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11 Sure-Shot Ways to Remove Stains from Plastic Containers

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Plastic containers are inevitable items in the kitchen. We simply cannot do without them. Plastic containers are the best way to store anything. Be it your leftover food or your herbs or spices that help you prepare your delicious dishes. However, with continuous usage, plastic containers tend to get stained and discolored. You need to take proper care of them so that they look clean and last for a long time because a clean kitchen is still unclean with dirty utensils and containers. These 11 sure-shot ways can help you to remove stain from plastic containers. Some handy household items is all what you need. Read ahead to find out!

1.     Alcohol

alcohol to clean plastic

Alcohol works wonders for removing all blemishes caused by juice, tea, coffee, soda and tomato ketchup. In fact, stains on plastic containers due to any type of food dyes can also be removed with the help of alcohol. You can rub alcohol on the stain affected area using a cotton pad and then wash off with water.

2.     Chlorine bleach

chlorine to clean plastic


You can use chlorine bleach for cleaning plastic containers too. Just mix chlorine bleach with water to make a solution by adding 1 tbsp of bleach to every 1 cup of water. You can take water as per your requirement. Now, either pour the solution into the stained container or immerse the container into a big bowl of the solution. Let it sit for about 1 hour. Once the stain is gone you can give it a final wash with clean water.

3.     Hand sanitizer

hand sanitizer to clean plastic

Hand Sanitizer is Gateway To Clean Home. It is One of the handiest household items we all must have at home. This simple item can help a great deal in getting rid of stains from plastic containers. All kinds of plastic ware can be tackled with hand sanitizer as alcohol is one of its active ingredients. You can use it in the same way you use alcohol to remove stain from plastic.

4.     White vinegar

white vinegar to cleam plastic

Using white vinegar is an age old formula for eradicating stains off plastic ware. You need to mix 1 tbsp of white vinegar to every 1 cup of water (just like the chlorine bleach solution). In fact, if you have any concern with using bleach for cleaning plastic containers then white vinegar is a safe alternative for you. Being aware of the fact that white vinegar is a safe and natural substance that does not have any ill effects. It contains organic compounds which can be easily absorbed by the body. Also it has various health benefits including regulating the digestive system of the body.

White vinegar, when used for the purposes of cleaning anything is actually a death sentence for all kinds of viruses and bacteria. Thus, this ingredient will be your best bet for cleaning stains from plastic containers. It can also clean spots caused by hard water. You need to follow the same cleaning method as that of chlorine bleach solution.

5.     Denture tablets

Denture-Tablets for cleaning plastic containers

As denture tablets can work like magic in removing stains from dentures you can use it for the purpose of removing stains from plastic containers too. Yes, all that you need to do is take some amount of hot water and dissolve 2 denture tablets in it. Now pour this solution into the container you want to clean. Let the solution in the container till you see the discoloration vanished away. After that you can wash off the denture solution and finally rinse the container with clean water.

6.     Baking soda

baking soda

Baking soda is a versatile ingredient that can be used for a lot of things. It can clean all sorts of stains from plastic containers including those caused by food, oil, sauce, juice, tea, coffee and anything else. Make a paste by mixing baking soda with water and apply it over the affected area. Let it remain for over half an hour after which you need to wipe off the mixture using a wet piece of cotton cloth. Once this is done, you can wash the container with water for a squeaky clean look.

7.     Lemon

lemon for cleaning plastic containers

Lemon contains acidic properties and that is the reason it works well for removing stains. To remove stains from plastic, you need to rub the stained area with lemon and let the container sit under the sun for a day or two.  The lemon combining with the UV rays of the sun will work miraculously in removing the discoloration marks. It also helps in killing all kinds of bacteria and viruses.

8.     Alka seltzer

Alka seltzer

This works in the same way as denture tablets. Just take 2 tablets of alka seltzer and mix it with warm water. Pour this mixture into the container that has to be cleaned and let it remain for over 2 hours. Wash off with water finally. In case the container has stubborn stains then you can let the solution sit for overnight in the container and wash off in the morning.

9.     Salt


Mix some salt with warm water and dip a cotton cloth in it. You can then rub the cloth over the stained area rigorously to remove the stain marks. Do this repeatedly till the discoloration goes away.

10.   Dishwashing solution

Dishwashing solution for cleaning

Dishwashing solution is an evergreen technique to banish stains from plastic containers. All you need to do is mix the solution with water and scrub the container with this using a dishwashing scrubber. Regular washing in this manner will help eradicate all kinds of stains from plastic ware.

11.    Sunlight



Discoloration marks from plastic containers can be dealt with by simply keeping them in sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Just let the container sit under the sun for the entire day and the marks will eventually fade off. In case of stubborn marks you can do this for a couple of days.

So, with our super-cool ideas for cleaning stains from plastic containers you surely must have now become a pro at cleaning. So, try out our sure-shot ways for cleaning plastic ware and have a clean kitchen always!

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