Tomato Stains

6 Tips to Remove Tomato Stains From Plastic Containers

Leftover bolognese sauce, leftover curry, leftover frozen tomato soup: When you eat these dishes, you get miserable stains on your Tupperware until you come across this fantastic hack that can remove stains from Tupperware in just a minute! Here are some tips to help you out!

Tip 1: Use Lemon to Remove Tomato Sauce Stains

Lemons are more versatile than you might think. You can use it in cooking, in drinks, and as a good degreaser. But did you know that lemon can also be used to clean discolored plastic? Cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze it into a discolored plastic container. Coat the sides well with lemon juice. Then put the lid on tightly and shake well. Turn the container with lemon juice upside down and place it in a sunny place, such as a windowsill or outdoor garden table. 3 hours later, rinse the bowl well with water. The bowl will be spotless!

Tip 2: Bleach the Plastic Discolored by Tomato Sauce With Steradent

Oh, Steradent? Isn’t that used to clean dentures? Yes, it is. It can also be used to remove discoloration from plastics. Fill a discolored container with water and dissolve one tablet of Steradent in it. Cover it tightly and shake the whole thing. Leave it on the counter for about an hour and wash the bowl well. This will prevent stubborn tomato sauce stains from forming on the container.

Tip 3: Cleaning Discolored Plastic with Baking Soda

No lemons in the house? Perhaps you have baking soda, the so-called miracle drug, in your cupboard. It’s excellent for removing tomato sauce stains from new food containers. Put a small amount of bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and add a small amount of warm water to make a paste. Use a stiff brush (or an old toothbrush) and scrub away. The more often you wash it, the cleaner the plastic container will be.

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Tip 4: What About The Smell

Most people can tolerate tomato stains, but the smell left behind is much more unpleasant. Fortunately, there is often a solution at your fingertips. Grab some old newspapers and make a stack. Place them in an airtight plastic container and leave them overnight, then wash the container.

If the smell doesn’t completely disappear, this is where the salt trick comes in. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt on the bottom of the container and fill it with hot water. Cover it and leave it overnight. Then rinse and wash well.

Tip 5: Prevent Plastic Discoloration

Prevention is better than cure. Here are a few tips to prevent red deposits on plastic containers:

-Do not add hot sauce; let it cool down first.

-Rinse the container with cold water before washing it. This will reduce or prevent discoloration, stickiness, and tarnishing of the plastic.

-Make sure the container is microwave-safe before heating the tomato sauce in the container. Otherwise, the color may melt into the plastic. Instead, heat it in a pan or a glass or ceramic container.

Tip 6: Glass Instead of Plastic

The best way to be environmentally friendly is to switch from plastic containers to glass ones. Glass containers do not absorb odors, colors, or tastes. They are also safe to put in the freezer and are even microwave-safe.

Glass jars maybe a little heavier, but they will last longer. Plastic containers have the problem of leaking harmful substances when heated, but with glass, you don’t have to worry about that.

Let us know if these few tips have helped you in the comments below!

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