Removing Tomato Stains from Plastic Bowls

By C. Cole
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The secret to removing tomato stains (from plastic anyway) is contained in one of these.

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

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