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Removing the Coffee Smell from Plastic Canisters

How do I get the coffee smell out of the Folders coffee canisters? I have tried baking soda and putting it in the sun for a few days, but the coffee smell always comes back. I want to use these for Christmas treats and I don't want them to smell like coffee. Please help. Thank you.

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December 16, 20110 found this helpful

I get odors out of anything by using a combination of vinegar and baking soda. The only trick is to leave it soaking overnight. It doesn't have to be straight vinegar and baking soda, of course you can dilute it with water. The stronger the smell the more vinegar and baking soda in the water. Hope this helps.

p.s. It works on clothes also.

R.G.

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December 16, 20110 found this helpful

Another idea is to package the treats in their own zipper bags. You can also shredded newspaper for packaging and that will absorb a lot, too. Good luck.

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December 16, 20110 found this helpful

I have about 4 Folger's coffee canisters stored in my bedroom closet, and couldn't get rid of the coffee odor. I have a great aunt 97 years old and she lives in Tucson, AZ. She loves sweets so every Christmas I make her some homemade fudge, brownies or cookies.

This Christmas 2011 I made her some vanilla and chocolate bark candy instead. I was going to use a Folger's coffee canister and go to their website to print off the labels. It really wouldn't matter if the coffee canister still had the coffee odor. In fact it probably would have enhanced the flavor of the chocolate.

The problem that I found is that the coffee canister would not fit in the priority flat rate shipping carton no matter if I stood it straight in the box or laid it side ways. The canister was too high to get the box closed. So I used a holiday cookie tin instead. It would have cost $14.00+ if shipped using a regular priority box compared to priority flat rate shipping. A Folgers coffee canister would be nice to use if it didn't have to be mailed out of state.

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December 17, 20110 found this helpful

I sold Tupperware back in the 70s and one of the tips we shared at parties was to soak newspaper in vinegar then place it in whatever container had a lingering order, seal the container and leave it at least overnight. Repeat as needed, it works a treat for any sealable container-plastic, wood, metal, you name it. I've used the tip on old suitcase and steamer trunks, too.

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December 17, 20110 found this helpful

You can try putting in some unused coffee filters. They may absorb the odor.

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March 10, 20160 found this helpful

Put baking soda in it for a few days :)

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March 16, 20160 found this helpful

Put peanut butter in them and cover it.

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May 3, 20160 found this helpful

put in 1 cup vinegar put on lid set in sun for a couple of days and the smell is gone . I have done this with many it always works for me

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