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Old 10-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Question ISO help to remove smell from container....

I have a stainless steel insulated tumbler...got it for a whopping $25 at Starbucks. For me, that's alot to spend on something like that, but I realllly liked it. Well, I made an oopsie and left coffee in it for like a week, and needless to say, it smells really really really bad. Therefore, put vinegar water in it for a few days, thinking that would help it...nopers, it didn't help. It looks clean on the inside, but it still smells; therefore I deem it unsafe to drink from.

Any suggestions on how to really clean this stinker?

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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I know this may sound unusual, but whenever I need to remove some smells from a container, I stuff it with newspaper. Seal it and leave it for about 24 hours. Sniff and if there's still residue of the smell, I repeat the newspaper stuffing. I do that until the smell is gone. Most of the time just about any smell is removed from nearly any container.
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I just wash with warm water and keep it without lid for a day and generally the odour vanishes.

Katie E I like your idea, it seems more effective than mine.
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If the newspaper doesn't do the trick, try putting in hot water and 2 or 3 tablespoons of baking soda and let it sit covered all night. After you rinse it out if it still smells try letting it sit out in the sun.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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I know this may sound unusual, but whenever I need to remove some smells from a container, I stuff it with newspaper. Seal it and leave it for about 24 hours. Sniff and if there's still residue of the smell, I repeat the newspaper stuffing. I do that until the smell is gone. Most of the time just about any smell is removed from nearly any container.
This is exactly what I came to post. It is a very inexpensive and effective solution to removing smells.
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