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How to Get the Pickle Smell Out of a Jar

How to Clean and Sanitize Glass Bottles for Reuse in 7 Steps.

There are many ways to Get the Pickle Smell Out of a Jar. The steps below will remove the most stubborn smell, however in many cases just putting some old newspapers wadded up inside the pickle jar overnight will do the trick.

The smell will penetrate the lid the most and will be the most difficult to remove. If you still have trouble with the lid after using the steps below, try using baking soda and water to make a paste to smear over the lid and let it sit for a day. The jar should always be stored with the lid off when not in use.

The glass is not able to hold the smell as well as metal or plastic. In most cases, it only needs to be thoroughly washed and then something to remove the smell placed inside for it to absorb the smell.

Items You Will Need to Get the Pickle Smell Out of a Jar:

  • Soap
  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Old Newspapers

Time needed:Β 3 days.

How to Get Out that Pickle Smell

  1. Soap and Water

    Fill the pickle jar with soap and water then scrub it to remove any pickle brine residue that might be causing the pickle smell.

  2. Rinse the Jar

    Rinse the jar with warm water and dry with a clean towel.

  3. Air Dry

    Allow the jar to sit outside in the sun or by a sunny window for a couple of days.

  4. Vinegar and Water Mix

    Pour white vinegar into the pickle jar until it’s filled halfway. Add water to fill the rest of the jar. Allow the vinegar and water solution to remain in the pickle jar overnight to absorb the pickle odor.

  5. Empty and Dry

    Empty the pickle jar in the sink the next morning. Dry the inside and outside of the jar with a kitchen towel. Allow the glass jar to air-dry completely.

  6. Newspaper Overnight

    Treat any last trace of pickle odor by filling the dry jar full of crumpled newspaper. Leave the newspaper in the jar overnight to absorb the pickle smell.

  7. Remove and Repeat

    Remove the newspaper from the jar the next morning and repeat Steps 1 and 2 to ensure cleanliness.

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