I love using glass jars in my kitchen! I save any nice glass jars that we get and use them for making kefir (any size batch, I have a jar for it!), drinking or storing drinks in the fridge, storing dry foods, or even as a vase for fresh cut flowers.
But what's the best way to remove smells from the jar lids -- like pickle jar lids? In the past, I submerged the lids in baking soda and let them stay there... sometimes for weeks until the smell disappeared.
I still do use the baking soda to start, but after a week if the lid still smells, I let it rest top-down on my window sill in the sunshine. Direct sunshine finishes removing smells from the lid! I know some people skip the baking soda and just use the sunshine, but we don't always have enough direct sunlight here to do that. :)
Other ways to remove smells from lids? One I've heard but never tried is to place crumpled newspaper inside the jar.
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