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Onion Smell in Bowls


Does anyone know how to get onion smell out of bowls? Washing does not take all the smell out and I would like to remove it all. Any ideas would be helpful.

Thank you,
Maryetta47 from Michigan



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By connie 11 03/06/2006 Flag

Try rubbing the bowl with kosher salt (and a wet rag)-regular salt would probably work too. I use kosher on my cutting board after cutting onion and it gets the smell right out!

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By (Guest Post) 03/06/2006 Flag

put crumpled up newspaper w/ black print inside the bowls and seal shut for a few days. This works well with "tupperware."

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By it' 168 254 03/06/2006 Flag

Soak with bleach and water. Rinse well. Let air dry.

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By suzana (Guest Post) 03/06/2006 Flag

Use lemon juice of used lemon half that you already prepared your lemonade with. Just soak your bowl a little bit in juice, than rinse. It really works. I also use it for the smell on my hands or dark stains when preparing young potatoes.

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By Cindy Kosloski 3 58 03/07/2006 Flag

I've always use baking soda and hot water
soak your bowl in the soda water mixture for about an hour that should take that icky smell right out

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By Claudia- MD (Guest Post) 03/07/2006 Flag

I swear by Clorox Cleanup. I would soak the bowl overnight in a solution of 1/4 Clorox CleanUp and 3/4 water.

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By jana (Guest Post) 03/18/2006 Flag

i had the same problem a few months back and asked my elderly neighbor if she knew of any remedy to get the smell out. she told me that if you put dry coffee grounds in a nylon pantyhose that you cut off at about the ankle, and put a knot in it, then place it in the bowl, cover it and in a couple days the smell will be gone. it worked!

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By Amy (Guest Post) 02/06/2007 Flag

I agree with the baking soda person. Easy - and it works.

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By Dale Choi (Guest Post) 02/04/2008 Flag

Keep milk in the bowls, it works in your mouth too. Just hold some milk in your mouth and the smell goes away.

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