bonus is that it is odorless so that your room will not be filled with fumes after using it!

Are there any ways that you have used your Eraser Sponge that we haven’t mentioned?

What surprises you the most about using them? Share your stories!