17 July 2008 @ 08:28 pm
Garlic smell on plastic  
I stored some minced garlic in a small plastic rubbermaid container, and now that it's empty, I can't get the smell out. I've washed it in the dishwasher, let it sit all day with baking soda and then the next day with baking soda and vinegar, but no dice.

Any tips? Or should I just throw it away? :(
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That's Ms Malackey to youmalackey on July 18th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Or, you know, keep it and use it for garlic?
Erin: Charming and trippyrose_in_shadow on July 18th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah I could, but I usually keep the garlic in the jars it came in. (Fresh garlic is a different matter...) My problem was that I broke the jar, but most of the garlic was still good so I put it in a different container--the plastic one.
Daphne: domestic_godesslovely_lunarian on July 18th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Let it sit out in the sun. Sunshine is great at removing smells from plastic.
Sorrensorrentyrell on July 18th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Seconded, I use this for everything from bedding to plastic to, right now, some wooden shelves with some stank in them. Works pretty awesome.
Erin: House - No Way!rose_in_shadow on July 18th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Ooo, thanks! I shall give that a try....
Snapeysmomnarsilion on July 18th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard if you rub salt in a rubbermaid container, it will remove odors.
Erin: *Gasp!* - Gene Kellyrose_in_shadow on July 18th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Hee. I'm willing to try anything at this point. And we do have plenty of salt... I shall try that. Thanks!
Snapeysmomnarsilion on July 18th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
If you think of it and have time, let me know how it works. Thanks!!
Erin: Lassie's Angry Facerose_in_shadow on July 19th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Didn't work. I tried dry scrubbing it with just the salt, but when that didn't work I added a little water. That didn't work either. :(
Snapeysmom: Snapenarsilion on July 20th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Ugh. sorry.
rosina_alconarosina_alcona on July 18th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
maybe only use it for garlic. And your icon is utterly brilliant for this post!
Erin: Vexing!rose_in_shadow on July 18th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D Yes, Mama Bennet has been very useful on occasion.
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