How to remove bad smells from Tupperware containers Plastic Containers
We uncover the secrets of these containers so you don’t make mistakes when cleaning, buying and using them
Some say that food tastes better the day after. And that we usually check after a few hours of keeping it in the taper .
We not only put what we have left over at lunch or dinner, but also what we cook to take it to work or to eat the following days.
What would be of us without the Tupperware containers Plastic Containers ? Whether at home or in the office, one of the big problems with these containers is how to remove bad odors . We explain it to you below. And we give you other tips .
Surely it has happened to you that when you store your food in those friendly tapers, lunchboxes, cakes or whatever you decide to call them there are certain flavors, smells and colors that accumulate and you don’t know how to clean them . As much as you try, they don’t leave!
This has a lot to do with the proper use or not that we make of them. Could you identify which one is suitable for reheating the food? What foods should we avoid storing? Can they be washed in the dishwasher ?
The Tupperware containers Plastic Containers are essential in any home and have also become the best ally to take food to the office .
If you are of that great majority who stores their food in those plastic containers, these tips will help you manage them, which is not always as easy as it is supposed.
Bad smells and stains
An overcoming challenge
Filling your Tupperware containers Plastic Containers is pretty easy, right? But when it has been emptied and it is time to scrub it you may find yourself with traces of sauce attached to the container or smells that have been impregnated and that make cleaning an impossible mission. This is what you have to do to overcome it.
Wash the lid after use
The first step to prevent your taper from accumulating odors is to scrub it with soap and water immediately after use. If you find it impossible, at least try to rinse it with water until you can clean it properly. And to avoid dyeing color, you can first pass a paper towel, before scrubbing.
Goodbye to stains and odors with baking soda
The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) advises, to combat odors and stains, mix half a liter of water with a tablespoon of baking soda. The mixture should be placed in the pan, left overnight, and washed in the morning.
Fight odors with lemon
To remove the smells impregnated in the Tupperware containers Plastic Containers the famous chefs and Torres brothers suggested in one of their programs another simple trick that consists of placing a little lemon juice in the tartera. And ready!
Do not put hot food
If you put the food in the pan as you just prepared it, don’t do it! Ideally, wait until it cools, because the plastic can slightly dilate and the container can end up catching the color of the sauce.
Rice against moisture and odors
Another of the tricks explained by the Torres brothers to keep the Tupperware containers Plastic Containers very dry and free of odors and moisture, is to place some rice inside and then stack them one after another. (rice-taper-rice-taper …) Rice absorbs both moisture and odors. It’s easy and you don’t lose anything with trying.
The right wash
In the dishwasher ?
The OCU advises to wash the tapers with the soft part of the scourer and avoid using the rougher part because it can scratch the container. On the other hand, at the end of the wash, let them drain for a few minutes and then dry them with a cloth before storing them.
Of course, plastic materials can also be washed perfectly in the dishwasher. Just keep in mind that they are resistant to hot water .
They are washed with the rest of the dishes and utensils. If the dishwasher has this option, it is best to choose the automatic program, since the machine adapts the washing parameters (water, temperature, pressure, etc.) depending on the type of load and the degree of dirt, as sources of the Bosch signature.
Also, if we want to place the lid in the dishwasher, it should always be done down and with a slight inclination, they advise. And “for good washing and drying results, it is important not only the choice of the right program, but also the use of a good detergent, a good rinse aid and proper maintenance of the dishwasher,” they warn.
And the drying?
From the German brand they indicate that plastics are materials with a lower capacity to accumulate energy, which is why they dry worse than other dishes . Therefore, some dishwashers have added a special ‘Extra Dry’ key.
An appropriate choice
Check the instructions for use
At the time of buying the cakes it is usual that we find different shapes, sizes and materials . Just as we look at the instructions for use for a television or mobile phone, do you also do it with the ones that accompany the tapers? If not, you should start with this good practice.
When choosing the Tupperware containers Plastic Containers it is important to take into account what they are going to be used for and verify in the instructions for use if they can be heated in the oven or in the microwave
if they are suitable for freezing or if they can be introduced into the dishwasher , they emphasize from the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid.
The OCU recommends looking for instructions for use in the taper itself. Just look well (on the back or on the cover) and look at the symbols that indicate what they are suitable for and what not.
If it does not put anything, it means that your lid is just a plastic box to transport. Do not fill it with food and do not put it in the microwave. In other cases you can find the information on labels attached to the product, or on its packaging.
The criteria when buying the ideal Tupperware containers Plastic Containers should also consider your needs : if you are going to use it to take your food to the office, to store food in the fridge (that preserve freshness) or to freeze it, among other things.
The Ministry of Health of the Community warns that polystyrene boats ( trays in which meat or fish is purchased ), or ice cream containers, etc., should not be reused . Each material has different utilities, and the polystyrene containers are designed for one use only and not for cleaning in the dishwasher, reheating, freezing again or giving it the function of a Tupperware containers Plastic Containers .
Better glass or plastic ?
It depends for what and for whom
The debate is served. Obviously for the defenders of the glass pans, these are the perfect ones. Let’s look at the differences between them, their advantages and disadvantages.
– The glass Tupperware Containers are suitable for use at high and low temperatures, both in the oven and in the microwave, the dishwasher, the fridge or the freezer, and are more environmentally friendly , if only because they do not have to be renewed so often
– The glass ones are easier to clean, because they do not accumulate or retain oil or grease from food. Nor do they retain odors or the taste of food with use.
– Plastic ones cost and weigh less. They are less fragile , easier to transport and are ideal for cold and dry food.
– Plastic caps are suitable for storing foods such as rice, pasta, sugar, flour, cereals, nuts …
– It is difficult to load more than one glass jar to the office every day. They are more fragile, and split if they receive a strong blow. And they are more expensive !
– On the other hand, plastic ones are better transported but not all resist the continued use in the microwave. And if they go through the dishwasher and microwave every day, sudden temperature changes can end up deforming them , which will cause them to lose their tightness and tightness over time.
Separate raw and cooked food
It is not about loading everything we want to eat in our bottle. The specialists in these packages point out some guidelines. For example, the most recommended foods to store in them are vegetables and those that carry carbohydrates. On the contrary, the minced meat, the egg, the raw or semi-raw fish, and the cream is better not to be stored in the cakes.
You should also carry cooked and raw foods separately. You should not put an omelet and a salad in the same taper, for example. And keep in mind that if you store the taper in the fridge, you only have two days to eat what is inside.
If it is going to take longer, it is best to freeze it (do not do it if the stew has potatoes or tomatoes, which can withstand the freezing fatally!).
Finally, we insist again, the taper must have the guarantee that it is a plastic container suitable to be in contact with food , to heat the food in the microwave … and so it is stated in its instructions for use. Do not forget to look at them!
Materials and finishes
One for every taste
The world of the taper has been evolving and that makes us currently find different options and materials in the market. For example, there are the ecological ones , made of a natural and biodegradable material.
Another option is those of vegetable fibers , which withstand temperatures of up to 70 ºC, so they are suitable for the microwave and dishwasher.
There are also smart Tupperware containers Plastic Containers , with luminous labels that, depending on the time it takes for the product and the probability of damage, change its color code. All very intuitive: the green circle means that the product is fresh, the yellow that we should consume soon, and the red that the content may already be damaged and it is not safe to ingest it.
And there are also electric Tupperware containers Plastic Containers just plug them into the electric current and heat the food.Advertisements