The cleaning warning you need to know: Why you should NEVER use a magic eraser to remove stains from your fridge
- A woman has revealed why you shouldn’t use a ‘magic eraser’ on stainless steel
- The mother ‘ruined’ her fridge after using the cleaning tool to remove prints
- She bought a new fridge and has posted a photo online to warn other cleaners
A mother has revealed the damage that can be cause from using a ‘magic eraser’ on a stainless steel fridge.
The mum from Sydney’s south-west said her magic eraser took ‘the top layer of coating’ off her fridge and she was so embarrassed at her mistake that she bought a new cooler rather than let people see the results.
A picture of the damaged appliance shows the lower section of the fridge door covered in patches where the coating had been stripped away.
A Sydney mother has revealed why you should never use a ‘magic eraser’ on stainless steel
At first the woman was pleased by ‘how well the eraser’ was working.
‘Then I stood back and wanted to cry,’ she said.
Hundreds of mums reacted with sympathy to the photo with many echoing her warning.
‘Magic erasers are like fine grade sand paper and should be used with much caution,’ one woman said.
She tried to clean her fridge with the tool and it ‘took off the top layer’ leaving light-coloured silver spots
Others said it is best to ‘try an inconspicuous’ area first because they can also take away paint but ‘have their place in cleaning’.
Some suggested she could fix the fridge by repainting it or turning the bottom section into a chalkboard.
Others simply thanked her for sharing the shocking photograph and warning them off using the popular cleaning tool on stainless steel surfaces.