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How can you clean food stains from plastic microwave dishes?
July 15, 2015 9:46PM
All microwave-safe cookware can be washed in the dishwasher, but follow manufacturer's label or guide instructions on where to place it--top rack only, or either rack. Or wash by hand in regular mild dishwashing liquid. Never use heavy duty mesh cleaners. If food remains after washing, use a plastic scrub pad. Never use scouring powders, scouring pads, or other abrasives.
If stains are left by berries or tomato products, put into utensil solution of 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach in 1 cup water (never any stronger!) and soak 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. [Info from the Home Maintenance And Repair Database at the Michigan State University website] WASH THEM WITH LIQUID SOAP -DRY IN SUN -STAINS WILL VANISH
Clean with a baking soda paste - often this will remove excess grease and stains.