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How To Remove Tomato Sauce Stains From Plastic

How to Remove Stains From Plasticware

Put plasticware with tomato sauce in a dishwasher and what do you get? Clean plasticware with tomato sauce stains. Here’s how to clean tomato sauce stains from your favorite plastic container in four easy steps.

Step 1: Hand Wash.

Using a concentrated dish liquid like Dawn®, wash the stained plasticware with a sponge, just as you would with any dish.

Hand washing stained plasticware with soapy sponge under faucet and plasticware drying in dish rack

Step 2: Air Dry.

Place the plasticware on the drying rack and allow it to air dry.

Step 3: Place on the Windowsill.

After the plasticware has dried, move the container to a windowsill that gets direct light from the sun. Over time, the sunlight will bleach out the stain.

Still stained plasticware drying on windowsill in sunlight and plasticware in windowsill showing no stains

Step 4: Wait for the Magic to Happen.

Check back periodically. It may take several hours or even days to completely remove the stain. The waiting is the hardest part.