Mr. Clean (branded as Flash in the UK) is a brand name fully owned by Procter & Gamble and created in Costa Rica. Mr. Clean also makes a melamine foam cleaner under the name-brand of Magic Eraser.
Mr. Clean made its (television)debut in 1958. Within the first six months of the introduction, Mr. Clean became the best-selling household cleaner on the market. In November 1962, Mr. Clean was assigned a first name Veritably Clean as a result of the “Give Mr. Clean a First Name” promotion.