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Mr. Clean 446642 Magic Eraser Squeeze Mop
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon December 15, 2012
I've read some of the reviews here, and have seen the negative ones--reviews that speak of how the sponge falls apart or how the mop itself is flimsy. Both CAN BE true...that's why I use it with some caution. I discuss these techniques starting with my numbered paragraphs below.

Let me say from the start if you are just a little careful your mop will last. And when it does you'll have the best mop you ever used. Really. (The ONLY reasons I gave it four stars are that it requires a little care on your part, and is a little more expensive than an old-fashioned mop.)

The Mr. Clean mop uses a micro-abrasion fiber called melamine foam, and it was first manufactured as an insulating substance. It was only later that they discovered it worked like a very fine sandpaper to easily clean up previously tough-to-clean substances like crayon and ground-in dirt. And it was in this regard, they found, that it was a "wonder" substance...the sponge itself is the same as the one called Magic Eraser. If you've ever used those sponges you know that for once the description fit the product.

And that's it in a nutshell: DON'T OVERWORK THE MOP! You don't need to. It cleans VERY EASILY. All you need to do is detailed here...

1. SWEEP OR VACUUM YOUR FLOOR FIRST. This is true of most surfaces, but really true here. If you're pushing dirt and hair and other substances around you are doing it wrong. Yes, the sponge can tear, but normal use should keep it healthy. Don't over press, don't use it on rough surfaces. It's made to clean linoleum, plastic, non-porous materials. And follow the next rules.

2. KEEP THE SPONGE CLEAN. I rinse mine in the sink regularly, keeping a steady stream of water on it to shed off the abrasives it's picked up. Dirt is an abrasive, as is hair and any other little particles it picks up...and it will pick them up. Don't go crazy trying to "pick" it with your fingers...just rinse it. A steady stream of water should rinse off a lot of it, and you should place a strainer in the sink to catch these things...the sponge will clean up ANYTHING your vacuum left behind.

3. KEEP THE SPONGE MOIST. Not sopping wet, though. Once you've cleaned it in the sink, wet it and gently press the sponge with the handle or the squeeze device provided by your handle. Don't over squeeze it; press it and let it stay just a little moist. It will clean better this way, and preserve your sponge.

4. USE NORMAL PRESSURE. This works very easily if you have a clean, moist sponge and a non-abrasive surface. It works like "magic." If you overwork the product, you'll tear the sponge and/or bend the mop handle. The mop handle is like any other mop handle nowadays, whether a Mr. Clean model or any of its competitors. They are made for mass production, and a reasonably strong person who is scrubbing hard will run the risk of bending and ultimately breaking the handle.

5. REPLACE YOUR SPONGE REGULARLY. Sure, this is going to be more expensive than a mop would. But you will not believe how easily this will clean your floor...with SO little effort. It really is a "miracle" product...it will clean better and more easily than anything else out there. And if you use "Subscribe & Save" with Amazon you'll save on the cost.

If you follow these rules, cleaning your floor will go a lot better than it ever has before.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
When I first started using the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, I said to more than one person, I wish they'd made a mop out of this...of course I never got around to making the suggestion to the manufacturer, but I was so excited to find it in the store today! I had already quick mopped my kitchen, but there are stubborn scuffs that I've ignored for months. I got home, dampened Mr. Clean, and away those marks went! Without scrubbing hard! It works just as good as I thought it would :-)
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2012
Here's agreement with other reviews that point to the design flaws in the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Squeeze Mop. In fact, I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS PRODUCT WAS EVER TESTED IN A REAL KITCHEN before being put on the market. Many mops and refills are pricey these days, but this mop is worthless. I give it one star because there is no tabulation of a "no stars" category.
Good points: the handle is long enough for a tall person to comfortably use while keeping the mop face flat on the floor. That's about it for positives.
Negatives: the two plastic screws holding the sponge onto the unnecessarily tall plastic housing stick up ridiculously high. They not only hang up under a refrigerator door, the mop won't fit under the edges of standard kitchen cabinets, china cabinet, etc. The hand grip twists and the pole unscrews from the plastic housing while using the product. The highly-touted eraser sponge does a good job of picking up dirt, but releasing it in the wash water - not so much. Surprising to look after the rinse and see chunks of dirt on the mop face. The working surface of the sponge is white. It will quickly look like it's always filthy, encouraging users to replace it frequently. As others have pointed out, the squeeze handle must be firmly snapped back onto the pole with every rinse of the sponge, or the handle drags on the floor, a severe disadvantage. The part of the handle to squeeze the sponge doesn't actually cover the whole surface of the sponge when you are squeezing, leaving edges still loaded with wash water. Finally, the plastic housing is so poorly designed that it loads up with a large amount of the wash water. If it doesn't release it on your floor, you will have to slowly drain it out before putting the mop away.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2011
Like other reviews, I love the Magic Eraser sponges, so when I saw the mop, I just had to have it. We have tile floors in the kitchen and bathroom. I hate to repeat what others have said, but let me just agree with those who said the mop is a pain to squeeze dry -- be prepared to have wet hands. The water pours over the edges. The screws are too high to allow you to get under ledges or the bottoms of cabinets, where dirt is most likely to gather. It did an average job of cleaning but left a slight film. So...back to my alligator mop and Mr. Clean! I hope the manufacturer doesn't give up completely on this idea, though -- I think the idea is good, but the execution was lacking.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2011
I was using a Magic Eraser in my bathroom. I thought I would try it on what looked like grout stains on the tile. I have tried everything, steam, brushes, baking soda but nothing would take care of the problem until the Magic Eraser and all the stain is gone. So used it on other spots in my kitchen floor that nothing seemed to get them out and sure enough the spots came out.

