Removing Stubborn Odors From Plastic Dishware

I recently made Ranch dressing from scratch. I accidentally spilled the garlic and it was a little stronger than planned. Unfortunately, it left every container I used smelling even after running it through the dishwasher twice!

I tried the newspaper trick I used when I “painted” my small thermos, (see “Baby Yourself”). But it did not work. The odor was so strong the newspaper could not absorb it overnight.

I put fresh newspaper in them, sealed the lids and tucked them in the corner of my kitchen. I ignored them for a week or so.

I am not sure how long it took, but when I finally checked them, the odor was gone. Sometimes, all it takes is a little more time.

Plastic containers stuffed with newspaper and sealed for several days to absorb garlic smell.

Plastic containers stuffed with newspaper and sealed for several days to absorb garlic smell.

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