• Gretchen

Deodorizing Glass Jars


Jarred fruits and vegetables

I love to use glass jars for storing fresh foods and dry goods. Not only is glass better for the environment, it is more durable and won’t break down over time, like plastic. Glass containers can be reused repeatedly and washed over and over again in the dishwasher without sacrificing their shape and durability. Unless dropped they will last a lifetime and still hold up well.


Glass jars aren’t porous, but if their contents are oily or acidic, it can be hard to get those odors out. Even a glass jar that held pasta sauce or coffee and run through a dishwasher, may still smell.

Here is how to get the smell out of a glass jar

Once you’ve washed the jar well in hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher, here’s what you do to get the smell out of even the stinkiest jar.


Items needed:

Baking soda

Water


1. Pour about 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 cup water into your jar.


2. Shake the jar vigorously for 30 seconds to a minute. The baking soda is abrasive and it’s absorbent, so the shaking is key to getting the odor out.


3. Pour out the baking soda/water mixture, and put another 1/4 cup water into the jar. Shake for another 30 seconds or so to get any baking soda residue out of the jar, pour that water down the drain, and your jar should be fresh as a daisy and ready to use!


Dried goods