Does your plastic food storage containers show signs of wear? Any type of food storage containers is possible to stain with continued use. Washing them with regular washing-up liquid and water will keep them clean, but food stains that have accumulated over time may not be removed. If you have noticed that these containers are starting to show some discoloration, it is time to change your old cleaning method and use a more effective method. Here are some useful tips on how to clean them so that you can remove those stubborn stains and get more out of your food storage containers. Yet it is such a shame to see many people throw away their food containers when they are dirty, while it would only take a few minutes to clean them up.
Usually, plastic food containers can be easily cleaned by scrubbing them with a cloth or a sponge with soap and warm water. Rinse them thoroughly to remove all soapy particles. Do not use a steel cloud pad or metal scraper for this, as these can scratch the surface of your food storage containers and leave traces of metal particles. Once you’re done, pat them dry with a dry cloth or place them in a dish rack to air dry. Of course, your storage container is only as clean as the towel you use to dry it with, so make sure your towels are clean at the beginning.
Stains on plastic food containers can be removed by coating the stain with washing up liquid and leaving it for about 30 minutes. This allows the soap to seep into the pores of the plastic and remove the stain. Once you are done, scrub the stain away with a soft cloth and rinse thoroughly.
It is difficult to dislike baking powder. It is practically one of the most versatile products at home that you can use virtually anywhere in your home. One of the practical applications is to remove those stubborn stains that remain on your plastic food storage containers. Start by sprinkling baking soda in the food container and scrub it carefully with a sponge or damp cloth. This will surely remove even the most difficult stain. Baking soda can also be used as a deodorizer to remove odors from your containers.
Soak the plastic food container in a mix of chlorine bleach and warm water. For this, add a tablespoon of bleach to a cup of warm water and mix. Soak the container in the mixture for about 30 minutes. Take your container out of the mixture and scrub well with dish soap and hot water. Towel them dry.
White vinegar can also be used at home for various purposes, just like baking powder. To use white vinegar when removing stains from plastic food storage containers, make a portion of vinegar and a portion of water solution in the container. Leave the vinegar and water solution in the food container for about 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cold water. White vinegar can also be used to remove bad food odors from the container.
Follow one of these tips when cleaning your plastic food storage containers to make them more useful and to add more life. You do not need to buy a new replacement that can help reduce the volume of waste thrown into our environment.