Magic Erasers aren’t called magic for nothing! The sponges look simple enough, but they can remove a mark like nobody’s business. The technology remains an illusion to most, but there’s actually a pretty simple explanation for how they work!
Magic Erasers are made out of melamine, “a white crystalline compound made by heating cyanamide and used in making plastics.” When the melamine is turned into a foam (a.k.a. a sponge), it becomes hard and acts like a super-fine sandpaper. That way it’s able to scrub off scuffs and the like. But removing marks isn’t the only thing a Magic Eraser can do! It turns out there are a ton of ways to use them, so keep scrolling:
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