Good evening, dear friends
How many of you are as crazy as I am over the Tupperware brand of beautiful and colourful plastic containers? 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.
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! 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 –
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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. From now onwards, I will use this easy method to remove any odour from my plastic containers.
Hope this works for you, too, especially if you have bought new plastic containers that have weird odours in them.