Asked on Nov 08, 2016

Weird smell from a cork stopper

Livia Lau
by Livia Lau
Hi. I bought this jug with cork stopper at Ikea. The cork stopper has a weird and heavy smell. Is there anyone knows how to get rid of the smell?
weird smell from a cork stopper
  7 answers
  • Heffalump Heffalump on Nov 08, 2016
    If the item is new you should contact IKEA for a replacement. If it has gotten the smell from being used, I would run the cork through the dishwasher and/or soak it in a baking soda solution. I have cork pads for hot dishes that go through the dishwasher all the time. If you soak it you will need to weight the cork so that it is well submerged.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 08, 2016
    I would bring it back.
  • William William on Nov 08, 2016
    I would take it back. You don't know what caused the odor. Could be chemicals that can leach into anything you put in the jug. If you used it, something has reacted with the cork. Could be mold, chemicals, or just bad cork. I wouldn't even try to clean it.
  • Laura Kackman Laura Kackman on Nov 10, 2016
    I agree with all of the above!!
  • Mon8866185 Mon8866185 on Nov 12, 2016
    The one I purchased now has mold on it
  • Pla9689604 Pla9689604 on Nov 12, 2016
    Was it made in China? Do not purchase anything that comes from china. Bad news
  • Som1696993 Som1696993 on Nov 13, 2016
    Had a similar situation awhile back & they took it back without question.