100 Piece Magic Eraser 100x60x20mm Melamine Sponge Cleaning Sponges US$4.84 (~A$7) Shipped @ Shop5250276 via AliExpress

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Edit:price just went up as they start charging postage. I've updated the listing which works out to be 7 cents a piece.

Edit:price just went up as they start charging postage. I've updated a new link which works out to be 6.6 cents a piece.
Old link here:

Works out to be 5.7 cents a piece. Aldi sometimes has it for 2 piece 99 cents (50 cents a piece). Great for washing almost everything. I use it for cleaning tea or coffee mugs with stains on it, and they are gone in seconds.

Can be cheaper if you received some random Aliexpess vouchers/credits, I paid $2.18 AUD for these after discounts
If you plan to use it on a car, here is a good review from a Professional detailer

They're actually melamine foam. What can you do with this?
Edit: order has been dispatched today.

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  • +21 votes

    Magical.
    Can it erase 21YO mistakes?

  • What are these supposed to be good for? I keep seeing them everywhere, but will not sure if their purpose

    • these actually clean soap scum for example
      no need for harsh chemicals that give u cancer, and dont actually work
      just plain warm water
      that's just one of the uses

    • Cleaning the crack pipe

      • +1. At the supermarket, I was talking to a couple buying a pack and they said it is great for crack pipes.

    • +10 votes

      I have been a magic eraser fan for many years and have success with:
      Cleaning grout, comes out beautiful and takes a bit of work and then you should seal to keep the beauty
      Removes marks off walls
      Absolutely cleans glass amazingly, for example the shower, leaves it smooth as new (except for parts where soap has permanently etched into the glass)
      Cleans PC monitor/screens to remove every bit of dirt, and if you use rubbing alcohol it will be even easier

      The Magic Sponge is in fact like the finest sandpaper you can find, so it is very very lightly abrasive… Just enough to remove dirt & grime without damaging surfaces. I always use a sponge that is dipped in water and then squeezed.

      I would really love for Magic Sponges to be made into blocks that you could add onto a drill/angle grinder as it would make cleaning really rough grout/dirty showers a lot easier and fun!

      • Stick it to a buffing pad attachment?

      • Absolutely cleans glass amazingly, for example the shower, leaves it smooth as new

        So does Bam shower cleaner

        Just enough to remove dirt & grime without damaging surfaces

        It removes the dirt and grime because it removes the surface too

        • So you think, until you use a magic eraser sponge. It leaves the glass as smooth as ever (except for pre-etched surfaces), it's magic!

          It is a very light abrasive, but neither do you have to add much pressure to walls, as slightly damp sponge and some light wipe does the trick.

          • @mwalks: A few people have mentioned issues with anti-glare coatings on screens being removed by fluids such as rubbing alcohol, and this got me thinking, what's going on with these Apple screens? I mean, Apple sells rubbing alcohol-based spray for such use, also stating to use rubbing alcohol on all its monitors except for the XDR nano-texture, a monitor that will never be spoken of on OzBargain.

            When looking further into this, any liquid at all, including water on a damp cloth should not be used on 2012-2015 Macbook Pro screens with anti-glare coating because the screen had inherent issues which Apple warrantied with a specific repair program for four years post-purchase, Apple-care or not. Such a screen issue is not normal, but then neither are warnings to avoid opening/closing 2016 MacBook Pro screens due to this damaging the internal components.

          • @mwalks: So does Bam shower cleaner, try it.

            It's not abrasive at all, it's an acid that destroys soap scum and limescale. You don't need to add to any pressure, just spray it on and wipe it with a sponge.

            It also doesn't break up and release small pieces into the environment.

      • +9 votes

        I would NOT use a magic eraser or rubbing alcohol on any kind of screen, it will remove any coating that's on there

      • Definitely do not use alcohol on a screen, it will strip the coating on it and can seriously damage MacBook screens beyond repair (leaves horrible marks all over them)

        For cleaning a screen just spray ordinary water onto a microfibre towel and do a few passes then fold the towel and use the dry side to dry off and buff out any wet patches. No need to use any harsh chemicals.

    • The name pretty much says it all.

      Walls, bad scuff marks, tiles, soapscum, rust stains and limescale. Cleaning sneakers to make them white as new again. Jewellery and car detailing. Basically anything you've tried scrubbing with rough sponges and/or chemicals will almost always come off with a magic eraser and water. Even cleaned bad lino stains that had been there for years when years of bleaching and scrubbing couldn't.

