How can I get red enchilada sauce stains out of plastic containers?
Ginger from Bellingham, WA
By Ginger Pope
I agree with the Plastic Booster. It comes in a tube like hand lotion, look for it with the dishwasher detergents. You add it with your regular detergent.
I was skeptical when I first tried it but it really works!
You can also set them out in the sunshine if you live where the weather is nice.
By OliveOyl 02/04/2009
No need to buy special cleaning products. Soak stained plastic containers in warm soapy water with a little bleach added.
By Angelina (Guest Post) 02/04/2009
I have luck putting the stained plastic containers out in the bright sun. They come out like new. This truly is a very frugal procedure. I hope it works for you.
I just wash mine well and ignore the tint, then when I use them for something else the pink has faded and then it's gone. Mostly for containers I use pint wide-mouth canning jars, they last forever, they're see-thru, easy to wash and no staining at all.
By Chris from PA. (Guest Post) 02/05/2009
I use automatic dishwashing powder. You can get this at any Dollar General or Walmart Store. You don't need to buy the expensive brands. Just pour a little in your container, fill it with hot water and let it soak. Stains come right off.
Next choice is to wash well and then only use the stained containers for staining food items.
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