The cabinets looked just like this in the after picture. In real life, I can see that they are cleaner, so it wasn't a wasted effort.
This is what the Scotch-Brite Easy Erasing Pad looked like right out of the package. The white side looks and feels like a thin Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. The blue side is a sponge, which the package recommends be used to wipe up the residue left behind by the white side.
Almost immediately, I was disappointed in the Scotch-Brite Easy Erasing Pad. I cleaned the top cabinets first. Other than some grime around the knobs, they weren't that dirty. I wasn't doing any heavy scrubbing, but the white side of the pad felt like it was disintegrating as I worked. I had cleaned less than half of the cabinets when a large chuck fell off.
By the time I was done cleaning all the cabinets, there wasn't much left on the white side of the Scotch-Brite Easy Erasing Pad. It did scrub most of the dried on food and fingerprint grime off of the cabinets, but each time I put a little pressure on the sponge, a chunk fell off. The blue side held up fine, but as far as sponges go, it wasn't a particularly good one. I tried to use it to wipe the white residue off the cabinets and it didn't work very well. I had to wipe the cabinets with a damp rag when I had finished with the Easy Erasing Pad.
As a comparison, I used one Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the entire kitchen floor over a two day period. The Magic Eraser held up much better. As a matter of fact, there was enough of it left that I plan on using it to scrub my shower when I get a chance.
I bought the Scotch-Brite Easy Erasing Pad at Wal-mart today. I was looking for a Magic Eraser, but they were sold out. The next time, I think I'll save my money and wait to get a Magic Eraser.