Glass Jars That Smell?

Glass jars are a great storage solution for food, spices, and various items. Be careful, however: if neglected, they risk giving off a bad smell! This issue is more common, especially for beginners who may make errors due to a lack of experience in proper storage practices.

To eliminate bad smells from jars, put this trick into practice

Certainly, making poor decisions often stems from a lack of knowledge and, perhaps, a bit of laziness. The problem arises, particularly when glass jars are used to store food items such as fish, meat, or brine.

How to remove bad odors from glass jars

If you’re facing issues with unpleasant smells in glass jars, a simple and effective solution involves using mustard powder. To take advantage of its qualities, add five grams of mustard powder to 1.5 liters of hot water in the jar, seal it, and shake well. Allow it to soak for 24 hours, then rinse thoroughly with hot water.

cleaned glass jars placed on the table

When dealing with a lid that smells, remedy the situation by placing two glasses of water and an equal amount of wine vinegar in a bowl. Submerge the lids in this mixture and let them soak for at least a couple of hours. Afterward, rinse the lids thoroughly with hot water.

Now, you might wonder why the methods just suggested work. Mustard powder possesses antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it a valuable asset in household tasks. It’s a readily available item, likely already in your pantry: if that were the case, even better! Saving is important, especially today, given the sharp increase in prices following the outbreak of inflation. Similarly, wine vinegar offers degreasing and disinfectant effects, ensuring both jars and lids are thoroughly sanitized and ready for reuse.

some shiny glass jars after cleaning

Ah, I almost forgot: both of the solutions recommended earlier are environmentally friendly, or “green,” with zero impact on the environment. In a time when the planet is under constant stress, it’s prudent to minimize the use of chemical products whenever possible.

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