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Complete guide to washing plastic containers

Complete guide to washing plastic containers

Are you a user of plastic containers for your lunches or for leftover meals?

Filling it out is pretty easy. But, cleaning it up is another matter. How to remove the remains of tomato sauce? What about the yellow tint of the curry sauce? Should I wash it immediately after eating? Is it better to wash them by hand or in the dishwasher? Let's try to answer these questions.

By following these tips, your container will be like new after each use.

Rinse container immediately after eating.

The ideal is to rub the walls with soap to remove dirt immediately after use. If you can't, rinse them to remove any leftovers and prevent odors from appearing. If you can't either, you can always clean them with paper, removing food scraps and grease. It is not recommended to keep them closed for a long time when they are dirty.

Wash the containers in the dishwasher.

First of all, don't forget to check if the container is dishwasher safe. Otherwise, you will have to wash it by hand.

If you can, the dishwasher is much more hygienic.

Avoid scouring pads.

Because when rubbing can appear cuts and scratches in which dirt accumulates and will then be impossible to remove.

Disinfect them from time to time.

Monday, tomato sauce. Tuesday, curry sauce. Wednesday, the beans. Thursday, mash. Friday, la carbonara ... Even if you wash the containers in the dishwasher, the smell may remain because they are plastic containers. Therefore, we recommend from time to time to soak them in white vinegar (be careful, it is very important that it is white so as not to discolor the plastic) for about 20 minutes so that the odors disappear. Then wash it again.

Dry them before putting them away.

Leave the containers on the kitchen counter and do not store them until they are completely dry to avoid all traces of moisture. And never store them closed with the lid!

Other home remedies.

To remove the color left by sauces such as tomatoes or curry ...

- Make a paste with water and baking soda and place it in the container for a few hours. Then remove and wash the container.

- When you wash the containers, add a few drops of lemon to remove the remains of sauce impregnated on the walls.

- To prevent the plastic from absorbing sauces and odors: put a little oil on the walls before putting the food. Wait for the food to cool before putting it in the container, as the heat causes the plastic to expand slightly and catch the color of the sauce.



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