      They have so many uses that you will end up just going straight to them half the time.

    • I used these specifically to super clean / degrese my windshield from inside to stop it from fogging (followed up by standard windshield cleaner). this thing has some solution that in it that cleans glass really well!

    • These dissolve nicely into baby formula.

    • I can't think of single use for these because I haven't bought cleaning sponges for 5 years after I got fed up with them quickly falling apart and needing to buy more. I now cut up old clothes made of thicker cotton (like 'Ruggers' shorts). They last for months. You could have two and chuck one in the washing machine with your clothes but I don't bother. In 5 years I've only had to switch to a new rag once or twice per year. I just leave one sitting in the sink wet and for some reason it doesn't quickly rot and fall apart like wet clothes would.

      Short-term water staining on taps comes off easily rubbing with ANY type of rag not just these sponges because it hasn't had time to 'set'. But as for the writing on walls they show and long-term water staining around taps, a tiny dribble of home brand 'Jif' does it even faster without the convenient blurring in the video for editing purposes. Just wrap the towel around the tap and see-saw the rag back and forth on each end and stain is gone in a quarter of the time in that video.

      I rarely use the stove but use a portable induction hotplate on the kitchen bench instead. Everything in the house I rent seems to be done with the cheapest materials and bodgiest methods possible. They even painted over the 1970s hippy wall tiles and orange bench tops with a water-based paint that comes off if you leave any moisture for more than a couple of minutes. Anyway oil from cooking spatters up the wall and I wipe it off with a rag and "Pine O Cleen Multi Purpose Trigger Spray 750mL" or Windex depending on which one is on sale for about $2. My point is despite someone in the comments claiming such cleaners ruin surfaces, I've been doing that every 3-4 days for four years now with no sign of the paint coming off even on this bodgy house.

      Someone mentioned grout. I can't bear the amount of rubbing shown in that video of these sponges. For grout/tiles I just use those bathroom sprays you spray on for ten minutes before showering. If it's the first time you can either do it several times in close succession like every day for four days, or once by getting into the shower and using a green kitchen scourer before you shower. After that initial time the spray once a week before rinsing off while you shower is enough. Much better than concentrating on rubbing every line of grout! Oh and the first time you might need to spray mould killer after rinsing off the shower cleaner spray to turn yellowed grout white again.

      I just buy the cheapest no-name version of these or the name brand when it's on sale. No rub, rub, rubbing for me thanks. The real estate agent says "Now THAT is how you're supposed to clean a shower" after a day of property inspections.

  • they are awesome! they clean walls and nearly everything else too . Just wet them a little and wipe away.

    • +1, they work wonders on painted walls and ceilings. I've found other cleaning solutions damage or leave perm marks on painted wall surfaces.

  • Does it erase covid too?

  • Gone up in price.
    Any link to the ALDI ones?

  • How are you getting this price, OP? It's showing as AU$6.06 (US$4.09) for me. New users get a US$3 coupon over US$4 spend, but the math doesn't quite work out for your price of US$1.50

  • Use them often for tea/coffee stains. Good to erase minor scuffing on your car too.

  • Can anyone compare say to a proper brand like https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/207919?ist....

    I've had ebay cheap ones in the past and don't last long at all, after a couple of uses they fall apart. I'm guessing these AliExpress ones are the same as ebay

  • 6 for $2 at Kmart if you want to buy when needed.

  • thanks OP. I bought from ebay for twice the price and last almost a year. great time for stock up

    • given it's from aliexpress, I hope you don't need it within the next 2 months… it'll take a while to get here

  • Never bought from AliExpress before. No PayPal?

    • No paypal but you'll find lots of stuff sold on ebay are CHEAPER on aliexpress. Also 5% cashback from cashrewards + shopback helps.

      • I find eBay is generally cheaper

        • I’d love to see some examples…

          • @smartazz104: The last 2 or 3 years I've found ebay cents more, or the same or cheaper for many things. I can't give examples because I haven't bought anything for months and ebay quickly recycles listing numbers now. Often the pictures are the same. So it's probably the same sellers on both but fewer thieves.

      • Watch any cash back links on aliexpress. The pre discount price tends to go up when using them.

    • No PayPal but you can pay with AliPay which also gives you buyer protection similar to PayPal with eBay

  • Cheers OP Got it for $2.22 ($1.61 + tax)

  • Good for cleaning marks off walls too.

