How to Degrease Plastic Bowls

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When storing greasy foods in plastic bowls, you often get stuck with thick, slippery grease residue that seems nearly impossible to remove. You want to use strong cleaners that break apart the grease build-up while staying away from chemical ingredients that could later work their way into the next foods you place in the bowls. Use mild, non-toxic ingredients that you have on hand in the home and that will remove the grease without damaging the plastic bowls.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • White vinegar
  • Nylon scrubbing pad
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning rags
  • Wipe as much excess grease as possible out of the bowl with paper towels, discarding the paper towels when finished.

  • Fill the bowl with 1 cup hot water, 1 tsp. dish soap and 2 tbsp. white vinegar. The vinegar and dish soap cut through the residue without damaging the plastic.

  • Scrub the bowl with a nylon scrubbing pad, which also cuts through greasy residue without damaging the plastic.

  • Rinse out the bowl when finished, and dry with a cleaning rag.

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