Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Tips for cleaning old Tupperware measuring cups? >

Tips for cleaning old Tupperware measuring cups?

Tips for cleaning old Tupperware measuring cups?

Old 12-21-2009, 12:38 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Quiltin'Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oakland, California
Posts: 246
Default

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!
Quiltin'Lady is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 12:40 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
amma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,856
Default

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
amma is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 02:00 PM
  #3  
Administrator
 
patricej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 9,087
Default

Tupperware won't dissolve in bleach
patricej is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 02:00 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
redrummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mount Vernon, Oh
Posts: 698
Default

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.
redrummy is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 02:00 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
redrummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mount Vernon, Oh
Posts: 698
Default

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.
redrummy is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 02:18 PM
  #6  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sleepy Hollow, NY
Posts: 4,727
Default

soak in bleach, it won't dissolve the plastic and then wash them by hand or in your machine if you have one.
kluedesigns is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 02:33 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15,639
Default

I use diluted bleach in my Tupperware bowls.
MadQuilter is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 03:03 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: near Richmond ,Virginia
Posts: 1,315
Default

spray with clorox cleanup, let sit a few minutes, scrub lightlly in hot soapy water.
topper1 is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 05:06 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
wvdek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: A million dollar view!
Posts: 8,830
Default

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.
wvdek is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 05:21 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Quiltin'Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oakland, California
Posts: 246
Default

Excellent suggestions, all. Thanks, everyone!
Quiltin'Lady is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Annaquilts
Recipes
33
06-17-2021 11:05 AM
amandasgramma
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
24
04-19-2012 08:29 AM
trugger
Pictures
56
12-26-2011 07:58 PM
craftybear
Links and Resources
5
09-23-2010 11:57 AM
sondray
Links and Resources
0
03-12-2008 06:30 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter