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Old 09-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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I don't actually cook things in the L&L in the m'wave. I only reheat or thaw things so they are OK for that but I suppose if I had a Shrek and he wanted to cremate things it would be a different matter.

I find *bicarbonate of soda very good with onion smells. I mix to a paste, rub round the offending article, leave to stand for a short while and wash in hot water.
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I have been reduced to using bleach to get the smells out of plastic...maybe I am just hypersensitive to stale, raw onion smell, but that one ruins all meals for me.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:46 PM   #12
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I have been reduced to using bleach to get the smells out of plastic...maybe I am just hypersensitive to stale, raw onion smell, but that one ruins all meals for me.
Have you tried lemon juice? I use a mixture of lemon juice, white vinegar and water for an all-purpose cleaner. Cuts grease and leaves a nice fresh scent.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #13
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I've tried vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, crumpled up newspaper. Finally settled on soaking with a weak bleach solution to remove the odor.

I had an unfortunate experience when I was a kid in which I helped Daddy chop onions and went to bed with that smell on my hands...the unfortunate part, I had stomach flu. To this day stale, raw onion makes me nauseous. That's why any wiff of it may just be a hypersensitive (psychological) reaction to it. Bleach takes care of it for me.
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I buy Gladware. When they get greasy, stained, or pitted, I throw them away and buy new ones.
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DA uses glass containers with the plastic lids. I use the Gladware as Sir Loin of Beef does, and Rubbermaid. But to freeze things, these are Rubbermaid only used for freezing and not for the microwave.

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I use Dawn Direct Foam, it cleans plastic fabulously!
If Dawn can cut through all that crude oil on the wild life caught in the oil spills, it should be able to handle a piece of plastic.
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I have some corningware dishes that look like little casseroles that have rubberized lids, those are our favorite to store leftovers in. Everything goes through the dishwasher so no problems there. Most of our reheating happens in corningware type dishes, rarely in plastic.

If I have to hand wash, I have a process that works for me, it comes from years in food service. Rinse everything well, scrub any tough spots then fill up the sink with hot water and dish detergent and wash the items. When done the water shouldn't look very dirty. This method makes sure that no grease redeposits on other dishes. For me Ajax and Target brand dish detergents work well, maybe it's my washing method.
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I have been reduced to using bleach to get the smells out of plastic...maybe I am just hypersensitive to stale, raw onion smell, but that one ruins all meals for me.
No you aren't onion is awful to get off anything, including hands. It's the sulphur
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Aside from the fantastic job Dawn does in the kitchen and around the house, one of the main reasons I buy Dawn is that for every bottle sold, P&G donates $1 to the Save The Wildlife Fund. Dawn is the only product that they have found that will cut through all that crude oil when there is a spill of any kind. Even in the ice cold waters of Alaska!
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No you aren't onion is awful to get off anything, including hands. It's the sulphur
We know that if you wash your hands under running water and just rubbing a stainless steel spoon or other SS implement on your hands, you can get rid of that onion smell. I have often wondered if and how would you do it, if you could apply the same principle to other objects. Would a SS disk such as a round magnet sloshed around a plastic container do the same job?
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