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Removing Garlic Smell From Jar Lid?

I like to keep and reuse glass jars from food products for storage, crafts, etc. I recently used up the last of my bottled garlic and love the jar. The only problem is that the cap still smells strongly of garlic even after hand washing, several dishwasher cycles, soaking in white vinegar, and soaking in lemon juice. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of the smell? Thanks!

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Tracey from Chisholm, MN

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August 14, 20080 found this helpful
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Try closing some coffee grounds in the jar (tightly sealed) for a week or so, and see if that helps?

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August 5, 20180 found this helpful

ok....I have "experimented" with all except setting out in sun....living in SoCal the sun destroys soft rubber products....none of the suggested solutions have removed the garlic fragrance...nets up for me will be a bit of brushing with toothpaste.....

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By jsham (Guest Post)
August 15, 20080 found this helpful
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I have good luck with using a piece of newspaper, the blacker - with ink - the better. Just stick it down in the jar and screw the lid on. It may take several days, and you might want to change the newspaper after about a week.

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I just habitually do this with any jar I want to save and when I get ready to use it I only have to give it a wash and it is good to go. Hope this will be helpful to you.

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August 16, 20080 found this helpful
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You might let it sit in fresh kitty litter for a while and then wash in the dish washer, or maybe let it sit out in the sun for several hours.

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August 16, 20080 found this helpful
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Try putting some baking soda, dry or slightly dampened, into the lid and letting it sit for a week or so. Baking soda is a good deodorizer, and the opposite of the acidic things you have been trying, so it might do the trick for this.

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If this, or the other things don't work, might be easier to look for a matching lid from some other jar.

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By Tracey (Guest Post)
August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Try rubbing vanilla flavoring on the lid - then soak a cotton ball w/vanilla - place in jar, seal w/lid and let sit a few days - I do this with smelly coolers and it works like a charm.

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Anonymous
March 30, 20220 found this helpful

I tried this very technique. The overwhelming scent of those 2 things was even worse. Still looking for an answer.

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By frugal tipster (Guest Post)
August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Try letting it soak with some stainless steel silverware in it. That's all the expensive "miracle" bars that get rid of garlic smell from your hands are. It really does work!

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February 4, 20210 found this helpful

I used to live alongside a canal in the Midwest. When our basement would flood due to the rising of the water table it would smell like mildew for weeks.

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Roundup using plain old barbecue charcoal if it works for that I assume it would probably work for the jar

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March 5, 20220 found this helpful

Personally, Im going to try each way people are suggesting starting with the mustard lol and hot water mixed up. Gladly keep yall posted on what does and doesnt work. I love to reuse any and everything I can but my jars are my favorite, many projects for them babies lol.

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August 26, 20220 found this helpful

If it's the "Very Lazy" brand, there is a plastic rim welded to the inside of the jar lid. If you (very carefully) remove that plastic with a knife and discard it, the garlic smell will disappear.

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The odour seems to come from the plastic inner rim rather than the lid. Hope this helps, even if it's a very late answer!

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