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Please help!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about dishes and odors.

I found three beautiful old tupperware bowls with lids yesterday at Goodwill, and I really want to use them. The problem however is that they have a very very old odor to them. Is there a way to get rid of the odor?? I don't have a dishwasher. Is there something I can soak them in to help? I hate to throw them away, as they are in really good shape. Please help!!!

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Asked by wmjsease at 9:26 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Pour baking soda in them and seal them up. Leave them for a few days.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 9:27 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Believe it or not, vinegar is very good at getting rid of odors.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:29 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • lemon juice could help it too

    Answer by angevil53 at 9:30 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • All of the above is what I was going to say.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:32 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I have a water spray bottle with vinegar and water. I would spray into the tubs, and leave on the porch, to air out. Re spray, a few times then wash with soapy water. Repeat if necessary.

    Answer by txdaniella at 9:40 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I'd use the vinegar soak first the the baking soda sealed up...that's a good idea.

    Answer by RentaMom at 9:40 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Give them back to your Tupperware person to exchange them. They have a guarantee thats not supposed to happen. Urm, you could try the vinegar thingee first.

    Answer by chgomom at 9:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • bleach wash rinse well

    Answer by Dianakk at 11:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I would put in hot water and pour a little bleach in the bowls and let them sit over night. It's probably from a stagnated state and this should do the trick.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:27 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Vinegar and seal it up. Leave overnght. If that doesn't do it try baking soda.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 5:29 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

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