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Mrs. Skower’s All-Purpose Magical Mess Remover

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"No pain, no stain!"
-- slogan in product's advertisement at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final (GF8)

A magical cleaning product.

  • Stored by the case in various broom cupboards around the castle (GF18)
  • Filch uses it for various cleaning jobs. It wouldn't remove the foot-high painted letters on the corridor wall near where Mrs. Norris was Petrified, however (CS9)
  • It was advertised at the Quidditch World Cup (GF8)

Commentary

Etymology

"Scower" is a homonym for "scour", an English word meaning "to clean thoroughly".

Notes

In 1861, the book Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was published. This book was a guide for housewives to running a Victorian household. The book is quite famous -- and actually remains in print as of 2016. The name of the most popular wizarding cleaning product may have been suggested by the title of this book.

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