I’m a little slow when it comes to trying out new products. I’m not one to throw money at the latest and greatest xyz. I never picked one up until last month when helping friends clean their house during the moving process. Even then, I only tried it because SHE had purchased them. Otherwise, I would still be none the wiser. I have memories of satisfaction the day I “discovered” THE MAGIC ERASER! Everything I touched it to became like new. Mind you, they have five kids so there were plenty places to try this out. I completely exhausted the pad until there were holes and it was falling apart in my hand. Since then, I found a coupon and purchased a box of 2 original Magic Eraser pads. Tonight I cut one into 3 even pieces and set to work. It was better than I remembered and I think it was because these were OUR grimy spots on the walls, cabinets & doors! It was thrilling! I have now used those 3 sections (totaling one whole eraser) and told Chris there had to be a drawback. Basically, this is too good to be true. How could I go so long and not try it for myself when it really is amazing?! I asked him to look up the cons and he found the article about the little boy getting chemical burns on his face. (http://www.captainkirk.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=111&Itemid=69) Again and again this seemed to be the only one people referenced. Okay so I won’t give them to the kids. I also found this (http://household-tips.thefuntimesguide.com/2006/01/magic_erasers.php) article and it makes me want to go cut up eraser #2 and get started tonight. I won’t though. Instead I leave you with a poll…. Oh yeah, I know there are Scotch Brite ones and did I hear they have generics at the dollar store too?