Tipsy Tuesday (#179)

Our plastic containers are gross!

Tip #179

Nothing a little bleach, dishwashing liquid, and heat can’t fix!

To clean food-stained plastic containers:

1. Fill almost to the top with water and a squirt of dish soap.
2. Add 1/4 cup of bleach.
3. Microwave the container for 40 seconds, or until the solution is boiling.
4. Allow to rest until the water is luke-warm.
5. Wash out your container.

P.S. According to Clorox, it is perfectly safe to use bleach on dishes, but if it makes you feel better, run the containers through a cycle in the dishwasher to clear all bleach residue.

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Stacy Uncorked said...

What a great tip, Stacie! I have tossed a few containers like that thinking there was no hope for them - now I'll be able to salvage future ones instead! :)

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Anonymous said...

Agreed: I usually just toss 'em if I can't clean 'em. Thanks for the tip!

Jill said...

Awesome tip! My containers are gross too... I'll have to do this!! Thanks!!

becca said...

awesome tip i'm going to go try it. any tips to get stains out of a dishwasher