How do I remove sticky from old Tupperware?


How do I get the sticky stuff off my old Tupperware I’ve used Goo Gone & Comet with Clorox if anyone can help I’d appreciate it. Thank you

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Sep 02, 2018

    HI Cmi,

    If this is something that got on the Tupperware to make it stick, my suggestion would be to try WD-40. That stuff works for a lot of issues. If I was doing it, I'd spray it on and let it soak for 5 mins or so, then was it off with hot soapy water and a scrubber. I'd then repeat if necessary. If it's the Tupperware itself, I'd contact the company and see what they would suggest. They might even replace for a nominal shipping cost. - Linda

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 02, 2018

    Do you know what the source of the 'sticky stuff' is? How long has it been there? Have the pieces gone through a heat wash and a heat dry already? If so, then the grease/oil (?) may have already set.

    Even Tupperware will eventually develope scratches and porous in the plastic if improper cleaners or tools have been used. How old are your pieces of Tupperware? It could be that the stickiness has already imbedded down into the damaged plastic.

  • Chris Chris on Sep 02, 2018

    The Tupperware is about 45 years old I’ve Just kept cleaning it with comet or whatever product I have on hand. I’ll contact Tupperware & see what they say.

    Thanks for your help.

    • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 03, 2018

      You're welcome.

      As far as I know not only has Comet never been recommended as a cleaner on Tupperware, but because it is an abrasive cleanser, I doubt if any of the vague warranties that Tupperware has (lifetime replacement if it cracks or splits, with Normal use according to manufacturer's suggestions) would apply.

      It would be interesting to see what Tupperware says if you do decide to contact them, but the cost and nuisance involved in packaging your pieces up, and shipping them to the head office, might not be worth your while.

      Wow, if you've gotten 45 years use out of your pieces, that's a lot longer than most partnerships last!

  • Vicki  lou Vicki lou on Sep 02, 2018

    put in trash I'm in my 70's nothing is worth all the effort

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Oct 29, 2018

    You could use the blue Dawn soap. I found it the best for anything greasy. I can't use it for dishes because it gives me excema. Soak them and then use a handled plastic scrup brush from the dollar store. The round ones 21.5