How can I get rid of the pickling smell in mason jars?

I use mason jars both for pickling and for storage (i.e. granola, flours, nuts, etc.). I was packing up something yesterday and realized that half my jars smell like vinegar and onions! Dish soap is not helping. Any tips for getting the scent out so that I don't have to reserve certain jars for pickling?

  • Posted by: Kate
  • December 1, 2017
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Jennifer
Jennifer December 2, 2017

Try washing them with a paste of baking soda and water. Let the jars sit (with the paste rubbed on the inside) for a bit before washing/rinsing. (I have de-scented Tupperware by leaving the baking soda paste sit on it overnight.)

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Nancy
Nancy December 2, 2017

Or, use a dilute solution of bleach & water.
Leave several hours as with the b-soda & water.
After rinsing, dry and DONT put lids and rings back on, especially used lids and rings.

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