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How To Remove Stains From Tupperware

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Tupperware containers are portable, convenient and they don’t break very easily. The downside to these containers is that they can become stained rather quickly. The good news is that there are some things you can do to remove stains from Tupperware containers.

Removing stains from Tupperware is easier than you think. Try a few of these methods before you give up and get rid of your best Tupperware pieces.

Clean with vinegar – Vinegar is ideal for getting stains out of Tupperware containers. First, wash the Tupperware using hot water and mild dish soap. Then, rinse the containers with warm water and add some white vinegar. Let the vinegar set for five minutes, pour out the vinegar and wash again with hot water and mild dish soap.

Clean with baking soda – To get those stubborn stains from your Tupperware containers, baking soda is your answer. The cleansing properties in baking soda not only help to get rid of stains but also to get rid of odors as well. All you need to do is create a paste of hot water and baking soda. Rub the paste onto the inside of the container let it set overnight and then rinse with warm water.

Clean with bleach – You probably already know that bleach pretty much cleans about anything. To get rid of stains using bleach, combine two parts of water and one part of bleach. Let this solution soak in the container for an hour. Then, scrub the container using hot water and dish soap.

Clean with Alka Seltzer – Alka Seltzer is not just great for dentures but it also works well as a stain remover. Just add two Alka Seltzer tablets to a container with hot water. Then, just allow to sit overnight and rinse the container with warm water.

Leave out in the sun – Letting Tupperware sit out in the sunshine is much like sitting out in the sunshine in order to bleach your hair. Leave the containers out on the deck or porch for 3-4 hours and the sun will instantly fade the stains. Once you bring the container back inside, be sure to wash it with warm water and dish soap.

Have you used any of these methods to remove stains from Tupperware?

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LaCosta Brown

Friday 25th of August 2023

I have a Tupperware brand container that's been in our family awhile and some cupcakes got left in it and stained the bottom so bad that even soaking in bleach didn't work. I am beside myself on what to do. Will try the vinager and baking soda.

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Sorry to hear that. Good luck!

Debby Kimmel

Saturday 15th of August 2020

I have several Tupperware salt and pepper shakers from over the years and everyone that was for pepper are stained as are all the salt shakers for some reason very loose, I tried the baking soda for the pepper shaker tops and it didn't work but happily they fit better.

Valerie Churchill

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

What do you do with Tupperware covers that are warped, besides stained?

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Sometimes soaking them in very hot water, drying and putting directly on the container can help with warping. Sometimes it's just age and time to order a new seal.

Suzanne Lomax

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

I in heredity some older Tupperware, how do I recondition it? the Tupperware is bitter and brakes easily

Michele Brosius

Monday 12th of August 2019

Once it's brittle there is no going back. It may be covered under the guarantee. Try tupperware.com for assistance. Good luck!


Saturday 29th of September 2018

Hello Michelle thanks for the info, i have tried vinegar, baking soda+ dawn overnight but i did not use hot water for soaking just faucet water. I will try it again. Thank you again and God’s blessings. You have nice looking children.

Michele Brosius

Sunday 30th of September 2018

Thanks for the compliments. Sorry to hear nothing is working. Sometimes it's just to far gone to get the stains removed. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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