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I have four plastic Rubbermaid Lunch Containers that once contained Spaghetti for about a week. I have been scrubbing and scrubbing at them for about three days but they will not come clean. I have soaked them in dawn for two days and still no give.

How do I get them clean?
 

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Although I have never tried it, putting lemon juice in the container and setting it in the sum is suppose to work. I usually just use bleach water and then rinse them with soda water.Hope this helps
 

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Putting it out in the sun should work. I have done this on warm sunny days and had great results. I have never heard of the lemon juice though. It might make it work better, I don't know.
 

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Also when using plastic containers like that if you spray them with cooking spray before putting pasta sauce in them the spray keeps them from staining
 

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I set mine in the sun. The sun bleaches the tomato stains right out. Works for clothes and high chair trays too ;)
 

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I never knew how to get those stains out either, lol thanks ladies for your advice :)
 

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I did not know the trick about setting them in the sun, thanks for the hint ladies. I usually just let mine soak in a solution of bleach and water for a bit and it usually removes the stains. :)
 

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Thank you for all these great tips, I didn't know about the bleach water or leaving them in the sun to get rid of stains. I'll have to try these :).
 

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Thats cool, I didnt know that would work!

I was gonna suggest you buy a few more containers to replace the stained ones and deem the stained ones for tomato based soups/sauces :lol: you wont mix the containers up again!
 

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thank you everyone!! They are clean! Lemon Juice did the trick. w00t!
 
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