If You Have Stains in Your Plastic Containers, This is How to Get Rid of Them

It takes less than two minutes to work wonders on Tupperware!

Is there anything more annoying than stained plastic food storage containers? It happens when you store spaghetti sauce or other tomato-based leftovers. You start out with a nice, clean container and then, after storing some marinara, tragedy strikes. No matter how hard you scrub, that container is destined to remain orange-ish red. It usually migrates to the back of the cupboard in shame when you can’t remove the stain.

It’s time to welcome that exiled container back into your weekly rotation. Here’s how to get stains out of Tupperware, according to a video on TikTok!

How Do I Clean My Plastic Food Containers?

It’s so easy you could do this in your sleep. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Put some dish soap in the container;
  • Add some warm water;
  • Tear up a few pieces of paper towel and put them in the container;
  • Put the lid on and shake the container vigorously for 45 seconds to a minute;
  • Rinse the soapy water and paper towel out;
  • You’ll have stain-free Tupperware.

Check out the TikTok to see the magic in action:

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Can You Trust Viral Hacks?

TikTok has some interesting hacks. How to clean your garbage disposal with ice cubes, how to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar, and how to make a DIY handy cleaning slime. The slime is for removing crumbs, dirt and dust out of hard-to-reach places. However, not all viral hacks are great.

For instance, one popular viral video we debunked was the attempt to fix a car battery terminal with a zucchini. We determined it was best to steer clear of this hack, as pouring molten lead onto a battery filled with acid is extremely dangerous and far, far too risky.

While many of these hacks are cool, make sure you’re keeping safety in mind.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.