How to Get Stains Out of Tupperware

We all love leftover spaghetti—it almost tastes better the next day! But we can all agree, we don't love the stains it leaves in our favourite Tupperware containers. Not to worry, we’ve got a Tupperware stain hack for you! In this post, we'll show you how to banish those stubborn stains and make your Tupperware sparkle like new using simple, eco-friendly methods. Follow these steps to ensure your containers remain stain-free, stank-free and hygienic. 

Why Tupperware Stains Occur

Tupperware stains are typically caused by the oils and dyes in foods, especially those with high tomato content – like spaghetti sauce. The plastic material of Tupperware can absorb these oils and dyes, leading to those frustrating stains. Over time, these stains can make your containers look unsightly and affect their cleanliness. Understanding the cause of these stains can help you take preventative measures to keep your Tupperware looking fresh.

Materials You'll Need

  • Mint Cleaning Scrub
  • Hot water
  • Cleaning brush or sponge



    Step-by-Step Guide to Sparkling Clean Tupperware

    Step 1: Rinse Thoroughly

    Start by rinsing your Tupperware as best as you can to remove any leftover food. This initial rinse helps to clear away surface debris and makes the subsequent cleaning steps more effective. Make sure to use warm water to help loosen any stuck-on food particles.

    Step 2: Sprinkle the Magic

    Next, sprinkle in some of our magical Mint Cleaning Scrub. Fill the container about three-quarters full with hot water. The hot water helps to activate the cleaning agents in the scrub and loosens any residual food particles. This step is crucial as it sets the stage for the cleaning solution to penetrate deep into the stains. 

    Step 3: Shake It Up

    Put the lid on your Tupperware container and give it a good shake for about 30 seconds. Shaking the container ensures that the cleaning solution reaches all the stained areas, maximizing its effectiveness. This action helps distribute the cleaning agents evenly and enhances their ability to break down stains.

    Step 4: Let It Sit

    Now, let your container sit with the Cleaning Scrub inside, allowing it to work its magic. Keep the lid on during this process to retain the heat and maintain the effectiveness of the cleaning solution. Let it sit for about an hour to ensure deep cleaning. The extended sitting time allows the cleaning agents to dissolve the stains thoroughly.

    Step 5: Rinse and Wipe

    After about an hour, pour the liquid into the sink, rinse the container, and wipe it out with a Cleaning Brush or sponge. The stains should come off easily, leaving your Tupperware looking fresh and clean. Ensure you rinse thoroughly to remove all cleaning residues, which can affect the taste of your stored food if left behind.

    Why Does This Work?

    The grease-fighting agents in our Mint Cleaning Scrub help break down any residual oils, while the powerful powdered hydrogen peroxide removes the stains. The hydrogen peroxide acts as a gentle bleaching agent, lifting the stains without damaging the plastic. This combination is perfect for tackling even the toughest Tupperware stains. The Mint Cleaning Scrub’s formula is designed to be tough on stains but gentle on your containers.

    Additional Tips for Preventing Stains

    To keep your Tupperware looking new, consider these additional tips:

    • Pre-rinse: Always rinse your Tupperware immediately after use to prevent stains from setting in. This simple step can save you a lot of scrubbing later on.
    • Avoid Microwaving Stains: If possible, avoid microwaving highly pigmented foods in your Tupperware. The heat can cause the stains to set more deeply. Instead, transfer your food to a microwave-safe dish before heating.
    • Use Baking Soda: For regular maintenance, occasionally clean your Tupperware with a baking soda paste to keep it stain-free. Baking soda is a natural cleaner that can help remove minor stains and keep your containers fresh. 

    Ready for Your Next Meal!

    Say goodbye to stained containers and hello to fresh, clean Tupperware with Mint Cleaning’s eco-friendly solutions. With these simple steps and tips, you can keep your Tupperware looking pristine and ready for your next batch of leftovers. Happy cleaning!

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