Removing Pickled Onion Smell From Canning Jars

I'm making some jam and marmalade at the moment and have had some people save their old jars for me, but some of them have had pickled onions in them and i just can't get rid of the smell! Does anyone have any tips for me? I will be very grateful.

Thanks,
Mandy

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January 28, 20050 found this helpful
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Try scrubbing them out with a paste of baking soda.

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January 28, 20050 found this helpful
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Fill with 1/4 white vinegar and 3/4 cold water. Let soak for a few hours or overnight if possible. This works for odors in plastic containers-maybe it will work for glass too! Good Luck!

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January 29, 20050 found this helpful

Bake them at 250 F for a couple of hours and let them cool in the oven. That should do the trick.

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January 29, 20050 found this helpful

Cold the smell be in/on the lid? Most of them have a coating of some sort and I think that can absorb the smell. When I'm dealing with just the glass jars I've never found any smells will linger after a good washing and leaving them open (without lids).

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September 22, 20160 found this helpful

Put a lighted matchstick in the container and leave it for sometime. Wash thoroughly and leave it in the sunlight for sometime

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