I love Pinterest. In fact, I am probably slightly obsessed with Pinterest. It is such a great way to get new recipe ideas, house projects and my favorite is cleaning tips. So, a couple days ago I searched on Pinterest for a way to get the tomato sauce stains out of my food storage containers. Three ideas later and I still have tomato stained Tupperware. I had five containers I tried these on and it failed on all five! I was so bummed about these Pinterest fails.
I first tried baking soda and water. I made it up into a paste and then rubbed it on the containers. Multiple articles mentioned that within a few minutes you could see the paste suck out the color from the container. It sucked for sure. 🙂 Thirty minutes into it, with lots of scrubbing the stain hadn’t budged.
I moved on to another popular pin. Rub the container with the lemon and the stain will go away. I tried it, then I let it sit for a few minutes. Nothing. I scrubbed at the container and let it soak. Still didn’t lighten at all.
Finally, I finished with another idea I had seen. Lemon juice with salt mixed in. The salt would help scrape away the stain. Nope, no luck. After trying for about 10 minutes I gave up.
By this time I needed to pick up the kiddo at practice, so I just gave up on cleaning the stains. I guess we are forever doomed to eat from stained Tupperware. I still love Pinterest, it is awesome. But, I have to say Pinterest let me down this time.
What about you? What has been your biggest Pinterest fail? What are your tips for getting stains from Tupperware? I would love to hear them.
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