Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Getting the "Pickle Smell" Out of Pickle Jars

My newest Great Big Glass Jar
Have you ever had a great big glass jar sitting around that once held pickles...and still smells like it does? You want to use it to store pasta, rice, or chocolate chips, but you can't get rid of that pickle smell, right? I know just how you feel.

Here's a simple way to get rid of that pickle smell so your Great Big Glass Jar can live on in your pantry, storing all your favorite dry foods:

Fill your jar three-fourths the way with warm water.
Add 1/4 cup baking soda.
Add 1 drop of Dawn dish soap.
Shake well to cover the inside of the glass.
Let it sit on the counter for a few days to give the baking soda time to neutralize the pickle smell.

The lid absorbs a lot of odor. You might need to use a dry baking soda scrub on the lid to completely remove the smell of pickles.

Rinse the jar and lid well.
Dry them both thoroughly before adding any thing.

Voila! You should now have a new Great Big Glass Jar that's free of pickle odor.

Give it a try and please let me know if it works for you.

Do you know another method for easily removing the pickle smell from containers? I'd love to hear about it. 


  1. This is great! Pining in to my pinterest, thank you so much!

    1. Hi, Ana. Thanks for visiting our homestead. I'm glad you like our anti-pickle odor solution.

      Come back to visit again!