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Thread: Tips for cleaning old Tupperware measuring cups?

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    Hi all,
    I recently inherited a nice set of Tupperware measuring cups -- you know, those yellow/green/orange sets that were sold in the 70s and 80s? I really like them except for one thing: they all look a bit, um, grimy. I've tried washing them, scrubbing them, etc, but to no avail.
    Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd soak them in bleach if I wasn't worried that they'd dissolve! :lol:
    Thanks!

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    Make a paste with baking soda, scrub them with that and a damp cloth. It make take a little elbow grease, but they should come clean :D:D:D

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    Tupperware won't dissolve in bleach

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    I use the magic eraser, you buy in the cleaning supplies at most stores. I found they clean most everything wonderfully. Since they are non-abrasive, they do not scratch plastics.

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    I use the magic eraser, you buy in the cleaning supplies at most stores. I found they clean most everything wonderfully. Since they are non-abrasive, they do not scratch plastics.

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    soak in bleach, it won't dissolve the plastic and then wash them by hand or in your machine if you have one.

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    I use diluted bleach in my Tupperware bowls.

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    spray with clorox cleanup, let sit a few minutes, scrub lightlly in hot soapy water.

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    A good soak in the blue Dawn soap, scrub with a blue scrubber, and if necessary, soak in diluted bleach. Wash again in the Dawn, rinse, and should be clean.

    If this still won't work, get the blue scrubber and some Bon Ami scouring powder. Wash again in the Dawn, rinse, and now should be ok.

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    Excellent suggestions, all. Thanks, everyone!

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