When it comes to cleaning the containers in our home, we usually go with hot water. But it’s best if you keep away hot water when it comes to cleaning your plastic containers.
The hot water can undergo chemical reaction with the plastic and this, in turn, could release chemicals. The chemicals released like this can cause a lot of problems when you use the plastic container later. It is also recommended not to use plastic containers to reheat food even if it is in a microwave oven. Just like the case with hot water, heating in a microwave can also cause chemical releases.