3 Easy Methods to Clean Plastic Containers

3 easy methods to clean plastic containers
3 easy methods to clean plastic containers. Photo: Wikipedia

Plastic containers are extremely practical, but they have the unpleasant tendency to stain, especially if you tend to store tomato sauce, curry, or turmeric in them.

If you’ve noticed these stains and don’t know what to do, we’ll show you 3 easy methods to clean plastic containers.

Find out everything you need to know to remove that unpleasant stain from your plastic containers.

Method No. 1

This method is recommended for removing tomato sauce stains. To do this, make a paste of baking soda and water and with the help of a toothbrush, scrub all the stains, let it rest for 15 minutes and wash normally with detergent.

Method No. 2

For more resistant stains, apply lemon juice all over the container, let it rest for about an hour. Then, rinse with warm water and detergent.

Method No.3

If your container has curry or turmeric stains, this method is ideal, it takes a little more time to rest, you need to leave it for 2 hours. Put water and white vinegar in the plastic container, in the same proportion, let it rest and then wash with water and detergent.

How to Remove Tougher Stains

Baking Soda

To clean your plastic container with baking soda, it’s very simple. All you need to do is cover the bottom of the container with a layer of baking soda, add enough hot water to form a paste. With the help of a toothbrush, scrub the mixture on the most resistant stains and let it rest for 15 minutes. Rinse. Repeat the procedure, if necessary.
You can also mix the baking soda with a few tablespoons of white vinegar, let it rest. During the rest period, move the plastic container to mix the solution. After 15 minutes, wash it and check if there are still stains. This procedure is used for a deeper cleaning.

Baking soda can also be used to eliminate odors from containers, just put ¼ cup of baking soda in your container, leave it open and resting overnight. The next day, remove the baking soda and wash the container normally, with detergent.


Yes, you can remove stains from your plastic containers with bleach, but as it is a strong product, it is advisable to use all the other methods first and only use it if you are not successful with the others.
To apply it, fill the container with warm water and add two teaspoons of bleach. Let it rest, between 1 and 12 hours. After this period, wash well with water and detergent. If possible, let it dry in the sunlight.

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