Cleaning Stained Tupperware

February 27, 2010

Food in TupperwareI put iced tea in a white Tupperware container. I can't get the stain out with regular washing (I do not have a dishwasher). Any suggestions would be appreciated.


By doris gordon from Parma, OH


March 3, 20100 found this helpful
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Tea and coffee stains on hard surfaces like mugs and teapots come off using baking soda like a cleanser. It's worth trying on your Tupperware. It won't leave a taste like bleach would, and it doesn't scratch like commercial cleansers.
Dip a damp sponge or cloth in dry baking soda and scrub away! If it is surface staining it should come right off. If it is deeper you may have to soak it as others have suggested.

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Editor's Note: Mixing bleach with other products (like vinegar and ammonia) can create toxic chlorine gas. Use extreme caution and never breathe in the fumes.

When I sold Tupperware, they gave us this recipe and instructions to hand out to all who came to the party.

Cleaning Tupperware

1 cup bleach
½ cup vinegar


Soak in a sinkful of water for at least half a day. Overnight is best. Then rinse and set it out in the sunshine for at least a day. Let the sun get to the inside of the piece. It should come out like new.

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If you get spaghetti stains in your tupperware, you can avoid this by spraying the dish with cooking spray. Also setting your stained dishes in the sun will work as well. No more nasty stains.

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