Melamine sponge - what is it?
Every day the melamine sponge becomes more popular in the household. What is this thing? What is it used for?
The substance used in the manufacture of the sponge (colorless crystals that are slightly soluble in water) is the result of the development of chemical engineers. The material, obtained from melamine, is a modern plastic. It is called melamine rubber and is created in laboratories by synthesis.
The sponge material is like an eraser capable of removing various contaminants: pen inks, traces of the marker, fat, lime scale and so on. Such cleaning is very effective and does not require the use of chemicals. In addition, the sponge does not leave scratches on the surface.
Melamine sponge: use
For cleaning surfaces, you can use a sponge in a wet and wrung state. The gnawed surface is cleaned only by its edge. Since friction occurs during crushing and crushing of the material. And the size of the sponge is reduced. The use of the entire surface will lead to a significant reduction in its service life. To save, the sponge can be cut into pieces with ordinary scissors or a knife. When working with a small area of a contaminated surface, it is much more convenient to use a small piece.
Before using conventional water, a melamine sponge is wetted. What does it give? Water turns the sponge material into foam. Its microstructure in hardness resembles glass and has abrasive properties similar to sandpaper, but, paradoxically, it is both soft and smooth. Foam melamine rubber is attached to the contaminants and tears them from the surface. This is the reason for the excellent cleaning ability of the sponge, as well as the ideal absorption of moisture.
An uncomplicated melamine sponge. That this is a simple thing, which in the hands of the mistress can do wonders, is hard to believe at first sight. But it will allow you to easily remove the drawings made with a pen or marker (even permanent), wipe the dirt from appliances, household items.
Melamine sponge perfectly cleans various hard surfaces, especially plastic and enameled. For example, electric kettles, toasters, lids from the bread maker or multivark. Leather products, car salon, office equipment and tiles, linoleum, parquet and laminate - all this can be cleaned with it. The crumbs left after the used melamine sponge can be removed with a clean dry cloth. But remember that the completion of cleaning surfaces that come into contact with food should be thoroughly rinsed and rinsed with clean water.
With extreme caution, use a melamine sponge for soft plastic. Teflon coatings, as well as treated with polyurethane paints and varnishes, acrylic glass should not be cleaned with it. The same rule applies to shiny and lacquered surfaces.
Safety rules when using a sponge from melamine
Melamine sponge (which is unacceptable, must remember everything!) Can not be used together with chemical means containing chlorine. And for storage you need to choose places that are inaccessible to children and pets. If a piece of a toxic substance has been swallowed by mistake, you should immediately consult a doctor!
Melamine sponges are not so safe. Harm they are quite capable of inflicting damage on the body. It is believed that this material is toxic. But sponges are not able to cause irritation of the mucous eyes and skin, allergic reactions. Melamine itself is not more toxic than table salt. By the human body it is not digested and is excreted completely in the urine. However, in the instructions for use, manufacturers still advise to refrain from using a sponge to wash surfaces that come into contact with food. The danger is that this substance is able to settle in the renal pelvis and cause urolithiasis.
With all precautions, the melamine sponge can greatly facilitate the work of the hostess, as it is very effective in removing stains and dirt from the surfaces.