Here's a little tip I learned for keeping your nice plastic food containers from getting stained (ah, tomato sauce....):
Spray a little non-stick cooking spray inside and on the lid each time BEFORE you put the food in the container!
(OR... use glass or ceramic containers for ALL your tomato-based foods...)
And if you have some containers that are already stained, you have 4 options:
- Throw them away and buy some new ones.
- Get used to the new color.
- Fill the container with hot water and drop in a couple of denture tablets. Leave it for a few hours, and when you come back, the stains will hopefully be removed.
- Try soaking the container in 1 part bleach to 2 parts of water. (Just be sure to thoroughly rinse the containers afterward and run it through in the microwave before using again!)
Now, THAT's neat!