This Viral Video Shows How to Get Stains Out of Plastic Containers the Easy Way

It takes less than two minutes to work wonders on Tupperware!

Is there anything more annoying than stained plastic food storage containers? It happens when you store spaghetti sauce or other tomato-based leftovers. You start out with a nice, clean container and then, after you store some marinara, tragedy strikes. No matter how hard you scrub, that container is destined to remain orange-ish red. It usually migrates to the back of the cupboard in shame.

Well, it’s time to welcome that exiled container back into your weekly rotation. Here’s how to get stains out of Tupperware, according to a video on TikTok!

How Do I Clean My Containers?

Seriously, it’s so easy you could do this in your sleep. You’ll want to put some dish soap in the container, then add some warm water. Then, tear up a few pieces of paper towel and put them in the container, too. Pop the lid on and shake the container vigorously for 45 seconds to a minute. Then, rinse the soapy water and paper towel out. You’ll have stain-free Tupperware. Ta-daaaaaaaa!

Check out the TikTok to see the magic in action:

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There are other ways to clean Tupperware containers, too. Check out this strategy, which uses lemon juice, or this one, which uses toothpaste to eradicate nasty odors.

Check Out Other TikTok Hacks

If this video has piqued your interest and you’re wondering how else TikTok can help you clean, look no further! This video explains how to clean a dishwasher filter (and if you didn’t know your dishwasher had a filter, you should do it ASAP). If your wooden spoons are in need of some serious TLC, TikTok has you covered for that, too.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.