View Full Version : Forgetting food in containers

11-04-10, 05:41 PM
Hi, this is an odd request.

As I'm always forgetting food, I'm trying to make home cooked meals which often are placed in plastic containers. Then I forget these containers and come across them a few days later all goeey and mouldy and nasty. I often throw them away but it's annoying. What's the best way of cleaning these containers?

Also at the moment I have a rice cooker and I have had rice in there for 2 weeks. :o I was too scared to open it and my sister put some disinfectant in there and covered it up.
I could throw it away but it's a good cooker.

11-04-10, 05:52 PM
I'm doing better about checking for leftovers in the fridge and getting those plastic boxes washed before they get really gross. But it's happened in the past.

Wash them with Dawn dish soap (great on grease) and then soak them in a sinkful of hot water with half a cup or more of bleach added - for about 30 minutes. Rinse with hot water and you should be able to save most of them.