Plastic Container Stain Removal

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How do I keep my plastic containers from getting stained?

Plastic Container Stain Removal

If you stored a tomato based product, such as pasta, in a plastic container, chances are your Tupperware is stained. If you heated the pasta in the microwave using the same container, chances are your plasticware is stained permanantly. Washing the dishes will help, but your containers may be stained beyond repair. To avoid this, spray your bowls or containers with a no stick cooking spray before each use to keep your plastic containers from getting stained from red sauces.In addition, one should never place a tomato based product in the microwave if one is using a plastic container. Because the plastic is so pourous, the tomato gets embedded in the pores. If a container is already stained, you have to get a little creative when washing the dishes. Your first option is to fill the bowl with hot water and drop in a couple of denture tablets. Leave for a couple of hours and when you come back the stains will hopefully be removed. You can also try soaking the container in one part bleach to two parts of water. Make sure you give the bowls a thorough rinse, maybe even a run through in the microwave, before using again.

   

Comments

9/13/2006 3:34:22 PM
Grazia "Grace" said:

have you tried to "put it out in the sunshine?
The sun will light it up.. I did it couple times and it worked somewhat..better then using a bleach... try it


9/13/2006 3:59:05 PM
Grazia "Grace" said:

have you tried to "put it out in the sunshine?
The sun will light it up.. I did it couple times and it worked somewhat..better then using a bleach... try it


7/4/2007 3:40:50 AM
Alice said:

I agree with Grace! I've done this successfully on many occasions and it works!


1/19/2008 12:31:19 PM
andrea said:

Lemon juice & sunlight works like a charm!


1/19/2008 1:13:30 PM
MARLENE said:

Unfortunatly I have accepted the red stain. Now I will definetly try these remedies.
Thanks


6/16/2009 4:07:06 PM
Tony Petralia said:

I have used a few teaspoons of dishwasher detergent and soaked the plastic. Within an hour the stain is floating on the top.


12/27/2011 5:14:17 PM
Mama Carmy said:

I do the same thing Grazia Grace does!! I just leave my stained containers in the full sunshine on a nice sunny summer day. Safe, ecologically friendly and gets great results.


2/27/2015 8:26:45 AM
Julia said:

using a bleach is not a great idea! If you heat the container, the stain will be removed really easy. You can try the method Grazia proposed or you can use hair dryer.


6/24/2015 9:37:57 PM
Joanne said:

The easiest way to is to prevent the stain in the first place. Always rinse the container with COLD water, then immediately wash in HOT soapy water and rinse. You will have no stain!




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