Ever since I have started meal prepping, I can never figure out how to get stains out of my Tupperware container. My burrito bowls always want to leave stains in the rounded corners and I can never quite get the smell of the chicken out. I have always been able to get stains out of everything except now. After some research, I finally found out how to get stains out of Tupperware.

Baking Soda Literally Solves Everything

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Jocelyn Hsu

According to Food52, the best way to get stains out of plastic storage containers is to scrub them with baking soda and then let it sit for at least one day. This trick will for sure get out stains, and it also does double duty by getting rid of left over smells from the container as well.

To make the baking soda paste, all you do is take baking soda and mix it with the tiniest bit of hot water. You want the mixture to be a thick paste so less is best when it comes to the amount of water. Use a good dish sponge that has a rough side because that will be able to remove any bits of food that are left over to while also scrubbing the paste in well.

Hit the Stain Harder With a Pre-Rinse

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Sarah Teng

Food52 also recommends that to get rid of the stain and corresponding smell to do a preliminary rinse with hot water and dish soap. This will be able to prevent stains because the container is getting immediately rinsed after usage. No dish soap? That is okay, because a hot water rinse will also do! Even if you are at work and won't be able to leave for a few more hours, you can always rinse it with hot water.

Next time you are trying to figure out how to get stains out of Tupperware after you finished up your left over tomato sauce or lunch, hit the container with some baking soda and just let it sit. The baking soda will do all the work for you! Check here to see all the powers of baking soda that you can use for all purposes and not just baking.