This viral ‘Pink Stuff’ cleans everything from stovetops to tennis shoes

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What is The Pink Stuff?

The mega-viral cleaning paste looks like slime, but it’s actually an insanely powerful cleaner. Apparently, this cleaner can tackle “any” mess — from floors, tile and walls, to wheels, shoes and even … boats?

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According to the slogan on the back of the container, The Pink Stuff literally has “endless” uses. But that sounds too good to be true.

And, just like with any internet-famous product that seems too good to be true, we wanted to learn the truth for ourselves. So, we ordered a tub of this strange-looking paste and got to cleaning.

We tested The Pink Stuff by cleaning seven wildly different surfaces. To find out what happened, watch the video above or keep reading below. Want more videos like this? Subscribe to our new Snapchat series, Tried It!

Can The Pink Stuff really clean ‘any’ surface?

Unfortunately, our editors didn’t have access to a boat. But we did manage to try this cleaning paste in seven very different places. Here’s what we used it on:

  • A messy stovetop
  • A pair of dirty sneakers
  • Kitchen tiles
  • A wooden floor
  • A red wine spill
  • Walls
  • A rusty, old skillet

First, a little safety warning. This stuff is strong, and dangerous if it gets in your eyes or mouth, or if too much gets on your skin. We recommend using gloves if you have them, and avoiding touching any part of your body while cleaning.

Also, be sure you give this paste time to work its magic. To do that, apply The Pink Stuff with a microfiber cloth or similar tool, then let it sit for a few minutes. Then, come back over the mess and wipe it down with some water.

Now for our results. Ultimately, The Pink Stuff tackled six of the seven messes we tried it on — all of which it handled easily. Only our rusty skillet managed to resist this super cleaner and, to be honest, a few more attempts might’ve done the trick.

So it’s at least close to true that this stuff tackles “any” mess. And at the very least, it’s so diverse that it can replace tons of different cleaners you have in your home.

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