Removing Tomato Stains from Plastic Bowls

If tomato sauces are turning your plastic containers red, try this simple method of removing tomato stains.
January/February 1989
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/removing-tomato-stains-zmaz89jfzraw.aspx
The secret to removing tomato stains (from plastic anyway) is contained in one of these.


PHOTO: MARGO555/FOTOLIA

When I store tomato-based sauces in plastic refrigerator dishes, or microwave such foods as chili and spaghetti sauce in plastic bowls, I usually end up with stains in the containers. I didn't want that, so I found a way of removing tomato stains: put a few tablespoons of lemon juice in each dish, fill it with water, and let it soak. In a short time, the stains are gone.

C. Cole
West Haven, Connecticut