This got me to thinking about a Magic Eraser mop so I bought one and i just finished using it on my kitchen floor and the ceramic tile has never looked so clean. No matter what I used steam, tile cleaner, water with denatured alcohol my tile still looked dirty with spots on it but with this mop followed by drying it with a towel that I use under another mop I have no spots !!!!.

I am embarrassed to say that I changed out my water four times, that is how dirty my floor was and I clean my floor twice a week. I used a little bit of denatured alcohol and Mrs Meyers Clean Day lemon scent in the water and I don't think my floors have ever been this clean.

I highly recommend this product.....I am a happy camper !!!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop is not actually manufactured by the Mr. Clean brand. Mr. Clean licensed out the "Mr. Clean" name to another company: Butler Home Products.

The mop itself is between average and below average in performance. It is poorly designed and lacks a scrubbing strip to remove tough and dried stains. After attempting to clean the kitchen floor with this mop, I ended up using a Scotch-Brite scouring pad to remove the big stains.

I do not recommend this mop to anyone unless your floor is already spotless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2012
I love the magic eraser sponges themselves for counter tops and such, so when i was the mop version in the store to replace my old mop I was excited to use it. I just live in a small one bedroom apartment so I don't have a lot of area to mop, but the sponge rips very easily when you use it and it comes out of the handle easily. I used it for only the second time today [and I only mopped maybe 2 square feet of area the last time that I used it] and half the sponge is ripped from the main part of the mop. Aside from that, it doesn't clean off very well. So after half my floor is mopped I have to mop the rest with a dirty sponge even if I rinse if off really well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2010
I love this mop! I knew anything "magic eraser" would be a problem solver. I have white linoleum and it is very hard to maintain with many pets and an ashphalt driveway. No amount of scrubbing, steaming, mopping or touch cleaning would do the trick. I even tried to put a regular "magic eraser" under my steamer but it was too small and wouldn't stay put. Bingo! Mr Clean came up with the answer and I am a happy camper...I mean mopper! Thanks Mr Clean and my "go to store" AMAZON.com

ASIN:B0012H14LE Mr Clean Magic Eraser Squeeze Mop
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2010
first of all, to the person that says its too difficult to snap the handle for "mop press" (if you will) back into position and that the upper handle is too difficult to use because it spins around, I say Puuhleeeez!!! Unless you are a 80 lb weakling or a 6 year old, this mop is easy to use. More important, it does an amazing job. I have a very old vinyl floor in my kitchen. Replacing it (in this economy) is way down on my list of priorities. Its not in the best of shape and I dont clean it often. When I do, regular mops just down have the oomph even when I put tremendous pressure on them.

This is the first mop that I've had that does some of the work for you because of its aggressive texture. I'm sold on these babies. I've never been happy with my mops (havent cared all THAT much honestly, I'm a single guy living in a quasi nice house but have a sparkling clean kitchen floor isnt that critical to me). But you know how it is, you walk down the cleaning supplies aisle every now and then and your eyes stumble over a newer mop design that looks like it would be better and you buy it hoping as much (again, for me, that happens every several years - not terribly frequently) - regardless I had built up a three mop collection over the years - none of them really cut the mustard (....stains on my floor teehee)

But I am VERY happy with this one. I dont see how someone would be disappointed with this mop. One possibility is that it MAY dull a fancy finish. I don't know a lot about vinyl flooring finishes but I could see how it could remove some of the more shiny, lustrous finishes over time - maybe. I say this because when I have used the sponges in the past on walls, I have noticed that they remove some paint as well - likely just the top most layer - nevertheless, this might be an issue - don't know but I thought I'd mention it. If your vinyl floor manufacturer had specific maintenance instructions, you might wanna give them a call to see what they think of this product. for me, it rocks!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bachelors rejoice! Bought this mop at CVS (not on Amazon) based on my prior experience with Magic Erasers. I've had, I can't tell you how many, nuisance stains and marks on walls and other surfaces, and I'd tried all kinds of different chemical products along with every combination of applicator - but nothing gets the job done more easily and thoroughly than these simple pads. I just got done cleaning off some "wear-and-tear" stains on the walls in my hallway and bathroom (particularly in places I have my hands most frequently, such as near light switches, hallway walls, and even on kitchen cabinets. These Magic Erasers - and I know this sounds like a commercial - have, with a little elbow grease and some water, virtually eliminated every stain I've managed to apply to those surfaces. Now, I don't use them for everyday jobs, like washing dishes or minor spills, but only for those jobs that require actual attention and a bit of effort, such as I've described. And, they do it all without harming the interior paint, or even the cabinet wood (though I do tend to scrub those a bit more lightly as a precaution). Anyway, if you are not particularly cleaning product-savvy, like myself, or if you've come across stains you just can't get out through other products, these are absolutely worth a try. Definitely recommended.
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