Good evening, dear friends :D
How many of you are as crazy as I am over the Tupperware brand of beautiful and colourful plastic containers? :lol: Well, I have been buying and accumulating many types of plastic containers over the years and keeping them in my kitchen cabinets (not using most of them like I should! :roll:). During my kitchen decluttering 2 weeks ago, I decided to put some of them to use, and have my things in the kitchen cabinets organized into colourful containers. :wink:
However, I have this Tupperware water jug that I have been using for 5 years without a lid, because the lid smells strongly of plastic! :roll: So much so that if I were to put the lid on my jug, the water would smell strongly of plastic, too, thereby making the water undrinkable !
Anyway, I found this jug’s cover during my decluttering and decided to do a little experiment to remove the odour. Previously, I had tried boiling the lid, putting the lid in the hot sun for 1 whole day, and soaking it in vinegar…..but the terrible smell still persisted.
Added on 28 August, 2012 –
Try using “Homemade Orange Infused Vinegar“
Because I love the vinegar-baking soda “magic” solution so much, I decided to try this way and this was what I did :-
1) dismantle the plastic lid into its various parts and put them in a bowl.
2) into the bowl, I poured 1/2 cup of white vinegar
3) and added 1 tbsp of baking soda
4) lastly, I poured 2 cups of hot water (not boiling), enough to cover the plastic lid. Stir to mix the solution thoroughly.
5) leave to soak for 2 days
…..Voila! The smell is completely gone and I am so happy that I can finally use the lid together with the Tupperware water jug. :lol: From now onwards, I will use this easy method to remove any odour from my plastic containers. :wink:
Hope this works for you, too, especially if you have bought new plastic containers that have weird odours in them. :D