Tupperware can be so unfair: when you finally start bossing life with meal prep, you’re rewarded by stained, greasy, impossible-to-clean plastic tubs.
Whether you’re the sort to patiently scrub at your Tupperware or you end up tossing it aside thinking, “what’s a bit of grease?”, you need to know about this hack.
As with all the simple-yet-lifechanging hacks of today, this one comes to you from TikTok.
Adi Kempler, the user behind the hack, is far from your next Mrs. Hinch. She’s just your average adult, like you and me, trying to find hacks that will make her life easier.
As a busy esthetician by day, Adi probably batch-cooks food and stores her lunches and dinners in Tupperware for convenience, so she’ll know all about how easily the clear plastic can stain.
While a stained Tupperware tub won’t make you ill to eat from, it might put you off using it again.
After all, who wants to see tiny orange grease droplets on the inside of a tub that they were going to use to store cupcakes or sandwiches?
Luckily, Adi’s hack for getting rid of these stains couldn’t be simpler – and you don’t need any fancy cleaning tools or chemicals for the job.
The video, which has nearly 6,000 views, documents the cleaning process in 4 easy steps.
First, after showing us a worse-for-wear Tupperware tub with orange staining around its base and sides, Adi adds a little dish soap.
Next, she fills the tub with water, before moving on to the important part: she takes a small piece of torn paper towel and places it inside the tub.
After closing the lid, Adi shakes the tub vigorously over her sink.
This mixes the water with the soap and the piece of paper towel, which plays an important role in absorbing the grease in the process.
Finally, Adi opens the lid, removes the paper towel, and empties the water and soap into the sink. She then rinses the tub out to clean off any leftover residue.
The results are exceptional: with no major scrubbing or hard work, Adi’s tub is completely stain-free.
To think we’ve been putting in the hard work with a sponge when we could have simply worked a bit of magic with a paper towel – but who’d have thought to do that?
Not everyone is capable of thinking up a brand-new hack, and this, like many hacks that exist today, has been passed on from family member to family member, most likely for generations.
Speaking to Insider, Adi explained that the trick had been suggested to her by her stepmother.
Adi had complained to her about greasy containers, mentioning that every internet hack she had tried took too long or used bleach, which she didn’t want to use on tubs she’d be eating out of.
“It was a game-changer!”
It’s surprising that Adi’s stepmom’s hack hadn’t made it online until now, but at least we can thank the power of the internet for giving us all the knowledge we wish we’d had years ago.
It might only be a simple hack, but if you’re a regular Tupperware user, it’ll probably mean a lot to you.
You can check out Adi’s genius step-by-step TikTok video below.
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