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?

  • Posted by: Diana
  • August 21, 2018
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Pegeen
Pegeen August 21, 2018

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
SMSF August 22, 2018

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
Diana September 2, 2018

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

Val F
Val F August 21, 2018

Lemon or lime?

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HalfPint
HalfPint August 21, 2018

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

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Lori Terwilliger
Lori Terwilliger August 22, 2018

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
Diana September 2, 2018

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
Amanda August 23, 2018

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
Amanda August 23, 2018

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

Nancy
Nancy August 24, 2018

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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