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Closing a Round Tupperware Lid

I just bought a classic Tupperware lunch box, with a round lid. I am not able to close the lid properly. Can anyone just explain to me step by step a smoother way of closing?
Thanks.

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March 19, 20160 found this helpful

If you mean an old or vintage Tupperware plastic lunch box, all plastics age, even Tupperware. It may be that the lid or box itself has become a bit warped over time and they will not fit together as originally designed. Unfortunately, there is little you can do to correct the problem. One possibility is to heat the top in hot water until it is soft, then try to fit it on the box and let it cool. The top may reform to the correct shape and size, however, the shape will most probably not last simply due to age.

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March 20, 20161 found this helpful

On every Tupperware product, you will find a code. Simply call your dealer and they will either replace the lid or the bottom. Easy Peasy!!

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March 20, 20160 found this helpful

Run the cover under very hot water for 5 minutes or let it sit in water. This expands the plastic and it should fit. If the covers haven't been used they are cold and they contract.

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March 20, 20161 found this helpful

The product should have come with a little instruction booklet if bought new - Tupperware prides itself on 'user friendly' packing. (Sez the one-time Tupperware Lady:)

What you do is:

Position the lid on the rim of the product and press the lid to the rim using both hands to 'walk' the lid down all the way around.

Next, use one hand to pop the lid open about an inch - DON'T let go yet...

Whilst holding that little bit open, use your other hand, press the centre of the lid down - you should hear a 'whoosh' as air is forced out.

Quickly reseal the lid where you've been holding it open. You may have to do this a couple of times to get the motions timed right - practice makes perfect and sooner rather than later you will find sealing those Tupperware bowls, canisters, and other lidded products an automatic, easy do (btw, this works on most lidded plastics, not just Tupperware).

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March 20, 20160 found this helpful

If you happened to replace this lid from an old one, the new one may not match it's bottom even though it has the same number. I ran into this problem when Tupperware replaced some older seals.

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March 20, 20160 found this helpful

If you are attempting to use a new replacement lid onto the original bottom, it may not fit. I've had replacements that just are not the same size even though they have the same code.

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