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Getting stubborn odors out of pots

I have a nice lovely pot that I use for making stock. I would love to use it for making jam as I have come perilously close to disastrous *hot* spillovers in my regular 4q pan. But my stockpot shows its main use; it smells like chicken stock! I've cleaned it realy well but i don't know how to get the smell out. I assume I could try good ol' baking soda, or vinegar, but was wondering what you guys think!

asked by sarabclever over 6 years ago

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added over 6 years ago

What's your pan made of? Is it definitely the inside of the pan that's retaining the smell? Could it be the handle or something that perhaps might be harbouring the odour? You could try boiling up some water with some lemon (squeeze out the juice and put in the fruit that's left as well) in it - the acid will cleanse, and the lemon scent should help, and the boiling water should help clean too.... I'd let it boil for 5 mins and see if it does the trick. If not, it's not been arduous scrubbing!

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added over 6 years ago

I have used denture cleaning tablets with some success for cleaning/deodorizing pots.

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added over 6 years ago

Make a jug of lemonade. Puree the peels into a paste in a blender and rub the paste all over the inside of the pan. Let it sit for an hour or so and rinse.

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