Genuine Tupperware items have certain characteristics that differ them from the imitation. We can see plenty of plastic products in the market but none of them can be called Tupperware unless they have the criteria I describe below.
Genuine Tupperware is not available at your typical supermarket, hardware or grocery store.
They are only available at Authorized Service Center or from your direct selling Tupperware dealers.
If you happen to see an item that claims to be Tupperware but sold at the sidewalk or at a supermarket shelf, you know they are fake items.
Any Tupperware part, however small, has its Trademark and a code number. You can see a lot of imitation Tupperware products on the market since generic plastic containers are called Tupperware as well.
If they do not have the Trademark logo and the code, it is a fake, no matter how good the imitation is. Therefore, this imitation does not deserve the Tupperware lifetime warranty.
When I was running my authorized Tupperware kiosk in Penang some years back, I saw a lot of instances when people came with fake Tupperware spare parts and expected to get a new genuine piece in return. I could immediately tell that those items were not eligible for replacement by Tupperware.
Of course they would be disappointed. Some were not even aware that their items were not genuine because the person who sold the pieces to them was not honest. Being ignorant of what to look for in a genuine product, they fell for the ruse.
So, here is some advice on what to look for when you buy a Tupperware product:
The image-files below will help you to identify genuine Tupperware from the fake ones.
By learning these simple things to look for, you will not be cheated.
After buying these products, it would be good to know some useful handling tips so that your purchase will last longer.
Finally, here is something to lighten up this sombre page. For the Malaysians/Singaporeans and Indonesians, we are familiar with the term "Tipuware", aren't we?
Tupperware: Plastic by Tupperware Brands, Inc.
Translation from the Malay language: Tipu means "to cheat". In this context it means "fake". It is a funny play of word. "Tipuware" sounds just like "Tupperware" when pronounced quickly.
I also believe that a lot of aunties out there called Tupperware as "Tapaware" and the word "tapau" as used by the Chinese in Malaysia originates from the word "Tupperware" too. What do you think? Please let me know.
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