Asked on Jan 26, 2017

I want to remove old olive oil from this bottle...any ideas?

Kim P Guyer
by Kim P Guyer
I have a decorative bottle I use to put olive oil in to keep by the stove. i want to clean the inside of the bottle from the old dried oil. I've tried hot water and soap, and soaking...but no luck. Any ideas?
  18 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 26, 2017

  • Kim P Guyer Kim P Guyer on Jan 26, 2017

    Thanks! I'll try it!

  • Leslie Leslie on Jan 28, 2017

    How about a baby bottle brush with soap looks like it would fit good luck

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 29, 2017

    Soak it in hot water and dish detergent over night and then use a bottle brush, you should be good to go!

  • Jnt14053866 Jnt14053866 on Jan 29, 2017

    I would like to say have you tried a Tablespoon of uncooked rice as it works like an abrasive when you also add half of the size of your bottle with warmish water with the rice and shake well. Try this a few times then once the bottle is clean add a tiny amount of soft soap shake and then rinse really well. Hope this helps.


  • Kos6435397 Kos6435397 on Jan 29, 2017

    Put it in the dishwasher on sanitize! Mine gets hot enough to erase the residue!

  • Allen Lawrence Allen Lawrence on Jan 29, 2017


  • Jodi Pco Jodi Pco on Jan 30, 2017

    Crushed ice and salt. Shake it around dump and repeat. Then wash in hot water.

  • Karla Karla on Jan 30, 2017

    I collect crystal pieces and many are really dirty and nearly impossible to clean inside. Someone told me to fill it with water and drop a few tablets for cleansing dentures, its amazing, it really works!

  • Cvd12796016 Cvd12796016 on Jan 30, 2017

    I clean/degrease all sorts of kitchen stuff, from pots and pans with years of built-up grease and oils to the mesh filter from the vent fan over the stove by making a really strong solution of hottest tap water and dishwasher detergent in a plastic tub or container big enough to hold the item. Let it soak several hours or overnight, then rinse in hot water and let dry. I've used this on metal, glass, and plastic with amazing results. I don't measure the detergent, I just dump a bunch in and stir until dissolved and then soak the item. For your project, you could probably just make the solution right in the bottle, rather than a whole tub of solution.

    • Jos21444234 Jos21444234 on Apr 02, 2017

      Try Dawn dishwashing liquid. It's what they use to clean oil gunk off birds and other wildlife after an oil spill in the ocean. 1/2 cup of Dawn, hot water and a bottle brush or a woid skewer with paper towel wrapped around the end would do, too. Good luck

  • S Davis S Davis on Jan 30, 2017

    Have you tried Degreaser, or the baking sofa/vinegar mixture And let it do the work?

  • Janet Stevenson Janet Stevenson on Jan 30, 2017

    Drop in two polident tablets, fill with water and let it sit for awhile. Works for me.

  • Pat Zagami Pat Zagami on Jan 31, 2017

    I use Grease Litghting. Just spray it in the bottle and shake it good should rinse out. Be sure to use very hot water. This stuff will remove any kind of grease. Make sure to read the label.

  • Kou12081418 Kou12081418 on Jan 31, 2017

    Fill half way with hot water and add a handfull of sand. Put the lid on the bottle and start shaking. The sand will cut through the crease and it will come off. It might take a few minutes but the effort will be worth it.

  • Lesley Owens Lesley Owens on Mar 30, 2017

    Vinegar soak over night.

  • Lisa Elias Lisa Elias on Apr 02, 2017

    alcohol or acetone (nail polish remover) will act as a solvent and dissolve the oils...then you can wash out with dawn soap.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 16, 2023

    Dish washer?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 16, 2023

    Denture cleanser will take it off.