Asked on Jan 14, 2018

Is there any way to get rid of onion smell from plastic lid?

Sue Roberts
by Sue Roberts
Had onion stored in glass bowl w/ plastic/ rubber like lid. Now the lid reaks,and yes I’ve soaked it & tried vinegar & soda mix.

  5 answers
  • WendyM1960 WendyM1960 on Jan 14, 2018

    put the lid inside some sort of container that you can close. Crunch up a bunch of newsprint, the stuff that is messy and gets all over your hands like a real newspaper and stuff it all in the box with the lid. Put the cover on the container and let it sit for a few days, you can check it out after a few days and add some fresh newsprint as well. It will take the smell out of the plastic, just how long will depend on how bad the smell is.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 14, 2018

    Put the lid in the sunshine for a couple of days.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Jan 14, 2018

    Wet the lid and make a thick paste with cool water and salt.. rub with finger tips and cool water/more salt as needed. This trick will also remove onion and garlic odor from your hands- a bonus benefit is it will leave your hands very soft and smooth. Scientifically it's called an ionic exchange since salt has a negative charge - the odors 'stick' to the salt and it gets rinsed down the drain..

  • Rebecca Rebecca on Jan 14, 2018

    Coffee grinds can also remove odors

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 14, 2018

    soak it with lemon or orange juice