Is your mom constantly nagging at you for not cleaning the oil food containers properly? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry! She’s about to stop nagging at you once you clean them using some of the ways mentioned below! It can be a total nightmare cleaning oil food containers as the oil doesn’t seem to be going away no matter how many times you wash them off. You’ve tried different ways, but it doesn’t work. Here are some ways you can try to get those plastic food containers sparkly and grease-free again! Keep in mind, some of these tips could affect the container as a whole – so try them at your own risk!
1. Use white vinegar
White vinegar always does wonders! It should be available in all households because it can simply clean just anything. All you have to do is fill up the oily container with white vinegar. If there is oil at the sides of the container, then just fill up the container and leave it for half an hour or so depending on how stubborn the grease is. Once it’s ready to be washed, pour out the vinegar and use mild dishwashing soap to clean it. This should work!
2. Use baking soda solution
Did you know that baking soda can also clean just about anything including clothes? Impressive right? Besides vinegar, you can make a baking soda paste to clean those oily plastic containers that are difficult to clean. What you can do is mix some baking soda with warm water and you will get a paste-like consistency. If the paste is looking too thick, you may add a little bit more warm water. Once the paste is ready, spread the paste around the oily container and put the lid on. Leave it overnight.
The next morning, you can rinse the container with hot water. This should remove the baking soda paste together with the oil. Then once you’re done with the rinsing, use a kitchen towel to wipe the container dry. Only put back the lid on once the container is completely dry.
3. Use regular dishwashing liquid
Add a few drops or a teaspoon (depending on the size of the container) of dishwashing liquid into the container. Then add some water to the container. The next step is to grab some kitchen paper towels, scrunch them up and put them into the container. After that, close the lid, shake the container vigorously for a few seconds and then pour out the water together with the dissolved paper towel. Lastly, rinse the container with water and ta-daa! You’ll notice how clean and grease-free it is so you can reuse them again!
4. Make use of chlorine bleach
When mixed with warm water, chlorine bleach can also be effective when removing dirt and oil from plastic containers. But bear in mind, bleach can be pretty dangerous – you don’t want to start burning your hands off when it comes in contact with your skin! Always wear gloves when you’re preparing the solution. When adding the bleach, use 1 tablespoon for each cup of warm water. Leave the solution in the containers for a few hours – two hours tops! Once you’ve poured the solution out, make sure you wash it thoroughly to prevent any leftover residue. It can be poisonous when consumed! To know if it still has bleach in them – you’ll notice there won’t be any smell anymore.
Now that you know the steps on how to make your oily food containers shine like they used to, your mom can stop nagging at you! Or you could hire cleaning services KL by Made4u to help do the dishes for you so you don’t have to stress out about cleaning those oily containers! Say hello to clean, sparkly and grease-free containers! We are available all across KL and Selangor so book your cleaning service today.