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How do you get a nasty odor out of a plastic rubbermaid food storage container?


I just found a container that had been in my fridge for (apparently) quite some time (I was wondering where it was). After emptying it, letting it soak in hot, soapy water and washing it several times, it still stinks. Is there a way to get rid of the foul odor?

 

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    Melissa Flagg OSC (Daughter Of Maat) 5 years ago

    This one worked!! My container smells fresh and clean!

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 5 years ago

    EM, i.e. Effective Micro-organisms might do the trick. Google this to find out more about it.

    Lactic acid bacteria might help. Fill the container with milk and allow it to go sour and moldy over a week or two.


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    Melissa Flagg OSC (Daughter Of Maat) 5 years ago

    Oh brilliant, I didn't think of contacting Rubbermaid lol. I'l try jonny's idea (since it's free) and check their website at the same time. Thank you!!!


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    Melissa Flagg OSC (Daughter Of Maat) 5 years ago

    Should I soak it in lemon juice? lol it's really bad... or would washing it suffice you think?


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    Melissa Flagg OSC (Daughter Of Maat) 5 years ago

    This worked well actually, it got out most of the nasty ordor, but it still left a bit, so I'm trying lemon juice next... :D