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How to degrease plastic containers: a guide on how to clean and refurbish plastic containers.

  • Why degrease, wash and clean plastic containers with natural products?

THE plastic containers that we commonly use in the kitchen, are usually intended to accommodate foodstuffs. It is important to minimize the use of chemical detergents, which could leave residues that would then contaminate the food.

The classic household detergents contain many allergenic and potentially toxic substances, so much so that often among the warnings for use there is a symbol ofdangerfollowed by phrases like:

  • Causes severe eye irritation
  • Causes skin irritation
  • It can cause allergic reactions
  • In case of skin contact, wash with plenty of water

Sometimes, among the words that seem more negligible (usually in small print and on the back of the package) we read:
"Attention!
Contains 5-chloro-2methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one ”.

These are molecules that, according to laboratory tests, have been found to be corrosive to rabbit skin, irritating to the eyes and highly toxic to mice by inhalation. Furthermore, these agents make the skin more sensitive and more exposed todermatitisand other skin problems. Do you really want these molecules to end up on your food?

On the contrary, on the packaging front, the producers pride themselves on using “True plant extracts” or “Authentic lemon juice…”; so why not bypass the supermarket shelf edegrease the plastic containersdirectly withdo-it-yourself natural degreasers?

How to degrease plastic containers

Salt is a great natural ingredient and can eliminate the grease from yours plastic containers, whether they are from Ikea or Leroy Merlin, there is no oil that can stand up to the power of salt. Mix a teaspoon of fine cooking salt with a tablespoon of Marseille soap and use the mixture to remove traces of oil and fat from plastic container. Rub vigorously and rinse.

Lemon juice is an excellent natural degreaser. For all information, I refer you to the article entitledThe alternative uses of lemon.

Lemon, as well as baking soda, are natural degreasers recommended if you want to clean plastic containers and at the same time eliminate any bad smell. With baking soda you can make a thick cream (by adding a little water) to brush with a toothbrush. Let the cream act for a few minutes and then rinse. Vinegar can also be useful for eliminating unpleasant odors from plastic containers, for all the details:How to clean with vinegar.

Food containers - prices and models

If your food containers are unrecoverable, you can use them as saucers and replace them with new plastic boxes. Here are some market proposals:

1) Set of 3 0.55 l fresh-keeping containers
Price: € 8.99 with free shipping.
The plastic is certified BFA Free, therefore suitable for storing food in complete safety.
2) Set of 25 fresh food containers - assorted sizes and colors.
Price: 29.99 euros with free shipping.
These containers are suitable for storing food but also for the microwave oven and the freezer. These are excellent substitutes for the classic disposable aluminum containers. The description indicates 50 pieces but it is 25 freshness-saving lids with click system and 25 containers of different sizes.

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