Friday, March 7, 2008

The Spaghetti Stain Versus the Plastic Container

A great tip I heard the other day has to do with "Pam" (or any other cooking spray) and plastic ware.

You know how, when you put spaghetti, or anything with sauce in it, into a plastic container and then the sauce stains it? It's virtually impossible to get the stain out. So you end up having to throw out the plastic container.

Well a way to avoid that is to spray some "Pam", or other cooking spray, in the plastic before you put the food in it. This will prevent the stain from adhering to the plastic, and save you time from trying to scrub out the stain, and save you money too, because you won't have to throw out all those containers and buy new ones.

I tried this last time I had spaghetti, and it really works!


  1. cool ill remember that i usually just have a couple of containers set aside for the sauces that stain ill try the pam tho

  2. Hi Sue,

    Please forgive my ignorance, but I haven't really heard of a cooking spray. What is it? Can you give several brand names?

  3. Hi Mark, cooking spray is like oil you use for cooking but comes in a can so you can spray it. An example is "Pam." Actually check out their website if you want for more great cooking tips at:

  4. Sue,
    Very good tip to clear the stain.
    I wish you have a nice sunday.

  5. Hi Sue,

    Thanks for the link. I'll be telling my wife about this. Thanks for the tip. :)

  6. Great tip, its a problem I do have quite often and I hate having to throw out the plastic containers just because they are discoloured, so I'll definitely be trying it the next time I'm going to have this problem.

  7. yup, i hate to put spaghetti in plastic container i'm gonna use this tip next time.