  • I buy 30 pack from Daiso for $3.60. Very few physical stores around though

  • Warm water, right. I threw out 100 of these as I thought they were meant to work like the chux ones without water.

  • Isn't the turnaround for products from China currently 3 months?

    (And yes, I also only knew melamine from the dog and baby food scandals).

    • To be honest whenever I buy stuff from Aliexpress or China in general it's usually small things that I forget about and in 2 months it arrives and I'm happy because now I'm surprised at whatever I bought. Win/win for me.

      • Except for all those things you've ordered that never showed up and now you've forgotten about 😋

  • Be very careful with Melamine foam. Its an abrasive similar to a tiny grit sandpaper. It will make matte surfaces shiny (like walls, tiles, car paint etc..) if you rub too hard/long

  • Aliexpress don't accept PayPal?

  • This is a necessity for all the crackheads. It works wonders removing the burn stains from glass. Someone I know will always have a piece in his “kit” It also worked wonders for me, I decide to do my first ever polish on my week old a200, I didn’t think it was that much of a big deal when they CLEARLY FUKN warn on the bottle, DO NOT LET PRODUCT ON TRIM etc, It didn’t take me long to realise how fatal that would be. Actually a traumatic experience when your new 25k ride looking suddenly looks like shit! Since that fuxked up experience I tried all big brand trim restore bla bla and only managed to cover it with armour all ultra wax , then have to reapply product weekly.
    A few weeks later I tried one of these , and it worked magical Got rid of all the white stains! That shitty foam looking thing, who would’ve thought

  • They do wonders on an old Lenovo Think-pad with the rubberized shell, looks like new

    • Might be handy for my X1 Extreme, Lenovo use the worst surface ever and every time you touch it you leave visible fingerprints.

  • Delivered by late August. Perfect timing for my spring cleaning. In all seriousness though do not select epacket and even the standard ‘free shipping’ is very risky right now.

    • Thanks, off to Daiso it is. Still waiting for a shipping from China for 4 months now, hehe.

      • Yeah my last order from AliExpress was in Feb, still hasn't arrived

        • Have they temporarily extended the buyer protection for everyone? If no I won't be buying anything anymore because the last few sellers before this plandemic nonsense all tried to rip me off by not sending items, ruining them by folding in half to use a tiny bag, etc.

          • @Faulty P xel: not sure, I still can't claim non receipt for another few weeks though.. they were like $60 items too

            • @jjsnacks: Thanks. Good luck. Hopefully they have extended it with shipping taking so long. Or else sellers will catch on and might (read: probably will) take advantage if they know their money clears long before packages reach Australia.

  • I usually buy my supply from Daiso, I use to the small cube size ones to clean tea stains from mugs and teapots.

  • I bought 100 of these from ebay a couple of years ago for $4 and they are so handy.

    Even if you have no interest in these whatsoever, grab them as you will ALWAYS find a use for them. Good for making sneakers look clean as new for those who have never tried.

  • Do these help remove mould off walls?

    • It depends on the surface. I wouldn't use them on glossy painted surfaces although I have and it was okay, but still. They are a very fine abrasive.So anything glossy or shiny may become dull. But yes, you can remove mould and mildew. Even better with the magic eraser and vinegar.

    • Probably. The good thing about them is that you can use them without water.

  • Good deal. Cheapest I found on eBay for 100pcs is $12.

  • Does this clean faded texta from painted walls?

    Toddler number one decided the wall was a good place to draw.

    Spray and wipe got most of it but there’s still some residual marks.

  • Melamine foam is like ultra fine sand paper so it'll likely to remove a very thin layer of the paint if you rub it with vinegar or water long enough. I've cleaned the painted wall with years old crayon marks on it and the mark is gone without damaging the paint.

  • Thanks, OP.
    Always good to clean my benchtop and IKEA VOXTORP Door.

  • https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000295523461.html
    100 pcs for US $3.70 with free shipping

  • Thanks OP.

    Hopefully will get some marks of plasterboard walls.

    Cheers.

  • Thanks I still haven't used all of my old ones I ordered from China. But why not, I will order again just in case

  • Why did I just buy these? What will I do with 100 of these?

