Cleaning tomato sauce stains out of plastic

cearabFebruary 17, 2009

I stored some homemade tomato sauce in a plastic container, and it appears completely stained red now. Normally, I wouldn't care, but this is a very nice Tupperware container so I would like to get it clean. I tried scrubbing it, soaking it, and also tried the Mr. Clean magic sponge. Nothing has worked. Is there a sure fire way to get rid of the red stains?

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jonsgirl

If you have a dishwasher, get the Cascade Plastic Booster, it's sold in a tube by the dishwasher rinse agents. I love this stuff, it works great. I can't find it everywhere but I think WalMart carries it. It's around 3.00.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 2:39PM
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cynic

Many people swear by setting it in the sun and let the sun bleach out the stain. Never tried it myself but would like to know if it actually works or is just another urban legend.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 5:56PM
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cearab

Thanks. I haven't seen that Cascade booster, but will look for it. Going to try some denture tabs first, since I just bought some (use them for cleaning coffee cups). I'll let you know if that works first.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 2:35PM
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jonsgirl

Oh please do, my stepdad has tons of those! :)

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 3:28PM
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krissie55

Try Chloride Clean-up Cleaner with Bleach.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 4:35PM
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maimie

This is a tried & true method. Do not use HOT WATER on plastic containers w/red sauce. Soak in cold water w/a drop of dishwashing liquid for a while. Then you will be able to clean out container w/no red residue. I have been doing this for years & have no stains on my plastic containers. Also, before freezing red sauce, spray 1st w/Pam, etc. Sauce will come out easier & help prevent stains. Good luck & let me know how this works.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 6:13PM
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Cricketm

The sun method works for me..... I have been doing this method for years.....

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 12:56PM
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jannie

Hot water and just a few drops of Clorox bleach should work. I learned this at a Tupperware party years ago.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 1:13PM
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