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How To Clean Stains Out Of Tupperware

Updated on August 19, 2014

Lemon Juice

Cleaning stained Plastic and Tupperware

As we all know plastic and Tupperware dishes are very easily stained, tomato juice, soup, orange juice, and blackcurrant juice are the worst offenders leaving discoloration to the surface and making your dishes look old and worn before their time.

No matter how often you wash them the fading and food stains are always left behind and nothing you do seems to do the trick, you cant even use a scourer or a cream clenser because they will scratch the plastic, before you know it your Tupperware or plastic dishes are being thrown out in the trash.

There is a solution though and it is so simple that you will wonder why you never thought about it before, a squirt of lemon juice to warm water and a clean cloth is all you need, the acid in the lemon juice will break down food and drink stains easily, but for more stubbourn stains you can use a damp cloth with a little salt, the salt acts as a scourer without scratching the surface.

next time you get stains on your tupperware or plastic dishes give it a go, it works every time.



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      Susan Salem 4 weeks ago

      Thank you.

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      Jim Koster 13 months ago from Texas

      Lemon works exceptionally well when it comes to cleaning water stains off tupperware. Or if you don't have lemons, try undiluted plain white vinegar. The acetic acid in vinegar cleans pretty much the same way as lemon.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Boy talk about quick and to the point! Execellent short hub, plan to definitely try this on tupperwave. I am always popping plastic containers in the microwave, and you know what this does, stains..stains...stains. Thanks for the tip, voted up!

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      tuppperwareCrazyFan 5 years ago

      Wow!!! That works. Thanks.

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      James Paterson 6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Irene, wipe the dishes down with lemon juice or even a piece of lemon, leave them for about an hour then rinse they should be frsh smelling after that.....jimmy

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      irene 6 years ago

      Please help me.... my tupperware dishes r still good but they have a smell to them that i can't seem to remove,i've tried many things no luck.

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      sultana657 8 years ago from Dhaka

      nice..keep it up

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      Rainbow World 8 years ago

      I certainly will have your hubpage bookmarked for my quick info reference. Thanks.

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      yojpotter 9 years ago from Iloilo City

      Thank you for the great tips on how to remove stains from Tupperwares properly..^^ it has been very helpful!

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      Jason Menayan 9 years ago from San Francisco

      Good advice. Tomato sauce & carrot soup are the worst offenders for my tupperware.

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      Marye Audet 9 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      great hub..thanks