    • Here are 100 ways to use 100 sponges
      Bath
      clean bathroom faucets & fixtures
      clean baseboards and cabinets
      clean grout like new (then seal to keep it that way)
      clean mold and mildew from a vinyl shower curtain
      remove gunky build-up on flat-irons, straighteners and curling irons
      remove hair dye from counter tops & floors
      remove hairspray on hard surfaces
      remove soap scum in the tub and shower
      remove scum from shower doors
      remove toothpaste splashes from mirrors and fixtures

      Kitchen
      clean cookie sheets & bake ware
      clean a glass cook top
      clean granite countertops (test surface first)
      clean grout
      clean inside the crock pot
      clean inside the microwave
      clean inside the refrigerator
      clean lime and hard water build-up on dish drainer
      clean oven door
      clean oven shelves
      clean Pyrex dishes & crack pipes
      clean range hood
      clean stained caulking along the kitchen sink & counter top
      clean textured handles on appliances
      clean tomato sauce stains from inside plastic containers
      polish silverware and silver jewelry
      remove built-up baked on grease inside the deep fryer
      remove cooked-on stains in pots and pans
      remove dirt from plastic trash cans
      remove food stains inside plastic food containers
      remove melted plastic on a glass top stove
      remove baked on brown spots on bake ware and cookware
      remove coffee & tea stains inside a mug
      remove coffee, tea and drinkstains from countertops
      remove fingerprints, grease and dirt you left in the house you just burgled
      remove melted plastic on the side of the toaster oven
      remove mold & mildew from anything plastic
      remove rust spots & stains on the counter top
      remove soil or scuff marks from ceramic tile flooring
      remove sticker and label residue from jars
      remove tarnish from silver

      House
      clean dry erase boards (seriously!!)
      clean leather upholstery
      clean the plastic agitator inside your washing machine
      clean mirrors and windows
      clean window sills and screens
      remove crayon marks from walls
      remove dark paint on light-colored carpet
      remove dried paint from door hinges
      remove grime and fingerprints from handrails
      remove marks on walls
      remove rust and corrosion that’s built-up on the outside of pipes (kitchen/bathroom)
      remove scuff marks and dirt from linoleum floors
      remove scuff marks from hangers/shoes in the walk-in closet
      remove scuff marks from floors, doors, walls and baseboards
      remove set-in stains from ceramic drink coasters
      remove soot off the walls near the fireplace
      remove stains on microfiber surfaces
      remove wet nose marks from pets on the windows, doors, door frames, etc.

      Outdoors
      clean bicycle, tires & rim
      clean car tires, including white walls and hubcaps
      clean cloudy headlights
      clean grill grates
      clean inside your car (along the handles, window ledge, arm rests, dashboard, steering wheel, vinyl seats)
      clean lawn care equipment (say bye, bye to dirt, grime, mold, mildew, rust….)
      clean outdoor furniture (plastic, metal and even concrete)
      clean soap scum and oils from hot tub
      clean stains on concrete
      clean swimming pool steps
      clean the outside of window sills
      clean the grooves of lawn ornaments
      clean vinyl fencing and siding (magic – pure magic)
      clean vinyl striping on motor homes, vans, boats
      clean white porch railings, columns & pillars
      remove brake dust from tire rims
      remove bugs from car windshield, grille, and bumper
      remove dirt and grime on a vinyl convertible top
      remove paint scratches on your car from minor fender benders (use with caution)
      remove built-up algae, water deposits, etc from ceramic flower pots
      remove green mildew from siding and gutters
      remove marks on vinyl siding
      remove water spots from stainless steel grill
      remove waterline mark around the pool

      Other Ideas
      clean and polish gold jewelry
      clean and polish silver jewelry
      clean cell phone case but not the screen itself
      clean doll faces
      clean light-colored suede
      clean plastic coolers inside and out
      clean scuffs off tennis shoes
      clean the textured plastic parts of your computer monitor, keyboard & mouse
      remove adhesive residue after removing stickers
      remove grass stains from shoes
      remove nail polish spills or stains from walls, carpets, wooden objects, plastic
      remove scuffs, pen marks, and dirt build up on leather couches, shoes, purses and luggage
      remove spray paint overspray
      remove stains on leather seats, purses, chairs, etc.
      remove stains on clothing
      remove magic marker, permanent marker, and ballpoint ink from virtually any surface

      However, it is approximately as abrasive as 3000 grit sandpaper, so always use damp and never use on:
      Mobile phone screens. Your cars paint. Stone benchtops. Nonstick pots and pans. Stainless steel.

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