Stubborn stains and dried on spills don’t stand a chance against a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but who really wants to get down on the floor to scrub them? Yeah, that’s what we thought: not any of us either. Luckily, the makers of the Magic Eraser have come up with a solution: The Magic Eraser Mop.
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What Is the Magic Eraser Mop?
Really, a mop that uses a Magic Eraser? Absolutely! The Magic Eraser mop lets you use the scrubbing power of a standard magic eraser on the end of an extended, comfortable handle.
It works on a wide variety of surfaces including vinyl, marble, no-wax floors, stone, and tile. You should not use it on wood floors because it can damage the finish and surface. Creative users have also found it is great for scrubbing bathtubs and tile walls.
This mop features a soft grip on the handle that makes using it comfortable. The handle pivots somewhat, which can make reaching difficult areas easier. It can also make it hard to put that extra bit of power into scrubbing stubborn stains, so you may or may not like that feature.
The model that we reviewed has a compression flap that you press against the mop head to wring the water out of it while using. Other models use rollers or butterfly style center folding to remove excess water. These may be more effective than the squeeze design, which struggles to remove enough water.
You should expect to pay between $20 and $30 for a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser mop. This can vary depending on where you purchase it and any specials or discounts being offered. This is in line with other household mops which generally cost between $10 and $40.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop
- Fuller Brush Complete Wet Mop
- MR. SIGA Professional Microfiber Mop
- AmazonBasics Spray Mop
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop
Ease of Use
We gave this Mr. Clean product 3.5 stars for ease of use. The comfort grip handle is nice, but it can cling to clothes during use. Also, its pivoting feature makes really scrubbing difficult, and isn’t that why you wanted the power of a Magic Eraser, anyway?
We gave the Magic Eraser mop 4.5 stars for assembly. There is no real assembly for this mop, and it is pretty much ready to go out of the box. Simply attach the mop head by snapping it into place and start cleaning.
We gave this mop 2.5 stars for design quality. The idea is terrific, but difficulty removing water from the mop head and the awkward handle design leave us wanting a better design.
Fuller Brush Complete Wet Mop
This mop features a traditional cotton string style head on a two-piece steel handle. The 100% cotton strings hold up to four times their weight in water, so you can quickly clean up spills and stains. There is a small hanging hook so you can easily hang the mop to dry between uses.
Ease of Use
This traditional cotton mop gets 3.5 stars for ease of use. If you haven’t used a traditional string mop, then this one from the Fuller Brush company may be a bit tricky to get the hang of. Once you get going, though, we think you’ll find it easy to use and maintain. You need to use a separate wringer bucket, which means more supplies to get together, maintain and store.
We gave the Fuller Brush wet mop 3.5 stars for assembly time. Assembling this mop itself isn’t terribly difficult or time-consuming. However, the handle does come in two parts that must be put together, and some people may have difficulty attaching the mop head.
This is a well-designed mop that should hold up well in even the messiest households. We gave it 4.8 stars for design quality.
MR. SIGA Professional Microfiber Mop
There is a lot to like about the Mr. Siga microfiber mop. It comes with three dual-sided cleaning cloths and a scrubber. The microfiber side is for picking up spills and mopping, while the plush side is excellent for waxing and buffing finishes. They are machine washable for extended use. An adjustable telescoping handle pivots for easy use.
Ease of Use
We gave this mop 4 stars for ease of use. Simply clip a microfiber pad on the end and get to work.
We gave this mop 4.5 stars for assembly time. Other than a slight learning curve in getting the cloth attached, there is no real assembly required.
The Mr. Siga microfiber mop gets 4.2 stars for design quality. The mop head and design are effective and well thought out. The handle can break if too much pressure is applied to it.
Amazon Basics Spray Mop
This is a basic spray mop with no special bells or whistles. But, if you like to be able to just spritz and go, then you should definitely take a look at it. A reusable, machine washable microfiber pad means you can use it for an extended time without having to replace a worn-out mop head.
Ease of Use
We gave this Amazon Basics model 4.5 stars for ease of use. Simply attach the cleaning pad, fill the tank with your cleaning solution and start cleaning. This mop makes everyday cleaning simple and easy.
We gave this mop 4.8 stars for assembly time because it comes completely assembled. All you need to do is attach a cleaning pad, fill, and go.
This mop earned 4 stars for design quality. It feels somewhat flimsy, and the water tank is slightly undersized.
Overall, we gave the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Mop 3.5 stars. We love the idea and think this could be a great tool for cleaning so much more than floors. We’re looking at you, bathtub. However, there are several design features that should be addressed. The other styles of Magic Eraser mops already tackle some of those.