White plastic food containers that are now stained

If this has happened because of spices, that’s tricky as the colouring gets absorbed into the plastic (and the cheaper the plastic, the harder it is to remove). But here are a few things you could try.

1. Wipe with paper towel dipped in cooking oil, then wash in hot soapy water.

2. Wipe over with lemon juice, which is a natural bleaching agent. 3. Soak overnight in a solution of Milton (15ml per 2.5l water).