cleaning garlic smell out of plastic lid

leanne-rnJuly 14, 2008

Can someone please tell me how I can get the smell of garlic spaghetti out of a blue plastic lid. I stored the leftovers in a glass bowl with a plastic lid and now I can't get the smell out. This is a really nice, and new, bowl and lid and I don't want it to forever smell like garlic!! I went to the store and looked for something I remember being advertised awhile ago called "plastic booster" or something like that, but I didn't not find it or anything even close. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!

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Usually baking soda will take care of this. Or bleach if baking soda doesn't do it. Let it soak for day.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 8:13PM
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Do I just make a paste with the baking soda? Thanks for your help!!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 9:25PM
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I'd make a solution and dunk the offending lid in it. Try a paste if it's easier.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 9:51PM
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Put some damp paper towel in the original container and snap the smelly lid on it and let it sit a few days to absorb the odor if the soda treatment doesn't work. You can also use some wadded-up damp newspaper. This is a Rachel Ray hint that I read on this board some time ago. I used this method recently when I got some rancid flax seeds from the health food store and milled them in my coffee/spice mill. I thought it was ruined - the smell was awful - and I was about to throw the mill away. The damp paper towel worked like a charm. I left it in there for several days.


    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 5:06AM
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you might try soaking it in vinegar if other methods fail.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 7:46PM
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Sometimes coffee grounds works for me too. After I fill the container with coffee grounds, I let it soak. Then I wash well with dish soap -- the coffee smell seems to fade quickly and it seems to neutralize other smells...

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 10:44AM
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