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How do I get the salsa smell out of the jar lid?

The glass jar is now clean and odorless, but the lid is ... well, it's not. I tried baking soda and vinegar and a water-baking soda paste. Any other ideas before I deem this jar a lost cause?

asked by Diana 3 months ago

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Pegeen
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added 3 months ago

Run it through the dishwasher. Or soak in a bowl of water with a few drops of bleach added, then rinse very well.

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SMSF
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added 3 months ago

Yes, and after soaking in water with a bit of bleach + rinsing well, leave the lid out in the sun if possible for a day. (The sun is a great deodorizer for sponges, too.)

Diana
added 2 months ago

Bleach got most of the smell out, but some lingered, possibly because I used very little. Thanks for the suggestion!

Val F
added 3 months ago

Lemon or lime?

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HalfPint
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added 3 months ago

Soak in hot soapy water for about 15-20 minutes.

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Lori Terwilliger
added 3 months ago

You might also try soaking it with a denture cleaner tablet. I use those to clean vases, and discovered they also work wonders to help remove stains and odors from plastic containers. Yeah- no more bento box smelling like tuna! Depending on the size of it, you might want more than one tablet, and try to soak it several hours or overnight.

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Diana
added 2 months ago

I tried bleach first, which got most of the smell out. Then this got the rest. I'll go straight to the denture tablet next time. Thanks!

Amanda
added 3 months ago

After washing, soak in warm water mixed with a little bi-carb (baking) soda! Then rinse and scrub with warm soapy water.

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Amanda
added 3 months ago

Oh! Sorry didn't see that you had already tried baking soda!

Nancy
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added 3 months ago

Fill the jar with salt.
Leave a week or so.
Test jar lid.
If it fails sniff test, leave another week.
When jar Iid is ok, move salt to another container.

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